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LogitechM570 Laser Wireless Trackball
 
4.7

(based on 167 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (131)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable design (119)
  • Fast response (104)
  • Accurate tracking (103)
  • Works on any surface (95)
  • Glides smoothly (92)

Cons

  • Inaccurate tracking (4)
  • Uncomfortable design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (103)
  • Professional (84)
  • Web browsing (84)
  • Travel (42)
  • Gaming (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (117), Casual user (42)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (94), Business (60)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (102), Mac (25)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT

I bought for my Autistic grandson.....at 5 years old he had his own desktop PC and uses it for hours....He could not work a mouse.....he took...Read complete review

I bought for my Autistic grandson.....at 5 years old he had his own desktop PC and uses it for hours....He could not work a mouse.....he took over my notebook with a wired Logitech trackball at 4 years old and we had to get him his own computer. He loves to surf videos of techie stuff centered on fans....turbines....windmills. He was non-verbal at 4 and at 6 years old now he is becoming a real talker....thank to his computer his language skill have skyrocketed with his ability to use his PC because of the trackball.

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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.

Reviewed by 167 customers

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5.0

Better than the previous version

By b00ger

from Los Angeles

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design
  • Ergonomic
  • Glides Smoothly
  • Works On Any Surface

Cons

  • Occasional Interference
  • Some Interferenc

Best Uses

  • Everyday Use

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Have found this style of mouse/trackball worls best for me - eliminated wrist issues when using a standard mouse. Previous version wireless was a joke; got about 6 inches of signal (perhaps a bad unit). This one is actually wireless. Occasionally get some unknown signal interference but not sure from what.

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

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4.0

Nice Mouse

By Tyson

from New York

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Quite and odd shape and design but make no mistake this mouse it great! After that initial awkward period of getting used to it you will wonder how you did without this mouse.Within 3 feet of range latency is minimal and the blue is much better to look at than the previous model's red color ball.

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5.0

It is a good desinged trackball

By Charles

from Memphis, TN

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 used it for CAD work, so I need not to move my hand around the table surface.

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

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    5.0

    I would this product again.

    By Baldy

    from West Allis, WI

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Web Browsing

      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

      Good for browsing the internet.

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

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      5.0

      Beats anything I have ever used!!

      By thetypist

      from North Carolina

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Use
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

        I had been used to a touchpad on a laptop. Liked that better than a mouse because the mouse always moves around on the desk. Happened to come across some reviews on Logitech's wireless trackball and thought it looked interesting. Absolutely love it. It never moves, you just lay your hand over it. Thumb does most of the work and it is so easy to click right or left. I don't play games on the computer, just everyday mail, bookkeeping, searching on Internet.

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

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        5.0

        Great Trackball Mouse

        By Scubadiver

        from Chicago

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Professional

          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

          I have 2 of these one at work and one at home. The both work great right out of the box. The one at work I have been using for over a year and its used 5 days a week 7-9 hours a day without any issue. Its comfortable and reliable!

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

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          5.0

          Forget your mouse, this is great!

          By Jim321

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Casual User

          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:

            Yep, I've used a lot of regular mice over the years. But even for plain old web surfing, I _greatly_ prefer this trackball. It only takes its own footprint on the desk, no mousepad required. Moving anywhere on the screen is a simple quick thumb motion. I've got three laptops, and each one has its own M570 trackball. On the east coast, B&H's economy shipping gets it in your mailbox in 2-3 days.

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

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            5.0

            Good and bads but I like it

            By Colbis

            from Ohio

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Glides Smoothly
            • Great Features
            • Works On Any Surface

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              I use the mouse everyday during the week at my day job. it works very nicely and has a good range. I originally bought this for home use with Photoshop but wasn't totally sure i would like it. Well i didn't but just because it did not work for that doesn't mean it isn't a good product! Still 5 stars for a nice tool!

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

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              5.0

              Excellent Design/Function

              By J. Kenney

              from Greenwood MS

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              I had been using a Logitech wired trackball for several years and have been wanting to upgrade to the M570. Am very glad that I did. The freedom from the wire is a real plus allowing placement anywhere, unfettered, for frequent change of position. Also, the M570 adds Forward/Back page buttons not available on the wired version. The Logitech thumbwheel design allows the index and middle fingers to remain on their click buttons while the thumb on the trackball positions the cursor, which seems superior to other designs requiring the use of fingers to manipulate the trackball.The impression is that very few people use trackball devices. It is not likely that anyone trying the very ergonomic M570 would ever go back to a conventional mouse.

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

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              3.0

              Could be the best input device ever...

              By Cophotog

              from Denver Colorado

              About Me Power user

              Pros

              • Comfortable Design
              • Great Features
              • Works On Any Surface

              Cons

              • Inaccurate Tracking
              • Unreliable After A Year

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Use
              • Professional
              • Web Browsing

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              This could be the best input device ever... but it's reliability is a killer. It is far and away the most ergonomic design out there. I have used many similar Logitech devices, namely the trackman wheel in both wired and wireless. I have a 10 year old trackman wheel that I still use on a secondary computer and it still works flawlessly. The M570 however, seems to work fine for about a year then 'precision issues' start kicking in. My first one had to be replaced due to a button that was not working right. Now the second one the tracking his horrible. It's a struggle to pinpoint the curser precisely. Cleaning it and other suggestions such as making sure the ball is properly lubricated don't help. I am seriously looking at other options, but none of them have the ergonomics of this device - you never have to move your hand, and only minor finger and thumb movement is required.

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

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              5.0

              I love these Logitech Trackballs

              By The Mac Pro

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Tracking
              • Comfortable Design
              • 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 use them every day for work and play.

                The best device for mousing around. Much better then a trackpad or mouse by far.

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

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                5.0

                GREAT

                By jmrtsus

                from Ooltewah, TN

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Special Needs Mandatory

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Everyday Use
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                I bought for my Autistic grandson.....at 5 years old he had his own desktop PC and uses it for hours....He could not work a mouse.....he took over my notebook with a wired Logitech trackball at 4 years old and we had to get him his own computer. He loves to surf videos of techie stuff centered on fans....turbines....windmills. He was non-verbal at 4 and at 6 years old now he is becoming a real talker....thank to his computer his language skill have skyrocketed with his ability to use his PC because of the trackball.

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

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                5.0

                I love my TrackBall!

                By MJ Duaque

                from Levittown, PA

                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
                  • Web Browsing

                  Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                  I love Logitech. With the SetPoint software, I can program the mouse buttons to do such things as copy, cut, and paste (saves a lot of time at work with the amount of these actions needed). The TrackBall itself allows for surgical positioning of the pointer (easier to stop a thumb than a whole hand). I have nothing bad to say about this product.

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

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                  5.0

                  Logitech wireless trackball mouse

                  By Mudpatty

                  from Florence, Oregon

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Fast Response

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Use

                    Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                    These are better than sliced bread, my last Logitech lasted about 10 years, my rating is easily 5 stars. Going to order another, newer technology. Negatives are none, very comfy.

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

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                    4.0

                    Solid Feeling Trackball

                    By Mark

                    from Butler, PA

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Tracking
                    • Fast Response
                    • Glides Smoothly
                    • Great Features

                    Cons

                    • Sized For Average Hands

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                    I have always preferred the trackball. This Logitech is a well made and reliable unit. The wireless works well. Battery life seems strong as I have not needed to replace the included battery and the life estimate in the software shows it will last many months yet. It was easy to install and set up. Ergonomically, it is smaller than older models that I have owned and this is moderately uncomfortable as I have very large hands being 6'4" tall. Overall, I am very happy with the quality, function, and value, especially as offered through B&H.

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

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                    5.0

                    Rub it on your nose!!!

                    By Sea Geek

                    from SF Bay

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Accurate Tracking
                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Fast Response

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      For all of you who are complaining that the tracball feels rough at first, here's an old-school flyfishing trick: Take out the ball, and rub it on the sides of your nose. Replace it, and voila!

                      The mouse is designed to handle a buildup of body oil, and you're just breaking it in.

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

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                      5.0

                      Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball

                      By Al

                      from Austin, TX

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      Great product, low price, fast delivery. Five star service.

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                      3.0

                      Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball

                      By Lipita

                      from East coast

                      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                      Great product!

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                      5.0

                      Only one I'll use

                      By Mebanne

                      from Briarcliff, TX

                      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
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

                        I haven't used any mouse but this type for years! I love that the mouse doesn't move, your thumb does the moving. No more pushing a mouse around. GREAT

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

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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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