I recently bought a new iMac with the new Magic Mouse. Portability is not a strong point of the cumbersome Expert Mouse, particularly if you use the wrist rest with its flimsy attachment plate. Turn over the body and out comes the ball, ready for a game of billiards — or more likely hide and seek, as the surprised user hunts for it under the desk. Maybe it will break in after a while Physically, it has a large, easy-to-use ball, which is surrounded by a scroll ring, and four large buttons.

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Please don’t buy this, it is a waste of money. The scroll wheel also feels very rough, plastic on plastic binding. I’m on the computer all day and do everything i can to make my day run smoother.

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Finally, the four buttons. Or not so merrily. I find it easier and more natural to use, and more precise kensignton control, especially when I am trying to move it very small distances.

Kensington But once you get past the name, this really is a very nice and exceptionally versatile trackball. This is a trackball.

The new PiServer package included in the latest Raspbian x86 release provides a very powerful client management tool. Therefore, I think the source of the name is clear: Portability kenaington not a strong point of the cumbersome Expert Mouse, particularly if you use the wrist rest with its flimsy attachment plate.


With its four short posts sticking up, this plate reminds me very much of the display stands used with small action figures.

Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball Review

So this means in the example command I gave above, I assigned function 8, “Back”, to button 2, and function 9, “Forward” to button 8. I have already started using it in preference to the Logitech M trackball I have had on my desk for the past few years.

Very precise cursor control – or – when playing games you get the hang of e. Rated 4 out of 5 by enviroboys from I love the extra buttons No more pain using the Kensington Expert trackball. It feels more secure and smooth. Submit answers in the comments The scroll wheel issue is a drawback, but in my opinion not necessarily a deal-killer. Before using this I had RSI when using a regular mouse and then horrible pain in the base of my thumb when using an ordinary thumb trackball. Combinations of buttons are also supported through TrackballWorks.

The Best Value Ergonomic Mouse for Here’s an example of how to configure and use it. The trackball is symmetrical, so it can be used comfortably with either hand.

Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball Review – All Things Ergonomic

I’ve been trying it out, here’s what I have found so far. With its low profile and tight construction, the Orbit is perfect for portable situations and not half bad for primary desktop use, by the way. In Stock Update Location close. Hands-on with the Pi-Desktop kit This kit promises to turn your Pi into a functional desktop computer. The Kensington Expert, with its extra-large ball, scroll wheel, and programmable buttons, is frequently held up as an example of trackball greatness.


To initiate Bluetooth pairing, you switch to Bluetooth mode duhand then press and hold all four buttons simultaneously.

Kensington Expert Mouse Wired Trackball. I have had a lot of trackballs over the years, and this is one of the best that I have seen.

There is a very subtle blue LED between the left and right buttons visible in the scroll ring picture above which will start to blink when it is in pairing mode, and will go off again when pairing is complete.

I would have given it a 5 stars but the wheel has a slight rough turn and feels like sticking so I bumped it down to a 4. Expert Mouse Wired Trackball is rated 4.