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Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball

Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball
alaScore 85

72 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and usability. Comments are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the reliability and value for money.

design, usability, build quality

value for money, reliability

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 72 reviews)

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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 - trackball


Let's face it, at over $100 a pop, the SlimBlade trackball not for every user. Perfectly good laser wireless mice can be had for under $20. However, considering the amount of time you spend with a computer, a well made, and elegant input device with a...

Good and comfortable design, scrolling accomplished with trackball alone, positive and precise, nice tactile feel. I don?t get the rubber tag, though

Minor, and unimportant to most users

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When looking for a pointing interface that works for my injured wrist, I had reconsidered trackballs. It has been about 15 years since I had used one last, a Kensington TurboMouse, and it was time to check it out again. The new SlimBlade has that same...

Fast setup, requiring only the multifunction driver to be installed. Multifunction buttons are very handy, and work out-of-the-box with most popular apps on OS X. Smooth control over cursor with the weighty and ergonomically friendly ball

Price needs to come down a bit for the quality. Noisy scrolling. Lack of button programmability will keep experts looking for more (read: Kensington's own ExpertMouse). Could use more aluminum, of course


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I bought this expecting more. Much more. It cost five times as much as my old Logitech Marble Mouse, so I was expecting a five-fold improvement in quality and useability. In the end, I think I might actually prefer the Marble Mouse. The buttons are...

The ball is hefty and the scrolling works surprisingly well

The build quality is atrocious, the buttons are flimsy and easy to press by accident

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I have been a track ball customer for over 10 years. I have Track balls at least a dozen PCs kensington has made most of them Expensive TRASH. their refusal to support devices with a 5 years grantee SUCKS. their refusal to support loyal clients on the...

hardeware rocks customer support sucks

A Hack to Fix mouseworks under vista

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A beautiful design, but lacking the previously-included features of the Expert Mouse and other older Trackball models. It seems that they are emulating the beleaguered BMW iDrive multi-tasking. Kensington warranty is a definite plus, but Logitech...

Extra-large ball makes precision movement easier and generous 5-year warranty is a definite plus! As a piece of modern art, it makes a pretty desk accessory

It is grossly expensive for its paltry features, and ought be cordless. Trackball development is regressing, with fewer features in recent models, (lacking "chorded" buttons and extra buttons to program to your specifications)

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The drivers for this device stink badly. The view mode doesn't work in all apps, do I'm often left with no ability to scroll. The scroll wheel on my old trackball explorer worked everywhere. You can't remap any buttons. At work, I have no need for a...

Good ergonomics and great feel

Drivers are HORRIBLE

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Amazon review summary for Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball


alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Kensington K72327 Slimblade Trackball from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

design, usability, build quality, size, reliability

value for money

58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Extremely satisfied with the product.


I have used Kensington Track Balls for years. This is the best design yet. It is attractive and convenient.

Accurate Tracking","Comfortable Design","Fast Response","Glides Smoothly","Works On Any Surface

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Excellent product Excellent deal


Trackball technology is excellent tool for professional usage. Easy handling, comfortable, smart.

Accurate Tracking","Comfortable Design","Fast Response","Glides Smoothly","Great Features","Works On Any Surface

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.


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 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 of Connection:Cable