02-17-2007 09:20 AM
And as much as I love it, I am afraid Logitech will never update this product line. i have surfed the forums in search of any light that this maybe other wise, and although I have found logitech employee ackowledgement towards the user interest and ideas, it just doesn't seem to be leading anywhere, esecially given the fact that its been so long since any update.
Now as for the more constructive part of my post, I really would like to see Bluetooth capabilities, additional buttons, a better scroll wheel, and a side scroll if possible. Maybe also pressure sensitiveness on the ball, something which I think could have great implications if its studied a bit. Another interesting idea is switching the trackball function with other buttons, so maybe clicking a pinky button changes the trackball to a multi directional scroll wheel.
Overall, I love the trackman, and I love logitech products and i think they have a lot of nice ideas and products, i feel that the innovation into trackballs has taken a back seat to the mouse and find that 28 differnt mice should be sufficient to users for the next months, can we have our updated trackballs now???
02-18-2007 03:48 PM
So, yes, please *please* look into updated the Trackman line. Please? I'm grateful it still exists, because it is literally the only mouse that I can bear to use, but the fact that this line has been nearly abandoned makes me fear the future. I've been using this style of mouse since its debut, and I can recall the 90s when 'the Marble' premiered and, at least in my corner of the world, quickly became the absolute ultimate mouse for... well, everything from gaming to working. It fell from that peak some time ago for others I know, but some attention paid to the line might draw them back.
So, again.. please?
02-18-2007 11:47 PM
02-19-2007 03:16 AM
I'm begging now (grin), PLEASE do a Bluetooth thumb Trackman Marble. I'm in for three just to start, 2 for myself and one for the mom-in-law.
02-19-2007 07:37 AM
02-19-2007 06:22 PM
Seems that there's indeed a demand for newer versions for Logitech trackballs. Thanks guys for the suggestions and opinions. I'm sure that Logitech will take note of this.
02-20-2007 02:35 AM
We seem to live in a world today where manufacturers think they need to change their product every few months to be competitive. I'm not an expert in marketing, but I do know, and have proven in my own field, that the "experts" don't always know what they are talking about. The good ones think outside the box. The rest feel secure on the inside, no matter what misconceptions make up the character of the box.
In my experienced opinion, there is no better ergonomic design than this Trackman Marble Wheel. Evidently, observing the lists on eBay, I am not alone in my opinion. I am a professional web developer and programmer and spend way too many hours on the computer. I too suffered from CTS - so bad that I lost the ability to do much of anything with my entire right arm. (and I am not very coordinated with a mouse in my left hand!) I am also a drummer, so this was a double wammy. I completely fail at one-handed drumming.
Even with CTS this bad, I was able to use my new Trackman, and the CTS, for the most part, was gone in 2 weeks. The hand actually rests on this mouse. I have seen no better design. I am buying up old ones, as I am afraid this great design will be lost forever.
02-21-2007 09:15 PM - last edited on 10-29-2007 02:28 AM by Pegasus
Please, let's see an update to the trackball!
Message Edited by Pegasus on 10-29-2007 02:28 AM
02-22-2007 07:06 PM
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