Wednesday, October 28th 2020

Logitech Maximizes Comfort and Saves Space with New Sculpted Ergonomic Trackball

Today Logitech announced the ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball, an elegant wireless trackball mouse with easy thumb control designed to maximize comfort and save space. Without the need to move your arm for cursor control, your hand and forearm stay relaxed during hours of use. With its beautiful sculpted ergonomic design offered in graphite and off-white, the new trackball offers great palm support for a wide range of hand sizes and is ideal for any size desk or table in your home.

"As we continue to see a trend in remote working, ergonomics and comfort at the desk are more important than ever," said Delphine Donne-Crock, general manager of creativity and productivity at Logitech. "With our dedicated ErgoLab—a scientific and human-centered approach to creating products and solutions that help people feel better—ergonomic support remains a priority for Logitech. Our new ERGO M575 wireless ergonomic trackball keeps you comfortable while working, and since the trackball mouse doesn't move, it's ideal for your home setup and areas with limited workspace."
ERGO M575's smooth and responsive control can be used anywhere you need to work with no movement needed for your arm, as the angled scroll wheel keeps fingers in a more natural position for all-day comfort. Its precise tracking can be adjusted with Logitech Options software for the cursor control speed. The trackball can connect to your device through its included USB receiver or through Bluetooth Low Energy for a great wireless experience on your Mac, iPad or PC, with a provided AA battery that lasts up to 24 months when using the wireless receiver. ERGO M575 is simple, easy-to-use and convenient, providing all the essential features you need for hours of productivity and comfort.

In addition to a beautiful and ergonomic shape for all, ERGO M575 was designed for sustainability so you can feel good about this choice. A portion of ERGO M575's plastic parts are made from post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic—50% for the graphite and 21% for off-white. Our PCR program illustrates our commitment to designing for sustainability and our ability to innovate to give end-of-life consumer electronics a second life. By the end of 2021, half of our current Creativity & Productivity line of mice and keyboards will include some level of PCR plastic and we will use PCR plastic in new product introductions, where-ever possible. The ERGO M575's paper packaging is also sourced from FSC (R) -certified forests, reflecting our commitment to supporting responsible management of the world's forests.

Pricing and Availability
The ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball will be available in October 2020 at Logitech.com for a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information, please visit Logitech.com, our blog or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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20 Comments on Logitech Maximizes Comfort and Saves Space with New Sculpted Ergonomic Trackball

#1
Vayra86
Hey look, a special type of mouse without gamer branding and priced royally under 69,99

@pzogel take note, and use as perspective. This, too, is a PCB with a clamshell and a few switches, but has additional features and certainly isn't a mass product.
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#2
yotano211
real gamers wont like this since it has no rgb and not priced over $100.
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#3
Hattu
Reminds me the one i had bout 20 years ago. I have no idea where it is now, but it was likely the best thing i've ever used.
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#5
R0H1T
Why yes, looks like someone stole my Alien ship designs from 20 years back :shadedshu:
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#6
my_name_is_earl
Admitted, which one of you play FPS with a trackball?
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#7
Turmania
my_name_is_earl
Admitted, which one of you play FPS with a trackball?
I cant even use at normal windows usage. But, I know someone who can not use a regular mouse after getting used to this.
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#8
Valantar
It's good to see cheaper options arrive after they more or less resurrected trackballs with the MX Ergo. That price is very good, at least, and the design looks excellent. Of course you give up creature comforts like rechargeable batteries, but then again I have no trouble using rechargeable AAs in my G602. Needs a separate charger, but that's useful to have anyhow.
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TheLostSwede
my_name_is_earl
Admitted, which one of you play FPS with a trackball?
www.gamingtrackball.com/
Valantar
It's good to see cheaper options arrive after they more or less resurrected trackballs with the MX Ergo. That price is very good, at least, and the design looks excellent. Of course you give up creature comforts like rechargeable batteries, but then again I have no trouble using rechargeable AAs in my G602. Needs a separate charger, but that's useful to have anyhow.
They need to bring back this design, it was vastly superior. Using your thumb for the trackball is imprecise and tiring.

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Valantar
TheLostSwede
They need to bring back this design, it was vastly superior. Using your thumb for the trackball is imprecise and tiring.


It is to a certain degree, but a lot of the ergonomic benefit from a trackball is alleviating strain on the tendons running to your three middle fingers (on top of your wrist) due to no longer needing to grip the mouse, which would likely be made worse than a standard mouse if those fingers were required to actively move the trackball. Of course that isn't the only type of RSI that a trackball can be designed to alleviate, and more options are always better, but saying one design is vastly superior is a bit misleading.
TheLostSwede
www.gamingtrackball.com/
No RGB? For a gaming product in 2020? Heresy!
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#11
Jacky_BEL
I have been using a Logitech Trackman T-BB18 for years now and i really like it.
It is essentially the same design, but without the two buttons at the index finger position.
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#12
ZoneDymo
my_name_is_earl
Admitted, which one of you play FPS with a trackball?
I use this one: www.ebay.com/c/2254528697

For everything, quite nice, and Elecom (the company behind it) quickly designed and made more version so they take it quite seriously.
Sadly the follow up mouse has imo a design flaw, a source switcher up top and a dpi switcher on the bottom….

Anywho, mine is pretty solid, but I always want more!

Its still one of my dream builds to buy an old Logitech Trackman FX (linked above by thelostswede) and rip its guts out and use the inside of a modern gaming mouse to improve it.
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#13
Hattu
Just remembered, it was Trackman Marble that i used to use years ago. No scrollwheel or anything.

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#14
AnarchoPrimitiv
Hattu
Just remembered, it was Trackman Marble that i used to use years ago. No scrollwheel or anything.


I had the same one, and I'd actually turn it upside down so that the trackball was on the table when I had to play really fast simple games like brick breaker.
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#15
TheTechGuy1337
Looks down at Logitech M570 under my hand. I love trackball mice for work. :p
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#16
TheLostSwede
Valantar
It is to a certain degree, but a lot of the ergonomic benefit from a trackball is alleviating strain on the tendons running to your three middle fingers (on top of your wrist) due to no longer needing to grip the mouse, which would likely be made worse than a standard mouse if those fingers were required to actively move the trackball. Of course that isn't the only type of RSI that a trackball can be designed to alleviate, and more options are always better, but saying one design is vastly superior is a bit misleading.
Why is it misleading? Have you used the old Marble FX? First of all your wrist ends up in a better position and you're not gripping the ball, as it's massive, it only needs a light touch to move around. All the current Logitech trackballs don't change your wrist position enough from how you use a mouse, so not really all that different from using a mouse. I get terrible joint pain in my thumb after about an hour of using these type of trackballs, so they're a no go for me.
Valantar
No RGB? For a gaming product in 2020? Heresy!
Well, it has R, the G and B might be added before they finish the product...
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#17
ZoneDymo
TheLostSwede
Why is it misleading? Have you used the old Marble FX? First of all your wrist ends up in a better position and you're not gripping the ball, as it's massive, it only needs a light touch to move around. All the current Logitech trackballs don't change your wrist position enough from how you use a mouse, so not really all that different from using a mouse. I get terrible joint pain in my thumb after about an hour of using these type of trackballs, so they're a no go for me.


Well, it has R, the G and B might be added before they finish the product...
Yeah, I actually did a quick and dirty build to put the mouse in a more comfortable/ergonomical tilt.
Just put a plank of wood on an old wooden knife-holder I had laying around and my mouse rests on that.
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#18
Valantar
TheLostSwede
Why is it misleading? Have you used the old Marble FX? First of all your wrist ends up in a better position and you're not gripping the ball, as it's massive, it only needs a light touch to move around. All the current Logitech trackballs don't change your wrist position enough from how you use a mouse, so not really all that different from using a mouse. I get terrible joint pain in my thumb after about an hour of using these type of trackballs, so they're a no go for me.
That's understandable - different people need different ergonomics, after all. My point was mainly exactly that: that you were saying that one specific design is "vastly superior" despite it IMO having a quite glaring weakness - which may or may not be a dealbreaker, depending on your exact needs. I.e. it might be vastly superior for you, but it might be a nightmare for someone else.

As for what I was talking about specifically, I wasn't talking about gripping the ball, but the necessity of bending your fingers in (roughly) a gripping motion/curling them inwards to move the ball at all - if you have issues with those tendons, the amount of movement needed won't matter much, as it'll be exacerbating the problem no matter what.
TheLostSwede
Well, it has R, the G and B might be added before they finish the product...
Let's hope not :D Though I would prefer they just ditch the LEDs entirely.
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#19
D.Crepit
Nice stuff... but I just can't figure out why Logi
doesn't make a wired USB version anymore.

Just seems like an obvious thing to do...
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#20
remixedcat
Ergo mice ruined mine and my hubby's wrists..

Regular mice are better
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