06-23-2011 05:42 AM
My first trackball was the Trackman Marble wired pretty much when that was released. Then I moved to the Cordless Optical Trackman in ~ 2006. I've been really hoping for an updated one since you released your unifying receivers.
My first Cordless Optical Trackman took a nosedive after 2 years (in 2008) and the one I got as a replacement just took a nosedive (2011). Apparently the 5 year warranty has been revised to 3 and I had to buy a new mouse vs. get mine repaired/replaced by Logitch.
That being said, I had the choice of buying another Optical Trackman or the M570. I'm went for the M570 ONLY because it's on the new receiver (which I own already and so will be easy to move my trackball between PCs and Notebooks) and the battery indicator on the mouse which I think will save me some heartache in WoW. I don't use Setpoint because it seems to do more harm than good for these things.
I am VERY nervous about the position of the ball. As you can see, I've been a finger vs. thumb user for years. But, like any mouse user who gets into Trackball mice, I'm open minded and willing to try. Still, it would be VERY nice for you to consider us finger trackball users and either revise the Cordless Optical Trackman or maybe innovate something new, fresh and comfortable we can use.
Heck, how about a gaming Trackball? I know...sort of sounds oxymoronic but I play WoW quite well with mine and can't even imagine going back to a regular mouse. Of course, I may have to if I can't adjust to the M570 quickly :/ It doesn't have to be about lasers and nanosecond response time, we appreciate 'tons of easily reachable but difficult to be tapped accidentally buttons' on a mouse too Failing that, a good ole' Cordless Optical Trackman with a battery indicator and equipped to use the unifying receiver would be just fine.
Your Loyal, patient customer.
05-21-2012 01:51 PM
Just bought mine. The M-570 was in stores. Hated it. Who's brilliant idea was it to create a tiny, thumb-controlled trackball. Saw the trackman, just got it in. What the hell is this reciever? How is this wireless? No bluetooth? No little reciever like the 570. This **bleep**. I'll play with it for a little bit to see if I can get used to it, but signs are pointing to me returning both and going back to my 15 year old Kensington Expert Mouse.
02-06-2013 03:25 AM
I hope it will be updated.
The current model is no longer listed on Logitech's site. I assume it is end of life'd.
This is the best trackball ever. I hope there is a replacement.
02-28-2013 04:03 PM
I've been asking for a while. I guess they aren't that popular.
I ended up getting the other version and for me it is unusable (the one with the thumb trackball).
I am a longtime Logitech buyer, every one of my peripherals (speakers, cordless gamepad, keyboard, mouse, camera, earphones) is a Logitech but It may be time to invest in Kensington for my mouse and give other companies a chance.
Recently, I sent logitech a message (my earphones/headset is having issues) and after 3 days I haven't heard a peep.