I wondered if I should go for the marble because of the ball being under the index finger but I think it might be more painful in the long run to use an index finger ball even though it might be marginally more accurate. One day at the office I decided I had to figure out what was going on. You can always change your theme. I have a few theories on why the trackballs got in such poor shape: Select a valid country. Be the first to write a review. Image not available Photos not available for this variation.

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Thumb trackballs have limited accuracy and don’t work too well in games. Are your eyes bleeding?

What Happened to the Microsoft Trackball Opticals?

I also enjoy using the MTO for video and photo editing. Have one to sell? I still have and use them both — one for home, one at work. Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Be the first to write a review.

See all good-deal has no other items for sale. I still use mine, had it since the year they came out! I bought some used MTOs but most of them had the opyical problem. Read more about the condition.


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About ten years ago when I first started using the MTO, I became almost religiously converted, evangelising trackball mice to anyone who would listen. Used a hot glue gun sparingly to insure nothing could be stretched or pulled to tightly inside.

Doesn’t interfere with conductive parts either, which is nice. It was the greatest technology I think also! I already tried to get such cradle as spare part, but without real success. I have looked up the costs of replacing it should it fail and was quite shocked at them. Great for design work and application development as I glide from this to that.

What Happened to the Microsoft Trackball Opticals? – Trackballer

Get an immediate offer. I prefer a 3 button mouse, the 5 button ones I have seen are horrible.

Sales tax may apply when shipping to: Hi — I have experienced both a rough and a smooth ball on the MTO. Sun, 31 May The item trackbxll have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. It worked smoothly, just like mine — huh? This item will be shipped through the Global Shipping Program and includes international tracking. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods.


A polish of the marble with plastic polish, and now the MTO performs as well as my Logitec. Is hand lotion gunking it up?

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I noticed the little metal balls inside 3 of them can get dirty so I cleaned them every so often and it worked. Noob here, but I have a suggestion for replacement bearings. Thanks for your posts.

Fontana, California, United States. I bet if you have some software microsoct over how much the trackball scales, you can get it perfect for whatever you need. I cannot find these and my latest one just gave up this morning.