The humble trackball has lost the battle, so to speak, against the mouse when it comes to a pointing peripheral on a desktop. In fact, the trackball was also eventually phased out from notebooks, with IBM’s pointing stick making a last stand before the touchpad finally prevailed over the rest of its competitors. Here is a blast from the past with an update from the 21st century: the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball.
What makes the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball special? For starters, it does not come with any kind of wire or cable as well, which means there is no need to hook it up to your notebook or workstation, and that makes the entire workspace look less cluttered. This wireless trackball will set a new standard when it comes to navigation comfort and precision, being the first of its kind in close to 10 years. The Logitech MX ERGO delivers a personalized level of comfort with a unique adjustable hinge and precision tracking, offering multi-device connectivity for trackball enthusiasts as well as those who would like to enjoy an alternative compared to the regular mouse and touchpad.
It is said that the Logitech MX ERGO is able to reduce muscular strain by up to 20% compared to using a standard mouse. The adjustable hinge enables the user to increase the angle from 0 to 20 degrees, and this in turn improves wrist posture and pronation. With a carefully sculpted shape, your hand will enjoy full palm and finger support, where the soft rubber on the top will deliver a good and comfortable grip that is suitable for long hours of work.
Apart from that, the Logitech MX ERGO also brings with it the latest tracking technology so that it is faster and more precise, being able to instantly change your cursor speed and accuracy for optimal control with the press of a button. The presence of an LED light will illuminate when precision mode is activated, although do not expect this $99.99 wireless trackball to end up replacing your gaming mouse.