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Kensington - SlimBlade Trackball - Graphite/Ruby Red

Kensington SlimBlade Trackball Mouse: Comfortably navigate features on your PC or Mac with this ambidextrous trackball mouse, which keeps wrist movement to a minimum to reduce stress. Navigation, media and view modes allow flexible use.

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    What's Included

    • Kensington SlimBlade Trackball
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)


    Trackball mouse with reliable optical tracking

    Trackball mice require less wrist movement than traditional mice, since they track the motion of the built-in ball instead of the movement of the entire mouse.

    4-button mouse design

    Makes it easy to navigate features. Choose navigation mode to control cursor and scrolling. Media mode controls volume, play/pause, stop and track forward/backward, while view mode zooms in/out and pans.

    Ambidextrous design

    Can be used comfortably whether you're right- or left-handed.

    Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers

    Works across a wide array of computers.

    Customer rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Worthy successor

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm a lifelong trackball user, and have spent the last 10 years or so using the Kensington Trackball Pro and was a big fan of the large ball, rollers and the many configurable buttons. The software was the downfall, as it was outdated and had compatibility with my work machine. The new slimblade trackball is a fantastic replacement. I was worried that it wouldn't be smooth based on some reviews. I don't find that to to be the case even if it isn't on rollers. The ball is silky smooth, buttons are responsive, and the scrolling feature of the ball is very intuitive and works well. I have hesitated to download and install the software to get more out of the top two buttons... The previous experience with the Kensington software has me gun shy and honestly, I don't need them nearly as much. My top two buttons were configured for scrolling previously and it's been replaced. Highly recommended, though a little pricey for a 'pointing device'.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Design


      Amazing design... most comfortable mouse I have ever used. Very accurate (although not as much as the expert mouse). Don't like how hard you have to press the buttons at times... not as ideal as expert mouse for gaming (if you like trackballs to game) due to button location.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I returned this

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I usually enjoy Kensington products, but I fear that this was a huge disappointment. It was uncomfortable and unwieldy, and so it was returned moments after trying to use it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about design, durability and usability. Editors are less positive about reliability and price and have mixed opinions about size. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 80/100 = Very good quality.
    • GadgetSpeak (UK)Rating, 2.8 out of 5mfereday on March 13, 2010
      A Mouse Alternative : Kensington SlimBlade Trackball
      Recently I heard from a reliable source that this type of product had been recommended by a doctor as a solution to overcome a medical problem. However, to the best of my knowledge, the product in question is not available on the National Health.Full Review
    • Macworld (UK)Rating, 3 out of 5Nick Spence on November 19, 2009
      SlimBlade Trackball review
      The SlimBlade Trackball from Kensington offers an innovative design, but is let down by software.Full Review
    • Techworld (UK)Andrew Harrison on August 25, 2009
      Kensington SlimBlade Trackball review
      Kensington's new SlimBlade Trackball is a slick way to get your cursor precisely where you need it.Full Review
    • Pocket-lint (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5Andrew Spode Miller on July 28, 2009
      Kensington SlimBlade TrackBall
      TrackBalls are almost a thing of the past, making very few appearances on a modern desktop PC and mainly seen in those poorly built internet kiosks at airports. Just like the IBM ThinkPad's nipple style controller, there are a few die hard fansFull Review
    • MacworldRating, 3.5 out of 5Dan Frakes on May 1, 2009
      Review: Kensington SlimBlade Trackball
      The Kensington SlimBlade Trackball's clever Media and View modes take advantage of the unique attributes of a large trackball to make it easy and intuitive to work with many documents and media.Full Review
    • ZDNetRating, 3 out of 5ZDNet on April 27, 2009
      Kensington SlimBlade Trackball
      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.Full Review
    • CNETRating, 2.9 out of 5Justin Yu on April 14, 2009
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    • PCMagPCMag Staff on September 10, 2007
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