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Offline JorgeHellraiser

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which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« on: Tue, 28 April 2020, 08:35:53 »
I'm thinking about buying one of these 3 trackballs: Kensington Slimblade, Elecom Deft Pro or Elecom Huge; but, which is the most ergonomic trackball?
The most important thing to my is the ergonomic (I dont care so much about extra buttons, for example).

In my opinion, maybe the Kensington one is the worst, because I think the hand doesnt rest; but I'm not sure because I haven't been able to test any of these
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Offline meshcapo

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 18:57:15 »
I'm thinking about buying one of these 3 trackballs: Kensington Slimblade, Elecom Deft Pro or Elecom Huge; but, which is the most ergonomic trackball?
The most important thing to my is the ergonomic (I dont care so much about extra buttons, for example).

In my opinion, maybe the Kensington one is the worst, because I think the hand doesnt rest; but I'm not sure because I haven't been able to test any of these
Thanks
Hi JorgeHellraiser.

I am not sure what your budget is but I think a combination of a vertical mouse and trackball is pretty comfortable. If you are interested I would suggest the Logitech MX Ergo or the Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical.

Offline JorgeHellraiser

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 13:59:28 »
I have a logitech m570 but i wanted change to one of these three

Offline suicidal_orange

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 08:00:27 »
Ergonomics are all about comfort so no-one can really answer this for you.  If you have small hands the huge will probably be too big, but if your hand is big your thumb could over-reach the scroll wheel on the Deft then that won't work well for you.  I agree that the Slimblade doesn't look great as the ball looks very high compared to the casing, though if you live somewhere hot I guess a floating hand would be more comfortable than a sweaty rested one...

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Offline JorgeHellraiser

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 08:07:44 »
My hand size is 7,283465 inches or 18,5cm. my hands usually dont have sweat

Offline Namaste

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 02 May 2020, 21:42:10 »
I think the Huge/Deft are in a different school to the Expert/Slimblade/L-Trac/T50.

With the latter school, I actually prefer the Expert to the Slimblade (not tried an L-Trac), as the palm rest is more relaxing, and you don't have to float. The latter school also allows you to manipulate the ball with your palm, which I personally find more precise and quicker then using my finger tips.

That said, for more general use I find the Huge (not used the Deft) more relaxing, especially with the extra customisable buttons, which means less movement.

So I actually use both, Expert in the left hand and Huge in the right hand, and switch between the two depending on what I'm doing.

Offline typo

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Re: which is the most ergonomic trackball ?
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 04 June 2020, 01:52:22 »
I say absolutely the deft. The high end gaming one.