Reddit Reddit reviews Microsoft Trackball Explorer

We found 15 Reddit comments about Microsoft Trackball Explorer. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Computer Accessories & Peripherals
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Computer Trackballs
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Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Index-finger-controlled precision trackball designIntelliEye optical technology5 buttons--including 2 programmable buttonsWheel for scrolling and zoomingDesigned for use with the right hand
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15 Reddit comments about Microsoft Trackball Explorer:

u/tupacsnoducket · 6 pointsr/Trackballs
u/joshthehappy · 5 pointsr/3Dprinting

Looks more like a Microsoft Trackball Explorer.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/geek

The Microsoft Trackball Explorer:

I have been using this mouse for over 10 YEARS, and it's still the best on the market. Used ones go on eBay for crazy money (£200+ sometimes). By far the best thing MS ever did. Still silky smooth and flawless after 10+ years.

u/techhorder · 3 pointsr/geek

You think you have it bad, I have two of these, one as backup just in case. I will never be able to afford a replacement in case i cant repair it.

u/mgc418 · 3 pointsr/functionalprint

Looks like an old Microsoft trackball i used years ago. Still have it somewhere i think.

Edit: link was obviously not this expensive back in the day. Was like $50 then.

u/thadood · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

It's a Microsoft Trackball Explorer. You can have one for the low, low price of $650!

I really hope mine doesn't crap out =\

u/ultrasocialist · 1 pointr/Trackballs

I was a big fan of the MS Trackball explorer

I recently bought both the Kensington Expert and the Elecom fingerball variant.

The elecom is indeed quite small. Nonetheless it is perfectly usable.

I still like to use the Kensington Expert for its larger trackball (I am so curious about the SlimBlade but I can't spend the money when I have two functional trackballs already). But the Elecom feels very smooth and more responsive for gaming.

u/SpilliamWooner · 1 pointr/funny

At my last job, people would just take someone else´s mouse if their own one was gone (vicious circle). I had one of these bad boys at home, so I brought it to work and soon I was working faster with the trackball than with a mouse. And it sat on my desk for a year and never got stolen, because I was the only one in the office who could use it properly. I also had a laugh whenever the boss tried to use it to show me something, he was pushing the base around on the desk and couldn´t figure out why it wouldn´t work.

u/cowholio4 · 1 pointr/gadgets

Trackballs = Profit.

I sold two old Microsoft Trackballs for around $150 each on Amazon. They are now going for $169-$498 dollars!!

u/ktkatrina · 1 pointr/promos

no thanks.
Now, if you were to make a model like THIS, I wouldn't be able to give you my money fast enough.
nearly $500 new on the private market, I fear the day either of mine die. (I have one at home, one at work. Both are 11+ years old)
Read the reviews, there is a serious cult following for these things.

u/the40ftbadger · 1 pointr/pcgaming

That would probably work, I always found the thumb ones awkward though. Microsoft explorer this one was my favorite just had all the ergonomics. Had to clean it fairly often though haha

u/DaDibbel · 1 pointr/hardware

This one was/is my favorite

Edit: Agree - Finger control far superior.

u/Neebat · 1 pointr/gaming

What model do you have? I've almost resigned myself to another MSTR

u/MoodsMTU · 1 pointr/gaming

I tried to switch to that, but just couldn't do it. I had the Microsoft trackball that you used with your fingers and then left and right mouse were with your thumb. Then you had two more mouse buttons you could hit with your ring or pinky finger.

I loved never "falling off" my mouse pad, but ever having to press both left and right mouse buttons together I had to get creative if I still needed to move. I was saddened the day it finally died.

edit for reference:
I just feel it was way more precise with two/three fingers moving together than trying to do it with my thumb.