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Logitech TrackMan Wheel Optical Review

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Logitech TrackMan Wheel Optical

“Simply the best trackball ever made.”
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SUMMARY: The Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical is a now discontinued model from Logitech. It was also available as a Cordless (wireless) version, which was recently replaced with the new wireless M570. The Trackman wheel is slightly bigger than the M570 and has a wire, but this is exactly why some people prefer it. Still available on eBay, although ‘new in box’ models can fetch high prices.

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Logitech recently replaced this Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical with the new wireless M570, but it’s still available on eBay. The Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical is slightly bigger than the M570 and has a wire (a cordless model was available as well). Compare the models below:

this Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical compare M570 and cordless

The Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical is a popular model among thumb-operated trackballs. It’s even used in the high-tech Control Room of a Reaper drone, read more.

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Review notes

Pros

Logitech TrackMan Wheel Optical

  • Sculpted shape supports your hand
  • Scroll wheel
Cons
  • Only two buttons, but for most people that is enough.

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3 comments

I use this mouse exclusively for my desktop and laptop. My previous mouse was the slimmer logitech trackball until my cat ran off with the ball. Ha!

My only complaint with the logitech is that sometimes my furry friends manage to knock the ball out and they absolutely love to hide that sucker. I wish the ball retained a little better.

Aside from that, I love it. I can’t use any other mouse now, im spoiled.

At first, it was a bit weird to use, but I soon got used to it and now I would never go back to a normal mouse. I have used mine since 2008 or 2009, so the left button is a bit worn and sometimes I can’t get it to click properly. I agree with Mark, that the ball is a bit to easy to knock loose – other than that, I am super satisfied with this mouse. What I really appreciate, is that i am not tied a desk top to be able to use the mouse – I may have it on the armrest of my chair, in my lap or in my left hand or where ever is best for the moment. …and it look good too!

Actually this Logitech TrackMan Wheel Optical wired usb has third button – scroll wheel is clickable as 3rd button – middle click. I like it very much. Use it at home and take it to work. I like it very much, very comfortable, wired – do not need batteries – just plug and work always. Do not need any drivers or software- you can hotplug it to any Windows, any Linux and it just works with all 3 buttons and wheel. 3rd wheel button is always mapped by default to middle click. Use it on Fedora Linux, Lunar Linux, Win XP, 98se,Me,7,10.
Disadvantages:
-no tilt wheel – only traditional wheel
-ball is falling off very easily: not a issue when using or cleaning but trouble during transport – always have to look for it in backpack – you can mitigate this issue by putting trackball in small closed plastic bag for transport time.

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