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LogitechM570 Laser Wireless Trackball
 
4.7

(based on 219 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (167)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 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.

Reviewed by 219 customers

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5.0

ergonomic

By sifteri

from cliffside nj

Verified Buyer

Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

best ergonomic mouse

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5.0

Awesome Trackball

By Jan

from Philadelphia PA

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

    Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

    Comfortable, easy to setup and use.

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

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    5.0

    I'd buy it again in a heat beat!

    By Dr CyberQuack

    from Austin,TX

    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've used the wired version for years -- eventually they do die. I was a bit disappointed it is no longer made, but have no regrets about buying this one. One key feature (new to me) is the location of the forward and reverse buttons -- which did not exist on the wired version. All in all, a fantastic purchase!

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

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      4.0

      Works well provided certain conditions are met.

      By Dr John

      from NW Arkansas

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Avoid metallic objects between receiver & tkball
      • Best when not plugged into a USB hub

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Professional
      • Traveling
      • Web Browsing
      • Wish to have wireless trackball

      Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

      I have used a Logitech wired trackball for years, but with the addition of a puppy to our house, I'm trying to do away with as many cords as possible. This model works just as well as the wired model provided you plug the unifying receiver plugged into a USB port on the computer and not into a hub. Also, I have found that there is a significant amount of metal between the trackball and the receiver (eg. a trackpad), it loses signal and I have to reposition it.

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

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      5.0

      Works Well...Had Microsoft Trackball before..just as good:)

      By DamonBrown

      from Austin, TX

      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:

        Works Well...Had Microsoft Trackball before..just as good:)

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

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        5.0

        Have one; bought it for someone else

        By MAC

        from Augusta, GA

        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:

          This is a great mouse to remove tension in the forearm and shoulder for people working on a computer a lot. My brother recommended it to me a few years ago and after trying it for work, I bought a second one for home. Major relief in my forearm and shoulder. Now, I just bought one for someone at work with carpal tunner syndrome. She is an older lady and it may take her a day or two to get used to thumbing the ball instead of moving the mouse. Great buy.

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

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          5.0

          Better then use a standard mouse

          By Wolf

          from NYC

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • No Cons that i have not ran into any in years

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Gaming
          • Professional
          • Web Browsing

          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

          Easy to use and control
          Less wear and tear on your hand and wrist so you can work longer hours with ease

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

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          5.0

          Still learning but so far it's great!

          By WVMTNRNNR

          from SOVA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Twitchy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

          Precise, easy to set up and use. Still developing the muscle memory in my thumb and to stop trying to slide it around like a traditional mouse :)

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

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          4.0

          Trackball saved my right forearm

          By Geojung

          from Woodland, CA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Tracking
          • Comfortable Design
          • Works On Any Surface

          Cons

          • Limited Lifetime

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use

          Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

          Use of trackball has saved my forearm. The Logitech trackball is the most comfortable trackball and I have used it from the wired version (which I prefer) to the current version. It is comfortable, smooth and accurate. The reason I drop a star is that it does not last long enough. This purchase to replace my current on when it fails.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Love it!

          By Dave

          from Jerome, Idaho

          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 use it on my PC and Laptop. Works beautifully. Quick and accurate.

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

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            5.0

            so good i want another!

            By Lanceb131

            from Billings, MT

            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 had a trackball years ago & LOVED it. I've been looking for another good 1 4 sometime now & when I ran into this 1 i figured I'd give it a shot. It's better then my old 1 & I love it even more. When I 1st stared using it again it took sometime to get used to it again but not long but if you've got little to no experience with them there is a pretty steep learning curve but well worth it in my opinion.

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

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              5.0

              Trackball

              By Hi

              from MN

              Comments about Logitech M570 Laser Wireless Trackball:

              Works great! Love my new mouse!

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              4.0

              Great service!

              By ChillWill

              from San Diego, CA

              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:

                The M570 laser wireless trackball works well and arrived in plenty of time even though we used ground shipping!

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

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                5.0

                M570 trackball

                By mr blunt

                from in my kitchen

                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:

                  been using Logitech trackballs for years, not a gamer but I love not having a sore wrist,, as always B&H came through again with a great deal and i could not resist, always nice to have a spare, as always great shipping from B&H again

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

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