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    optical trackball mouse?

    hello,
    i use a computer all day at college and then come home and use a pc quite alot.
    i want to get a track ball mouse to help avoid getting rsi
    i dont know what budget i have for the mouse.
    i dont have a prefence of make.
    it needs to be compatible with windows vista but im sure all trackball mouse are.
    you can surgest wired and wireless versions.
    thanks in advance
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    Re: optical trackball mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by lodore View Post
    i want to get a track ball mouse to help avoid getting rsi
    i dont know what budget i have for the mouse.
    I have a Logitech See link which works well for me. I like the thumb ball as opposed to the centre one - it means I can still have a wheel.

    Not cheap at around £22 and even more for the cordless version.

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    Re: optical trackball mouse?

    Yes, I've had one of these for nearly 4 years now. The only downside for me is that my fingers are too big to use it as a 3-button mouse, but it works well.
    Not really worth installing the Logitech drivers unless you need them, especially as there are some dubious 'freebies' included - so worth doing the customised installation.
    The size is very good for reducing the risk of RSI, as are position and a particular excersise.
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    Re: optical trackball mouse?

    Another vote for the Logitech - I use the Marble trackball - not sure if the model I use is still available, but it is excellent.
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