Summary: My apologies to those folk who really like this unit, but there were just too many things that didn't work for me. The SlimBlade Trackball's buttons are placed under the four plastic flaps. You press the flap and it presses the button.
Summary: I love or is it now loved Kensington products. I love my old Kensington trackball. Had it for ten years. When I saw this slimblade I preordered it right away. Figured I would treat myself to a new toy. I liked the idea of the ball being a bit smaller and smoother. Boy I should have waited.
Summary: And so it sits next to my computer, hopefully waiting for software that will make it work. WHY didn't I listen to other reviewers. I wanted it for the more ergonomic profile, which it has. But it Doesn't work, it's not controllable at ALL, a sheer failure for Kensington.
Buttons are not and will never be programmable. Quote from Kengsington...
Glenn Williams, Amazon
27 April 2009
Summary: Too bad. Nice design, but usless for me without speed control or programmable buttons. Kensingtons response below: "Thank you for contacting Kensington Technical Support. We appreciate your interest in Kensington Products.
Summary: I read all of the reviews of this product before buying this product. I didn't think that the fact that the buttons weren't programmable would be an issue, because I do word-processing, Photoshop, and Powerpoint, and I never play video games.
Summary: I'm going to have to side with most of the other reviewers. The hardware design on the trackball is fine, but the software shortcomings outweigh any hardware advantages. I'm a long time mouse user (love the Logitech MX Revolution) and switched to the Logitech Trackman Wheel at work to save my wrist...
Summary: This product is far from the 'ball does it all' claim that Kensington holds as part of their description. I am running Lion 10.7 and the ball does not control the volume it iTunes, and the buttons are also very limited..
Summary: Having burnt through my old Logitech marble mouse and missing the using of a scroll wheel I thought I'd splash out and buy this as a posh and pricey replacement. Its not for me. I find the ergonomics of this mouse really awkward and even painful on my wrist, with or without the included hand rest.