Wednesday, September 15th 2010

Logitech Unveils New Wireless Trackball

Today Logitech unveiled the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570, delivering a different level of comfort and control. If you’re searching for an alternative to touchpads or traditional mice, the Wireless Trackball M570 is uniquely designed for all-day comfort and features the leave-in Logitech Unifying receiver.

“Based on overwhelming demand from our dedicated trackball users, we’re delighted to announce the introduction of a new wireless trackball – the Logitech Wireless Trackball M570,” said Rory Dooley, senior vice president and general manager of Logitech’s control devices business unit. “Everything about our newest trackball is built to improve the experience and give trackball enthusiasts the comfort and control they deserve.”

For those who haven’t tried a trackball, one of the many benefits is that it stays put – you don’t have to move your arm to move your cursor. As a result, it’s a great space saver if you have a small or cluttered desk and, unlike a traditional mouse, you can keep your arm stationary. Plus, the sculpted shape supports your hand comfortably all day long.

The Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 also delivers precise cursor control wherever you want so hard tables, comfy sofas and lumpy beds are all no problem. The laser tracking sensor uses the ball, rather than a surface, to guide movement – so you can use it almost anywhere.

Logitech’s newest trackball also has a convenient scroll wheel and easy-to-reach Back/Forward buttons that make computing simple, whether you’re surfing the Web with your laptop or desktop computer, or watching shows on your home-theater PC.

For your convenience, the Wireless Trackball M570 uses the tiny Logitech Unifying wireless receiver. It stays in your laptop, so there’s no need to unplug it when you move around, and the advanced 2.4 GHz wireless means a robust connection with no dropouts from up to 30 feet away. Plus, you can easily add a compatible keyboard, number pad or additional mouse to the same receiver so you don’t fill up all your USB ports. To reduce the hassle of changing batteries, you can go for up to 18 months without replacing the included AA battery – and the convenient battery indicator ensures that you’ll never be caught off guard. (Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions.)

The Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in September for a suggested retail price of $59.99 (U.S.). For more information please visit this page.
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16 Comments on Logitech Unveils New Wireless Trackball

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
nice to see trackballs make a comeback, they make a lot of sense in some situations (laptops, HTPC's, etc)

cordless just makes it all the better.


since they have no camera or optical laser, the battery life could be quite good too.
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#2
Drone
gross .... but yeah trackballs .... at least you win some space, plus it collects less dust
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#3
zAAm
by: Mussels
since they have no camera or optical laser, the battery life could be quite good too.
by: btarunr
The laser tracking sensor uses the ball, rather than a surface, to guide movement – so you can use it almost anywhere.
;)
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#4
Mussels
Moderprator
by: zAAm
;)
well, it wont need to be as powerful.
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#5
JATownes
I have been looking for a thumb controlled trackball with multiple buttons to replace my aging MS Trackball Optical. This looks like it will fit the bill just right.
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#6
digibucc
nice :) this can surely replace my crappy Mzoft one on the HTPC :) I like trackballs after 12+ hrs on a standard one all day...
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#7
Tartaros
I have been using the marble mouse some years now and it's incredibly useful, specially when you have a crowded table full of computers with no space to use a normal mouse. It's good to see new trackballs comings.
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#8
HookeyStreet
Eat, sleep, game!
I could never get the hang of these, it just feels too alien to me lol :D But for a Trackball mouse, its looks very good.
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#9
AndreiD
What is this?
Looks like something my 3 year old nephew would play with.
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#10
HardSide
by: AndreiD
What is this?
Looks like something my 3 year old nephew would play with.
Had my trackball since 1995 from logitech. I bring it to every LAN part and use it online for gaming. Everybody laughs, but when it comes down to it, everybody is amazed how fast I respond with it compared to a "regular" mouse and i usually finish in the top 5 in matched games.

But the downside to trackball is when drawing, vector diagrams, or when sniping in games, your finger jitters to much for such precision.

So don't knock it till you tried it.
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#11
digibucc
by: AndreiD
What is this?
Looks like something my 3 year old nephew would play with.
i know!

isn't it great !! :)

obvious troll is obvious
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#12
t77snapshot
wow trackball's?....back on the market huh:rolleyes:.............j/k that's coo!
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#13
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Wait...

The idea of a trackball is to make it so you don't have to move the mouse around your desk, instead it says in one spot on the desk.

The idea of a wireless mouse is to let you move the mouse anywhere on the desk without being limitted by the cord.

So...a wireless trackball makes no sense...
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#14
digibucc
by: newtekie1
Wait...

The idea of a trackball is to make it so you don't have to move the mouse around your desk, instead it says in one spot on the desk.

The idea of a wireless mouse is to let you move the mouse anywhere on the desk without being limitted by the cord.

So...a wireless trackball makes no sense...
the point of wireless is NOT to limit yourself to a desk...
the point of a wireless trackball is to make it easier to mouse in awkward positions, away from a standard desktop...
like in a recliner or on a bed with an HTPC....

by: newtekie1
Yeah, I guess that is a valid point. Never thought of HTPC usage.:toast:
:toast:
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#15
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: digibucc
the point of wireless is NOT to limit yourself to a desk...
the point of a wireless trackball is to make it easier to mouse in awkward positions, away from a standard desktop...
like in a recliner or on a bed with an HTPC....
Yeah, I guess that is a valid point. Never thought of HTPC usage.:toast:
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#16
Rexter
Dear Logitech

Please update the Cordless Optical Trackman.

Thank you in advance.


No seriously, its a great trackball mouse but it really needs an update with some new tech.
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