I have been a trackball user ever since Apple took the hockey puck and stuck a cable to it and called it a mouse. I prefer using the trackball than a conventional mouse as I have a lazy wrist and after prolong usage, I suffered from a slight case of carpal tunnel syndrome. With a trackball, I just need my fingers to do the work while resting the wrist on the base.
I am still using a Microsoft Trackball Explorer and a Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro Trackball, both which have been with me for more than three years. Thankfully none is suffering from any problems and I need not look for a replacement. Till I saw the Kensington “SlimBlade Trackball”:http://slimbladetrackball.com.
bq. The SlimBlade Trackball is the latest offering in Kensington’s award-winning SlimBlade collection of smart and sleek computer accessories. The unique heads up display user interface shows users – right on the computer screen itself – which mode or function is enabled. This first-ever melding of hardware and software means that a user’s hand never needs to leave the ball and their eyes never need to leave the computer screen. This revolutionary design allows users to focus on enjoying their digital content – not on the interface – and is especially valuable for providing instant feedback for immersive experiences. Navigation mode controls the cursor and scrolling; Media mode controls volume, play/pause, stop and next, while View mode zooms in/out and pans for accurate and efficient photo editing.
I will definitely love to have this new trackball on my desktop, if it wasn’t price at a high US$129.99. It is available for pre-order at “Amazon”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001MTE32Y?ie=UTF8&tag=cynlam-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001MTE32Y.