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    trackball mouse

    hello,
    logitech do two different trackball mouse whcih are around the same price
    top two on this page

    what differences are there?
    whats the advantage of the slightly more expensive one.

    is there any other manafacurers that make trackball mouse that you would reccomend instead?
    thanks in advance
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    Re: trackball mouse

    the link for ease

    The obvious difference for me is one is controlled by the thumb and other is finger tips.

    Controlling with the thumb would be killing me after a short amount of time so there is no contest for me.

    The more expensive one uses 2 batteries as opposed to one lol.. maybe last longer?

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    Re: trackball mouse

    so your saying go for the Cordless TrackManĀ® Optical which is the Ā£40 one first on the page?

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    Re: trackball mouse

    link

    That one is what I would go for, as I couldn't hope to use my thumb all day for using a trackball.



    I have this one but just the normal mouse and it's very comfortable to use though, so if you can use your thumb to operate the track ball then it may be a very nice mouse

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    Re: trackball mouse

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    the link for ease

    The obvious difference for me is one is controlled by the thumb and other is finger tips.

    Controlling with the thumb would be killing me after a short amount of time so there is no contest for me.

    The more expensive one uses 2 batteries as opposed to one lol.. maybe last longer?
    I have the wired thumb version and like it - using the thumb means that the fingers can do the normal click, click and drag etc. Seems much more usable to me but I haven't tried the other one.

    I have no issues with using the thumb all the time, it doesn't need to move far and it seems very intuitive.

    I guess it's down to personal preference - you need to use both and decide which you prefer!

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    Re: trackball mouse

    thanks
    so i guess i should go to a shop and try out both before i buy one.
    will do so this weekend.

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    Re: trackball mouse

    I've used the marble mouse for about 8 years - brilliant - but that is just personal preference - yes, if you can, try before you buy.
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    Post Re: trackball mouse

    Wish Microsoft still made the Trackball Explorer, still prefer it to my Logitech Trackman.

    Anyone use the Orbit trackballs?
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