01-22-2012 11:17 PM
02-09-2012 09:38 AM - edited 02-09-2012 09:39 AM
They need to bring back the Trackman Wheel (wired)!!!!!! I would buy several right now if they were available. And yes I know they are on eBay, but I'm not paying a hyper-inflated price on them because I want to buy several.
02-13-2012 08:56 AM
The left button on my trackman wheel is staring to flake out. I wondered why I couldn't find one for sell anywhere so I googled and found this thread and now know they quit making them.
I'll add my voice to those saying please bring back the trackman wheel or make a corded version of the m570.
No matter how long the battery lasts you still have to replace it eventually.
02-13-2012 02:04 PM
Anything is possible ... but I am not holding my breath. As I said in an earlier post ... I thought I found a source that still had some old stock. I emailed, I called and got assurance that they were available. A week later .... the dreaded email stating that they were NOT available! I had two in use ... both with small problems. Calls and emails to Logitech proved useless as it was made pretty clear that the decision to discontinue this model was probably not going to be changed. It was, however,suggested that I try out the wireless version ..... no thanks! So, for a while now, I have been testing an alternative ... the Kensington Orbit Trackball with scroll ring. While not as pleasing to use as the good old wired Trackman Wheel ... it may work out as a final replacement. They are not very expensive and can be had for under $30 (as of today) at Amazon:
Just thought you might like to know .... since complaining here doesn't seem to be influencing Logitech at all.
02-14-2012 03:08 AM
The Kensington mouse is a center trackball. Logitech also has a corded center trackball currently at $29.00. The ergonomics of the thumb Trackman is what we all want in this thread.
We don't want the wireless version. It will take more than the current sale price of $49.00 (original $59.00) to try it for home use. And as mentioned previously in this thread. Not everyone is allowed to use a wireless mouse in their work environment.
Give Kensington free license to make a corded version of the trackman. I'm sure they would be happy to profit from the demand. Logitech is not listening to the consumer.
02-14-2012 05:27 AM
Logitech also has a corded center trackball currently at $29.00. The ergonomics of the thumb Trackman is what we all want in this thread.
Yes ... Logitech still makes the corded center trackball (the Trackman Marble) ... but it does NOT have scroll capabilities! And you are right .... it is the thumb controlled trackball which set the Trackman Wheel apart from others. Center positioned trackballs are not as comfortable to use ... that is for sure. However, given the options currently available, I decided to give the Kensington a test drive. Do I like it as well .... so far, no. I have found that the base is wide enough that I can position my hand to the right and control the trackball with my thumb. Far more comfortable than holding my hand straight and using my fingers. I do, however, really like how its scroll wheel operates. Very fluid control and movement.
02-14-2012 08:50 AM
Sadly but it seems also true to me that there will be no more wired Version of trackman. At least n oone you could buy, but i may be an option to rip out the guts or at lest the wireless modul an replace of an M570 and replace them with somethin like an ultimarc U-HID. But that will require high resoldering skill. So the only option for me would be to built am trackball all by myself. Ok that will cost about $300 but i can replace any defect part if it is brocken by myself. So it maybe worth to pay the double price of trackman wheel.
02-14-2012 04:41 PM
I didn't know the corded Trackman Wheel was 86'd. That would be tragic for me, as well, as my I can't get my wireless one to connect.
I have both wireless keyboard and trackball, and can't imagine going back to a mouse (never used one), especially since my system is integrated with a killer home theater, and most of my use is from the couch.
So, old faithful is my backup, and with the long extension cable, it reaches everywhere. Alas, it still gets tangled up! So, I've got to get the other one working.
Blame it on a move; all worked until moving to a new place last month. Go figger!
03-01-2012 10:40 AM
I just spent more than an hour of my time reading through this thread and am more than a little disgusted.
1. I have never used any other pointing device since my first thumb operated trackball. [I carry mine with me, even to friends houses in case they haven't switched yet]
2. I have never met anyone who tried my trackball who didn't try to buy one of their own.
3. I have no need what so ever for a 'cordless' device. [Although I am considering a networked laser printer]
Add me to the chorus... I will not buy another Logitech product. I am more than a little tired of constantly modifying my life to suit corporate *******.