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The low-profile design is reminiscent of Apple design rather than the boxy design found on other models. Much better sensitivity, actually smooth scrolling, 5 year warranty. This initially made it difficult to use the device without drivers or on platforms that aren’t officially supported. One of the best engineering enhancements that differentiates the Slimblade from the Expert Mouse is the fact that the ball well has a hole at the bottom that goes all the way through the housing. Their position relative to the user is just more critical than many alternative products. Unlike the original Expert, the SlimBlade uses two lasers to tracks position.

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Consequently, the initial feedback was somewhat mixed. In addition, it can be difficult to perform complex tasks with a trackball that are fairly easy with something like knesington Apple Magic Mouse.

Les cookies assurent le bon fonctionnement de nos services. I don’t think you can go wrong. Can that be done with the Slimblade as well?

The top two buttons on the Slimblade don’t emit normal button signals when they are pressed. The EM also has 4 buttons that allow 6 assignable functions which is nice.

SLIMBLADE TRACKBALL – Kensington SlimBlade Trackball – Audiofanzine

I find that it works best when I use my first and second fingers rather than using my thumb and first finger. The sensor pits are on the sides of the ball well instead of the bottom.


The Slimblade switches are incredibly flimsy and in less than a year, two weeks ago, the bottom left button just stopped working.

This is most likely because I tried the Expert Mouse first and I’m used to it.

There’s really no right or wrong here as these are all great choices The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball combines the precision input of a trackball with useful multimedia and image manipulation controls.

I either get another Slimblade or my current one is repaired. Now that the software issues have been resolved, the Slimblade Trackball is finally a worthy successor to the Expert Mouse. Ryan Paul Ryan is an Ars editor emeritus in the field of open source, and and still contributes regularly. Please login or register. It is also ambidextrous, which, contrary to with a traditional mouse, I actually found to be quite natural.

This in no means suggests that the Slimblade is lesser. Afficher la traduction automatique. The SlimBlade is wired, unlike most top of the line mice, and wireless connectivity would have been a nice addition. Whereas the Expert had been a staple for years, the SlimBlade release felt a bit, well, new. Software The top two buttons on the Slimblade don’t emit normal button signals when they are pressed. With a lower price and improved software this trackball has a lot of potential, but in its current form it leaves some of us scratching our heads and wondering.

Hands-on: the Kensington Slimblade trackball | Ars Technica

So I highly recommend the Slimblade. The SlimBlade also offers a unique low-profile shape that is comfortable to use without a wrist pad, requiring less space on your desk surface. With that said, the wired USB connection is not as big a deal with trackballs, as the base does not move. Expert — which trackball is better?


The trackball itself is also top-notch and at 55mm is sufficiently large to provide enough precision for nearly all typical tasks.

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse Review

Kensington’s Slimblade Trackball is a unique mouse for use with any computer. The low-profile design is reminiscent of Apple design rather than the boxy design found on other models.

After spending a few weeks with the Slimblade and testing it with tasks ranging from software development to Starcraft 2, I decided to assemble some notes for the benefit slimblafe other trackball enthusiasts. This makes the housing feel more seamless, but the downside is that it’s a bit harder to click kendington the outside corners.

It’s got a really smooth feel to it, as I find it extremely easy to move around with the mouse. I would prefer using a fingertip for more precise control of a button.