Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless TrackMan Optical
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Love this trackball!
2 August 2013
Summary: I've been using this trackball for 4 years now and it still works great. Battery life for me is about 4 months, using regular AA alkaline batteries. The textured coating wore of/peeled away after about 2.5 years of daily, 8 hour use. I accelerated the process and now it looks shiny black, looks good and still works great. The left click button has also worn off after so much use. I fixed that by coating it with clear nail polish....
Summary: I have used one of these for the last few years and I absolutly love it. I ordered this one for a co-worker and she now loves hers. It looks like Logitech is phasing these out so I'm thinking I had better order a spare!
Summary: I tend not to have a great deal of space around my keyboard and being able to move a mouse around can be an issue. Even if using a mouse, I dislike the feeling I get in my wrist with it constantly sliding on the edge of the desk. Instead, for many years, I have used trackballs and I love them dearly.
Summary: I think that Logitech really screwed the pooch when they dropped this design. It was FANTASTIC. It felt great in your hand and was incredibly accurate. The only issue with it was its lack of a scroll wheel. The USB version of this was great, but also lacked a scroll wheel. For most people, a cord on a trackball isn't a liability. The trackball doesn't need to move around, so the cord doesn't get in the way.
Summary: I would give this a solid "OK". I own this as well as the TrackMan Wheel and really prefer the TrackMan Wheel. Mostly because of the placement of the ball. I also own the Trackman Marble (where the ball is in the center), and I find it much easier t use than this mouse. I also have the Microsoft trackball which is pretty dang good as well, if you can find one. The benefit this optical trackman has is the additional forward and back buttons as well as the scroll wheel.
Summary: I've used this Trackball for years and they are much better then a typical mouse. Lost the one we used for years in a recent move, out of desparation I bought a regular mouse YECH! We find it easy to use (might take a bit of getting use to but it seemed easy to us).
Summary: The moral to this story is keep your receipt if you buy this mouse.
Usually, I wouldn't keep a receipt for such a low ticket item but I've owned 2 of these now and both have broken within a few months of buying them. I loved the mouse when it was working but for some reason after a few months windows stops recognizing the device as a mouse. It just shows up as an unknown device.
Summary: Allows fine control of the cursor without rolling around the desk/mouse pad. By keeping the mouse stationary you don't have to pick it up or reset it. It does not pick up lint and you can hold it in your hand and use it without loss of cursor control. It is also much better on batteries than my other desktop opyical mouse (laser on the bottom, standard slide around mouse) by a factor of 2 to 1 on battery life.