Klein on April 14, 2000
at your computer you want to have comfortable and quality
input devices under your hands and fingers. In the past, I
have used keyboards and mice that just didn't feel right.
Either they were hard to push or too hard to move. Thatís
why when I look for a computer keyboard or mouse, I have to
feel it before I buy it.
It's hard to convey how well an input device feels and
works in a review. One way is to give you my point of view and
personal experience with the device. One device Iíve been
testing for a while now is the Turboball which is
actually used other Kensington trackballs in the past, all the
way back when I was using a 486SX. That trackball was the one
that got me hooked on using trackballs in the first place. In
fact, every system I have had after that has had a trackball
connected to it.
past couple of years the trackball has become more and more
TurboBall is just one example of the advancements trackballs
have had over the years.
pictures I've seen on the Internet, I was under the impression
it was a little bigger than it actually is. But, that was just
an impression, itís not small by any means and after using
it for a moment I found its size to be efficient. I have
fairly long fingers and I still haven't had any problems with
the size of it.
Turboball you have 5 buttons.
There are two buttons on both the right and left side
and one button in the middle. The middle button is also the
mouse wheel. This is my first time ever using a mouse wheel. I
thought to myself, as I looked at the Turboball,
"I would never use a mouse wheel". Boy was I wrong about that.
I browse the Internet a lot and I find that I can't
view a web page without using the mouse wheel. It just makes
browsing while reading a whole lot easier.
writing this review I find myself using the mouse wheel. The
mouse wheel has to be the best feature ever added to an input
device in years. Since
the mouse wheel is in the middle of the trackball, I find that
moving the thumb from the left side of the trackball to the
center, or moving the index finger from the ball to the center
is the best for manipulating the wheel.
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