Excerpt: The Slimblade is the best alternative to a mouse, period. Anyone who's used a trackball knows the basic advantages: no need for a pad or clear space on your desk and no hitting the edge and having to pick up a mouse to set it back in place.
Excerpt: Love this mouse. Extremely accurate pointer which is essentially when playing with inches. Programmable buttons allow for quick shortcuts whether it's a command or even lock your computer quickly.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Good Value, Comfortable, compatible, adjustable
Excerpt: Digital music composition and editing present special problems. Experts often recommend learning keyboard shortcuts to speed up things. But that requires learning multiple key-strokes. This trackball is superb. It is fast and more important -- extremely accurate.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Comfortable, compatible, adjustable
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13 September 2013
Summary: Quick and easy setup. Just take it out of the box. Plug it in. Download Kensington Trackball Works and you're set. EARLY IMPRESSIONS: Coming from having owned the best of the best mice and trackballs from Logitech such as my current Marble Trackball, the M570 (which possibly contributed me the De...
Summary: I have the other version of the trackball the Expert Mouse. This is even better. I love the spinning of the wheel to scroll. My only problem occurs when I go back to my office and start spinning the trackball on the Expert Mouse and no scrolling occurs. (Have to use the ring on the Expert.
The Slimblade really is better than the Expert Mouse Trackball - why did I wait so long?
17 January 2013
Summary: I have used the Kensington Expert Mouse Optical USB Trackball for as long as I can remember, avoiding the Slimblade. After a week's use of the Slimblade, I am sorry I waited to try it. It has a smoother action, the same 4 buttons and the same size ball as the Expert Mouse Trackball.
Summary: After reading the early negative reviews about the lack of software support for programmable buttons, I held off on replacing my (non-optical) Expert Mouse Pro that I've loved for years. An upgrade to OSX Lion forced my hand though.
Summary: I have used a trackball with my desktop machines for over twelve years. Until now, my favorite was the Microsoft Trackball Explorer, but I think this one may have it beat. The large, finger-controlled ball, the four programmable buttons, and the twist-to-scroll functionality are all top notch.
Summary: I am a long-time Kensington Expert Mouse user, and it seems that with each new generation they improve upon the already-fantastic previous generation. I know it's not called an Expert Mouse, but in my mind it is the next iteration of this fine product.
Summary: Pricey yes, but coming from a long time Expert Mouse user, the Slimblade is awesome. The ball is very smooth, the button action is clean, and, the new software (Trackballworks 1.1) is stable. I have always used the top buttons on my Expert Mouse for copy (left) and paste (right).