Logitech MX Ergo wireless trackball mouse. I believe that the original Thumbelina also came with a bit of stick-on velcro that you were supposed to use to attach it to your laptop. A keyboard and mouse for a new generation A keyboard and mouse for a new generation by Justin Yu. This curvy mouse gives your wrist the kind of break it deserves This curvy mouse gives your wrist the kind of break it deserves by Justin Yu. A new, improved Raspberry Pi 3 is available.

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Rather than having a hole in the back to allow you to easily pop the ball out for cleaning, this one actually has a locking ring around the ball which you have to release and remove before you can get the ball out.

It came with a nano-sized USB receiver, which was undeniably more “mobile” than the clunky receiver which still came with the Logitech TrackMan series at this time, and there is a place to store the receiver inside the battery slot. While that is not puls a big deal today, it certainly was when I bought this trackball because Bluetooth connectivity was still not all that common then. The body has flat vertical sides, and the buttons are integrated into those side surfaces.

One other note about the manufacturing of this trackball, and possible differences over time. Logitech TrackMan Voyager – In some ways this was the next generation of the Thumbelina, because you could easily hold it in your hand and roll the ball with your thumb.

Logitech Trackman Marble Plus – trackball – PS/2, serial – white

Even today it can be an advantage to save a USB port on some systems. There is one significant disadvantage of this button behavior, though.

Because it is sending the same events as the left button mouse button 1it is not possible to remap that drag-lock button to make it a middle button. When they are clicked, on Linux they actually generate two sets of button events – scroll down generates events for buttons 4 and 11, and scroll up generates buttons 5 and You agree to receive updates, alerts and promotions from CBS and that CBS may share information about you with our marketing partners so that they may contact you by email or otherwise about their products or services.


It uses a specially finished ball and an optical sensor to read the movement, providing much better precision while eliminating all moving parts other than the ball itself.

There is one more interesting feature of this device – it connects via Bluetooth. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Here’s an example of how to configure and use it. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. That is such a cool concept that it still blows my mind today.

Logitech Trackman Marble Plus – trackball – PS/2, serial – white Overview – CNET

Linux Fedora 29, hands-on: It would have been so trckman more convenient if the cord had been on the top. One of its few flaws was that click-and-drag pretty much required two hands.

Mabrle is one very nice feature when using it as a mouse – the scroll ball actually works for both horizontal and vertical scrolling! So that’s the lot of them, from the very oldest to the absolute newest, covering a span of well over 20 years.

Trackballs that I have known and loved: A history in hardware | ZDNet

I call this an unfortunate idea because a lot of people including me find it difficult to click the scroll wheel without actually scrolling at least a little bit, and that can cause you to click in a place other than where you had intended to.

You can lay this trackball on a desk and roll the ball with your fingers, or you can hold it in your hand and roll the ball with your thumb. A new, improved Raspberry Pi 3 is available.


This was before Logitech came up with the rather unfortunate idea of replacing the middle button with a “clickable” scroll wheel, which was introduced on the TrackMan Marble Wheel, and continue with many more after that. The one my partner still uses, which is newer than mine but is still more than 5 years old, is still in good condition, it doesn’t feel funny or shed at all. Oh, and it also came with a draw-string pouch to carry it in, so maybe it really does qualify as a “Mobile” trackball.

Ambidextrous trackball design A trackball design with a long, broad palm area and gentle curves keeps your hand comfortable and supported all day—whether you use your right or left hand.

Convenient button controls Buttons let you easily move forward and backward when you’re surfing the Web.

Looking for support for this product? Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball – My latest acquisition, and perhaps the one which will dethrone the Logitech Cordless Optical TrackMan as my all-time favorite trackball – it’s just a bit too soon for me to be sure about that. Looking for more See all results: The technology has gotten steadily better, making for easier, smoother and more accurate movement.

So in the following descriptions I will include information about what event is sent by each button on them. Discussion threads can be closed at any time logitefh our discretion. Stable base Your hand stays comfortable all day long with this stay-put design.

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