Logitech - MX ERGO Plus Wireless Trackball Mouse - Graphite
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- Logitech - MX ERGO Plus Wireless Trackball Mouse - Graphite
- Logitech MX ERGO Plus Wireless Trackball Mouse
- Unifying receiver
- Micro-USB cable for recharging
- User documentation
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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.
Wirelessly connects to the included Unifying nano-receiver, which plugs into your computer's USB port and works across an array of Unifying-compatible wireless devices.
Features a scroll wheel and eight buttons.
Scroll wheel can be used to scroll both vertically and horizontally.
Works across a wide array of computers.
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Best Trackball EverSeptember 24, 2017
I purchased my first Logitech trackball in 1998 and what a revelation it was. I never used a regular mouse at home again. I cannot imagine why more people don’t recognize that a trackball is superior to a mouse in a multitude of ways. Over the years I’ve feared that Logitech would potentially discontinue this product line. I for one applaud Logitech for their continued support and development of trackballs. I was very excited to upgrade to the Logitech’s MX Ergo Plus wireless trackball. What a fitting name since many of the benefits of a trackball are ergonomic with reduced arm and wrist movement. Let’s remember that with a trackball you use your thumb alone to move the cursor. The mouse comes nicely packaged and includes a 2.4ghz unifying receiver, a micro usb charging cable, and an additional plate to further customize your mouse increasing its adjustable angle up to 30 degrees. Setup was simple. Just plug the unifying receiver into a USB port and turn on the mouse and you’re up and running. I also downloaded and installed the Logitech Options software. Here you can customize mouse buttons and scrolling behavior to your desire. Very cool. This device is wireless and rechargeable so no unsightly cord to deal with and no batteries to replace and a charge lasts 4 months. The MX Ergo plus supports both 2.4ghz wireless and Bluetooth which allows you to connect it with many different devices. The trackball itself has a quality feel and weight to it which is certainly a more refined build than earlier Logitech trackballs. The look is sleek and modern. Upon actually using the MX Ergo Plus I must admit I didn’t really expect anything remarkably different from the trackball I was currently using. I was wrong. When I tried the device with the extra pad which allows you to elevate and tilt the trackball even more I immediately felt like I hit a sweet spot in terms of ergonomics and comfort. My wrist and hand were now turned to the side of the trackball which just felt far more natural. The Ergo Plus also filled my hand better since it is larger with the additional pad attached. I had left my old trackball connected when I installed the Ergo Plus. I now switched back to it to compare and I discovered that it already felt awkward and uncomfortable. I was sold! I then proceeded to put it to use. The trackball itself definitely glides more smoothly than my previous model. It also seems to have a higher dpi. I struggled to determine the actual dpi of the Ergo Plus. It is quoted in two locations on the Logitech website with different values in each location. Frustrating. I love it for browsing the internet since I had configured two of the buttons for forward and backward web page navigation. While scrolling I discovered a cool feature. Unlike my old trackball which scrolled then stopped abruptly the Ergo Plus continues gently scrolling even after you release your finger and then gradually slows and stops the scroll. I really like this. I also like the side scrolling feature which you access by tilting the scroll wheel. Another feature I was anxious to try was the precision mode. By clicking the button adjacent to the ball one can adjust the cursor movement to greatly slow it down for accuracy. This is a great addition which comes in handy for photo editing techniques that requires steady and accurate movement. There is another fascinating feature that I haven’t tried yet but want to. It’s called Logitech Flow which allows you to use the Ergo Plus with multiple computers at once. There is a button behind the scroll wheel which easily allows you to switch back and forth between two computers without re-pairing the Bluetooth connection. And I don’t just mean connect to several computers at once I mean copy text or a photo from one system and paste it to another system! Super cool. I love the MX Ergo Plus for gaming. I would love to see Logitech develop a gaming trackball! Being a fan of first person shooters I find a trackball gives me ultimate control and accuracy and the Ergo Plus is no exception. Many mouse users wrongly argue the opposite. I also find the Ergo Plus very comfortable to use for extended periods of gaming. If you have never tried a trackball you should. The Logitech MX Ergo Plus is the best trackball I’ve ever used. Highly recommended.
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Comfortable design and controlling 2 computersSeptember 24, 2017
I have a PC hooked up to my main TV and a laptop that I keep nearby. I usually use a wireless mouse or the touchpad, which is a pain for placement on the couch. However, with this wireless trackball I am able to sit comfortably on my couch and switch between either of the devices without switching between mice. With one device using Bluetooth and the other using the included adapter I am able to switch between them with just a click of the button on top. The ergo design and unique hinge base allows for it to be flat like a normal mouse or tilted 20 degrees to reduce strain. It also has an additional base that adds another 10 degrees to the angle to help even more relieve that carpal tunnel. The base has a nice grip to prevent sliding and is attached to the trackball magnetically. The ball itself is smooth, took me a minute to get used to as all I commonly use are mice. My fingers twitch too, so usually a trackball is hard for me to do any fine movement, however, they included a button for that as well, which switches to a fine tune. There are forward and back buttons as well and with the Logitech Options Software, you can program each of the buttons to your own liking. Though I have only had this for about a week, they claim the built in battery will last up to 4 months on a full charge, or all day with only a matter of a minute. Maybe in 4 months I can tell you how that has gone, but so far I haven’t plugged it back up since I received it, already saving me a set of AA batteries from my mouse.
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State of the ArtSeptember 21, 2017
This is only my second trackball. Haven’t used one in many years. Things have really changed. This is a state of the art product with too many features to mention here. This trackball can be used on Bluetooth or via a Unifying Receiver plugged into a USB port. It can be used with two computers at the same time. U press a button to switch between them. Believe this requires installation of optional software from the Logitech website. The battery is rechargeable via a USB port and good for four months. Charge it for only one minute to last a full day. Please be aware that I am now using this product on an Acer R11 Chromebook. Have the Unifying Receiver plugged into a USB 2.0 port. I also paired it using Bluetooth to an Acer Iconia 10.1” Android tablet running Android 5.1 Optional software probably won’t work on Chrome OS or Android but I don’t really need it. YMMV. Specs say Windows and Mac OSX is only supported. So now U know. Looking forward to less hand strain and the ability to use this fine product on a smaller desktop footprint. And not worrying about battery life or having to keep spare batteries stocked. Another win Logitech. Well done !!
I would recommend this to a friend
very responsive!September 21, 2017
I’ve been a Logitech user for decades! This mouse is great, compact, and fits well in the hand. I have it connected to my Surface Pro 4 pairing took less than 30 seconds and works smoothly and responsively. Trackball makes jobs done faster and smoother. Rechargeable and long lastng battery can last up to 4 months on a single full charge “Logitech source” i have been using for two days and after plugging it in to charge it took 6-10 minutes for full charge. works on both OS Windows 8 and MacOs 10.12. You can download Logitech options application to customize buttons.
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Exactly what ive been looking for!November 1, 2017
This mouse is simply the best. I have limited space to move my other mouse around so it having a trackball is perfect! it fits in my hand just like any other mouse would and you can adjust it to 1 of 2 configurations for wrist comfort. It did take a little time to get used to just moving the ball around, but i am now a pro! i highly recommend this product!
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Not logitech's best deviceSeptember 25, 2017
I've loved my track balls through out the years so the opportunity to get one with ergonomic customization and Flow control of two computers seemed perfect for upgrading my office pointing device. After one day, I'm back to the old as I just couldn't find a setting that was actually comfortable. The placement of the track ball itself is the problem, its to tight to the control, and the left and right click placement force you to keep your thumb unnaturally under your palm in order to fully operate. I do have large hands so I expect that this isn't a problem for everyone, but buyer be warned. On a positive note: I found the sensitivity to be great, and the customization options available through Logitech Options are super helpful.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best trackball mouse so farSeptember 25, 2017
Hands down, this is the best trackball mouse I have used so far. Being a mechanical designer by profession, I work 8+ hours on computer and use mouse 100% of the time. I've been doing this since years and my hand started showing carpel tunnel syndrome. I have been using Logitech's G602 gaming mouse for my design work in SolidWorks as the mouse has a lot of buttons that I had programmed with my design software for shortcuts. Everything was working perfectly until the day I started feeling pain in my hand and my productivity started going down as I had to take breaks after every half an hour or so to give some rest to my hand. As a result, I couldn't keep up with my workload and couldn't finish my work on time. My coworker recommended I use a trackball mouse and I came across this Logitech's MX Ergo Plus and my life has changed ever since. This was a life saver for me. I feel less pain in my hand now. It does take some time to get used to but once you get a hang of it, there's no looking back. Not that my other mouse is/was bad, it's just didn't work out. I do, however, miss all those extra buttons for shortcuts which this trackball mouse lacks but it's better to spend 5 extra minutes/day rather than wasting an hour/day. I said 5 minutes because that's probably how much I would save by the shortcuts. The mouse itself uses bluetooth and can be charged with a usb cable provided with it. So far, I haven't noticed any lag using it in wireless mode which some people might be concerned for. Battery life is also great. The trackball itself is very impressive and works like charm. It's very smooth to operate. And the best part is it's tilt adjustablity. The mouse base is attached to a magnet and can be adjusted from 0 to 20 degree depending on your comfort level as was advertised by the company. I would definitely recommend this trackball to everyone, specially if you are like me who spends majority of their time working on computer with extensive use of mouse. But as mentioned above, it will take some time to get used to it. I'm very happy with this trackball.
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Ergonomic & Customizable for Comfort & PrecisionSeptember 24, 2017
Ergo: As evidenced by the name, MX ‘Ergo’ Plus, this trackball is designed to be more ergonomic than regular mouse devices. In fact, Logitech claims it’ll deliver 20% less muscle strain & reduced wrist pronation vs. a std. mouse. Setup: Out-of-the-box setup was practically plug-&-play-level-easy w/my HP All-in-1 PC & Win10 OS, though this new trackball is equally compatible w/Macs. My mouse arrived w/plenty of charge to get started immediately. Wireless Connectivity: Logitech’s unifying receiver—a tiny dongle USB key—is, as usual, very reliable & quickly pairs w/the mouse. You can connect via Bluetooth, but I prefer the 2.4GHz unifying receiver, which offers a 32-foot range & allows me to also connect my Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboard + up to 4 other wireless devices. Trackball vs. Std. Mouse: As far as input devices go, we’ve been a mostly Logitech shop for many yrs. now, for both keyboards & mice. So, I’ve been looking forward to testing Logitech’s new trackball option, as it’s been a few yrs. since I’ve used Logitech’s last trackball mouse—the M570—which was released back in 2010. Though the trackball is clearly a viable alternative to the std. mouse & touchpad, it’s not for everyone, as evidenced by the fact that the overwhelming majority of pointing devices sold are std. mice, not trackballs. While this new trackball provides a very good user interface, a word of caution to std. mouse users is in order. It takes a little time, in terms of developing your hand-eye coordination, to retrain your brain so that you can smoothly operate a stationary trackball mouse. When you’re used to moving the entire mouse vs. rolling just your thumb on a trackball, it’s an ADJUSTMENT. Once mastered, however, I find this trackball to be very smooth, sturdy, & easy to navigate. The stability is achieved because the trackball mouse sits in a stationary magnetic metal plate w/a non-slip bottom. This platform provides a clean, minimalist look on your work surface, as you’ll no longer need the clutter of a mouse pad. Features: Buttons: You get advanced optical tracking w/a scroll wheel & 8 buttons, 6 of which are programmable, for customization, or you can choose default settings if you prefer. All the buttons are well-placed & have a pleasing, tactile response w/good haptic feedback. Precision Mode: The precision mode button next to the trackball allows you to shift from speed to accuracy—dramatically slowing the tracking speed so that you can execute sensitive, micro-movements for pixel-precise, ultra-accurate cursor pointing. This is useful for photo editing, graphic design, & other tasks. Scroll Wheel: The precision tilt scroll wheel allows 4-way scrolling—up/back (vertical) & left/right (horizontal), though I do wish the scroll wheel were designed the way Logitech’s ratcheting scroll wheel operated on the MX Master S2. The quick access to shortcuts & the middle click in the scroll wheel are nice conveniences. Logitech Options Software w/Flow Technology: I like that the mouse can be used w/2 different computers via the Easy-Switch button on top, allowing you to switch seamlessly between devices w/o having to re-pair. Logitech’s new Options software (replacing the old SetPoint software), w/multi-computer FLOW technology, boosts cross-computer capability by allowing you to control & navigate content between computers, incl.: copying & pasting text, images, documents, & files—allowing data transfer w/o relying on cloud services or having to send yourself emails w/attachments. (Options software must be installed on both computers.) The free downloadable software also allows for app-specific settings, button & key customization, & notification & status. Ergonomics: The mouse comes w/an adjustable, integrated magnetic hinge, or wedge, that you snap onto the bottom of the mouse which allows you to choose the best trackball angle for personalized hand & wrist comfort. (Choose 0°/flat or 20°, or even 30° w/the additional 10° plastic wedge that comes w/the ‘Plus’ model offered thru Best Buy.) The bottom of the hinge has a non-slip surface to keep the trackball in place. Regardless of position, the large, wide base of the mouse felt comfortable under my hand. While I preferred the 30° angle, my wife preferred the 20° angle for her smaller hand, in what she termed a ‘more natural hand position’, as she used the trackball for some extended digital video editing work. This is yet more evidence of the benefits of a customizable ergonomic mouse. In either case, we both liked the sculpted shape of the mouse which provides full palm & finger support, w/the soft rubber on top of the mouse offering a comfortable grip for extended work sessions. And the island keys offer a consistent, sturdy click feel that’s definite & sharp w/o being too crisp or staccato. Charging: For yrs. I wondered why Logitech ceased offering a mouse recharging cradle like the one incl. w/my 2009 Logitech MX Revolution Performance Laser Mouse. But w/this new trackball mouse’s Li-Po (lithium polymer) battery, which Logitech claims can be recharged as infrequently as every 4 months, there’s really no need for the clutter of a battery recharge docking station on my desk, especially when the rarely required full recharge of the mouse now takes only a few minutes. Yes, the micro-USB recharging cord that connects to the front of the trackball mouse is cumbersome, but if it has to be broken out only once/qtr., where’s the rub? (And it sure beats the 1-week battery life I used to get between USB charges w/my previous Logitech MX Performance Darkfield Laser Cordless Rechargeable Mouse, purchased back in 2012 as a replacement for my worn-out Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Rechargeable Mouse.) I do wish, however, that Logitech had included USB-C technology, as they did w/their new Craft wireless keyboard. Logitech also claims that I’ll get up to a full day’s use from a 1-min. quick-charge w/this new trackball mouse, which provides a critical & welcome rescue if the mouse’s battery runs down at the worst possible moment, when I’m in the middle of 'crunch time' & pushing to finish a project or report w/a hard deadline. Warranty/Durability: Logitech offers a limited 1-year warranty (not very inspiring or reassuring, but fairly std. for pointing devices which often take a lot of abuse). They also project that I should be able to get ~10 million clicks out of the left/right buttons; so, I expect that I’ll want to purchase a new mouse w/enhanced technology features well before this trackball mouse fails or wears out. Bottom line: Overall, if you’re a trackball fan, you should be well pleased w/this mouse. But even after getting used to this trackball mouse, I still prefer a traditional mouse in a traditional work setting environment at my desk, even w/a trackball as well-engineered as this model. However, there are times when I’m using my laptop in other settings, incl. a limited-space environment on an airplane, or in a more relaxed, casual environment at home, when I’d prefer the benefits of a trackball mouse. In short, I’d like to be able to switch back-&-forth between a traditional mouse & a trackball mouse w/o having to change mice. Thus, I’d like to see Logitech develop & pioneer a hybrid, all-in-1 mouse that incorporates the benefits of both. Perhaps Logitech could do some market research on this concept & test to see if there’s a viable market, or at least a profitable niche, for such a hybrid mouse. With an increasingly mobile society that’s simultaneously migrating towards transportation modes that allow for increasingly productive commutes (think mass transit trains, Uber & Lyft ride-sharing, self-driving cars, etc.), many companies & workers would gladly pay more for a hybrid mouse w/superior flexibility vs. the status quo of frustrating touchpads & the age-old either/or, mutually exclusive, std.-vs.-trackball mouse dilemma. PROS -Good quality for the price -Bluetooth or USB Unifying Receiver easy connect -Very comfortable, solid, smooth form factor -Precision button for slow, smooth, refined pointing -Fast rechargeable battery lasts up to 4 months -Customizable for max comfort -You can toss your ugly mouse pad -Easy-Switch/Flow software allows quick transition between 2 computers -Windows & Mac-compatible CONS -Takes some time to fully transition from std. mouse to stationary trackball; thumb takes brunt of navigation effort -Older USB cord
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