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LogitechM570 Laser Wireless Trackball
 
4.7

(based on 232 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (177)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable design (156)
  • Accurate tracking (135)
  • Fast response (132)
  • Works on any surface (127)
  • Glides smoothly (118)

Cons

  • Inaccurate tracking (7)
  • Uncomfortable design (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday use (134)
  • Professional (107)
  • Web browsing (106)
  • Travel (51)
  • Gaming (49)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (147), Casual user (51)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (114), Business (79)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (134), Mac (30), Linux (3)

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

I love a wireless trackball!!!

By Thomas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

All I have to say is I have two of these now. One for my work office and one for the home office. These are great wireless trackballs. I use AutoCAD on a regular basis, and these help from moving my mouse all over the desk.

I wish Logitech would make a bluetooth version of this for use with my Macbook.

 
5.0

Great trackball mouse. Very precise and accurate.

By Shari

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Amazing mouse. Love the trackball. Very easy on the wrist. I use it for photoshop and it is perfect. Software is available (even on Mac) andit can be used to customize certain features like volume control, display options and etc.

 
5.0

Nice but would be better if Bluetooth

By Keith

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Nice device -- works very well. It is very precise and the actuation action on the buttons is crisp and definitive., The controls are laid out very naturally for my use. The only drawback and the reason I have not been using this extensively of late is that it requires a USB port for the receiver. Would like a Bluetooth version.

 
5.0

The best mouse in the world (for me)

By Udi

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I've been using Logitech trackballs for about 20 years now. I always have at least two - one for the desktop and one for the laptop. I usually replace them after about two years of heavy use (they still work, but since my right hand is "sitting" on it most of the day, I like to keep it fresh, clean and accurate).
Over the years I had a lot of them and I always preferred the corded ones since the wireless models had a lot of problems (bad reception, big receiver and mainly very short battery life).
The M570 has none of this problems - it has pretty good reception with the small USB receiver (I had one model that had some problems after the USB receiver used to get really hot from the macbookpro body, I added a short USB male-female adapter and it solved the problem) and it's battery life is great (one AA battery last for about 3-4 months).
It's a little bit smaller then the older models, but overall I feel this is the best trackball so far.
It's accurate and comfortable (for me it has the best ergonomics of all mouses I tried (including the most expensive gamers models)).
Some "warnings" for new users:
If you are lefty then forget about this one (unless you are used to use the mouse with your right hand).
If you never tried it before, get ready for some "getting to use" time. It's usually a little weird at first when you are used to move the mouse and not your thumb.
Some people love this kind of mouse and some people hate it and can't use it - if you know you like trackball, you should definitely get this one, if you don't know, this one is the best way to find out.

 
5.0

Time will tell how well it stands up to daily use

By Davidj

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Working very well so far. Comfortable to use.

 
5.0

Highly recommended

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I have used this mouse in the past and have had good results with it.
This time I purchased two of them for gifts.
I highly recommend this product.

 
4.0

I would purchase this item again

By SteveT

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

works as aspected

 
4.0

Very good track ball, but buy with caution.

By Victor

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I believe that reviews should be written ONLY after using the product for at least one year. This is an important consideration because you do not want to pay good money for a product that will fail shortly afterwards. American business greed have forced Americans to buy ONLY poorly manufactured products in third world countries. Shame!! This track ball is very, very good. My only reservation is that this ball is not sufficiently damped. This is an important consideration for those of us who do serious photo editing, and need to move the cursor with precision. I love the tiny receiver. If it does not fail in five years it will be a very good and happy purchase. Good luck to all of us.

 
3.0

would not buy it again

By Georgeo

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Does not work smoothly in windows 8.1

 
5.0

Initially it felt unresposive, then it got better.

By Miguel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

At first I was feeling disappointed about this mouse the responsiveness between the trackball and the mouse was not consistent; going right was smooth and fast but going left was very slow. I don't know if it was a combination of 1. taking out the ball and whipping it, 2. adjusting the mouse properties in both the PC mouse settings and the Logitech app and/or 3. just keep using it. My first day I was very disappointed after I had played around with both mouse settings and still was working any where near as my other Logitech trackman marble but the next day I noticed the performance was way better and it was working as I expected.

 
5.0

Long battery life MOUSE!

By Alan

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Love the extended life for the wireless trackball. Bit of a learning call with the trackball but range of movement is outstanding. Great buy!

 
5.0

Love the Trackball

By Sean

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

It is easy to set up to my Mac. I have had one before and the battery life is long. The trackball is idle for use in limited spaces.

 
5.0

I have two backups....enough said

By Chris

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I carry it with me in my backpack on the train, have one for work and for home. I now keep atleast one backup since they do wear after years of wear. I started using these at 13 and I just cant stop using them, its so efficient to navigate around the computer. Also, it works on Chromebooks! I just hope that they update the USB adapter to USBC when I upgrade to a new laptop.

 
1.0

Mine was dead.

By no nickname

from Frederick MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Couldn't get it to work. No signal.

 
5.0

I love these logitech track balls. (for the thumb)

By jimic

from la, ca.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I've got 2 laptops with these, and lost of the m570s some how/where and bought another to replace it.
On my desktop I use the Logitech Trackman Wheel Optical. I wish they still made that one too.
Once you get used to it the thumb track balls work are so great, I love them.

 
5.0

Best Mouse ever!

By Rosalie

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

If you are the type of person who has problems with their wrists then this is the mouse for you. It takes some time to adjust to using a tracking ball mouse especially if you are used to a regular mouse but it is worth it. It also has a few extra buttons to go forward and back in a browser which is very helpful and requires less wrist movement.

 
5.0

Very useful and precise

By Maneco

from Santos, Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I have use that mouse since 2005. For me is the better way to move my cursor. This version is the best so far.

 
5.0

M570 review

By MLWT

from Canada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

I usually get pain in my arm from using a regular mice; my arm stopped hurting just after one day using this new trackball, but it's really hard to get used to it.

 
5.0

M570 Laser Wireless Trackball

By VeniceLady

from Venice, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

Great product, this is the only trackball I ever use...conveniently wireless and one battery that lasts a very long time.

 
5.0

ergonomic

By sifteri

from cliffside nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

best ergonomic mouse

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