Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Trackball Optical
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28 January 2015
Summary: This trackball mouse is great, and even better now that I see what this one is priced at! I got this trackball yeeeeeeeeears ago and never looked back at a mouse for personal use again. Its durable too, I dropped, kicked and got the cord caught which sent it flying, it still works fine and no part of it broke off or cracked. This came with software that allows you to customize the buttons and other functions.
Summary: I have had this mouse for over somewhere around 8 years. It has been moved between 4 different computers and 5 different houses. My kids have gotten the ball out and thrown it around/played with it and it still works VERY WELL. there is one very small scratch on the surface of the ball that slows it down on bit on occasion but it's more than outlived it's expectations.
Summary: I bought a used mouse which has a massively sticky ball, worse than my used-every-day-and-rebuilt-twice 8 year old Logitech Trackball. If you have to do anything with precision, this is NOT the mouse to buy. Consider buying an Anker 2000 or 5000 mouse instead.
Summary: I have used this exact mouse for about 10 years, give or take. It has never failed me and I have never had to get a replacement. All my buttons still work, lights functioning, connection is stable, etc. If you have the money, buy this mouse if you want a trackball. I've used other trackballs and I still keep coming back to this one.
Summary: I have 6 of these. In 2001 I started working at the place I am presently employed. They had this strange trackball mouse (The Microsoft Trackball Optical). I though, my gosh this thing is awful. After a week, I thought I will never have anything else, this thing is just perfect. Luckily I bought the ones I did. I purchased them at Office Max for $30.00 (maybe less but definitely no more). There is absolutely no reason for anyone to be charging this outrageous price.