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Delme Jones Aug 13, 2004, 12:00pm EDT Report Abuse
Hello All

Does anyone know where you can still buy the original Logitech type trackball, it was basically a mouse upside down with a funny colour green ball and used rollers instead rather than the modern version with red optical ball the little ball bearings?

I've checked on the Logitech website and they seem to have given up with the original version.

IMO opinion these optical ones get too dirty too quickly and cause control problems. The older one's could be coated in gunk before requiring a good clean but this type it seems to take a day or two before it needs cleaning.






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J T Aug 13, 2004, 12:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
Kensington still make non-wireless, non-optical (I think) trackballs:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=26-1...amp;depa=0
or
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=26-1...amp;depa=0

It's odd that you have problems with optical, though. I don't use trackballs, but the optical mice I've used are vastly superior to the old roller kind. With optical mice, I've found that there is no dirt issue to deal with because there are no moving parts - the old mice used to get their rollers gummed up. Plus, optical mice work on uneven surfaces, where the old rollers really wanted a very smooth surface with a mousepad on top.

I think that is why it is getting more difficult to get the old kind.

Jody Gerut Aug 13, 2004, 01:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
looks more like a joystick then a mouse, lol

Jody Gerut Aug 13, 2004, 01:56pm EDT Report Abuse
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Jody Gerut Aug 13, 2004, 01:57pm EDT Report Abuse
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Rory Witham Aug 13, 2004, 06:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
You want them I got them, simple may not be on the site but give me your low down and a Email address and I'll sned you details of all available. take a look on site there may be one???


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Kittymuncher Aug 13, 2004, 07:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
I cant stand trackballs but my stepdad likes them. He got a good logitech one from best buy, they had quite a few last time i looked.

angryhippy Aug 14, 2004, 04:51am EDT Report Abuse
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Jody Gerut Aug 14, 2004, 09:34am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
you guys are missing the point of his post, he is not saying trackballs are hard to find he is simply looking for the original green ball logitech, i'm sure Best Buy and compus dont have those anymore

Corvus Raven Aug 14, 2004, 11:41pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Trackballs that aren't optical or wireless, where have they gone?
I have an optical Trackball.. ..wireless too.. oops. :)

Seems ok for me though. except for the batteries going dead. (Rechargeable.. gotta love them. :) )

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