Reviews and Problems with Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse
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Value for money 6
26 November 2012
Summary: I have been a long time Kensington trackball user going back to the early 90's and their first Expert Mouse (white two button). I use the current generation of Expert Mouse (see recommendation below) both at home and work. Compared to that product, the SlimBlade Trackball has a much lower profile with almost no elevation. For me, the lower profile became uncomfortable after a short period of time, and I returned the product.
Summary: Very smooth running ball. Twisting the ball is a unique capability that can run the scroll operations. The twisting of the ball registers audible clicks so as to alert you of what you are doing. The software is programable to suit most any needs. The low pad is comfortable for my large hand.
Summary: I realy like having this tracball. There are 4 buttons on the module, each is programable. The hardes adjustment I needed was learining to use my pinky and thumb as my clicking fingers. It's great to be able to manouver between two screens without needing 2 feet of clear desk space to move a mouse.
Summary: Overall, a very good product! I needed an additional Bluetooth Adapter because my system didn't have one. A Belkin Mini-Adapter was a good addition. The small trackball takes some getting use too! I previously ha one at work that had a "LOCK" button for draging and that would be a very good addition to a fuure version of this product, as would a larger ball!!!!!
Excerpt: The Slimblade Trackball is a very nice device. I have been using Kensington Trackballs for years because I like that it sits in one place and your fingers intuitively can move a cursor around the screen without moving your hand like with a typical mouse. That said, the Slimblade functions flawlessly, but does not allow the user to program the buttons as on prior trackballs.
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Innovative Design, Works On Any Surface
Excerpt: As a matter of personal preference, I have always preferred a track ball.<br /><br />Trackballs consume less desk space and negate the constant need to move a mouse around.<br /><br />In the case of the Slim blade it functions as advertised (well). Of the trackballs owned previously, this has to be the best. Especially the 2 button that allow use with music or various spread sheets, documents etc. I work with Excel quite often and this feature really appeals to me.
Pros: Accurate Tracking, Comfortable Design, Fast Response, Glides Smoothly, Works On Any Surface