Subscribe to our mailing list and get personalized ergonomics tips direct to your email inbox. But even with the third-party software, the entire package is still not quite as maneuverable as my old Expert Pro Trackball. Older versions of TrackBallWorks used to allow you to program a string of characters per button but that function has been removed for some reason. I’ve only used it on a Mac, but it should be the same on either operating system. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. In particular, trackballs tend to be a bit less precise than comparable mice. Free Expedited Shipping vubryttsbbtyxyfacxqvy.

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Hands-on: the Kensington Slimblade trackball

With that said, the wired USB connection is not as big a deal with trackballs, as the base does not move. On January 2, The SlimBlade has a unique way of scrolling by twisting the ball and after two weeks I see the death of the scroll wheel on the horizon – it’s that intuitive. Of course, there are downsides as well.

Consequently, the initial feedback was somewhat mixed. The SlimBlade was released by Kensington in and was originally meant to compliment the top of the line Expert Model. Now that the software issues have been resolved, the Slimblade Trackball is finally a worthy successor to the Expert Mouse.


My Logitech Trackball developed floating cursor soimblade I couldn’t cure it. Set it trackballl the keyboard at waist level if you can. I find that it works best when I use my first and second fingers rather than using my thumb and first finger.

I looked at lots of recommendations from friends and relatives, but no one mentioned the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball. Some tactical learning required but worth it for reducing body strain. So where does the SlimBlade fall short? It will take a little bit of time to trackbwll used to, but since I had already used the Expert Mouse a good deal, I already had a pretty good handle on how to control the mouse.

Hands-on: the Kensington Slimblade trackball | Ars Technica

International orders are processed the next shipping day. Compared to the most recent generation of the Expert Mouse, the Slimblade has a gentler and more forgiving slope, which makes it a bit easier on the wrist.

En utilisant ces derniers, vous acceptez l’utilisation des cookies. Limit 1 entry per day: It makes an audible clicking sound and rolls smoothly. This model is extremely comfortable tracknall customizeable to suit your preferences as to how the four plate style buttons function.

This mouse is a lot like the Kensington Expert Mouse, but a little bit less in depth. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Review | 9 to 5 Ergonomics

Get more ergonomic tips like this in your inbox Subscribe to our mailing list and get personalized ergonomics tips direct to your email inbox. They take a little time to adjust but once you do, the difference is amazing.


Free Expedited Shipping vubryttsbbtyxyfacxqvy. The large trackball enables you to effortlessly zoom around the screen and programmable keys help speed up your workflow.

Rated 4 out of 5 by editortab from Great Product needs one fix I’m an editor and I’ve been using Kensington Trackballs for ages. If you want a trackball save the money you’ll waste on a MS or Logitech ball and pay the few dollars more for the Kensington. Either way, the Kensington Expert and SlimBlade are leaps trakcball bounds above anything else on the market.

With that said, what does a modern trackball look like? The sensor pits are on the sides of the ball well instead of the bottom.

Slimblade Trackball

Skip to main content The venerable Kensington Expert Mouse is arguably one of the best trackball input devices for desktop computing. This proved to be a tactical error that deterred existing Expert Mouse users from buying the product.

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Rated 3 out of 5 by RichS from Almost Perfect Purchased this for my new home computer, believing it to be the next generation of the Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball I use at the office.