Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball: Back from the past

Logitech has brought back the trackball after more than a decade of optical mice. Say hello to the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball.

Remember the days of the trackball? Those were the early days of the computer as we know it now. However, continuous innovation and extensive research led to the creation of alternatives to the trackball in the computer mouse, which led to the feature fading away from our computers. Now, however, some people have attempted to bring it back again.

Apparently, there are people who remember the good old trackball with nostalgia. Perhaps it reminds them of when things were simpler. That has prompted tech company Logitech to bring back the trackball after more than a decade of optical mice. However, this new product from the company is not exactly a mouse. It looks like one, though: it is the Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball.

Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball

This device works similarly to a mouse. All you need to move in this case is your thumb. In fact, you will move your thumb a lot with the Logitech MX ERGO. However, this should not dissuade potential users of the trackball. After all, there are also some practical benefits to using the device, like the ability to keep your hand at rest at all times, and the fact that your cursor movements would be more precise.

There’s a particular class of people who would find the modern iteration of the trackball quite useful. This group of people includes people who make use of engineering software and computer-assisted design. Thus, the Logitech MX ERGO is fittingly designed to complement the newly announced Logitech CRAFT keyboard. This keyboard has a Surface Dial as one of its distinguishing features. However, unlike the Surface Dial, the Logitech MX ERGO trackball can go in whatever direction you want it to.

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MX ERGO Logitech wireless trackball

Despite all that has been said above, it is pretty obvious that the device is only meant for a niche market. Thus not everyone will find it useful. However, those that do will have to pay $99.99 for the new Logitech wireless trackball.

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4 thoughts on “Logitech MX ERGO wireless trackball: Back from the past

  • September 11, 2017 at 8:59 am
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    The old mice used to be huge dust hubs which meant you needed to open up the trackball compartment to clean off any settled dust. It’s hoped that Logitech has taken this into consideration in its development of the ERGO wireless trackball.

  • September 11, 2017 at 12:00 pm
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    My love for this has just been countered by its price. Sad😢

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