05-24-2012 11:02 PM
Add yet another loyal Trackman Wheel user who's horribly disappointed that Logitech has discontinued such an elegant device. I can't see ANYTHING out there that comes remotely close to the functionality.
Alas, after about 10 years of use, the scroll wheel refuses to work most of the time. I've tried everything I can think of to resurrect it, but to no avail.
Logitech - PLEASE bring this back!
05-27-2012 02:10 PM
My wife's old Trackman Wheel has finally given out. Imagine our surprise when we discovered they are no longer available. It seems absurd that such a fine device could be simply dropped. It has served her well and comfortably for years. Nothing else we've seen fits her hands, has the number of buttons she needs, and works in the small space available on her desk. I urge Logitech to make these available again. The cordless version is unacceptable.
In the meantime, if anyone knows of a good corded trackball being currently made, we'd be happy to hear it.
06-07-2012 07:14 PM
I'm another one wanting a wired Trackman! When I broke my hand a few years ago, the trackball saved my job (I'd only been there a week), my hand, and my sanity! (I still cannot use a regular mouse.) I had actually bought two...but I loaned one to a friend (who has neither memory of the loan, nor the Trackball) and on the one I use, the scroll wheel is broken--and that is causing problems. I do NOT want a wireless one. I have 3 cats who all want to sit on the desk at the same time, which causes a few scuffles...the only way the trackball stays on the desk is that wonderfully handy tether (I mean cord).
BTW I also have your Marble trackball, bought in desperation, and I hate it. Really really hate it. I spend 8-10 hrs/day on the computer, sometimes more, and it just isn't an option.
I agree that for this many people to take the time to sign up for an account and even give you a phone number in order to comment, there must be hundreds who don't bother. And there's likely a goodly percentage of those who won't buy any more Logitech products as a result. If you don't offer what customers want...we'll go elsewhere.
06-09-2012 10:13 AM - edited 06-09-2012 10:15 AM
I, too, am a loyal fan of the Logitech TrackMan T-BB18 - by far the pointing device of choice IMHO - and agree that the M570 is not an acceptable substitute. Being old-school, I despise anything which needlessly complicates usability. And though I well understand the general trend towards cordless devices, this thread aptly demonstrates that there are more than a few of us "old-schoolers" who much prefer the consistent reliability of the corded models.
Between frequent moves, as well as nearly a decade driving 18-wheelers, I often find myself with a shortage of desk space - and trackballs don't require near the space that mice do (or even a desk). With as much as the afforementioned 18-wheelers lack in suspension, I can more than attest to the durability of the T-BB18 model trackball. I can't recall precisely how long I've been using this model, but it's been long enough that I can't remember ever using anything else. Between its familiarity and durability, I have no intention of ever using anything else. Fortunately, I had the foresight to "stock up" when I heard rumors this model was being discontinued and still have one more in reserve (in addition to the two I currently use).
In short - if you expect me to ever buy another new trackball from you, it will be either the T-BB18 or a corded version of the M570. I refuse to adapt to a new style of trackball as adamantly as I refuse to switch to a cordless model. If need be, I'll resort to buying used T-BB18s off eBay - for parts, if nothing else (in addition to the dozen or so dead soldiers I have in a box) - to keep at least two of my current trackballs operational.
06-11-2012 11:58 AM
Sad Day indeed...
.For People like myself wIth R.S.I. And othe related injuries due to Computer use, The Original Track Man wheel was the only device I have ever used.... The Track Man Marble is not a substitute...It is not even a good product...Does anyone agree? The Ball constantly falls out and you cannot use your thumb to scroll...What Was Logitech Thinking?!?!?!!?
06-14-2012 03:29 PM - edited 06-14-2012 03:30 PM
Just another vote for the bringing back the wired trackman wheel.
We have used these for years on ships where they were ideal in many ways. The new wireless ones are too vulnerable to interferance and not suitable to critical applications because the batteries go dead.
06-17-2012 08:51 PM
Put me on this list. I have bought many of the wired Trackman over the years. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!!! At least let those of us who STRONGLY prefer this solution to buy it direct on your website. Your most loyal users are here.
06-18-2012 01:08 AM
Yeah... look, I understand after flipping through all this that I'm preaching to the converted and that no-one from logitech is listening, but I just wanted to join the club...
I sat down into my chair on monday morning to find no life in my trackman, eventually i just went on line to replace it and I understand the new paradigm.. Gone...
Have been looking for a way to configure an old marble mouse for my work flow but no luck yet...
(**bleep** is setpoint....???)
Haven't seen anything out there to replace the trackman, but has anyone else...? It really suts my work flow....
06-22-2012 02:07 PM
I was ready to order three trackman wheel's (P/N: 904353-0403) and I found out it's been discontinued. What a disappointment to say the least!! I guess they're not interested in repeat business.
07-06-2012 11:31 AM
The hell is going on here Logitech? Do you completely ignore these forums? Hundreds of people have already expressed your failure to you in pretty technicolor posts.
Give us the **bleep** Trackman Thumb-Driven CORDED mouse again. The wireless version is a piece of CRAP, and for those of us whom work in "Secure" job locations we're not allowed to use wired devices.
Not to mention the fact that with a CORDED version you NEVER have to worry about batteries, or a massive wireless hub device.
Seriously, get your crap in gear Logitech.