Long ago I used to use trackball mice. Yes the normal drag ones, but also the one you would expect where its 4 buttons and a giant ball you can chuck at your sister when she pisses you off.
Anyways, I only ever had one. A Kensington Pro Ball. I have never ever used a different one. My goal is a mouse that is basically the same as my G600, but trackball instead. I may also just get a new Pro Ball. Now you’re going to ask why, aren’t you?
I’m reorganizing my desk soon. And even if I don’t reorganize it, I have very little mouse space as it is. I play games like CS and TF2 all the time, but also a LOT of RTS games. CS will just be learning new movements, I main Pyro in TF2 so its not like I need to aim, and RTS is RTS.
So anyways, I’m looking at these mice specifically.
20-35 is the pricepoint I am hitting as this is a bit of a pay bonus for me. If theres a better one let me know.
My specific needs are 500-1000 report rate, and the in between is actually completely fine because I can change in-game stuff when I play stuff, and 2 normal mouse buttons with /at least/ 2 extra buttons to edit to be whatever I want, but 4 is optimal. I don’t know if the M570 has side buttons for the scroll wheel, but I think it does? The ELECOM is what seems the best for me. Especially since the over all form of the mouse is the same as my G600.
Hmmmm secondary question: is there a big difference in having the ball on top of the mouse or on the side? I would be playing source games with it so would that make a big difference? I would think the side mounted ball would be better in that case. I could look at a platform trackball at some point, sure, but 100 bucks for a Pro Ball from Kensington is a bit much for me XDD
One thing about thumb trackballs is that the muscles around the thumb can get sore after prolonged use. (like constantly moving the ball around for hours on end).
I mostly use my M570, but from time to time I’ll use my mouse just to give my thumb a rest.
I used to use the Microsoft Explorer Trackball (the trackball to end all trackballs). It goes for a fortune now, if you can find it. None of the other wired trackballs had as many buttons as the Explorer. u_u
I actually really like the features on that one a lot I just don’t have the funds right now lol. I’m half looking at the top ball one but if I’m replacing my mouse with one completely I think the thumb one would be more accurate, no? Or wuld the top base one work better.