finding a old trackball

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    lacubs

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    hi, i am looking for a old trackball, i had one for 17yr just broke, and the newer ones are too small for to use, any helpful, thanks
     

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    MysteryMan

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    Have you tried ebay?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2020 #3 of 15
    lacubs

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    no, because i don't what I am searching for i am you guys can help me out a little
     
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    Eva

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    One I been using forever is this guy... Kensington Expert Mouse. Some online retailers still carry it.

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    trh

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    larryk

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    I have been using this same one for the last 15 years...I love it!
     
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    Rich

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    harsh

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    One of the quickest ways to get to the solution to any problem is to lay out what it is you're looking for.

    Pictures are great, but yours don't really show how large the trackball is. I'm assuming that because it claims PS2 compatibility that it has a PS2 plug -- something that you're not likely to find in a new product.

    Would something even larger be of interest? How many buttons do you need?

    Here's really big one that features a 3" ball (but only two buttons):

    https://www.amazon.com/BIGtrack-2-0-Trackball-Buttons-12000006/dp/B0006ZM7VY

    The Kensington Expert tracballs are a little over 2" in diameter and wicked expensive. I'm not sure how I feel about the low-profile buttons. The scroll ring in the Expert models is a really cool upgrade if you have the dexterity to run it.

    The Kensington Orbit is a pretty good value with a smaller ball and a slightly different take on the scroll ring.
     
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    Rich

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    I've used Kensington trackballs for years and the Expert hasn't annoyed me at all. IIRC, they only cost about ninety bucks.

    Rich
     
  10. lacubs

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  11. harsh

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    Is the problem the size of the ball or the layout of the buttons? The Kensington Experts have a slightly larger ball (.16") but the buttons are remarkably similar to your new trackball.

    The Bigtrack 2.0 has a much larger 3" ball but the button layout might not be comfortable. The Bigtrack 2.0 has no scroll wheel/dial but it does offer an option to add cabled remote buttons.
     
  12. Mark Holtz

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    What is the make and model of the original?
     
  13. lacubs

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    i think because that track ball was in case and i couldn't have the opportunities to hit any buttons that help with mine CP,
    make - M50 SEMERC TRACKBALL
     
  14. harsh

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    It appears that your old faithful trackball (circa 1998) was last marketed under the name of Traxsys.

    There's a website but it doesn't appear to have been updated since 2008. I visited their distributor page for the US and only one of the links, Inclusive TLC, seems to go anywhere and they don't list the Traxsys Roller. They offer the Pretorian n-Abler Pro:

    n-ABLER Pro Rollerball | InclusiveTLC

    The n-Abler lacks the top panel "speed" button that the Traxsys trackball has and it is very expensive but I don't imagine anyone is giving away AT pointing devices.

    Here's a link to the Pretorian Technologies' trackball page:

    Trackball Assistive Technology: Trackballs for Disabled Users

    Note that the n-Abler, like the Bigtrack that I mentioned above, supports additional outboard buttons.
     
  15. lacubs

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    thank you so much, i am ordering one right now
     

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