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Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball Review

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Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball EX-G

This Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball gets a decent 3.7 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon.com, where some people say it’s better than the Logitech M570, but others have minor complaints.
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SUMMARY: A very slick and versatile thumb-operated trackball from Japanese brand Elecom. It has a lot of buttons, 4D scrollwheel and DPI switch. I’m currently using this latest Elecom trackball and will let you know how good it is. Some users recommend to switch the Elecom ball for the blue Logitech M570 ball for more accuracy, I will test this as well. Stay tuned for the full review!

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Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball Review

Full review of the Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball coming soon – I’m testing trackball now, stay tuned! Follow @TrackballMouse on Facebook for updates, or see features below.

Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball with box and contents

The Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball, 1 AA battery, USB receiver, instructions (in Japanese) and the box
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Until I publish the review, take a look at the features of the Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball:

  • Wireless via 2.4 GHz USB wireless receiver)
  • Compatible with recent Windows and Mac computers
  • Plug & play
  • Programmable buttons
  • DPI button, switch between 750/1500 DPI
  • Scrollwheel with click and tilt (scroll left and right) function
  • For the sensors that detect the ball’s movement, the Elecom trackball devices use gaming-grade high quality optical sensors to achieve outstanding pointer tracking.

Elecom trackball: the complete model range explained

Elecom offers several very good trackball devices, divided in two categories: the EX-G thumb-operated models and the DEFT finger-operated models, both available as 2.4GHz wireless and USB wired variations.

If you want to know more about the different models, read this article, where I have listed all Elecom models, first in a comparison table, and then with more detailed descriptions of the differences of all the models.

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Review notes


Elecom M-XT3DRBK Wireless Trackball

  • Wireless: 2.4Ghz USB
  • DPI switch
  • Also available as a left-handed version, or with USB cable connection instead of wireless
  • Some users have complained about the accuracy of the ball (replacing the black ball with the blue Logitech M570 ball seems to work much better).

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There were quite a few people who like the Elecom M-XT3DRBK than the Logitech M570. What are your thoughts on it?

I prefer the Elecom’s trackballs A LOT for gaming. The main reasons are: the extra button/slower speed button; available in wired (you don’t want to run out of battery during an online match).

Now for working that’s a completely different story: to me it doesn’t matter at all because I pass most of my time on the keyboard.

But I read on lifehacker.com that some people use gaming devices to optimize their work: https://lifehacker.com/why-i-started-using-gaming-peripherals-to-get-real-work-1705459320

I have no opinion on this though. This is something I understand but I’m really far from that philosophy (I would rather use the happy hacking keyboard) so I can’t tell if it’s effective. I have the feeling it’s smart and could be effective.

I noticed also that replacing the grey ball on the Kensington Orbit (without the scroll ring, older model) with the blue ball of the Kensington Orbit with Scroll ring resulted in better functioning / accuracy.

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