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    Kensington Expert vs Slimblade Trackball Mouse

    I've been using the Expert for years and it has served me well. The scroll wheel is broken and I need to replace the mouse. Should I upgrade to the newer Slimblade? It looks nicer, but I wonder if it is as easy for quads to use. From looking at the picture, it seems like the buttons would be tougher to click. Also having to twist the ball to scroll seems like it would be difficult for someone with gimp fingers. Please advise.
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    I love my Expert mouse, they are smooth and last a long time.
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    in Florida we have a statewide lending library for technology products, so earlier this year I borrowed both to try them out. I wanted to like the Slimblade because it looks more polished, but the Expert worked better for my gimpy hands. The two items that you mentioned, Justin, were just as you feared. The physical ring that you use for scrolling on the Expert was easier and much more positive than trying to spin the ball just right on the Slimblade. Both had buttons that were easy to push, but it was harder for me to know without looking whether my hands were in the right place on the Slimblade. I like the Expert.

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    Use the Adesso Trackball Mouse, about 30 bucks. Move the ball with my right palm and left click/scroll with left hand.
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    No Tri's or hand function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52 View Post
    Move the ball with my right palm and left click/scroll with left hand.
    I do the same with the Logitech TrackMan Marble Mouse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckman View Post
    i do the same with the logitech trackman marble mouse.
    ditto

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    How does the logitec hold up? My relatively new Adesso's left click is starting to fail. First one lasted a couple years.

    The Kensington Orbit and Orbit Optical trackballs look pretty good also.
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    No Tri's or hand function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forestranger52 View Post
    How does the logitec hold up?
    I'm not sure how long I've had mine but it is quite a few years. I used it both at home and at work without any problems.

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    If you been using the Kensington trackball for several years and like it, why change something else? From my experience if you find something that works then stick with it. I've been using the Kensington mouse now for well over 10 years, ever since the first expert mouse was released, the silver one which is no longer being manufactured as far as I am aware.

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    been using the Expert for years, is the slim blade programmable? That’s the feature I like on the expert you can program it to drag lock.
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