Kensington resurrects a dying breed with the SlimBlade Trackball, but the potential of its unique shortcut buttons devolves into a mess of clumsy extra functions and awkward movements that restrict productivity.
For $79.99, you're better off buying a cheaper wireless keyboard than the Adesso WKB-3100UB--one that uses encryption and has a longer battery life for your sofa Web-surfing and portable-typing needs.
We'd make a few minor design tweaks to the Vidabox Premium Wireless Keyboard with Optical Trackball, but for basic couch-based typing and cursor navigation, this is the best solution we've seen. Home-theater PC owners should give this a look.
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Logitech's latest Wireless Trackball M570 adds the Unifying Receiver that lets you connect it to a variety of devices from up to 30 feet away.
An investment research firm claims that up to 50 percent of buyers are returning the smartphone. But Sprint says the percentage isn't even close to that.
It might not be the sexiest technology at CES, but Kensington is working to make everyday workhorses like keyboards and mice easier and more intuitive.
Sick of staring at that regular white trackball? If you've got a BlackBerry pearl, you can add some life to the nub. Randall Bennett shows you how to colorize your BlackBerry Pearl's trackball.
Scientists strap mouse to trackball-like contraption to study its neurons. The first virtual maze? Derived from a Quake 2 level.
It seems too small as it is, but now adds more functions than ever.
We still don't get it.