12-21-2006 06:09 AM
I do extensive CAD work drawing schematics and pcb layouts. Add to that the drawing conversion to T-Tech Isopro to mill the boards.
I did a web search for a used FX Marble. The only place I found one is Ebay. A new one was priced at $400.00 and a used one started at $85.00.
I bought a new Logitech trackball, but with developing arthritis, I cannot control the ball with any precision.
Messages on several CAD related discussion groups lament that there is NOTHING that matches the ease of use of the FX Marble.
With the price that a used FX Marble is getting and people wanting to buy a new one, it seems like Logitech should consider making the FX Marble again. It does not need any fancy bells and whistles, maybe a USB version and possibly a scroll wheel.
Myself, I would buy three for the computers at work and home, maybe an extra as a spare.
Please, Logitech, bring back the Marble FX.
12-21-2006 03:24 PM
01-03-2007 02:50 AM
I appreciate the time that you have taken to contact us with your feedback and suggestions on having the new FX Marble.The information that you have provided is considered useful and constructive. It will be passed on to the appropriate area for analysis.
03-17-2007 03:46 PM - edited 03-17-2007 03:46 PM
Message Edited by mginfo on 03-17-200703:48 PM
03-28-2007 07:36 AM
I've used lots of mice and trackballs; this is head and shoulders above all of them.
Logitech, you've already invested in the tooling; keep making them, please. The large ball makes it precise and comfortable. The subsequent products aren't as easy to use.
Hey, charge a premium. You'll get it. I'm setting up a dream system at home, and this is the trackball I want, but I can't afford $400 for a used one.
Only analogy I can think of is Chevrolet knocking it out of the park with the '57; then two years later making that godawful cats-eye 1959 model.
04-12-2007 07:41 PM
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05-09-2007 03:35 AM - edited 05-09-2007 03:35 AM
I dropped one of my mice in the toilet briefly while dusting it. I know, stoopid. It functioned briefly afterward, but instead of opening it up and using a blow dryer right away, I shook it out and let it air dry. Now it doesn't do anything at all. I've had them since they were sold here on this website. They work fine with Vista. I never use the Logitech driver and they were completely idiot proof until the toilet incident.
I just got on here to see if Logitech repairs them.
I suppose Logitech holds all the patents so no one else could make them?
Message Edited by jerrynorton on 05-09-200704:41 AM
05-09-2007 02:32 PM