Reviews and Problems with Logitech Trackman Marble
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Not bad, but not good..
Stratman, B&H Photo
26 January 2014
Excerpt: I had a trackball for many years that I loved. This one is not bad, but it is not as good as the one I had. What they call the buttons are too small, the right and left click would be better if they were larger and more up front. I have large hands, and this trackball is on the small side. I think people with small hands will like it better than I do. They have one with a wheel on it, and this one needs a wheel too..
Pros: Accurate Controls, Fast Response, Smooth Movement
right click button keeps going out in 9-11 months.
27 November 2013
Summary: As a lefty I have found the trackball mouse the only mouse that works for me, both for work and for gaming. I often use my trackball for mmo rpg games and use the right button more then most. I have been using this type of mouse for at least 13 years. My first trackball probably lasted 5 years and replaced because I wore out the cord. the next one last about 5 more years and then the left button went out slowly and I had for about two years with it not working 100%.
Summary: THE GOOD: * It's wired, not wireless. Wired rodents are more reliable. * The ball is acceptably large and reasonably precise. * The buttons are responsive... so far * The ball is finger-operated. Thumb-balls are hard to control. * Very affordable. THE BAD: * No scrollwheel. What were they thinking? * The ambidextrous design makes it equally awkward for all to use. * Mediocre build quality.
Summary: My family are long time users of the Marble Mouse. I really want to be able to keep using these but the last 3 I've purchased haven't lasted a year and the last 2 less than 6 months. We are experiencing double and triple clicks or no clicks and drag to highlight is totally worthless. I expect within the next couple of weeks they will be in the garbage..
Summary: I thought I would be doing LESS finger/hand movement by going to this trackman, but with no scrolling ability (i.e., no scroll wheel), I am doing MORE finger movement because now, I have to position over a vertical scrollbar before I can scroll! I cannot believe I allowed myself to purchase this trackball. Don't make the same mistake, yourself, if scrolling is important to you!
Summary: This is a high quality device which is missing a scroll wheel. Without this, the device is of little value to most users. Before you purchase this, try to use your current mouse without using the scroll wheel for a day. I noticed its absence within 30 seconds. I am returning this mouse.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this model. It is uncomfortable to use. The only reason I went with it is because the old wired trackball, T-BB18, is no longer available. I do not want a wireless mouse. Why pay more for something I don't want. Now I know. This is a model and style to avoid.
Summary: I've found this totally wrong for my hand size. The ball is very high so it strains my fingers back. The two smaller buttons are very awkwardly placed. I have to lift my hand off the ball to reach them. The other problem is that the left button sometimes makes a click sound when I press it but nothing happens. I recommend you try one out in a shop before buying it. It might suit you, it might not.
Summary: I have owned the Marble Mouse for more years than I can count. I loved the options available in the setpoint setup. It had a total of 5 programmable items. The one that is currently missing is the 2 large buttons when pressed together could be set to a single function. I've upgraded out of XP and into Vista and later Win 7. I began to have issues with my Marble Mouse with Vista. I found out the original marble mouse is not supported in Vista and Win 7.
Excerpt: Совершенно не хочется пересаживаться обратно на мышь, попробую отремонтировать, ибо вещь очень удобная. Ещё раз повторюсь, проблема не только у меня. Почитайте Интернет, характерно для всех трекболов от logitech, похоже на саботаж или хитрый маркетинговый ход.
Pros: Замечательная вещь, крайне приятно использовать. Рука не устаёт, бардак на столе не мешает. Даже в игры играю. Slackware 14.0 определила его самостоятельно, чуть поднастроил. Переназначил маленькие кнопки, теперь когда зажимаю левую, шар начинает исполнять функцию скролла. Очень удобно, гораздо удобнее колёс на мышах, тем более что можно скролить и вниз и вбок. Рад, что проводная, с батарейками заморачиваться совершенно не хочу, а провод трекболу не может мешать по оп...
Cons: Через приблизительно пол года эксплуатации левая кнопка мыши начала сбоить. Вместо клика выдаёт двойной,ЛКМ ещё нажата, а трекбол реагирует, словно я её отпустил. Соответственно проблемы с выделением или перетаскиванием объектов. Думаю через пару месяцев вообще конец наступит. Посмотрел в Интернет, оказывается, что проблема характерна для всех трекболов logitech. ЛКМ и ПКМ выходят из строя чере 6-8 месяцев эксплуатации. Лечится заменой переключателей, коих в трэкмане ...