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Instead of using a hardware scroll ring as on the Kensington Expert Mouse and Orbit with Scroll Ring, with the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball you have to rotate the ball orbut scroll, which is tough to do without bouncing the cursor around the screen.

Kensington Ergonomic Computer Trackballs. But the ergonomics definitely have room for improvement. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

Dead-skin gunk accumulates underneath the ball, as it does with trcakball trackball, so we recommend doing this every couple of weeks. With a huge ball and four buttons, this is a near-perfect trackball held back by a gritty scroll ring. We will ship the item as soon as it becomes available or you can contact a customer care representative for help in finding a replacement item.

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Low stock or large orders can sometimes ttackball delays in shipping. This one does using the ring controller – well designed orbig is a pleasure to use. However she did want the scroll wheel, which in the case of this Kensington, is a scroll ring. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.


Takes awhile to get used to With the Kensington Orbit, I really like the smoothness of the trackball’s movement, as well as the scroll ring.

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The M comes with a three-year warranty. People who bought this also bought. Available items may ship directly from the manufacturer and cannot ship next day, 2nd day or 3rd day.

Kensintton we picked How we tested The competition Sources Why you should trust us. I removed the ball and lightly added a Teflon dry lub to the ball – this stuff is smooth and the weight of the ball adds an inertia component needed for a quality action.

Trackballs can be useful for people with a repetitive strain injury in their shoulder or wrist because using these devices requires different muscles than using a mouse. During this research, I laid hands on almost every available trackball.

Kensington Orbit Trackball Mouse With Scroll Ring

Whereas the MX Ergo has a soft-touch plastic coating, the M is covered in a smooth, hard plastic. For this guide, I used each style of trackball for a week before assessing individual models. The bigger the trackball, the less rotation you need to move the cursor across the trackbsll. The MX Ergo has eight programmable buttons—twice as many trackblal the Expert Mouse, and three more than the M—and one non-programmable button on top to switch between paired computers. However she did not need the wireless feature, so wanted the corded mouse.

A hand held mouse does not have the speed, comfort and accuracy of a trackball.


In the Kensington survey, participants who used trackballs over mice said they found them easier to control for precise movements. Uses far less desk space than a mouse. It needs otbit clamp or snap onto the body so that it stays in place. Cornell ergonomicist Alan Hedge pointed out to us that a trackball is most useful if it helps you keep your hand in the correct position: But the scroll ring felt gritty when we turned it, as if two pieces of metal were skimming across each other.

I’m use to this type and design, the ring is used on trackbakl certain type of game I’m playing. Using the Kensington Expert Mouse, you can move a cursor across a 4K monitor with a kensimgton swipe, but on the MX Ergo it takes a couple of turns of the ball, even if you have the pointer speed set to maximum. Kensington Wired Computer Trackballs.

The MX Ergo has a soft plastic coating with a section on the bottom right molded to fit a pinky. Why I hesitated in the purchase of a trackball is that many did not trackbball a page scroll control which, for my use, is essential.

We found the following features to be the most important in our research and testing: Contact a customer care representative if you need help finding a replacement or similar item.