Hardware great - too bad it won't work with Win 7 64 bit
3 December 2011
Summary: I'm on round three with Kensington tech support trying to get the drivers for this trackball to work with Win7 Professional 64 bit. They keep assuring me they know about the problem and will have a fix "any day now", but in the meantime, I'm stuck with a $100 paperweight. I've been using and loving Kensington trackballs for years, but they've really botched the 64 bit drivers.
Summary: Top buttons aren't programmable? At $100?? That's absolutely ridiculous. Got an email back from Technical Support over at Kensington yesterday stating that they had no plans on releasing any update so that the buttons may be programmed. I really hope that's not the case. It's stubbornness to the extreme. I'll try calling tomorrow, but if I get another "absolutely not" then I'm returning this otherwise great trackball. Get with it, Kensington.
Summary: My experience with the Slimblade began after migrating to a 64bit Vista PC. I am a professional Graphic Designer, so programmability and fine control are everything to me. I have used and loved my Expert Mouse for years, so I was crushed to discover that although it moved the cursor and sent basic mouse clicks in Vista, the Mouseworks software would not install. I had lost all my programmed buttons!