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Microsoft Trackball Explorer

Microsoft Trackball Explorer
alaScore 72

33 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. Many are less positive about the value for money.

usability, design

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft Trackball Explorer is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Microsoft Trackball Explorer


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Microsoft Trackball Explorer from The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on

design, usability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft Trackball Explorer Optcial

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Great scroll wheel track ball!


I got this track ball after years of using the standard mouse. The first thing I noticed was the thumb buttons felt a tad loose, not as solid clicks as my Explorer mouse. This wasn't a huge problem, and the finger buttons were much better. After...

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I had to have one once I put my hand on one.


I saw this on a laptop that belonged to a friend who had severe RSI damage to her hands. I've had CP surgery awhile back so this trackball mouse looked like it might fit the bill. The first time I put my hand on it, I was sold. It just fit like a...


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good on my hand


I love this device, I have a repetitive stress injury on my pointer finger(too many years of mousing) and the device allows me to use my thumb to left and right click. The programable buttons are awsome too!

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The Best


By far, this is the best pointing device I've ever used. Extremely accurate for online gaming, office software, you name it. Ergonomics are the strong suit for this trackball...hand sits very naturally, and clicking with the thumb feels more natural...

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WARNING! *** Poor quality gamming mouse! ***


Microsoft has done it again! They built a revolutionary 5-button trackball with a half-backed design and shoddy craftsmenship. The thumb buttons are flimsy and if you press too hard the mouse wheel button clicks down at the same time. We gamers are not...

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Great Trackball


Love this trackball, smooth and fits the hand so naturally. I have pretty big hands and everything fits well. Can really spin around playing quake or precisely choose verts in 3d apps. Had a Logitech t-ball but after a while the ridge started hurting...

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Microsoft Trackball Explorer D68-00007 2-Tone 5 Buttons 1x Wheel + 1x TrackBall USB or PS/2 TrackBall TrackBall


this is one of the best trackballs i have had (my kenxxxton served me well for 9 years, R.I.P.) this one takes a while to get used to because of the way u have to hold it (kind of sideways), but it fits my hand perfectly. the extra buttons area great...

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Good, but not great


I've had this trackball for a couple years now. The tracking is excellent. The ergonomics are good. The buttons are placed well. For general desktop use, this is a fine trackball. However, if you use it in a dusty environment (own a pet, or get lots of...

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Microsoft Trackball Explorer D68-00007 2-Tone 5 Buttons 1x Wheel + 1x TrackBall USB or PS/2 TrackBall TrackBall


This is a good trackball. The extra buttons (mainly used for "back" and "forward" in a web browser) are nice, and the feel is good. However, my hand slips off of it a bit, and gamers, be aware that it is difficult to depress both left and right buttons...

Product Specifications

Trackball Explorer combines a finger-operated trackball with IntelliEye optical technology for superior precision and accuracy. The ball is large and conveniently located for easy control. Trackball Explorer has an ergonomic design that supports your entire hand and fingers. With no rollers or gears to clean Trackball Explorer will stay precise, as if it were "brand new." Trackball features smooth feel and programmable forward and back buttons for easier Internet navigation. The IntelliEye sensor scans 1, 500 times per second, resulting in smooth, controlled movement. The wheel makes scrolling simple without using scroll bars and helps you work 25% more efficiently.


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Country Kits:N/a
Localization:Dutch / English / French/English / French / Italian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Trackball

Input Device

Buttons Qty:5
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Form Factor:External
Interface (DB):PS/2 / USB
Movement Detection Technology:Optical


Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3 or later