Reviews and Problems with Logitech Cordless TrackMan Optical
Showing 1-10 of 33
Good Old Trackman
13 April 2012
Summary: I have been a computer programmer for over twenty years, and when I started feeling some signs of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome about ten years ago, I made a few workspace changes. This Logitech trackball was the first and helped exponentially. I've had this trackball for over ten years just before switching to iMac and using the Apple trackpad. I still prefer using this over the Apple's. The quality, precision, comfort, and size of this trackball are just amazing.
Summary: I bought this for my wife as birthday gift as she is complaining about pain in her wrist and shoulder when using her mini mouse. We just got it this week and have yet to fully see what it can do. So far I like seeing her bringing this mouse as she sits on our sofa with laptop and she just place the mouse on top of a pillow besides her. She's just saying that she's just getting use to it but still feeling a little uncomfortable on her shoulder.
Summary: I've used 4 different trackball input devices. I've had this one for almost a year now. I had problems with this device when I first started to use it, but I had recognized that it would just be a matter of educating my digits (fingers/hand) to use it - of course it helps to have played piano for a few decades, thank you Frederic Chopin. So, I reserved final judgement until my hand and fingers had adapted to this design.
Summary: I really love this mouse and use it all the time. However, there are two things I would chage about it, if I could. The first is to get rid of the clunky USB receiver with the long wired cord. I have this hooked up to my laptop and the receiver needs its own place to sit. So, I have the cord rolled up and banded so it doesn't fall to the floor. I would rather have a small USB plug so it doesn't hang from my laptop.
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 just got this mouse and while it did take a day or so to get used to (the ball seems a bit stuck until it gets broken in), now I really like it. It is easy to use and ergonomically friendly. I do seem to have a problem selecting a bunch of HTML text with this mouse.