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Great mouse, but buttons wear out quickly (ME IPR FTW)
Patrick Roy from Southwest of Edmonton writes:
- A great alternative to traditional mice, it's comfortable and easy to use, as well as portable. The battery lasts for months, due to low power use and automatic shutoff when the mouse is not in use. There is a slot for the usb dongle inside the battery hatch, great for transporting the mouse. There's a well placed on-off switch on the bottom of the mouse, with practice, I can flip the mouse and work the switch with the thumb on one hand. The two extra buttons are back and forward by default.
- The buttons tend to wear out with regular use, resulting in double clicking on single clicks, and click-and-drag problems. I have replaced this mouse 3 times so far with Memory Express's In house Product Replacement. Also, using one thumb does not give as much fine motor control as all the fingers you can put on a regular mouse. But this mouse is great for an alternative control, if you're worried about carpal tunnel on your wrist.
- If you buy this mouse, I greatly recommend an IPR plan.
Dan from Edmonton, AB writes:
- * Once you use this mouse, it's pretty hard to use anything else once you master it. * great feel and look * battery life is very long compared to other mice. * Convenient Up-and-Down buttons right beside your index finger *Easy to clean/replace batteries *durable scroll wheel
- * Too Pricey for what it is. *Trackball sensors gunk up from excessive use (dust, dirt, debris) and need to be frequently cleaned for best performance * Overtime the left click button starts to wear away, and simple tasks like 'Clicking and Dragging' become difficult, and require you to press harder and harder to avoid the mouse releasing mid drag.
- Overall this is a great mouse, I don't use anything else. If the price was cheaper or the mechanical quality were better it would be a 5 star without a doubt.
Peter from Strathmore writes:
- I've been using this for about a year now and I'm very happy with it. Take the time to adjust the up direction in the software, it's way easier than learning "up". I've dropped this thing so many times I've lost count. It still works. Easy to clean, just pop out the ball and knock whatever is in the hole out. Cat hair can get into the works but it's an easy fix.
- I wish it had a few more buttons. I got the extra two programmed to "hide" and "unhide all" in Sketchup. Great for long trips, I even do CAD work in the truck when we travel. If it had more buttons and a lower price I'd give it a fifth star.
- I would buy again. Actually I'll probably buy one now just so I have one if they change the design. Old dog, new tricks and all that.
Some Good, Some Bad
Collin from Calgary writes:
- Wireless for the old Trackman Wheel fans Good wireless signal range when there's no obstructions Works great on a fresh battery
- Poor wireless signal range with any kind of obstruction Likes to rapid double click when battery go below 50% No protection for the optical pickup, can get blocked easily and is difficult to clean quickly when it gets blocked, this is a BAD thing when playing online games where you cannot pause them.
- Been using trackman wheels for 12 years now, was nice to finally get wireless with the old thumb ball design. Recommend cleaning it regularly before debris falls into the opening for the optical pickup, especially if you play games like Diablo III in hardcore mode like I do.
Peter from Strathmore writes:
- This thing is great, I really like it. I had trouble getting a signal to it when I moved the receiver to the back of the PC instead and I was between it and the receiver. But it's all good now, I just moved the receiver to the top case USB port. It's perfect for web page navigation.
- Really expensive, signal can have trouble going thru lots of people and equipment. Not for gaming, you don't have the control you normally have with your arm and wrist.
- For work or surfing the web this is perfect. Not a good first person shooter mouse. Costs a lot but if you are on a computer all day your arm and wrist will thank you. If this cost less I would have given it a five. Way less expensive than physiotherapy.
THe best way to not get a sore hand
Les from Calgary writes:
- Long battery life. mine has been working for over 9 months on the supplied battery you don't have to move your arm, it stops my arm and hand from getting fatigued and sore. it's great if you have arthritis or joint pains
- it only comes as a cordless device. the ball does clog up fairly quickly if you have any oil on your hand. but it pops rite out for easy cleaning.
- after years of using mice to play first person shooters but my wrist starts to hurt after thirty minutes of play, a friend had the trackman, after trying it I fell in love with it, now I can play for hours with no discomfort at all!
Trackballs: The few
Travis from Calgary SE writes:
- - Wireless up to 10 meters.
- Strong software available for further mouse customization.
- Solid scroll wheel and clicks.
- Smaller, seemingly more durable than its predecessor the Logitech Trackman Wheel.
- An additional two button (5 in total) over the previously mentioned Trackman.
-Superb battery life.
-Unifying receiver that works with the M570 and other Logitech devices.
-Not your typical mouse
- -Small ball ejection hole, giving some difficulty in removing it for cleaning.
-May require some wearing in before trackball will move seamlessly.
-Very tiny very fragile USB receiver.
-Requires light upkeep for keeping the trackball clear of debris.
- Reliable device with limited drawbacks. With limited choices in trackball technology the M570 becomes the new standard and certainly houses the improvements to do so. Consumers familiar with trackball technology will enjoy this while newer ones will want to take time to adjust.