01-13-2012 02:32 PM
Is there going to be an effort to make the Cordless Optical Trackman compatible with the Unifying Technology? Or is there going to be a successor to it for us finger scrollers? I'm upgrading my keyboard but also wanted to get rid of the big reciever I have for my Trackman (which I love). The cord is close to its end...
01-16-2012 04:39 PM - edited 01-22-2012 01:34 PM
As far as I know, there are currently *no* plans to create a trackman with the Unifying technology. The M570 does support Unifying but the shape of it going from the trackman might take a bit of getting used to.
*Edited for clarification. Thanks @Xterra-JP1
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01-18-2012 10:01 AM
Your reply to the OP was a little confusion. Are there or are there not plans for a finger-operated trackball with Unifying technology? As for your suggestion to switch to a thumb mouse, that's not an option for some of us for physical reasons.
There have been posts and petitions on this forum for nearly 4 years asking for a new finger-operated trackball - and yet we have still have nothing new. Instead, we now have the most non-ergonomic mouse very created - the Logitech Cube. Are there any request in these forums for that? Hopefully not. Leave the cube shape to cars.
The Optical Trackman design is over 10 years old. Ergonomically, it's perfect. But the resolution is low, the battery life is poor, and the receiver is unnecessarily large. Honestly, the only reason I haven't switch products yet is because there's nothing else on the market with this design. (If anyone comes out with one, I'll be the first in like to get one.)
02-28-2012 11:48 PM
I check the Logitech website and these forums every couple of months hoping to find news of a new unified Cordless Optical Trackman (usually while trying to get my busted COT to start working again) but all I ever find are new posts from others waiting for the same update.
I've tried the thumb balls and they are awful. Please bring out a Cordless Optical Trackman that is actually cordless. The one I have suffers regular failures to connect, the cord breaks at the reciver with alarming ease, and it eats batteries worse than any device I've ever had - but its STILL the best mouse/trackball I've ever owned. Controlling the trackball with my fingers is VASTLY superior, freeing up my thumb for controlling multiple buttons - a FAR more comfortable solution.
Seriously why is it so hard to give people what they want? We are lining up to throw money at you (or whoever else comes out with an alternative first).