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Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball

Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball
alaScore 86

407 reviews

May, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 407 reviews of Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the size and durability are on the whole positive. The reliability and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the price.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 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 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The durability and usability also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the reliability, while opinions are divided on the price.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

May, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and durability. The reliability and design also get good views. Some have doubts about the price.

usability, design, reliability, durability, size

price

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

May, 2015

Expert review by: Maclife (maclife.com)

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball

 
Jun, 2009
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Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

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

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Dan Frakes (macworld.com)

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...

May, 2009

Expert review by: MyMac (mymac.com)

Kensington SlimBlade trackball – Review

 
Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Geek.com (geek.com)

Review: Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse

 
Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew Spode Miller (pocket-lint.com)

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

Jul, 2009

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Andrew Harrison (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com.au)

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...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

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...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Nick Spence (macworld.co.uk)

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...

Nov, 2009

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

Apple Lightning Connector: No
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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