Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless TrackMan Optical
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Ease of use 8
Poor quality material for heavy users
beetreaux, PC Connection Express
1 December 2008
Summary: I love this trackball if it wasn't for the fact that after a few months of use the "moleskin" cover of the black part starts to deteriorate end eventually peel off. I have replaced this once (under warranty) for this problem thinking this was a fluke, but it is now happening again with the replacement. I guess it is designed for light use (the one at home does not have a problem), but since I use the one at work most of the day, it just does not last.
Pros: design, easy to install, easy to use, features
Summary: Maybe I just got a bad one, but I bought this trackball and it only lasted for 4 months. I was really happy with the buttons and functionality. Had a hard time keeping signal and finally it just completely died and wouldn't work even with new batteries. Not entirely sure what happened.
Summary: I found this device to be much harder to get used to than originally thought. The trackball was in an odd position which I did not find at all comfortable. I have fairly large hands and still found it difficult to use the buttons which were also very difficult to get used to. Most of all I missed having my scroll wheel in the middle. I have over the years become very accustomed to that feature and did not like the way this device works around this button.
Excerpt: The way anything is set up. If you are a initial particular person shooter gamer don't buy. This factor can't handle quickly movment. Connection with the wirless i have troubles with it connecting all the time and i have the reciever right there.
Excerpt: Good capabilities. Really like the use of the forward/backward buttons with a scroll wheel all whilst getting wireless. I think about my self to have a quite typical size hand for a guy but, this is just more than all terrible layout design. The ball, correct click and scroll buttons are all to far forward so your restricted on ball movement.
Excerpt: It's cordless. This is the most uncomfortable excuse for a trackball I've ever run into. I don't know why any individual would ever pick this more than a thumb-ball version. Whoever made it definitely has no ergonomic sense and has never ever employed a single for any period of time. It's not at all intuitive, and just about every time I push a button with my thumb my fingers naturally rest on and roll the ball and move the cursor from its preferred location.
Excerpt: Trackballs which are made to utilize the index and middle finger to move the ball present the greatest precision. Thumb control for a trackball is not as correct or rapid. Wireless is a definite plus more than my wired trackball. Software program can alter the ball movement alignment if you hold your hand at a various angle. The scroll wheel can not be employed simultaneously with the trackball in any successful manner.
Excerpt: Excellent design i love the mouse... but this is my 2nd 1 in 1.five years and i will need an additional two of them broke.. the clicking function on one just stopped working devoid of getting to press it super hard and the second is super rough to scroll. anybody have suggestions on a reliable trackball?
Excerpt: It's not a mouse. Wireless connectivity not a problem for us, even though we didn't push its limits. Ball is not quite big adequate. 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 almost everything) became spongy and stopped working after about a year of use.