Reviews and Problems with Logitech TrackMan Marble FX
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Sherrie I. Laforce "sherrieirene", Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: I have had three of these now in around 15 years. Yes I said 15 years, or at least since they first came out. They are the best trackball that was ever made,ever made. They fit your hand like no other trackball out there including any that Logitech has made since. I really hope that Logitech will make them again, because you can't beat them. They are so expensive now that most of the time you can't find one that you can afford.
Summary: Good as described. Works flawlessly. Fast shipping as well. The little red button doesn't work due to unavailable logitech drivers for this mouse in windows 7. Hopefully someone out there can come up with a suitable driver to get this little red button to work. Note: The seller should have clean up the mouse before shipping it out. It was dirty as hell. Sellers should be responsible to keep their products nice and clean even for used items.
Summary: I owned one of these back when they first came out. I paid 80 bucks for it, well 79.99 at staples. lol This was the best trackball device I have ever or probably ever know. The reason I believe this did so well for me was I can brace the ball with my thumb, NOT fingers. I move it with my fingers and brace it with my thumb so it has WAY more control of the ball then what you see today as trackballs. GOD do I miss this now.
Summary: This is a great large trackball that was discontinued after a few years by Logitech. It is however, very much a vintage collectible -- still functional as a trackball -- but not current cutting-edge technology. THE REVIEWS START IN 1999, PEOPLE.* There's no way Logitech will provide a Windows 7 driver for this. Still many users believe this is one of the best trackballs ever made, comparable perhaps to the Microsoft Trackball Explorer -- also no longer made.
Summary: I've used the TrackMan Marble FX since 1998. I kind of bought it on a whim, because my desk had an slide-out keyboard tray - not enough room for a mouse to slide around, so it seemed built for a trackball. I was worried at first because I was a steady computer user and was very used to mouse navigation. When I got it set up, however, I was instantly comfortable with how much control the TrackMan Marble gives you.
Summary: Its been about 10 years since I got my first TrackMan Marble FX. At this time I still have 3. Having tried just about every type and variation of input device on the planet, I never found any other mouse device the equal of the TMFT. Of course, being a 10 year old design, never updated, it lacks the buttons and scrolling abilities of modern mice.
Summary: I don't really have anything to add to the praise heaped on this mouse, but I would say that a few days after I bought this (about 6 years ago), I thought I had wasted my money; my hand and forearm began aching quite severely whenever I used it, and I ended up disconnecting it and putting it one side. Out of a desire not to waste £50 I tried it again a few weeks later and for some reason my hand/arm seemed to have adjusted and I've had no problems since.
Summary: I have written Logitech to see if they would make the Trackman Marble FX again and never got a response. This is the best mouse I have ever or ever will use! It is so comfortable and easy to use, extremely dependable and durable and easy to clean. I have had mine over 5 years with absolutely trouble free performance. I love it! Why do companies quit making great products? What genius made that decision? Make it again Logitech!
Summary: I've been using this mouse quite a few years and it without a doubt the best, most comfortable out there. As a CAD manager, I've had the opportunity to sit at many user's PCs and none of the variety of input devised I've encountered match the overall comfort and ease of use as the Trackman. Many of the other track ball input devices on the market force your hands into more unnatural movements.