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Specification for Microsoft Trackball Optical


Features:
  • Thumb-controlled precision trackball design
  • IntelliEye optical technology
  • 5 buttons--including 2 programmable buttons
  • Wheel for scrolling and zooming
  • Designed for use with the right hand
    Platforms:
    Macintosh, Windows
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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Hi guys, the Microsoft Trackball Optical mouse is...”

    Written on: 30/05/2009 by nikimp3 (2 reviews written)

    Hi guys, the Microsoft Trackball Optical mouse is great but no longer available for purchase...
    so searching the web I have found a good alternative:
    Logitech Trackman Wheel… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “the microsoft trackbal optical takes about a week or...”

    Written on: 27/05/2009

    the microsoft trackbal optical takes about a week or so to get used to it but once you do, you will never want to use a mouse again!!… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “My first computer was a 8088, I've used every kind of...”

    Written on: 23/05/2009

    My first computer was a 8088, I've used every kind of equipment that's been made since, when it comes to comfort, and ease of use there is no equal. This Microsoft Trackball Optical mouse is made with logic and common sense… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Microsoft Trackball Optical is simply the best mouse...”

    Written on: 14/01/2009

    Microsoft Trackball Optical is simply the best mouse device on the market! The most comfortable and efficient mouse I've ever used! Trying to buy another one now, but seem to be rather scarce? Trackball tends to stick a little with age...5yrs+ but easily cleaned… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Excellent when sitting on the sofa. Great for...”

    Written on: 06/12/2008 by nikimp3 (2 reviews written)

    Excellent when sitting on the sofa. Great for uncomfortable positions.
    Highly recommended for who can't move their hand around because of lack of space or their position (Sofa, car, Bed, or elsewhere) I can't understand why this mouse is not produced anymore… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “A more civilised way of moving around your display....”

    Written on: 29/11/2008 by allangreen (7 reviews written)

    A more civilised way of moving around your display. I've used many different mice and trackballs, and I must say this one is the most comfortable to use. Its especially at its best when trying to use a laptop on anything other than a desk. I'm suprised that trackballs in general never really took off. Try one out, once you get the hang of not having to chase it around the desk you'll feel much less primitive.
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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “I have 2 of these. I love the feel of them, the ease...”

    Written on: 19/11/2008

    I have 2 of these. I love the feel of them, the ease of use, and the navigation buttons are a big plus.

    One of the best mouse on the market. I am going to purchase two new laptops soon and I will most likely be ordering another two of these for my new laptops.
    I even ordered one for my niece when she got her first laptop.
    They are the best… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★☆
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

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    Written on: 07/09/2008

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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Hyperergonomyc mouse.”

    Written on: 30/08/2008

    Hyperergonomyc mouse.
    5 buttons ideally for fps games
    I have this mouse since year 2000 and todays is operative.
    In general lines this is a great trackball.
    I'm sad that microsoft don't sell this kind of mouse todays… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Ball easier to use with thumb than other with fingers,...”

    Written on: 05/05/2008 by CN foreman (1 review written)

    Ball easier to use with thumb than other with fingers, very ergonomic and easy to the wrist. Ball sometime stuck. Out of production however well recommend computer mouse.
    Please Microsoft, make it again… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Had the mouse for about 5 years such a shame microsoft...”

    Written on: 19/04/2008 by rob3452 (1 review written)

    Had the mouse for about 5 years such a shame microsoft decided to drop manufacteur, Very ergonomic extremely comfortable on the hand well recommended but difficult to get hold of… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “I have had 2 of the Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2. I...”

    Written on: 10/02/2008 by LanhamFancyFace (1 review written)

    I have had 2 of the Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2. I LOVE THEM and would pay just about anything to find another one. The last one that I had just broke yesterday. The optical eye broke. Does anyone know if the optical eye can be replaced? I would buy SEVERAL of these mice if MICROSOFT would bring them back! Please Microsoft listen to the people... WE WANT THIS MOUSE BACK! I have also tried a couple of Logitech mice as a possible replacement... but they don't even come close! If anyone knows… Read Full Review

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    411950_Samsalmon's Response to 344305_LanhamFancyFace's Review

    Written on: 22/10/2008

    I agree. This is (was) a great trackball. I used Kensington's Expert Mouse trackball for several years (owned 3), but got disgusted with the price and drop in quality in latest versions - feels like sand rolling around inside, even new out of box. Bought Microsoft's Trackball Explorer mouse as a cheaper alternative. After some adjustment, found I liked it even BETTER than Kensington's. It didn't cause wrist fatigue/abrasion like Kensington's. Leave it to Microsoft to discontinue one of their best reviewed, highest rated little wonders. Wish they would at least sell the rights to make it to someone else, but that'll never happen.

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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Brilliant have had mine for at leats 4 years. seemed...”

    Written on: 04/02/2008 by Roddyn (1 review written)

    Brilliant have had mine for at leats 4 years. seemed expensive when I bought it back then nut is well worth the money and I would be inconsolable if I lost it, as they just don't make them anymore… Read Full Review

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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “The Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2 has 5 buttons.It's...”

    Written on: 16/01/2008

    The Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2 has 5 buttons.It's decently sized for comfortable rest. No aches from prolonged use like conventional mice. My dad bought me the Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2 mouse when I was still at home some years ago, and when my brother used it, he stole it from me and my dad wouldn't have us arguing over it so said he'd buy me a new one, however, it wasn't a Microsoft Trackball Optical.
    I recently moved away from home and to uni, and wanted to buy one of these mice… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “My husband loves this mouse, and I love it too, at...”

    Written on: 04/01/2008

    My husband loves this mouse, and I love it too, at first I thought it was odd but now I can't use a regular mouse as it is so ergonomically correct. We've had ours for 7 years now, and I'm looking for another qw it's still going strong. But I really really wish they still made them… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “I have not found another track ball like this on the...”

    Written on: 30/11/2007

    I have not found another track ball like this on the market. The Microsoft trackball optical PS2 is the best in their history. If Microsoft would make this track ball again I would purchase one as my actual track ball has become old… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “All my friends laugh when I they see it due to it's...”

    Written on: 04/11/2007 by wazsenme (1 review written)

    All my friends laugh when I they see it due to it's size, but when they try if for half an hour and go back to there 'normal mouse' they always ask me where to get one… Read Full Review

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    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “Microsoft could make a lot of money by making these again.”

    Written on: 21/09/2007 by noracle (1 review written)

    Microsoft could make a lot of money by making these again… Read Full Review

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    ★★★☆☆
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “When I clean the ball and the socket of the Microsoft...”

    Written on: 04/12/2005 by pfdomeier (1 review written)

    When I clean the ball and the socket of the Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2/USB mouse, it seems to work sometimes (a little better), but not for long.
    In despair, I put a little Vaseline or baby oil on my hands, rub it in well (also on the ball), put the ball back into the socket, and everything works like a charm… Read Full Review

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    221223_Magalenemmm's Response to pfdomeier's Review

    Written on: 16/12/2005

    I have had a trackball for over 4 years and I have not had any problem until now the usb cord messed up. I sure would like to get it refurbished. Do you know anyone that can do that?

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    ★★★★★
    Microsoft Trackball Optical

    “The first Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2/USB I bought...”

    Written on: 14/07/2005 by Mikeki6v (2 reviews written)

    The first Microsoft Trackball Optical PS2/USB I bought was rough as a cob! See my earlier review. I figured since I'd found a way to fix the roughness I'd buy another for my desktop. The new one came in today and the ball action is smooth as silk! Guess the lesson here is -- if she's rough take 'er back! Or send her back if you bought her online but what a pain! My ratings apply to this second one I bought… Read Full Review

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