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LogitechM570 Laser Wireless Trackball
 
4.7

(based on 148 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (116)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable design (104)
  • Fast response (93)
  • Accurate tracking (92)
  • Works on any surface (85)
  • Glides smoothly (81)

Cons

  • Inaccurate tracking (3)
  • Uncomfortable design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (88)
  • Professional (76)
  • Web browsing (72)
  • Travel (40)
  • Gaming (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (110), Casual user (33)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (84), Business (54)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (90), Mac (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great trackball

This is a great trackball, but it does have some issues. First, when oh when is Logitech going to make a bluetooth trackball??? I think it's great that the wireless usb dongle...Read complete review

This is a great trackball, but it does have some issues. First, when oh when is Logitech going to make a bluetooth trackball??? I think it's great that the wireless usb dongle is very small, but it still consumes a usb port, while most computers now ship with internal bluetooth.

Second, I am used to using my ring finger for right clicking, and my old wired Logitech trackball had it positioned that way. However, this one has it as the middle finger so you have to move your finger over to use the scroll wheel. Very annoying and will take getting used to.

Third, they claim to be able to reassign the buttons using the software, but they don't give you complete freedom in the function. You have to select from a short list of acceptable functions for each button. For example, the default for the forward button to to move forward in web pages, but it's the easiest of the two to press, so I wanted to simply reverse the functions between back and forward - but that is not an option.

Having said that, the trackball feels very comfortable, setup is a breeze, and it works great. For trackball users like me, I would recommend it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not For this CAD User

The product performed fairly well but I need something to assist me in CAD software. First of all, I really need to be able to press the scroll and hold it down while I...Read complete review

The product performed fairly well but I need something to assist me in CAD software. First of all, I really need to be able to press the scroll and hold it down while I move the cursor. This proved to be difficult as it took a fair amount of force to hold it down. Doing so completely negated the ergonomics of the device as my hand would cramp after only a few hours of use.

Secondly, I was not able to move the cursor to pinpoint a specific point. As a designer, I constantly have to move to a specific point (roughly a 4-pixel cube) and this mouse made it difficult. I would have to get "close" to the point, and then take my time to fine tune my cursor position in order to select the point. This happened due to the smoothness of the track-ball, or there lack of. it seemed to jump past the point when I slowed the tracking as I got close to the point I was trying to select. This slowed down my design operation by a great deal.

When I use the mouse with anything outside my design software it worked great as I did not require the level of accuracy as I described above.

If you are a track ball aficionado, and do not work in a CAD environment, this is a great choice of mouse; otherwise, I do not recommend it.

Quick note about the unifying receiver: it worked flawlessly. I had no issues with interference or mis-communication between the device and PC.

Hope this helps, and happy hunting.

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5.0

Excelent mouse for people with CTS

By Gustavo Eraso

from Colombia

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Tracking
  • Comfortable Design
  • Fast Response
  • Glides Smoothly
  • Great Features
  • Works On Any Surface

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Use
    • Professional
    • Traveling
    • Web Browsing

    Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

    This is a great mouse for people with the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), since you don't move your hand but your thumb to move the cursor over the screen. It has 2 dedicated buttons to move back and forth in your web browser. It's very accurate since is a laser mouse. And you can use it on any surface, even on your leg.

    The only bad thing about this mouse is that it takes a little while to get used to it. But once you do, you won't be using a regular mouse again.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    1.0

    Ruined a pretty good product

    By why did they ruin it?

    from los angeles

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Glides Smoothly
    • Works On Any Surface

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

      This is the replacement for the cordless optical trackball. They reduced the total number of buttons and for some odd reason, changed the ball position from the top, controlled by index/middle fingers, to the thumb. Who knows why but it takes getting used to and still doesn't work as well.they also reduced the number of programmable buttons.the only improvement is the receiver is better and smaller.bottom line - what the heck were they thinking? obviously, this was not redesigned by anyone at logitech who actually uses it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      perfect mouse

      By eg

      from Las Vegas

      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

      No hand fatigue, never have to move it, long battery life.

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      5.0

      another great mouse from Logitech

      By jempol

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Tracking
      • Comfortable Design
      • Fast Response
      • Glides Smoothly
      • Works On Any Surface

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use

        Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

        works great, been using wired Logitech Trackman for long time and need it for another computer.
        no cable clutter, trackball very smooth, very happy with this purchase.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        Best mouse ever

        By donmcgowen

        from carol stream, IL

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        Pros

        • Accurate Tracking
        • Comfortable Design
        • Fast Response
        • Glides Smoothly
        • Great Features
        • Works On Any Surface

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Gaming
          • Professional
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

          I only use trackballs for home. I like to sit on my couch while using the computer so I don't need to move it around like a normal mouse. Takes about 2 days to get used to it but once you do you won't want to go back.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          I missed my old trackball...

          By Joesmooth

          from Auburndale, FL

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Tracking
          • Comfortable Design
          • Fast Response
          • Glides Smoothly
          • Great Features
          • Works On Any Surface

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use
            • Gaming
            • Professional
            • Traveling
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

            I've used trackballs for years. They are stationary ya don't have to have an acre of desktop space. I haved use Logitech products for almost 20 yrs and I have never been disatisfied.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Wish it was just a tad bit cheaper

            By JenDan

            from Sweet Home

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Tracking
            • Comfortable Design
            • Fast Response
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Great Features
            • Works On Any Surface

            Cons

            • None Vso Far

            Best Uses

            • Everyday Use

            Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

            The Item is Exactly what I thought I was ordering.Works easily and is Comfortable while using.Have owned for 3 weeks!Easy to Use!HAPPY

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Works as advertized

            By Bob

            from Los Angeles CA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Tracking
            • Comfortable Design
            • Fast Response
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Works On Any Surface

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              I like track balls as they take up very little desk space. This unit is easy to install and has been working fine. It is smooth scrolling.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              5.0

              Great wireless Mouse

              By Slrice68

              from Newark, OH

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              Works great for being wireless. Glad not have to deal with the cord that goes with a regular mouse.

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              5.0

              Good mouse at economical price

              By Michael

              from Boston

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Tracking
              • Comfortable Design
              • Fast Response
              • Glides Smoothly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Professional
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                Easy to set-up, and easy to use.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball

                By Greyparrot

                from Georgia

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Tracking
                • Comfortable Design
                • Fast Response
                • Glides Smoothly
                • Great Features
                • Works On Any Surface

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday Use
                  • Gaming
                  • Professional
                  • Traveling
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                  The M570 Laser Wireless Trackball means you never need a mouse pad again! Your trackball stays in one place while your thumb does all the work. It's great!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  Great for wrist issues

                  By PhotoBuddha

                  from Frederick, MD

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Tracking
                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Fast Response
                  • Glides Smoothly
                  • Great Features
                  • Works On Any Surface

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use
                    • Professional

                    Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                    I've used a version of the "trackman" for about 15 years. I've been waiting for the wireless version for many years and it finally came out. I carry this with my laptop everywhere. The best part, other than saving stress on your wrist, is that I can actually put it on my lap and not worry about having to move it like a bar of soap to get the cursor to move. I takes about 1 week to get used to using your thumb to roll the ball, but it's superior to the other trackballs that require the use of the fingers, you know the fingers that do the clicking. So here you have all fingers engaged without having to take any fingers off the trackball to click and without moving your wrist around the desktop. Wonderful product. I add it gladly to the one I've had for 15 years.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Still my favorite mouse/trackball.

                    By RogerK

                    from Clifton Park, NY

                    About Me Casual User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Tracking
                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Fast Response
                    • Glides Smoothly
                    • Great Features
                    • Works On Any Surface

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Professional
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      I've been using a Logitech trackball for more years than I can remember. I purchased my first one to minimize stress on my arm and shoulder. I then became aware of the convenience of not having to constantly re-position a mouse on a pad. This updated model, M570, is just as pleasing as past models. I also like the two extra buttons that allow me to program them for "next" and "previous". My only disappointment was that the Unifying Receiver is not compatible with the HP keyboard that came with my new PC, so I have to use two separate USB slots for both devices.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      M570 Laser Wireless Trackball by Logitec

                      By Kidkett

                      from San Diego

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Tracking
                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Fast Response
                      • Glides Smoothly
                      • Great Features
                      • Long Battery life
                      • Works On Any Surface

                      Cons

                      • No Cons That I Know Of

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Gaming
                      • Professional
                      • Traveling
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      I used to use a Microsoft trackball mouse with a cord and still have it. But I like this wireless version and have one for both my desktop and laptop. I like not having to move my mouse all over my desktop. I have been using a trackball mouse for 20 year or more. You either love them or hate it. Once you get used to them they are great, with great control of the pointer.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      great product

                      By Mark G.

                      from Freehold, NJ

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Tracking
                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fast Response
                      • Glides Smoothly
                      • Great Features
                      • Works On Any Surface

                      Cons

                      • Sometimes It Disconnects

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday Use
                      • Traveling
                      • Web Browsing

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      allows freedom to use the mouse on any surface, even your leg. being able to adjust speed & other features makes it easier to use.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      This is not your Dad's Trackman Wheel

                      By DVZ

                      from Littleton CO

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                      Pros

                      • Works On Any Surface

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                          I needed to replace a Logitech Trackman Wheel which has been replaced by the M570. This isn't even close to the quality of the Trackman. I intended to use this primarily for CAD work. One of my unique issues is that I am missing half of my right thumb which was not a problem at all on the Trackman but the little blue ball on the M570 is small and light, it feels cheep and is hard for me to control precisely. I loved the silky smooth motion of the heavy red ball. I also love the Marble Mouse, if it only had a scroll wheel it would have all I want. I use the Kensington Slimblade all the time at home but it's not great for CAD use. Bring the Trackman Wheel back!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great device

                          By Linda Wood Art

                          from Cincinnati, Oh

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Accurate Tracking
                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Fast Response
                          • Glides Smoothly
                          • Great Features
                          • Works On Any Surface

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Professional
                            • Traveling
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                            Works really well and saves space.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            Great Trackball, Great Price!

                            By RBaum58

                            from Newton, IL

                            About Me Casual User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Tracking
                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Fast Response
                            • Glides Smoothly
                            • Great Features
                            • Works On Any Surface

                            Cons

                            • No cons found

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday Use
                            • Professional
                            • Web Browsing

                            Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                            I love this trackball mouse and I hope Logitech never stops making it. I actually have another trackball that is the same and I have had it for over a year, and still works great. I just wanted to get another one in case my old one stopped working, and just because I REALLY like this product. I love it because you don't hsve to move the mouse when you're on the internet. All you have to move is the ball with your thumb. I also like that the mouse is big and fits my hand and it's comfortable. Some mice are so small, my fingers get stiff from being in the same position too long. This one my fingers feel more relaxed and comfortable because it is made bigger. B&H delivered the product on time and the product arrived in excellent shape. Great product, price & delivery! :)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Other

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                            5.0

                            Just like it's wired, only better

                            By PeterD

                            from Phoenix, AZ

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate Tracking
                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Fast Response
                            • Glides Smoothly
                            • Great Features
                            • Works On Any Surface

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday Use
                              • Professional
                              • Traveling
                              • Web Browsing

                              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                              I have finally replaced my old (10 years) wired track ball with the wireless M570 Trackball. I couldn't be happier with it. It does everything my old trackball did and more. It works perfectly!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              4.0

                              Bought to replace identical model

                              By Rocko

                              from Warsaw, IN

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Accurate Tracking
                              • Comfortable Design
                              • Fast Response
                              • Glides Smoothly
                              • Great Features
                              • Works On Any Surface

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday Use
                                • Web Browsing

                                Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                                I love these trackballs. I bought another one to replace one that just quit working, hence the 4 stars instead of 5.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Linux

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