Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless TrackMan Optical
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Vincent Z., Newegg
7 February 2012
Pros: This was a great mouse, I've owned two. I used the first one for years and when it wore out I bought a second but it kept skipping so after calling Logitech I had to get a refund. Newegg was great as always. I bought the Logitech Performance MX, its not cheap but well worth the money.
Cons: I bought this mouse for a new build and the software wasn't compatible, the new one did the same thing as the old one.
Summary: After using the USB version for several years, this product seemed like a reasonable step up. It has a scroll wheel, which the USB version does not. However, it was a disappointment after using the USB Marble Trackman, which is silky smooth and the buttons are big paddles on each side, easy to hit...
Pros: Easy setup. No drivers required for basic left button, right button, and scroll wheel operation.
Cons: Left-click button small and hard to press. The button was positioned too far back so the thumb has to be curled. The position and effort caused hand cramps when dragging the cursor. Software drivers do not work with Windows Server editions. The ball did not spin freely.
Excerpt: I was suprised when I received this and saw how huge the receiver was. I bought it for my laptop. I now think I would have been better with the corded version. It is pretty useless as far as being "Cordless".
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Clean, Ergonomic Layout, Fast Response, Smooth Movement
Cons: Huge Reciever, Not really cordless, Tough To Get Used To
Summary: Move all features used for fingers closer to the hand and flatten out thumb controls so you push downward and not inward.
Pros: Nice features. Love the use of the forward/backward buttons with a scroll wheel all while being wireless.
Cons: I consider my self to have a pretty average size hand for a guy but, this is just over all bad layout design. The ball, right click and scroll buttons are all to far forward so your limited on ball movement. The left, forward/backward buttons force you to push the mouse inward towards the rest of...
Cons: If you are a first person shooter gamer don't buy. This thing can't handle fast movment. Connection with the wirless i have problems with it connecting all the time and i have the reciever right there. If you want to always be messing with the connection and are not a gamer it is a goom trackball
Pros: It's not a mouse. Wireless connectivity not a problem for us, though we didn't push its limits.
Cons: Ball is not quite large enough. Shape encourages bent wrist, which leads to carpal tunnel. Most appalling to me, is that the left mouse button (the one you use for just about everything) became spongy and stopped working after about a year of use.
Summary: WHY!? WHY MICROSOFT?!? WHY WON'T YOU BRING BACK YOUR TRACKBALL EXPLORERS?!? :cries:
Pros: Really like the ergonomics of it, easy to use once you get used to it.
Cons: I was planning on buying this track ball for home use, but i was able to get my work to buy me one for office use first...so i figured i'd try it before i paid any of my own money for it. Glad i waited! I like the layout, the battery life is fine...but it just gums up constantly! At -least- once ...
Summary: I have been spoiled with my current Trackball Explorer, (best input device ever created by MS), which unfortunately has been discontinued for years now. It has a very similar layout to this Logitech trackball, but in my opinion has much better ergonomics and of course the proper placement for the...
Pros: Trackballs which are designed to utilize the index and middle finger to move the ball offer the greatest precision. Thumb control for a trackball is not as accurate or fast. Wireless is a definite plus over my wired trackball. Software can alter the ball movement alignment if you hold your hand a...
Cons: The scroll wheel cannot be used simultaneously with the trackball in any effective manner. You have to use your index finger on the scroll wheel and middle finger on the trackball which is somewhat akin to patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same time, but with your fingers instead. P...