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Microsoft Trackball Optical

Microsoft Trackball Optical
alaScore 79

1331 reviews

Feb, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1331 reviews of Microsoft Trackball Optical. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices for all reviews. Comments about the durability and size are overall positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Microsoft Trackball Optical is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Trackball Optical

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Microsoft Trackball Optical from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and reliability also get good views.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Trackball OpticalMicrosoft 4500 Mouse - BlueTrack - Wired - Strawberry Sorbet Pink

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Trackball Optical

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 892 user reviews of Microsoft Trackball Optical from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Mouse & Pointing Devices on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and size. The design and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size, durability

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop EliteMicrosoft Wireless Optical DesktopMicrosoft D67-00001 Trackball Optical Mouse

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Microsoft Corporation (3dgameman.com)

Microsoft Trackball Optical and Explorer Video Review

 

Microsoft Trackball Optical and Explorer

Jan, 2008
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Expert review by: Hardware Pacers (hardware-pacers.com)

Microsoft TrackBall Optical

 

There is not much to say about this product except it excelled on all tests. My mark is 9/10.

Attractive & Stylish, USB compatible, Customizable buttons

None

Nov, 2002

Expert review by: Julien JAY (activewin.com)

Microsoft TrackBall Optical

 

Every computer user knows that using a classic mouse is painful and can even causes wrist pain (after intensive hours of use) that imply some breaks needed to be taken: the exact opposite of productivity those today businesses need. Worst working with...

Comfort of use ; Cool dark design ; Improved IntelliEye technology ; Two programmable buttons ; Exceptional features rich drivers

The trackball shell smells like rubber

The Microsoft TrackBall Optical is a great addition to the vast and astonishing Microsoft hardware family. Microsoft once again (it becomes habit) revolutionized the computing world by revamping the TrackBall concept making this device almost...

Expert review by: (automatedhome.co.uk)

Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop - Review

 

First impressions are that the keyboard is big: 455mm wide by 235mm deep (this increases to 270mm if you add the optional wrist support). It also stands tall - 55mm at it's highest point. The mouse is a good size, a simple enough shape but comfortable...

May, 2003

Consumer review by: JEFF_BIZ (cnet.com)

DIED AFTER ONLY 3 MONTHS

 

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND.

I USED THE MICROSOFT WIRELESS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE 700 TO MANAGE MY INTERNET USE FROM A COUCH SOME 10 FEET AWAY, LOOKING AT A 46" TV

I TOO FOUND TYPING RESULTED IN MISSING LETTERS. BIGGER DEAL THOUGH IS THE MOUSE DIED AFTER 3 MONTHS. THE POINTER STILL SHOWED AND MOVED, HOWEVER NO ACTIONS RESULTED FROM THE LEFT AND RIGHT HIGH CLICK BUTTONS

May, 2011

Consumer review by: jeffd111 (cnet.com)

Not worth the money

 

Bottom line is you get what you pay for and what you get here isn't very much.

Light weight

Uses batteries very quickly, letters on the keys fade after use, doesn't indicate if you hit the "CAPS LOCK" button, no indication if the number lock button is on

May, 2011

Consumer review by: therain23 (cnet.com)

The keyboard don't register all letters when you typing

 

Good look and connect easily

In normal speed typing the keyboard missing letters and mouse losing connection so I can not move pointer easily

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Tejano09 (cnet.com)

great mouse. I could never go back

 

I never once suspected that this mouse cost almost $250. I inherited it from my dad after he ditched his desktop for a laptop and I would have never EVER dreamed it cost so much. Either way, it is SO much more comfortable than normal mice. After a...

no wrist/hand movement ; perfect size for my hand (I'd say I have a medium sized male hand) ; scroll wheel ; never fails ; no mouse pad

The need to clean it a couple times in a week ; Thumb cramps (after extremely heavy use at one time, as in 4-8 hours) ; Not left handed ; I really don't have any cons

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Tejano09 (cnet.com)

great mouse. I could never go back

 

I never once suspected that this mouse cost almost $250. I inherited it from my dad after he ditched his desktop for a laptop and I would have never EVER dreamed it cost so much. Either way, it is SO much more comfortable than normal mice. After a...

no wrist/hand movement ; perfect size for my hand (I'd say I have a medium sized male hand) ; scroll wheel ; never fails ; no mouse pad

The need to clean it a couple times in a week ; Thumb cramps (after extremely heavy use at one time, as in 4-8 hours) ; Not left handed ; I really don't have any cons

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: bretticus (newegg.com)

Best keyboard I have ever owned

 

Wish they'd bring the 2000 back.

Took spills, 8-12 hours of programming each day, but finally enter key is partially broken. Loved how easy this keyboard was to clean. No carpal tunnel. Great little keyboard. Awesome mouse too! Held up even longer (still going.) Been having some...

none

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Trackball Optical combines a thumb-operated trackball with IntelliEye optical technology for superior precision and accuracy. Designed to be thumb-operated, the ball is conveniently located for easy control. Trackball Optical has an ergonomic design that supports your entire hand and fingers. The wheel makes scrolling simple without using scroll bars and helps you work 25% more efficiently. With no rollers or gears to clean Trackball Optical will stay precise, as if it were "brand new." The IntelliEye sensor scans 1, 500 times per second, resulting in smooth, controlled movement. IntelliEye optical technology gives consumers more precision, control and accuracy. Trackball Optical is the ultimate trackball combining IntelliEye optical technology popularized in IntelliMouse Explorer with a wheel and five programmable buttons.

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Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Country Kits:N/a
Localization:English/English / French / German
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Model:Optical
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
Type:Mouse / Trackball/Trackball

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows 95/98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3 or later/Apple MacOS 8.5.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1 or later / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP3 or later
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