Pros The design of the mouse is amazing, works as advertised. The mouse software needs some work but I look forward to an updated software which I was told is due out this year. Very comfortable to use.
Cons Software needs to be revised
Summary Kensington does it again and deliver an amazing trackball for us enthusiasts!
Pros hardeware rocks customer support sucks
Cons A Hack to Fix mouseworks under vista
Summary 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 Vista Platform is criminal and subject to legal tort as a failure to support your own Grantee. FIX IT!!!!! I found a fix on line A Hack, I shouldn?t have to hack a $100 track ball with a 5 YEAR GARONTEE. FIX IT!!! I will now post my Discussed with every on line service that will let me lash out at Kensingtons Selfish refusal to support their $100 products in an effort to make me buy more. Kensington used to be my favorite hardware manufacturer now Kensington, YOU SUCK!!!
Signed Pissed off @ money Grubbing Kensington
http://www.winxpcentral.comhas the answer that Kensington refuses to offer for your ?Kensington? track ball under vista
direct link http://www.winxpcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=802691dd06f8bb82843327b7269cf67a&t=20530&page=2
Pros The exagerated ball makes it less straining on the hands and wrist.
Cons Not wireless. mouse is ment to be stationary and not transported with laptop because of size.
Summary I've tried 64 types of mice and use it extensivly for my field of work, not IT. I have tried 14 diffrent trackballs and this one exceeds all of them in the confort level. The only set back it's not wirless.
Pros No pro.Design is OK. And under Windows no problem, but a lot of problems under Mac OS X
Cons Poor service, no updates.
Summary My Slimblade Trackball works under Lion and Mountain Lion only like a normal mouse, no view mode, no media mode.I don't know what happens. I contacted the Kensington Support 4 times - and nothing!
They have to change their drivers I think.
Have somebody else similar problems?
Pros The TrackballWorks software now lets you customize 3 of 4 buttons (the lower left is fixed as single click); cool looking shape and form factor; optical tracking; fun ball spinning for scrolling; nice large heavy ball.
Cons The ball slides on plastic pips! This makes it tight and sluggish and DOES NOT come close to the frictionless "gliding on air" feel of the old TurboMouse; the pointer speed and acceleration feel awkward and tiring at any setting; ball has no inertia.
Summary Newbies may think it's smooth, but the redesign was a huge trade off.
Long gone are frictionless rollers that allowed the old TurboMouse to glide effortlessly... and a parabolic curve adjustment for speed and acceleration. The older trackball was so airy smooth and natural that it quickly became an extension of the mind. I had to upgrade because of compatibility issues with Mac OS Lion.
Now the Slimblade has an awkward tactile feel. Rolling the ball requires greater direct pressure. Placing the pointer precisely and quickly require some concentration. It jumps off inconsistently. Rapid and repetitive movements across multiple displays become taxing. Movements are not uniform when working fast. But then most people would not use this device for professional productive work.
The advantage might be lateral spinning for scrolling that's integrated with the ball. However, this does not offset the tight and sluggish feel. Why would scrolling be a priority for large-ball trackball users?
My suggestion to Kensington would be swapping the friction pips for smoother FRICTIONLESS rollers. Bring back the parabolic curve adjustment for speed and acceleration. Keep the optical tracking. Do something else minor for scrolling. The taxing torture of pushing this large heavy tight sluggish ball with inconsistent acceleration for hours every day is almost unacceptable. Except there's hardly anything else like it on the planet!
They've got to at least improve the software for a more intuitive acceleration curve. Can you say Trackball Works version 2? Kensington developers are you reading?!