Remember these WEIRD mice?? The Trackball is back!

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  • Published on Oct 10, 2017
  • Ever use a Trackball Mouse? They were pretty popular in the 90's- and it looks like they could be bouncing back with the Logitech MX Ergo!
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  • xaero5150
    xaero5150 Day ago

    Some of us need a trackball because the way mice work creates problems with Carpal tunnel. I used the original logitech units, and the mx570, but tracking speed was lacking in those so I switched to an Elecom EX6, which is on par with a gaming mouse in terms of DPI. Where it sucks, is in battery life. The mx570 would last forever on one AA battery, but I am constantly replacing the battery on the EX6. The EX6 does have a sniper toggle, but unlike the mx ergo, it is a momentary switch. The EX also has a dedicated switch to set the DPI lower without going into windows. The main enticements for the ergo are the long rechargeable battery and the ability to swap to a different system with a button. Also, you can find the ergo for around $60 on amazon.

  • Jordan T. Hurt
    Jordan T. Hurt Day ago

    I'm 23 years old. I switched from mouse to track pad, then to trackball last year. I LOVE trackballs. I personally have a giant audio console on my desk, so I really have no room to move a mouse. I've never cared much for the feel of a track pad. The trackball is just perfect to me. I wouldn't even want to go back to a mouse again.

  • Sunny Wu
    Sunny Wu 2 days ago

    4 months battery?! My older Logitech trackball with the blue ball lasted over a year on a battery and honestly the scroll wheel broke before the battery gave out and I had to go through their warranty service (which was extremely slow btw, I couldn't believe such a large company couldn't give timely warranty service, it took like over a months to get it replaced). Also I tested out one of these before in store, I still prefer the older model, a lot more ergonomic.

  • Iron Reaver
    Iron Reaver 2 days ago

    I use to gaming all day long with Logitech mouse with a big trackball in the center that used a PS2 port because that was the only external mouse we had that i could use on my laptop up to when i got a new laptop when WoW came out

  • Mike L
    Mike L 4 days ago

    My hand started to cramp up just watching this video. I cant use those thumb trackball mice, hell even any trackball mouse, just makes my hand cramp up.

  • Heinzelman88!
    Heinzelman88! 8 days ago

    I used the logitech m570 for a couple of years, but I hated that it would start to have problems after 6-9 months and went through two of them. I did ask logitech in 2018 if they had a wired version and they said they didn't so I decided to go off the main stream and went with and elecom EX-G the cord is about 5 feet long and the ball that came with it started having tracking problems after the first 10-15 min of use. However, I put the ball from the m570 in it and it tracked very well. The down side being that the ball was a tight fit, its been about 3 months since then and the ball works very well now. I've used trackballs for classwork, gaming, and regular web browsing. The length it took me to get used it a track ball in the beginning was about 1-2 days and even in the first 6 hours of the first day it became comfortable. I originally got a trackball out of necessity, I don't have a desk and do all my computer stuff off of my bed, my mouse rests on a book with a mouse pad, but because the book can shift. A normal mouse can easily slip off.

  • lolera222
    lolera222 8 days ago

    I do have a trackball mouse, Logitech but without the thing before the scroll wheel, as i hate trackpads and i don't have enough space on my "desk" for moving around with an optical mouse or any "balls" trackball mouse

  • Dave Giard
    Dave Giard 11 days ago

    I know i am literally years late on this comment but I have been using trackballs for work since before this one came out. They have still been around. M570 is the one I use now and the gen before it...

    I dont know why he would say they are just bringing these back?? lol

  • Desmond Fernando
    Desmond Fernando 12 days ago

    awesome im so gonna get that trackball

  • Bryson Buchanan
    Bryson Buchanan 15 days ago

    I love it

  • Bryson Buchanan
    Bryson Buchanan 15 days ago

    I have a m570

  • Josh
    Josh 15 days ago +1

    Are they still using trackball mice now though? Doubt it

  • Falconnor4
    Falconnor4 17 days ago

    I bought it it's not bad

  • CJ B
    CJ B 17 days ago +1

    My US history teacher still uses these! I guess you could say...



    he's history
    ;)

  • WindowsEXE
    WindowsEXE 17 days ago

    optical trackball?

  • Tyler Workman
    Tyler Workman 19 days ago

    I was born in 96 and remember these

  • ButterKing -28
    ButterKing -28 19 days ago +1

    I see track ball mices at Staples

  • Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 21 day ago

    Trackball mice are sick though.

  • Brian Terrill
    Brian Terrill 22 days ago

    Yup! Played WoW on it since beta.

  • Brian Terrill
    Brian Terrill 22 days ago

    @Linus: WRONG! The M570 has been around since 2010. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Logitech_products#Trackballs

  • lostaerie
    lostaerie 22 days ago

    im old D:

  • Modest Mewtwo
    Modest Mewtwo 22 days ago

    RGB trackball mouse when

  • notgonnapay
    notgonnapay 24 days ago

    Logitech trackballs? What about Kensington?

  • Mathew Morton
    Mathew Morton 25 days ago

    Linus has some nice fingernails

  • Mark Atherstone
    Mark Atherstone 26 days ago

    I game on my trackball no problem at all, could never go back to a normal mouse! I'm using the "Microsoft Trackball Optical"

  • DaSpoody [i make underrated memes n stuff]

    Gonna buy this and play some fortnite 4 sure

  • Spike Trajesty
    Spike Trajesty 27 days ago

    I use the ELECOM M-XT3DRBK wired. It is made for gaming actually lol. It feels nice, and as a person who has been using Trackball mice for about 14 years, I can honestly say it is the best mouse like it I have ever used.

  • THEK
    THEK 28 days ago

    0:17 exactly my mouse

  • ChunkyJo
    ChunkyJo 28 days ago

    I use a 2 monitor setup for video editing and use this mouse. Turn on acceleration, and turn up the sensitivity, and instead of sliding your thumb and moving your hand, simply flick the ball and the mouse moves. It's crazy! haha BUT! This thing absolutely saved my wrist. On my old traditional mouse I was starting to lose grip strength and at one point was unable to game after a day of work. This solved all of that. I'm never going back to a traditional mouse after converting to the trackball. Even the vertical mice suck b/c instead of clicking, you tend to micro-select and drag whatever you're trying to click on.

  • Kiran R
    Kiran R Month ago

    0:16 My grandma legit uses that exact model of mouse 😂😂

  • michael Kivinen
    michael Kivinen Month ago

    Now we can see were the fairies are being employed and the human race is being made ready for execution oop's I mean extinction' but not going the way of the dinosaurs' but by self-eradication loaded with illogical and deceptive programming by selected media everywhere even here on YOUDUMP of the sleeping dozing populous nations of sheep that at least have half a brain asleep and the others side becoming robotized for general usefulness slave tools to those in control in the lap of SUBGOD hood of superiority' that about sums it all up. If you cant use a trackball then your not a PRO' ( NO not a prostitute' but it could mean the same as you would sell your soul to be employed these days for your daily hit of dead bread and alcohol ) bro.

  • nottacop
    nottacop Month ago

    It may be comfortable to hold, but moving the ball around with your thumb makes your hand and wrist really sore really quick.

  • god gaming for life

    My school still uses them

  • tearinox
    tearinox Month ago

    steam controller has the best trackball (even though it's virtual) partly because it also has a gyro.

  • TheRedstoneMaster // GamerTRM

    0:14 The google mouse

  • Em Rose
    Em Rose Month ago

    I'm an apprentice in IT, and not even 30 minutes ago I saw someone having a wireless trackball mouse at their office

  • xAlfredoo
    xAlfredoo Month ago

    i still use mine

  • N English
    N English Month ago

    trackball and trackpad, nothing else. I can't use a regular silly mouse you have to move all around the table.

  • Yoda Motions 328
    Yoda Motions 328 Month ago

    1:08 I thought the old logitech logo was the amiibo logo

  • Josh Dollins
    Josh Dollins Month ago

    I like using my logi trackball at times along with a keyboard with touchpad and laptop style keys. THey make great gaming mice to and a verticle now

  • Stevie Klaer
    Stevie Klaer Month ago

    0:16 *looks at screen - looks down at mouse* literally using that right now.

  • the gameing frog
    the gameing frog Month ago

    i'm 14 and i know what a track ball is

  • GodLovesYou
    GodLovesYou Month ago

    I use a Trackman for gaming but it sucks that there's no scroll wheel on it.

  • MrFester
    MrFester Month ago +1

    2019 and still using my trackball at work. :)

  • ISUC AT COD
    ISUC AT COD Month ago

    Are you gay

  • Viiperr STRAIITDEAD

    The trackball been popular since 2007

  • Jim's videos
    Jim's videos Month ago

    The thing with ball mice is that you could pick them up and use your middle finger to navigate and your thumb to click.

  • I don't post
    I don't post Month ago

    My mom has one sorry had got rid of it and gave me her wave key board

  • Shroukie 1
    Shroukie 1 Month ago

    I was just gonna buy them just becuase i thought the ball was a fidget thing and then i watched this video :/

  • MTF 33
    MTF 33 Month ago

    i love Trackball mice . they were great!!!!

  • robert karas
    robert karas Month ago

    i only use tracball !

  • Okwaho
    Okwaho Month ago

    Im actusally a big fan of these mice. I find it comfortable and I can actually game with it just as good as a normal mouse

  • Elijah The Galactic Atlas

    I bought a trackman M570 just today. I love it!

  • xPROF4NEx
    xPROF4NEx Month ago

    My god....I remember the track balls. Constantly having to pop it out.. and scrape off what closely resembles ear wax off of them, along with crumbs/hair/mystery substance. I am so glad we've moved faaaar away from that. What an absolute pain in the balls it was.

  • RojasTKD7
    RojasTKD7 Month ago

    Weired? M570 is all I use for years now. Once you get used to it, it hard to go back to standard mice. Gonna have to try the new MX ERGO That switching feature looks fantastic. People have a hard time with it at first, but once they get used to it they want one.
    4 month battery life is good, but my old M570 can go a year.

  • Chandra G
    Chandra G Month ago

    damn, your skill of introducing ads seamlessly is awesome :)

  • Tyler Strandlie
    Tyler Strandlie Month ago +2

    I’m 14 and I know what these are

  • Fetti Rob
    Fetti Rob 2 months ago

    “Leaves your hand a little hotter than it’s used to”... what kind of first world problem is that, maybe we should water cool them...
    LMAO and then she fans the mouse as if it’s fucking soup wtf
    Well that’s a deal breaker I like my hand at at cool 30°C...32°C is pushing it

  • rehan ali
    rehan ali 2 months ago

    *When People Play Fortnite with this trying to kill a noob*

  • dwelfusius
    dwelfusius 2 months ago

    i have tha kensington full size trackball and it's AWESOME.No longer pain from my wrist or on my index finger.Takes a bit getting used to but, love it.For home i still have a mouse (vertical anker), gaming is still better on a mouse

  • Mikkel Loua
    Mikkel Loua 2 months ago

    i hafe uesd logitec "thomball" track ball and i liked it i now use a kensington experd trackball ( center balle ) and i dont think i will ever go back to the "normal" mouse

  • Sound Design & Tools
    Sound Design & Tools 2 months ago

    SPEAKING OF... *pauses video*

  • LuigiSauce
    LuigiSauce 2 months ago

    0:00 amazing voice break

  • iHelloway
    iHelloway 2 months ago

    Linus has beautifull fiingernails :DDD

  • RC286
    RC286 2 months ago

    best trackball i have ever used was a logitech t-rb22. with the track ball to the right it mase use of the index and middle finger for tracking, thumb for left click and middle finger for right click. scroll wheel was milimeters away from the track ball. it was very comfortable to use and very accurate. i could game with it. thats how damn good it was. nothing since has compared. too bad these go for $200 plus used on ebay now. makes me wish i would have repaired it when the switches started to go bad instead of replacing it with a trackball controlled by the thumb. the thumb is useless for the fine motor control required to track a cursor. very poor design.

  • Oliver Barnes
    Oliver Barnes 2 months ago

    It's kind of cool

  • Sime Arsov
    Sime Arsov 2 months ago +1

    Well, this mouse is the stupidest thing I've heard after being told that terrorists did 9/11

  • thecursed01
    thecursed01 2 months ago

    Logitech just needs to re release the trackman optic. the one that has a scroll wheel and you control the ball finger the fingers, not thumb. both more precise and better for your hand/wrist. those sell for 400 on Amazon now. but instead Logitech screws up again

  • mosez
    mosez 2 months ago

    I'm using a trackball right now. It's the, Trackman Marble.

  • Xogroroth666
    Xogroroth666 2 months ago

    1) Long Distances: max the setting.
    2) fine pointing: it is dead simple, if you actually have used it for months, years, or like me, decades.
    I play games with it, my aim is superb.
    So no, it does NOT take concentration.
    Use it a month, you will not go back, I promise!
    3) It needs ample space, unlike a mouse, as it sits still.
    This is an advantage for your muscles as well, you will feel the difference over long time usage.
    I am looking for a specific type, the Logi M570, which is hard to find here in handkerchief sized Belgium. :(
    If anyone has a second hand willing to part from it (I will pay, ofc), throw me a line below.
    Thank you.

    • Xogroroth666
      Xogroroth666 2 months ago

      BTW: there is mouse acceleration software that you can use on top of your normal mouse software?

  • Xogroroth666
    Xogroroth666 2 months ago

    There is ONLY trackball for pro's!!!

  • Jake Stone
    Jake Stone 2 months ago

    to bad Logitech dropped the LOG9043690403. that was an amazing trackball. you used your fingers for fly on that thing, not your dumb clumsy thumb

  • Shit Multiverse
    Shit Multiverse 2 months ago

    Today they are widely used in video and audio editing, they are pretty much a standard in studios, only that they are the flat ones with a big ball in the center

  • sigo the mighty
    sigo the mighty 2 months ago

    I remember them and I'm 14...

  • Randomly Entertaining
    Randomly Entertaining 2 months ago

    One of the people in our office uses one of those trackball mice. Pointless to me

  • Peter Ferrarotto
    Peter Ferrarotto 2 months ago

    I have the MX Ergo mouse, and I absolutely love it.

  • Fuse Toku
    Fuse Toku 2 months ago

    Ball is life

  • The Real Hal Jordan
    The Real Hal Jordan 2 months ago

    I'll have to give this a try, since I'm always annoyed that I tend to move my mouse right where when I go to type, my right arm usually rests. This way I can keep the mouse off to the side of the keyboard and never stray in front of it

  • DOT ROT
    DOT ROT 2 months ago

    Linus..... Are your fingernails colored pink??? Lol

  • DOT ROT
    DOT ROT 2 months ago

    I hated track balls....

  • Praneeth Mashetty
    Praneeth Mashetty 2 months ago

    I am 10 and those mice look weird

  • Jordan Sparkes
    Jordan Sparkes 2 months ago

    when I was like 8 years old I was a master at counter strike with a trackball mouse haha

  • macotello
    macotello 2 months ago

    0:12 and 0:16
    I had those they were pretty neat

  • FennixFireboy /FennixAir

    My dad still uses a trackball mouse

  • Pranav Joshi
    Pranav Joshi 2 months ago

    My hands freeze when I use a mouse so hot hands aren’t a problem

  • the Were Dragon
    the Were Dragon 2 months ago

    My cousin had one. Im not old. Still in my teens

  • uhapolloz
    uhapolloz 3 months ago

    Cex has them

  • A.D. DAS
    A.D. DAS 3 months ago

    Can trackball replace WASD?

  • johan veldhuijsen
    johan veldhuijsen 3 months ago

    Logitech almost stoped cause of sales losses elecom still makes them intencesly in japan cause they use it more then other places on the world. I use the elecom huge and i'm more happy with it on longer use then the logitech trackballs (they lose durability very fast when you spend more then 8 hours behind a computer) i needed to buy a new trackball twice every year to use it asmuch as i wanted to

  • Lagercat
    Lagercat 3 months ago

    I
    Honestly love trackballs for traveling with a laptop
    Been using a Logitech one from like 1998

  • Amelia Hammett-Aron
    Amelia Hammett-Aron 3 months ago

    I actually use that last trackball you showed, its very comfortable even though my friends judge me for it haha

  • Red Legion
    Red Legion 3 months ago

    They never left! It's literally the only thing that makes using a laptop livable. Trackpads are the worst.

  • Chris
    Chris 3 months ago

    lefty here lol

  • Rocket Murphy
    Rocket Murphy 3 months ago

    or the people whos parents for some reason used a trackball

  • Derick Wolters
    Derick Wolters 3 months ago

    Ok I know this was made last year but where the hell you been living in. Trackball always been around so where did you get the idea that they haven't

  • Alexandr S.
    Alexandr S. 3 months ago

    3:56 what it smells like? )))

  • michael mac
    michael mac 3 months ago

    Werid flex, but ok

  • Eddie Strike
    Eddie Strike 3 months ago

    I just switched to a trackball and it instantly clicked with me. No learning curve at all, I'm now starting to game on it and linus right, it doesn't suck!

  • Jose Olaguera
    Jose Olaguera 3 months ago

    “Smoother ball action” 5:42

  • WIll Gearhart
    WIll Gearhart 3 months ago

    I still use a track ball lol