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borbes
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-20-2007

TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

I've been using the Cordless TrackMan Wheel for 5+ years now. I love it. I've grown very fond of the thumb-operated trackball.

However, as a gamer, I find just having 2-buttons + scroll wheel is just doesn't provide the functionality that it once did.

Are there any plans for a more advanced thumb-operated trackball?
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Seanz
Posts: 2,033
Registered: ‎09-28-2006

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

Hi borbes,
 
Thank you for your support and concern on Logitech products. Its nice to know that you are satisfied with the Cordless TrackMan Wheel. However, I'm not sure whether Logitech will produce another version for the trackball. At the moment, I would recommend to check out our website from time to time for any updates available.
 
Thank you
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Trackballman
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎03-20-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

I already posted this in a different thread, but could you please pass along that there IS demand for an upgraded trackman wheel? Seriously, I'd pay $100 if there was a good one, especially considering the fact that they last for years. My trackball is 5+ years old as well, and it's really time to get a new one. I just need more buttons!
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borbes
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-20-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

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I do check, quite often. At least once a month I check up on the latest Logitech products. But to my dismay, there is never a new model for this.

For a mouse that is so widely loved, it astonishes me that after all these years they haven't made a new one. Now it's coming to the point where it's just outdated, and as much as I love the Trackman Wheel, I feel that Logitech falls behind on other mouse styles. I feel that at this point, it's better just to suck it up and get accustomed to another style before Logitech decides to stop selling thumb-operated trackballs completely (at lets face it, Logitech has nothing on Razer for standard mouses).

Seriously... 5+ years and not a single update to a decent selling product?

Message Edited by borbes on 03-25-200703:40 PM

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MachBuster
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-26-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

I wholeheartedly agree!  I wore out three corded Trackmen and I moved to the the cordless version as soon as it became available. Now I have two - one for my desktop and the other lives in my laptop bag.  I consider both invaluable.. Any position, any surface, any environment and no Carpal Syndrom.  The trackball is far superior to a mouse and I'm at a loss to explain why they never really caught on.  Trackballs are used exclusively in the medical imaging field. I'm going to try the Cordless Optical Trackman but even that is old technology and I'm a little concerned about moving from thumb manipulation of the ball to finger/s.
 
Logitech should bite the bullet and provide a laser (?) upgrade to rhe revered Cordless Trackman Marble.  They may not make millions on it but it will be a suitable reward to long standing Logitech loyalists!!
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technician1a
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎02-14-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

Here here for a new optical Marble Mouse.  My ideal version would be the same basic design as the regular USB Marble Mouse with the optical ball in the top middle making it left or right handed.  Make it wireless, and add a scroll wheel, done, perfect, I want it!
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Mona
Posts: 7,693
Registered: ‎05-24-2006

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

All of you guys seem to have brilliant ideas. I will forward all your feedback to the relevant department within Logitech for further analysis.
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PintSki
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

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Not a lot to add, other then after 2 cordless models which (after replacing the micro-switches) are still working fine,
i am also hoping for a new model (preferably a g-series, since game devices are top of the line they should also be excellent for daily use), with bluetooth would be nice, more buttons too !
Only have 1 negative thing to say about the trackman: the ball is to "soft", it fell from the desk and landed on its ball (get your head out of the gutter guys) and now i have 3 pits in the ball from the supportpoints underneath.

EDIT: by all means it needs to be thumb operated!!! other models are not so easy to use

Message Edited by PintSki on 03-29-200709:15 AM

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Mona
Posts: 7,693
Registered: ‎05-24-2006

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

I will forward this to our development team as well. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Darrin
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-21-2007

Re: TrackMan upgrade: Will there ever be one?

Please... PLEASE Mona, stay with us on this.  I'll go out and buy a lifetime supply of the cordless Trackmans if it is to be discontinued, but only if some driver updates are available.
 
It makes absolutely NO sense for Logitech to dig its heels in on this issue.  x64 users may be headed the Vista route in the end, but here you have multiple users pleading for some convergence with the x64 Setpoint system.  I'm no programmer, but if it took someone more than 30 minutes to adapt one device already listed to viable code for the Trackman series, I would be really surprised.  Let's have a little customer love here.
 
I'm on my 6th Trackman and have been a loyal Logitech customer for many years.  We're talking keyboards, iPod speakers... etc.
 
This is just astonishing and sad.