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Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball

Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball
alaScore 85

396 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the build quality and size are generally positive. The reliability and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk.

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87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 user reviews of Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com.

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69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review: Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

 

The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball's clever Media and View modes take advantage of the unique attributes of a large trackball to make it easy and intuitive to work with many documents and media.

Like most previous Kensington trackballs, the SlimBlade features a relatively heavy billiard-size ball surrounded by four large buttons, and connects to your Mac via an integrated USB cable. The new model has a lower profile than its predecessors, as...

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Kensington SlimBlade TrackBall review

 

TrackBalls are almost a thing of the past, making very few appearances on a modern desktop PC and mainly seen in those poorly built internet kiosks at airports. Just like the IBM ThinkPad's nipple style controller, there are a few die hard fans out...

Excellent build quality, innovative scrolling technology, accurate for moving and scrolling

Expensive, not portable, needs drivers for extra buttons

The Kensington SlimBlade TrackBall is a really nicely made piece of kit but comes at a hefty price tag

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

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Kensington SlimBlade Trackball review

 

Kensington's new SlimBlade Trackball is a slick way to get your cursor precisely where you need it.

Silky smooth cursor-racing operation, coupled with some good integration with a number of common programs, make the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball a winner. We only wish its extra View mode functionality would work with all apps, but this doesn't stop...

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Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

 

Kensington resurrects a dying breed with the SlimBlade Trackball, but the potential of its unique shortcut buttons devolves into a mess of clumsy extra functions and awkward movements that restrict productivity.

Comfortable for those physically unable to use a standard mouse ; Heads-up display conveniently shows the current mode

Toggling between three modes complicates work flow ; Expensive ; Lacks Bluetooth ; Can't customise buttons or alter trackball sensitivity ; Large footprint

In addition to suffering from iPhone Syndrome, where fewer buttons are never more, the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball lacks any kind of customisable settings. In other words, it doesn't give the user control over the program routed to each button, nor...

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A Mouse Alternative : Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

 

Recently I heard from a reliable source that this type of product had been recommended by a doctor as a solution to overcome a medical problem. However, to the best of my knowledge, the product in question is not available on the National Health.

In order to gain access to these additional modes you need to carry out a process that the product’s limited documentation fails to explain. Admittedly there is a mention of going online to view a tutorial and download drivers but you can only download...

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SlimBlade Trackball review

 

The SlimBlade Trackball from Kensington offers an innovative design, but is let down by software.

Innovative scrolling technology and design; precision movement and comfortable control; great potential but requires software rewrite or third-party software to really shine

Some modes are confusing; buttons and speed settings can’t be programmed; drivers need improving; no Bluetooth option; style will deter some; expensive

As with the Wacom Bamboo, a learning curve is required here, but for document and media browsing the SlimBlade Trackball offers clear benefits. User reviews suggest third-party software options improve performance, although this is an area Kensington...

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Kensington Slimblade Trackball

 

An alluring, but awkward alternative to the mouse Most of us are used to using mice but there are alternative methods of moving the pointer on the screen. We have looked at graphics tablets ...

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Kensington SlimBlade Trackball review

 

Kensington's new SlimBlade Trackball is a slick way to get your cursor precisely where you need it.

Silky smooth cursor-racing operation, coupled with some good integration with a number of common programs, make the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball a winner. We only wish its extra View mode functionality would work with all apps, but this doesn’t stop...

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Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

 

Comfortable for those physically unable to use a standard mouse, Heads-up display conveniently shows the current mode

Toggling between three modes complicates work flow, Expensive, Lacks Bluetooth, Can't customise buttons or alter trackball sensitivity, Large footprint

Kensington resurrects a dying breed with the SlimBlade Trackball, but the potential of its unique shortcut buttons devolves into a mess of clumsy extra functions and awkward movements that restrict productivity.

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Kensington - SlimBlade Trackball

 

There have always been people who prefer trackballs to mice for controlling the screen pointer. Those with little room to swing a mouse, for example and, unaccountably, those controlling nuclear power stations, seem to have had ...

If you prefer a trackball to a mouse for day-to-day work under Windows or OS X, the SlimBlade Trackball is a fine example of the species and the new twist action, which acts much like a mouse clickwheel, is a useful bonus. Priced at a similar level to...

Product Specifications

Your computing experience just got smoother, faster and easier with the Kensington SlimBlade Trackball. Choose navigation mode to control cursor and scrolling. Media mode controls volume, play/pause, stop, and track forward/backward, while view mode zooms in/out, and pans. And it does it all with the ball to put complete control at your fingertips.

Configuration

Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Type:4-ways
Scrolling Wheel: No
USB:USB 2.0
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Mechanical
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:PC / Mac
Type:Trackball
Type of Connection:Cable
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