The ball, while small, is smooth and easy to use, and the MX Ergo can tilt 20 degrees to provide a more comfortable position. It’s so much more than just for scrolling a webpage up or down, as it also works for scrolling left and right in Windows file explorer. 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 to scroll, which is tough to do without bouncing the cursor around the screen. Show More Show Less. Finger-operated trackballs place the ball in the center, so you can use them right- or left-handed.

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A hand held mouse does not have the speed, comfort and accuracy of a trackball. However she did want the scroll wheel, which in the case of this Kensington, is a scroll ring. Although the Oorbit TrackMan Marble lacks a scroll wheel or ring, it has buttons for paging up and down.

Why I hesitated in the purchase of a trackball is that many did not have a page scroll control which, for my use, is essential. 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.

In a survey DOCX published by trackball maker Kensington, respondents listed their top three reasons for switching to a trackball: Stock statuses can change daily as we process customer kensngton and receive new inventory. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

The stand also stabilizes the MX Ergo when you use it in its flatter position.

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The Kensington Expert Mouse Wired Trackball is nearly identical to our finger-operated pick, the wireless Expert Mouse, aside from its wired connection and different colors. As with the Expert Mouse, you should do this every couple of weeks to clear out dead-skin bits and other gunk.


We use cookies and similar technologies to measure traffic, repeat visitors and site performance. After spending more than hours testing eight trackballs during weeks of work, we found that the best trackballs are the finger-operated Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball and the thumb-operated Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball.

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Kensington Orbit Trackball Mouse With Scroll Ring

We also found trackballs more precise than trackpads and more usable for design work or anything else that required accuracy. Also, with the way your thumb rests on the left click button, it’s difficult to fire off rapid double-clicks. Using the Kensington Expert Mouse, you can move a cursor across a 4K monitor with a small 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.

Logitech MX Ergo Budget thumb-operated trackball: Highly accurate and as easy to use as a regular mouse, but it stays in one place saving valuable desk space. Read full review Verified purchase: We looked for the same amount of buttons as we do on wireless mice —a trackball should have at least right- and left-click buttons, but we preferred models with at least two additional buttons for back and forward.

Great software will also let you change the pointer speed, acceleration, and scrolling speed.

To correct for this, the Expert Mouse comes with a detachable leatherette-covered wrist rest to prop the hand in a neutral position. The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring typically costs a third as much as the Expert Mouse but has a smaller ball and offers only two buttons instead of four.


We respect your privacy. The M has a bigger hole on the bottom than the MX Ergo, which makes popping the trackball out for cleaning easier; for this task, almost any pen will work on the M, while the MX Ergo needs something the thickness of a chopstick. Share this review on Trackall Share this review on Twitter Save this review on Pocket Share kensingtonn review on Pinterest Share this review with E-mail Finger-operated trackballs with center-mounted balls work for both right- and left-handed people and encourage better wrist posture, while thumb-operated trackballs are more similar to traditional mice and therefore easier to get the hang of using.

Available items kensinggton ship directly from the manufacturer and cannot ship next day, 2nd day or kensingtton day. The Expert Mouse has a power switch on the bottom but also turns itself off automatically after inactivity to save battery life. If you need to make small movements, this model has a button on the orbkt to toggle precision mode, but I never used it and ended up reprogramming it.

The TrackMan Marble bears a shape similar to that of the Kensington Orbit with Scroll Ring, but the button placement makes accidentally hitting the page-up and page-down buttons too easy; even after a few days of use, we never got comfortable with that placement.

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But the ergonomics definitely have room for improvement. Show less Show more. Discontinued items are no longer available through School Health. A low-quality ball can ruin the experience of using a trackball.