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It depends on which hand you use
on 23 March 2014
Trackballs are a 'marmite' product: some people love them, others hate them, and not many people are in the middle. I've been using one for several years and find going back to a mouse weird and inefficient. My ex-partner hates them, so there's also a mouse plugged into this PC. After trying the trackball, our daughter has gone for one on her PC though :)
Whether this is the trackball for you depends on which hand you use.
If you're right handed (as I am) then you will probably find the Logitech M570 trackball a much better fit for your needs... in more ways than one. As well as being cordless, using their lovely tiny "unifying" USB dongle, it fits my right hand perfectly. Your thumb moves the ball, rather than another finger, and the 'mouse buttons' are their usual fingers. It's also now half the price it was, and available here for around the same price as this.
If you're left handed then the M570 is no use at all. I don't know why Logitech don't do a left-handed version of the M570, but they don't. So it's worth looking at this, which is ambidextrous... just not as good.