Summary: Had used the original style trackball for years and loved it. When it finally died, decided to try this new style, but it didn't work for me. Harder for me to control the ball with my thumb instead of a forefinger, and it gave me serious pains along the top of my hand. Tried it for two days, and am returning it now. Will order the old version instead.
Summary: Great trackball! One of the prior reviews makes a good point.... the position of the ball is an important factor. For me though, I prefer this mouse which puts the ball under my thumb, versus the ones with the ball under the index and middle fingers which are a pain to use. Why? because with those, you tend to move the ball with your fingers, and then move your fingers over to the buttons to press them..... WAY more work and really tiring if you do it all day.
Summary: Let me give you some background before you read my review. I'm in my 30's. I use computer 8+ hours a day and start developing RSI symptoms. I have tried / owned the following trackballs Logitech TrackMan Marble FX Trackball Logitech Optical Marble Mouse Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman Original 3 buttons Kensington Expert Mouse Kensington Expert Mouse Pro The Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical does not score well in my needs - eliminating /...
Excerpt: I originally got the logitech trackman wheel to relieve the pain in my wrist (from using a mouse too often) as the only part that needs moving is the thumb. I've got to say it really helped. It is much more relaxing to use than a standard mouse - the trackball is actually very smooth. It did take a couple of days to get used to and get a feel for it but in the end it was definitely worth it.
Pros: Ergonomic, easy to use, reduces strain on wrist
Cons: Only suitable for right - handed, no extra buttons
Excerpt: As you may notice I have already tried the cordless version of this mouse and I was far from impressed... so much so I passed it on as a Christmas present. Reason for purchase: I have the predecesor to this mouse and it is really good and has lasted over 5 years and still works perfectly. The problem with it was it was made out of the white plastic that turns yellow over time like old monitors & towers.
Why by a microsoft trackball when this is as good?
27 March 2005
Excerpt: I wanted a new mouse, desk space was starting to get limited so I looked into getting a trackball mouse. After trawling through loads of mice and trying them in the shops, I decided I wanted a 2 button + scroll wheel, side trackball mouse. The microsoft version was way to expensive, then I saw this on an auction site (if you`ve read any other of my reviews you`ll know the one!) for £14.99 brand new inc P&P and I had to have it!