32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painless
Have arthritis so using a normal mouse I soon had painful wrists. This is great it sits in one place just use your thumb to send cursor anywhere. Good for anyone my wife has small hands while I have shovel size and it's easy for both of us
Published on 7 Feb 2011 by J
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Clunky, unresponsive and not fit for purpose.
Up to this point i've always been a die hard fan of Logitech products, however for the first time i've been truly disappointed. This trackball is unresponsive and clunky when moving the mouse around the desk (for repositioning) It rattles around in it's spherical housing which makes it feel very cheap. The plastic body is distinctly lightweight in comparison to the side...
Published 1 month ago by Dennison Packer
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painless,
44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Logitech M570 Trackball - Superbly Perfect Pointing Device,
I've always loved the Logitech Trackman range. I've worn out several over the years. I did try the original wireless version but the battery life was awful and the transmission range was pathetic to say the least. Thankfully this version has solved both these faults to mind blowing levels. A battery that lasts over a year. What's not to like.
The input accuracy feels higher too. Smooth pixel perfect selection is now a breeze. The extra two buttons are just about right as well.
Basically it's a Trackman Wheel... but a more refined version. The original was my favourite input device since it changed from the flatter cream coloured version to the grey version. This latest version though is utterly perfect and I will be buying others to replace on my other computers as well.
A+++++ (as in BUY IT IF YOU LOVE TRACKBALLS)
72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No more muscle aches in my arm!,
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great step forward,
Its great!! The ball feels a lot tighter than the older model (that's what she said) which has resulted in a more consistent amount of friction over time. I don't find myself needing to clean it as much to get it back to its normal smoothness. I don't make use of the two additional buttons at the minute (by default they seem to go back and forward in web pages) but i'm sure i'll find a use for them at some point.
I've been assured by a friend that it isn't a battery eating machine but considering it only takes 1 x AA battery it wouldn't be the end of the world if it did.
Essentially what I'm saying is that if you need a new mouse then the M570 definitely warrants a look in but if you already have a Trackman Wheel then upgrading isn't a necessity.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Logitech wireless trackball,
This review is from: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball - Graphite (Accessory)I already own a corded Logitech trackball which I use with my desk top PC and wanted a wireless one for my laptop.
Although this product was not cheap it looked like it was the best on the market.
I have now had this item for about 8 weeks and it is just so comfortable to use, I am extremely happy with it and would recommend it to anyone considering purchasing a wireless trackball.
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new pet...,
This review is from: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball - Graphite (Accessory)Having owned and used Sony lap-tops for the past six years, I haven't had much need for a mouse - or so I thought.
My first PC was a clunking great thing, purchased from PC World sometime circa. 1999, and sold complete with a 2BUPM (two-button, universal plastic mouse). At some stage during my ownership, I purchased a Logitech trackball, and it was a revelation. However, as stated I switched to lap-tops around 2005, and I couldn't be bothered carrying the trackball from room to room and it was all but forgotten about - until a recent house-move, when it was thrown in the bin (for reasons not really understood).
Now I find myself working from home (mainly using spread-sheet and accounting software), my lap-top moves around much less than previously, and I have an organised and functional office. My 17" lap-top has become the 'desk-top' replacement as originally purchased and, being a two-fingered typist, I noticed that the ends of a couple of fingers were getting sore from tapping on the touch-pad. Time to get out the mouse; oh-no, I've thrown it away!
As usual, my search started with Amazon.co.uk, and I found this little bundle of joy: Logitech Wireless Trackball M570. Unfortunately I've had to buy it through a third-party supplier (who, credit where credit is due were very efficient, and the price was less than RRP). I say 'unfortunately' because Amazon would undoubtedly have sold it for even less. I waited almost two weeks hoping Amazon would take the hint that it was sitting in my shopping basket; but no.
It is better than the original trackball in that
i) it's wireless
ii) the transceiver protrudes about 6mm from the USB port
iii) it has a scroll wheel, a thumb-operated trackball which allows the screen cursor to buzz around like a mosquito on heat , the usual left/right buttons, and an additional two buttons (also thumb-operated) that, as standard, control back and forward web-page movement
iv) all buttons are, apparently, programmable. I have not yet tested this feature
v) the mouse has an internal storage slot for the transceiver (when not in use)
vi) it's a lovely metallic dark-grey, which matches my VAIO perfectly (and the contrasting deep turquoise ball is pretty neat)
vii) it can occupy a fixed space on the desk, arm of a chair, or your lap-top wrist-rest if required because there isn't any need to keep wiggling it about
viii) you only need one transceiver for multiple Logitech wireless devices
ix) it has an on/off switch on the underside (possibly to preserve battery life) but a little green indicator light which illuminates when I first use it after a short period of downtime would suggest it may have an automatic sleep mode also (there is an online manual available from Logitech, but I haven't read it yet)
I love it, and I hope not to throw this one away in a hurry. I can't yet comment on durability or battery life having owned it for less than a week, but it did come ready to roll with a Duracell battery installed.
Excuse me, but I have to go 'Unify' my Logitech K350 wireless keyboard.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome product! Honest Review!!,
This review is from: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball - Graphite (Accessory)Okay so when I took this out the box (which was shipped lightning fast by the way!!) It was neatly packaged in Logitech's original box. It was unopened.
I immediately took it out and spun the ball around to which I was met with a grinding sound like there was sand inside the rollers. This noise wears off in a few hours of use as I guess it just the new plastic it then becomes silent and glides amazingly well.
It feels very plasticy when you lift it up and the ball rattles around. However when you have it on your desk as you are meant to. It is comfortable, solid and it looks great too!
As soon as you plug the mini usb transmitter in it will install and you can use the mouse straight away. It took my about 30 minutes of use to get efficient with it but after that, it is a joy to use.
You can take the blue ball out to clean it, my tip would be to polish the ball with furniture polish or something like that as it makes it even smoother!!!
I think it is a little pricey for what you get BUT logitech are the only decent manufacture of trackballs so they can charge what they like!!
Overall I am 100% satisfied with this product and would recommend it to anyone even if you haven't used one before.
Take the plunge into the world of the trackball!!
Thanks Logitech & Amazon.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly natural way of using a mouse!,
This review is from: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball - Graphite (Accessory)I'd heard that a trackball mouse was a possible way of working with a computer that would ease the pain from my poor over worked elbow but I saw many of them with the trackballs in the middle of the mouse. It just seemed weird and unnatural and surely would have only created more painful problems later on.
Then I saw the Logitech Trackball Mouse with the ball that would be controlled by the thumb. This seemed to be a genius idea! It just appeared to be a natural way of working.
I'm so pleased I purchased this, it has been a life saver or should I say an elbow saver. The pains from my RSI have pretty much gone and my worries too.
Using the mouse is like slipping your hand into a nice warm fluffy glove. It's just so amazing comfortable, the ergonomically designed casing allows your hand to mold onto it. So much so that I feel like never removing it again.
To begin with it's a bit weird to get used to, moving the ball round with your thumb instead of moving your whole wrist round with a mouse but it didn't take long to adapt and it now feels completely natural and thoughts are always filling my head now of "why on earth didn't I make this transition years ago".
Other points that are well worth noting are:
The battery lasts about a year and you can check in settings for exactly how many days are left.
Receiver is small an unobtrusive and in fact you don't even notice it's there.
The settings allows a good level of detail of customisation to make the trackball personal for you.
And the Unifying software allows additions of other logitech hardware. This was great to help me ease into the use of the trackball by keeping my old mouse still available. Now I don't even have the old mouse in sight!
All in all, this has been one of the best buys for quite some time. And I would strongly suggest that for anyone looking for something to ease the pain of Repetitive Strain Injury or similar pains this is a must buy.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good trackball - but pricey!,
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a new trackball,
This review is from: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball - Graphite (Accessory)I've used a wired Logitech trackball for years and it was becoming unresponsive despite keeping the innards clean. So pleased that Logitech has updated this design and added the wireless USB unifying receiver so that up to 5 more wireless items can be added using the same tiny USB receiver. For example, I added a Logitech Number Pad N305 and it uses the same USB receiver.
This is a fantastic product. Smooth and beautiful to the touch - cosmetically pleasing! Of course, for those of us clued up on RSI and the awkwardness of physically moving a mouse, the Trackball is the ideal answer (and why I've used one for so long - cannot go back to a mouse).
Extremely easy to install.
Many features and set up options for the programmable buttons using Logitech Setpoint software downloaded from the web. It's great to be cordless too, so that the trackball can be placed wherever you want; including on your thigh.
A bit pricier than other mouse options but it'll last for years and if you have any muscle aches, RSI, or arthritis then don't hesitate to get one of these.
Absolutely recommend this product.
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