Microsoft trackball explorer review – Is it really expensive?

For ease of use and comfortable, Microsoft Trackball Explorer Mouse is really a good option for us. I Hope Microsoft would manufacture it again or sell the patent to someone who would. You may find some used one online.

  • 6 Hours of Research
  • 25 Hours of Testing

4.5 Out of 5 From 2 hundred plus User

Microsoft Trackball Explorer review
  • Connection Type– PS/2, USB
  • Weight – 1.30 lbs
  • Removable Ball– Yes
  • Mouse Color– Silver and gray
  • Tracking Technology– Optical

Which point bring our attention most?

For Microsoft Trackball Explorer review collect one used on from amazon. and then we spend more than 6 hours of web research and round 25 hours of testing. Here is the Key feature we ware looking into it.

  • Best User type: Best For Right hand user.
  • Customization Buttons: Microsoft Trackball Explorer comes with Five customization buttons. Out of five it has 2 programmable buttons.
  • Warranty: This Microsoft Trackball Explorer mouse comes with 3 year limited hardware warranty which is good to go.

What we test for this Microsoft Trackball Explorer wireless trackball mouse review

Before starting this Microsoft Trackball Explorer review we check few other model including Ergonomic Handheld Trackball Mouse, Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball mouse, and Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro USB Trackball. Here what we found,

Design of the mouse

For users who seek more control, precision, and accuracy and design, the Microsoft Trackball Explorer has much to offer. You can manipulate the device with the index finger for more accuracy and flexibility. The ergonomic design is ideal for right-handed users and those with smaller hands. However, it is also suitable for large hands.

Setup Process of the mouse

Microsoft  made the setup process smooth. It is easy to maneuver the touch of the fingertip with lots more control than an ordinary mouse. The ball rolls effortlessly, and clicking is smooth and precise. The ergonomic contours of the design also fit the hands more comfortably.

Connection Type of the device

Further, it’s easier to navigate with the fingertip than the regular computer mouse. Microsoft also offers IntelliEye Optical Technology with built-in sensors that are highly responsive to movement. Further, the sensor quickly scans through fingerprints, dust, or dirt for greater accuracy.

Performance of the device

The click button is under the thumb while the index finger controls the balls. Many users experience less pain and discomfort with the positioning. If you usually experience wrist discomfort, numbness, or other pain, the product will be perfect for you.

How much comfortable the device is?

There are two programmable buttons and five control functions. You can conveniently zoom in and out with the handy scrolling wheel when necessary.

 With the trackball, users can expect significant control while moving forward and backward with comfort and speed. The wheel’s ergonomic design provides additional support to keep the hand in a more natural posture for less muscle strain. The wheel also offers support to the index finger that does the bulk of controlling the device.How much does this device cost you?

One unique feature is tracking the ball’s movement up to 1500 times per second for a smooth, efficient, effortless control. It’s sturdy and durable and the best portable trackball mouse for any user anywhere. You can use the product for your PC or standard computer games. Additionally, it is compatible with a Mac or Windows capability without any additional mouse devices.

How much does this device cost you?

ATM you can’t get new device but you may fond some used on online. Also you can find local store if you want. Normally the price can be around $70.00 to $150.00+

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 Microsoft Trackball Explorer Specification that you should know

Name Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Wireless/CableCable – PS/2, USB
Weight1.30 lbs
Ball removableYes
ColorSilver and gray
Tracking TechnologyOptical
Best User typeRight handed user
Customization Buttons5 buttons
Warranty3-year limited

Advantage and Disadvantage of  Microsoft Trackball Explorer

After reviewing this products we found this one is one of the best trackball mouse for gaming, Here is few other point that we would like to mention.

Advantage of Microsoft Trackball Explorer

During this Microsoft Trackball Explorer review we found few interesting thing about it. Here it is:

  • Shape: Microsoft made this mice with love. Beautifully sculpted shape make it awesome. It also supports our hand well .
  • Design: Cool red light around trackball
  • Customization Buttons:  Trackball Explorer comes with 5 buttons, including 2 programmable buttons.

Disadvantage of Microsoft Trackball Explorer

During this Microsoft Trackball Explorer review we also get some point that we don;t like much. Some are:

  • No new production: Microsoft not producing anymore. Also hard to find any used one
  • Takes time to getting used to: Not only this but also almost every trackball take time to get used to. Scroll wheel at thumb position not ideal.

Common Question about Microsoft Trackball Explorer

  • How do you copy and paste with this mouse?

    Yes,‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌program‌ ‌copy‌ ‌and‌ ‌paste‌ ‌functions‌ ‌with‌ the Microsoft Trackball Explorer.‌ ‌This‌ ‌trackball‌ ‌mouse‌ ‌is‌ ‌fully‌ ‌programmable.‌ ‌You‌ ‌can‌ ‌program‌ ‌any‌ ‌buttons‌ ‌as‌ ‌per‌ ‌your‌ ‌requirements.‌ ‌All‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌is‌ ‌download‌ ‌the‌ ‌software‌ ‌or‌ ‌driver‌ Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.1.777.‌ ‌Then‌ ‌you‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌install‌ ‌the‌ ‌driver‌ ‌to‌ ‌make‌ ‌the‌ ‌button‌ ‌programmed.‌ ‌

  • Any programming buttons ?

    Yes, The Microsoft Trackball Explorer has the options to program buttons. This tracking ball mouse comes with 5 buttons including 2 programmable buttons. This is an amazing feature to have in a tracking ball mouse. But you need to install a software to customize the whole trackball mouse. For configuring the buttons as per your requirement you need to install the Intellipoint Software. This software is best for this trackball device.

  • Does this connect to Windows 10?

    Yes, The Microsoft Trackball Explorer will work with Windows 10 operating system. You can easily connect the trackball with Windows 10 operating systems. But if you want to program the buttons then you need to install Mouse Keyboard Center v2.1.177 software. This is an upgraded version driver for this tracking ball mouse. This trackball should work on every operating system but for customizing the buttons you need the different software for different versions.

  • Has anyone actually paid <$600 for this mouse?

    Yes, This is not a joke or unreal things. The Microsoft Trackball Explorer is one of the oldest tracking balls made and supplied in the world. At that time people love new inventions and want to use them. This product is made perfectly and has all the qualities to be sold out in no time. Because of less supply and high demand the price of this product increases. I heard that this unit had been sold between $600 to $650.

 Microsoft Trackball Explorer review by other People online

During our web research we found the products in many retailer shop like amazon, eBay or Walmart. We are displaying few original review about Microsoft Trackball Explorer here for you, Hope it will help. If you like to list your review then Please write a review and let us know through comment section or by using contact form. We always love to hear from you.

I’ve had one for more than 5 yrs after I first saw one. Then got another for back-up two yrs ago. Most excellent item for CAD work..

Matt Brown

I got my first one (wireless version) in 2000. Moved back to California from Florida and lost it. Purchase a the wired version in 2002, which I still have.

René Dalle

Both of my MS Trackball Explorers are probably 15 years old. I use one at work and one at home. The one at work has a nick in the ball which is causing issues with it getting stuck while rolling

Terrie Colorado


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