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Kensington Expert
7.7 out of 10

Kensington Expert

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Reviews and Problems with Kensington Expert

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Overall 4
4.0

Unwieldy big. I don't know why I didn't expect that

mikhail g., Newegg
8 October 2014
  • Summary: No, ergonomics was not a goal set in mind when Kensington made this mouse. I'm not sure what goals they actually set because it's almost unwieldy. I'm coming to the Expect Mouse from Logitech's Trackman Marble, which is far from ideal itself, but it has ergonomics on its side, and moving from that...
  • Pros: -Symmetrical trackball WITH A SCROLL WHEEL! Logitech, please take note. -Firmware that allows for simultaneous clicking to add further functionality, ala middle click and 6th click. The firmware is good enough give you lots of options here. -Could probably kill someone with it if I needed to defe...
  • Cons: -Massive. I have small hands, and I could not find a comfortable way to rest my hand on this mouse to be able to reach all four buttons. -The button layout, and I had a feeling this would be the case, is not economical what so ever. It simply was not designed for the top buttons to be reachable w...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Gamer Friendly

Tim B., Newegg
3 November 2012
  • Summary: I think possibly the orbit might be better for gamers. It is unfortunate that very few companies are making trackballs for gamers. Better programmability and more robust components are a must. Logitech's M570 is cheap and poorly made. I've gone through two of them in less than six months.
  • Pros: One of few options for trackball users. Nifty idea and probably great for none first person shooter game.
  • Cons: The software and drivers are not very user friendly. At first I couldn't get the my game to recognize all of the of the buttons. It took me about 2-3 hours to figure out what I needed to change. After I figured it out it was very awkward to control in the game. Outside of the game it was only ok....
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Overall 4
4.0

Large Ball but not the best in general..

Dav W, B&H Photo
1 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I use trackballs for years and tried many models but the thumb control trackball is not my favour because my thumb will get tired easily. I skid to say the advantages of trackball over mouse here.
  • Pros: Accurate Controls, Large trackball
  • Cons: Cheap Made Quality, Occupy Large Desk Space, Scroll Ring Is Noisy, Scroll Ring Not Smooth
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

It was the worst

Tech58, TigerDirect.com
24 August 2011
  • Summary: The first Expert trackball arrived faulty. (Customer service replaced quickly - Thanks). The second trackball did not work with my PC. And the TrackBallWorks software not only did not help, but made my Kensington Obit stop working as well.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

quirky

nwmale, TigerDirect.com
31 May 2011
  • Summary: Most of the time, it works great. But now and then the buttons switch off. For example, have to right click instead of left click. Once in a while, the scroll ring will go wild and go from the top of the page to the bottom instead of smoothly.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great Trackball; Lame 64 Bit Software

Walter B., Newegg
30 January 2011
  • Summary: Kensington, restore the old software's functionality and I'll give you the other three eggs.
  • Pros: I would never go back to a mouse - it takes too much room on a crowded desk. And this is the best trackball going. Large enough to allow easy, precise positioning, and the driver is adjustably speed-sensitive for fast movement across the screen. The ring and four buttons let you do all sorts of t...
  • Cons: So why do I give it only two eggs? Because I am migrating to Windows 7 64-bit and rating it for that environment. Sadly, Kensington's new Trackballworks software (required for 64-bit) no longer supports programming any keystroke sequence into buttons, chords of buttons, and buttons plus shift, al...
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Overall 4
4.0

Too big to be usable... for me

WorknMan "worknman", Amazon
4 July 2010
  • Summary: After having used a mouse for hours a day for 10+ years, a bit of RSI/carpel tunnel (I don't know which) had started to kick in. So I tried several other mice, and finally switched to a Logitech trackball (Trackman Wheel Optical) and that helped to reduce some of the stiffness and pain I was...
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Overall 4
4.0

CLICK! CLICK! CLICK! CLICK! Aaarrggh!!

Amazon Customer, Amazon
25 June 2010
  • Summary: After reading so many positive reviews for the Expert Mouse before I bought it, it I'm a bit hesitant to write my own because it's the total opposite from most of the praise you'll read here. I really tried to like this thing.
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Overall 4
4.0

not so hot, and expensive too

Garth, B&H Photo
23 March 2010
  • Excerpt: doesn't work well in Windows 7. have to keep my finger on button and manipulate ball simultaneously to move a layer.
  • Cons: Uncomfortable
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Overall 4
4.0

No Vista/Win7 software, uncomfortable, ring tracking bad

Susie Port Angeles, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: I had a Kensington Expert Mouse many years ago, and loved it. When I needed a new mouse this week, I ordered another one, and it is a COMPLETE DISAPPOINTMENT. First, the software and drivers that come with it are from 2001-2003.
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