06-24-2011 11:35 AM
My mouse just stopped working, and I was horrified to find that it can not be replaced. Please, logitech, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Make this available again! I am buying a different brand to tide me over until you come to your senses. Awful decision, enriching a bunch of profiteers selling the original for ridiculous prices, and a total disappointment to loyal users. My first logitech trackball was blue. I am not happy to have to go elsewhere. Your improved versions do not interest me,
06-26-2011 11:31 PM
My wheel is going bad.
They just don't make them well anymore.
The style is the best - I hate moving a mouse around, and hate finger-rolling the other types.
Even though they are super cheaply made, for the money they charge, I would keep buying the Trackman Wired.
There must be another manufacuterer willing to make these....
06-29-2011 07:08 AM
Add me to the list of people who registered on this forum, simply to reply to this thread. My corded TrackMan Wheel is about to die after 10 years, and I need a replacement.
The great thing about a trackball, is it doesn't move around, so the cord never gets tangled, or in the way. In fact I have my cord hidden and zip ties to keyboard cable. The point is, unlike mice, there is almost zero advantage to a wireless in a trackball, just the added headache of batteries and losing a dongle.
If you have to make wireless, please make it blue tooth, so I don't need a dongle! Calling your RF receiver the "unifying receiver" is ridiculous attempt to lock people into Logitech. Bluetooth is way more universal than your rf dongle. Sure there is a small licensing fee for using bluetooth, but suck it up. Pass the $1 fee on to the consumer. I would sure as heck pay a couple extra buck to get a blue tooth over some proprietary Logitech BS. I refuse to buy and Logitech product that has the Unifying Logitech Lockin Technology.
Also by reading these threads, it is obvious that there is a large wave of people who have had their Trackman's for a long time, and now they are finally starting to die, and the demand for them has gone up again. There may have been a lull in previous years, as everyone held on to the one they had. The whole baby-boomer-bubble analogy.
Please give us a corded or bluetooth version.
Does anyone from logitech actually read these posts? Echo... cho... cho... cho..
07-09-2011 01:50 PM
I recently bought a wireless version to replace my old Trackman Wheel. To tell you the truth, I'd rather have the corded one back. My mother has a logitech wireless mouse, and her receiver keeps picking up my mouse and vice versa. What a headache! My first Trackman lasted me 7 years, I believe (perhaps more) and the second one only lasted about 3. I, too, am a spreader of the Trackman wonderfulness. I've converted at least a dozen people, most of whom have more than one for home and work both. Many of my converts have converted others, so I'd say I've singlehandedly led to a fair number of your mice being bought, especially considering I live and work in Silicon Valley.
07-09-2011 07:43 PM - edited 07-09-2011 07:49 PM
I am yet another person that created a Logitech account JUST to add to this thread. I have been using my wired trackman wheel for the past 5 years, and I'm sure I would have been using it for longer had a certain toddler not have broken the sensor on mine. Nevertheless, eventually the time would come that I would have to replace it. This time is now.
I was literally shocked when I found out the trackman wheel had been discontinued. I frantically searched on EVERY website I could just to find one at a price that wasn't ludicrous - but to no avail. I began to pray for maybe some sort of replacement for the trackman, and saw the m570.
I looked at it and at first deeply breathed because of my relief that there was indeed a successor to my beloved trackman wheel. Then I read the name of the product: Logitech WIRELESS Trackball M570. At that moment I just couldn't believe my horrible luck. For some inexplicable reason, Logitech decided against making a WIRED successor of its famous and amazing trackman wheel.
Long story short, I simply want - nay - I NEED a wired trackman wheel. Having another wired trackman wheel would simply be amazing. I know, however, that Logitech probably won't begin to manufacture more of the old trackman wheels now that they have discontinued them. Hey, I'd be more than happy to buy a WIRED version of the m570, in fact I'd be ecstatic. A new version of my beloved wired mouse WITH a few more buttons? Simply awesome.
I really hope you reconsider your decisions of discontinuing the wired trackman wheel/manufacturing only a wireless version of the m570 Logitech, I really, truthfully do.
07-10-2011 05:32 AM
This is a User to User Forum. Though Logitech employees do respond sometimes, you may get better results trying to call or email them.
Someone should email them a link to this thread.
07-20-2011 12:03 AM