Remember these WEIRD mice?? The Trackball is back!

  • Published: 10 October 2017
  • Ever use a Trackball Mouse? They were pretty popular in the 90's- and it looks like they could be bouncing back with the Logitech MX Ergo!

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  • MicroAlex
    MicroAlex  2 hours back

    If anyone is interested... I got Kensington SlimBlade and Logitech M570. While SlimBlade did not really find a place for my usage, M570 was the best thing ever once I got used to it.

    I am upgrading to Ergo because of dongle-less connection option as it will be used with my computers. Most importantly I will be using it with Samsung smartphones and their Dex software.
    This allows to have an actual desktop experience on your smartphone, and in my case the phone is connected to a Asus ZenScreen 15" portable display.

    I wish more people would cover this feature in videos as an android device can be your all you need solution. Use your phone on the go, come home, dock it, you got a keyboard, mouse, screen and of your files in one place to do what most basic users do (documents, emails, music, youtube, movies). And that should be the future, damn phones are at 1k USD, GBP, EUR mark... And in some cases almost as powerful as laptops. So why bother having both?

    • Accuracy
      Accuracy  3 days back

      My history teacher uses this

      • Mark Reed
        Mark Reed  3 days back

        Remember? I still use a Kensington Orbit at work to combat RSI (a lot of our software is web based, so very few keyboard shortcuts) lol 🙂👍

        • Not Important To You
          Not Important To You  3 days back

          I changed to the M570 from my two or three year old G502 (which has actually stopped clicking recently, forcing me to use the 570 regularly) to experiment with it and just tried it out with the recent release of Squad's V16, in which they added helicopters. The trackball performs surprisingly well for this purpose, and in my opinion is far better than mice with one big advantage being that I don't have to drag my mouse all over my desk. My main complaint and the only one that truly matters to me is the "stickiness" that you mentioned, when you first start turning the ball. It requires some lube in order to be smooth. I'm trying to think of a reason why they didn't use ball bearings in it, as I think that would solve the problem, or at the very least reduce how noticeable it is. Because of this stickiness, I have trouble in first person shooters. But for everything else, I almost prefer this $26 trackball over my $70 gaming mouse. Oh and for the sensitivity, Logitech offers an application called SetPoint where you can adjust the controls and sensitivity with this mouse, much like their gaming mouse software. Overall, I would suggest anyone curious to splurge and get the cheaper one to try it out. Be aware, Target was selling it for $40 or so, but I found it on Amazon being sold by Logitech for $26 and Target was willing to price-match. There is another posting on Amazon of the same trackball also sold by Logitech for $40 or so, so make sure you find the cheaper one.

          • fatlax
            fatlax  4 days back

            As far as I know they're mostly designed for handicapped people

            • Kk Gamer
              Kk Gamer  4 days back

              I’m using it for fortnite and it is really GOOOD for gaming👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

              • Agris Cinavs
                Agris Cinavs  1 weeks back

                Switched to MX Ergo about a month ago. Spent a lot of time before going for this decision, however do not regret it for a moment. Now returning to a regular mouse feels very weird and uncomfortable.
                However, I did swap the ball from MX Ergo to the one from M570 as it felt consistently smoother. And the fact that it is not possible to buy the MX Ergo Plus base separately ... Oh, Logitech ...

                • keelan James
                  keelan James  1 weeks back

                  I don't remember trackballs but have used rollerball mice

                  I'm only 15...

                  • TheKeithvidz
                    TheKeithvidz  1 weeks back

                    how is it for RSI hand pain?

                    • Aidan Covey
                      Aidan Covey  1 weeks back

                      I'm 14 and I appreciate the hell out of trackballs. It's my favorite pointing device and I've been condemned to mouses ever since

                      • izzy willett
                        izzy willett  2 weeks back

                        I play a lot of games on my laptop and use a gaming mouse for those however I use a trackball when using my laptop for work

                        • Packerman120203
                          Packerman120203  2 weeks back

                          What is your opinion on the M510 mouse, I’ve been using it for a while and I’ve had no problems with it, and it has a lot of customization options with the Logitech options app

                          • desk003
                            desk003  2 weeks back

                            KENSINGTON EXPERT MOUSE TRACKBALL IS #1

                            • DJ VENDETTA
                              DJ VENDETTA  3 weeks back

                              Everyone has these in CeX

                              • MrNihilist74
                                MrNihilist74  3 weeks back

                                The microsoft intellemouse track ball was the best. I would still use it if it was not so slow. Hate trackballs where you have to do the trackball with your thumb.

                                • Pulze Shawn
                                  Pulze Shawn  3 weeks back

                                  This is a good mouse for ppl switching from games like PUBG mobile to pubg on pc

                                  • Poke master Andrew
                                    Poke master Andrew  3 weeks back

                                    *the entirety of gen Z including me*

                                    • DblOSmith
                                      DblOSmith  3 weeks back

                                      Uh... I've always used a trackball. Using one right now.

                                      • shanemartin31
                                        shanemartin31  3 weeks back

                                        Now they need to rgb it

                                        • Cancer Smoothie
                                          Cancer Smoothie  4 weeks back

                                          Our school is still using this mouse

                                          • Bruce
                                            Bruce  4 weeks back

                                            Are you kidding me? Been using logitech trackball since 98. Wouldn't ever us another mouse. They're terrific!

                                            • Azor
                                              Azor  4 weeks back

                                              Me at 2:11 : Hmm... But can i Play Games with it

                                              Linus At 5:00 : GAMING 😂

                                              • ElRonejo
                                                ElRonejo  4 weeks back

                                                I shop this today and rocks!

                                                • I'm Norman!
                                                  I'm Norman!  1 months back

                                                  I LOVE trackball mice, always use one.

                                                  • GabGaming
                                                    GabGaming  1 months back

                                                    Try playing osu! with this

                                                    • SCACExOFxSPADES
                                                      SCACExOFxSPADES  1 months back

                                                      I use one of these for gaming. Best mouse I've ever used!

                                                      • CarbonGlassMan
                                                        CarbonGlassMan  1 months back

                                                        Logitech trackballs are the only mice I like.

                                                        • The Nagler
                                                          The Nagler  1 months back

                                                          3:25 Ah, armrest, I see what he did there

                                                          • Nate DS
                                                            Nate DS  1 months back

                                                            Well my uncle has one of these on account of some kind of condition he has in his arm so it served him well.

                                                            • Renan Angelo dos Santos
                                                              Renan Angelo dos Santos  1 months back

                                                              1:13 Beautiful hands Linus

                                                              • TheDarkSide
                                                                TheDarkSide  1 months back

                                                                Wonder how hard it would be playing fps games with it haha

                                                                • TheDarkSide
                                                                  TheDarkSide  1 months back

                                                                  @TrikeMan115 after wtahcing the video i seen him using it in csgo, but it didnt seem like he was able to turn very fast, using this in fast pace games dont seem like it would work very well.

                                                                • TrikeMan115
                                                                  TrikeMan115  1 months back

                                                                  as someone who’s exclusively used trackballs since using computers: its a normal experience. If you have the right one, at least. Logitec’s new models of trackballs aren’t the most reliable (especially wireless). Since the rubber on my old logitecs have started melting, I recommend Elecom via amazon
                                                                  but yeah I played call of duty and zombies and all sorts of other games on steam just fine - never felt limited by its design

                                                              • Miguel Linares
                                                                Miguel Linares  1 months back

                                                                ...And then you remember you are a lefty 😣

                                                                • alex 1234nsiw
                                                                  alex 1234nsiw  1 months back

                                                                  @Miguel Linaresewwww

                                                                • Miguel Linares
                                                                  Miguel Linares  1 months back

                                                                  @alex 1234nsiw I'm not one of those guys 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                • alex 1234nsiw
                                                                  alex 1234nsiw  1 months back

                                                                  and you remember that most lefties use their mouse with their right hand because we are not monsters

                                                              • Ye4rZero
                                                                Ye4rZero  1 months back

                                                                The battery is absolutely insane in this, I've had it 6 months and charged it twice for < an hour

                                                                • Joel Royce
                                                                  Joel Royce  2 months back

                                                                  Why u wearing nail polish bro?

                                                                • Fousey Noob
                                                                  Fousey Noob  2 months back

                                                                  liked just for what he said at the end

                                                                  • Charles Wendt
                                                                    Charles Wendt  2 months back

                                                                    You are a kid, I am 75. Never liked using a mouse.

                                                                    • E boi
                                                                      E boi  2 months back

                                                                      Imagine playing osu with that

                                                                      • Suqi Cheng
                                                                        Suqi Cheng  2 months back

                                                                        Lol, I have one, and I am still using it.

                                                                        • El_Bartto
                                                                          El_Bartto  2 months back

                                                                          Why not a track Pad??

                                                                          • The Simple Animator
                                                                            The Simple Animator  2 months back

                                                                            What the fuck was that Csgo screentear

                                                                            • TheGaming illustrator
                                                                              TheGaming illustrator  2 months back

                                                                              All i use is a logitech trackball mouse.

                                                                            • Jared Thomas
                                                                              Jared Thomas  2 months back

                                                                              Miss ya Max!

                                                                              • Purple Pencil
                                                                                Purple Pencil  2 months back

                                                                                the pink nails disturb me so much

                                                                                • Satrana100
                                                                                  Satrana100  2 months back

                                                                                  I have been using a trackball since 2002. I use the M570 to game on a 35 in. widescreen and have no problems gaming high action fps games or any other type of game.

                                                                                  • TrippyTech
                                                                                    TrippyTech  2 months back

                                                                                    “Balls down below”.

                                                                                    • Penndragon
                                                                                      Penndragon  2 months back

                                                                                      5:41 s m o o t h e r b a l l a c t i o n

                                                                                      • CodyDoesGaming :D
                                                                                        CodyDoesGaming :D  2 months back

                                                                                        Linus, why do you have nail polish lol.

                                                                                      • averyy
                                                                                        averyy  2 months back

                                                                                        why does everything he says about the track ball sound like a gay sex joke, i d o n t l i k e t h i s.