Trackball mice are an innovation in the world of computer science, useful tools, especially for those who work in the graphics, design, and even those who love video games.

Furthermore, they may be the most suitable choice for those who have little desk space, because the pointer moves but the mouse remains still in its place.

At one time it was used by a few people, but today this model is gaining its share of the market, with solutions and prices capable of satisfying all needs a little. Let’s see together what it is used for and how to use it.

Here we had listed out the best models of the gaming trackball mouses that are given below.

RANK NO. 1
ELECOM Wired / Wireless / Bluetooth Thumb-Operated Trackball Mouse, 8-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-XPT1MRXBK) , Black
  • ✅《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM "EX-G PRO" trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency. Wired / wireless / bluetooth connectivities are available.
  • ✅《FUNCTIONAL 8 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
  • ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 500(LOW), 1000(MID) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ✅《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.13 or later, Size: W4.3"(108mm) X L5.3"(135mm) X H1.9"(47.7mm), Weight: 5.2oz(without battery), DPI: 500/1000/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wired / wireless / bluetooth, 1 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped.
RANK NO. 2
ZLOT Vertical Gaming Mouse,Wired RGB Ergonomic USB Joystick Programmable Laser Gaming Mice,6+1 Design,11 Buttons,1000 Hz Max Polling Rate,10000 Max DPI,2019 Upgraded Version for Computer Gamers,Black
  • Ergonomic Vertical Design.Ergonomic Vertical Design.Unlike those traditional ones which strain wrist and arm over time, causing great pain. The vertical design provides better support for your forearm minimizing wrist pain that can come from twisting.
  • Pixart PMW3325 IR sensor and 5-adjustable DPI level.Color-changing RGB marquee belt on both sides.
  • Programmable and customizable.11 programmable buttons and On-board memory.
  • Widely Compatible with Windows XP(x64)/Vista/7/8/10/Linux.Please peel off the transparent protective film on the bottom of the mouse before use.
  • Warranty & Support: One year warranty for this product, we provide the full technical support after selling and any questions about the product, feel freely to contact us.
SaleRANK NO. 3
ELECOM 2.4GHz Wireless Thumb-Operated Trackball Mouse, 6-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-XT3DRBK), Black
  • ✅《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • ✅《FUNCTIONAL 6 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
  • ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 750(LOW) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ✅《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later (Horizontal scrolling function is not working in Windows RT8.1), macOS 10.10 later, Size: W3.7"(94.7mm) X L4.9"(124.4mm) X H1.9"(47.9mm), Weight: 4.5oz(without battery), DPI: 750/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wireless, 1 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped
SaleRANK NO. 4
ELECOM Wired Thumb-Operated Trackball Mouse, 5-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-XT2URBK-G)
  • ✅《ERGONOMIC UNIQUE DESIGN》The mouse design is based on 6 different muscle and skeletal structures of the hands giving special emphasis to the folding actions of the hands to provide a new level of hand comfort.
  • ✅《FUNCTIONAL 5 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
  • ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 750(LOW) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ✅《RED BALL FOR THE BEST OPTICAL TRACKING》 For the tracking accuracy and the best sensor, this item uses a RED BALL. RED COLOR sensing provides more accuracy for current optical tracking technology, a must for high-performance gaming optics system sensors. You will enjoy the results of trackball high performance optical sensors for all movement!!
  • ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 (Horizontal scrolling function is not working in Windows RT8.1), macOS 10.10, Size: W3.7"(94.7mm) X L4.9"(124.4mm) X H1.9"(47.7mm), Weight: 5.3oz(without battery), DPI: 750/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wired
RANK NO. 5
ELECOM Wired / Wireless / Bluetooth Finger-Operated Trackball Mouse, 8-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-DPT1MRBK)
  • ☑️《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM "DEFT PRO" trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • ☑️《FUNCTIONAL 8 BUTTONS》It is very easy to move in any direction. It comes with 8 physical buttons on the device and the two extra buttons are the scrollwheel tilting. This allows you to better match your gaming experience, be it MMORPGs, or first-person shooters.
  • ☑️《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 500, 1000 and 1500 DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ☑️《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ☑️《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later (Horizontal scrolling function is not working in Windows RT8.1), macOS 10.13 or later, Size: W3.6"(91.4mm) X L5.3"(133.4mm) X H2.3"(57.3mm), Weight: 5.7oz(without battery), DPI: 500/1000/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wired / wireless / bluetooth, 1 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped.
RANK NO. 6
Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse – Ergonomic Design with Sculpted Right-Hand Shape, Compatible with Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows Computers, USB Unifying Receiver, Dark Gray
  • Stop chasing a mouse around. Your trackball stays in one place and puts control under your thumb, so you don't have to move your arm to move your cursor. And its sculpted shape supports your hand for comfortable control all day long.
  • This trackball includes the Logitech unifying receiver. The tiny wireless receiver stays in your laptop, so there's no need to unplug it when you move around. Plus, you can easily add a compatible keyboard, number pad or mouse-without the hassle of multiple USB receivers.
  • You can go for up to 18 months without changing batteries and the convenient battery indicator helps to ensure that you'll never be caught off guard. Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions.
  • You get precise cursor control wherever you want to use your trackball. Hard tables, comfy sofas and lumpy beds are all no problem for the M570.
  • The integrated scroll wheel and easy-to-reach back/forward buttons make control simple, whether you're web surfing on a laptop or navigating a home-theater PC.
RANK NO. 7
ELECOM 2.4GHz Wireless Finger-operated Large size Trackball Mouse 8-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor Palm Rest Attached (M-HT1DRBK)
  • ✅《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • ✅《FUNCTIONAL 8 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
  • ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 500(LOW), 1000(MID) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ✅《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, Size: W4.5"(114.7mm) X L7.2"(181.9mm) X H2.3"(57.2mm), Weight: 9.2oz(without battery), DPI: 500/1000/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wireless, 2 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped.
RANK NO. 8
ELECOM Wired Thumb-Operated Trackball Mouse, 6-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-XT2URBK)
  • ☑️《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • ☑️《FUNCTIONAL 6 BUTTONS》It is very easy to move in any direction. It comes with 6 physical buttons on the device and the two extra buttons are the scrollwheel tilting that allow horizontal scroll.
  • ☑️《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 750(LOW) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ☑️《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ☑️《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later (Horizontal scrolling function is not working in Windows RT8.1), macOS 10.10 later, Size: W3.7"(94.7mm) X L4.9"(124.4mm) X H1.9"(47.9mm), Weight: 4.5oz, DPI: 750/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wired
RANK NO. 9
Delux M618 Plus Optical Ergonomic Vertical 2.4Ghz Wireless Mouse USB Gaming Mice 800/1200/1600 DPI 6 Buttons for PC Laptop Computer Desktop with Wrist Support
  • Delux M618 Plus vertical 2.4G wireless mouse,no light,6 buttons,800/1000/1600 DPI,Size: 150*95*99mm,Weight: 210g;Powered by 1*AA Battery(not included)【Note: Usb Receiver near the battery slot and built in the mouse】
  • The M618 Plus ergonomic vertical mouse is shaped in a way of the position of your arm. It keeps the user's hand in an upright neutral posture£¬reduces forearm twisting, elbow stiffness and hand weakness so provides better comfort and relieving wrist pain
  • The wrist support eases pain and fatigue associated with using a mouse for a prolonged period of time. The wrist support is removable for convenience. The mouse is skid resistant and sweat resistant.
  • With curved mouse ring design,contoured to hand in most natural state,to reduce hand fatigue;Plug and play, no driver needed;More than 5 million mouse click lifetime, durable and practical
  • 3 adjustable DPI easily change the cursor's sensitivity to meet your multiple needs, either for daily work or gaming(Warranty: 18months)
RANK NO. 10
ELECOM Wired / Wireless / Bluetooth Finger-Operated Trackball Mouse, 8-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-DPT1MRXBK)
  • ✅《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM "DEFT PRO" trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • ✅《FUNCTIONAL 8 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
  • ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 500, 1000 and 1500 DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
  • ✅《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
  • ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later (Horizontal scrolling function is not working in Windows RT8.1), macOS 10.13 or later, Size: W3.6"(91.4mm) X L5.3"(133.4mm) X H2.3"(57.3mm), Weight: 5.7oz(without battery), DPI: 500/1000/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wired / wireless / bluetooth, 1 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped.

Buyer Guide to Choose the Best Gaming Trackball Mouses 

Types

The main advantage of the trackball, therefore, is that the movements of the hand and wrist are reduced to a minimum, as well as the space occupied by the mouse because it will not be necessary to move it on the surface where it is placed. After all, it will be enough to move the ball with a finger to change direction to the pointer.

If you want to have maximum comfort and an even more transparent desk, then the best mouse for you could be the wireless one: the further advantage is the absence of the annoying and bulky cable that must be connected to the computer.

In this case, the operation can take place in two ways: via Bluetooth or radio frequency (RF). In the first case, associate the mouse with the PC or tablet which must, of course, be compatible.

In the second case, you need to insert a tiny receiver into the computer’s USB port to make the connection possible. In both cases, you can also move the cursor from several meters away. It is useful to check the battery life because these mice, unlike the ones with the cable, must be powered by a battery (here you can find a list of the best rechargeable batteries ).

Another aspect of paying attention to is the shape of the mouse: some are designed to lay your hand on them completely, others instead should be grasped only with the fingers or the tips of the fingers, others still hold themselves as if they were a gun.

No model can be recommended in absolute terms, however, if there are both left and right-handed people in the family, the best mouse brand for you will be the one that makes models suitable for everyone. Take a look at the recommended products below, and you can find a mouse for all your needs.

Performance

One of the parameters to refer to evaluate the performance of a mouse is the resolution you find expressed in dots per inch or DPI: these are the points per inch and, that is, how many pixels the pointer moves for each inch traveled on the desk. This value can affect the speed of pointing and should be appropriate to everyone’s sensitivity.

However, in most cases, users don’t feel a big difference above a certain threshold, for example from 800 DPI up, unless it is a skilled player who will need a very advanced mouse with thousands of PPE with a decidedly higher price. The important thing is that the device gives the user the possibility to change the PPE to better adapt to their needs.

Mouse customization is an aspect not to be underestimated and, in particular, it is good to check how many and which keys can be programmed to associate different functions and activate them with a simple click.

In the case of wireless mice, as mentioned, it is worth checking the autonomy of the battery and if there is a stand-by function that allows you to extend its life.

Other Characteristics

Compare prices and performance but also pay attention to other small details that could be of some importance. For example, some wireless mice that use the receiver have a conveniently integrated compartment where you can insert the small dongle when it is not in use.

It is a practical solution not to lose it when you carry it. Others use a particular technology that allows you to connect several compatible wireless devices using a single receiver, a real convenience.

You may also be interested in models with light indicators that make the mouse more attractive from an aesthetic point of view; in other cases, these small LEDs indicate the battery status and are therefore very useful because they avoid bad surprises.

How to Use a Trackball Mouse?

What Is That?

The trackball is composed of a base that has a cavity, in which a sphere has been positioned which can be rotated with the fingers. Within this cavity, some sensors capture the movement of the ball and, consequently, we will see the pointer move on the monitor just as we have addressed it.

There are also more traditional elements, such as the keys and the small scroll wheel. It is an invention designed especially for those who spend many hours on the PC and the anatomical shape that characterizes most models is confirmation of this.

As we have mentioned, it is also the most suitable solution for those who have little space on the work surface, because the movement of the pointer takes place only through the sphere. This technology is also found in other peripherals, such as the keyboard with trackball.

Differences with A Common Mouse

Let’s see together what are the advantages and characteristics of a trackball mouse and a classic model.

The trackball has the advantage of being simpler to use, thanks also to the anatomical shape that goes along with the way of our hand, creating a comfortable area even for the wrist. Also, the pointer is more stable. It is essential not to move the ball.

Many people who work with 3D modeling software prefer this type of mouse because it allows you to move objects, rotate them, or change the viewing angle more fluidly. It can be the right choice also for drawing, and however, in this field, it is always preferable to opt for the pen graphics tablet.

As for the game, the traditional mouse is more reliable (but less comfortable), because there is more control in those cases where you have to shoot, and there are those who argue that it is also more suitable for freehand drawing.

First Use of The Mouse with Trackball

With rare exceptions, you should find everything you need to start using it in the trackball mouse package. For example, batteries, any USB cable, or wireless adapter should be present.

The models with adapter are the most practical because they eliminate the presence of cables on the desk, a suitable choice for those who do not have much space or want to use the mouse even while comfortably on the sofa.

The small adapter is connected to the USB port, when the connection with the peripheral is activated, an indicator light may turn on (not all models have this particular).

Small Precautions

The sphere you will find in the cavity is not fixed, which has the advantage of being able to eliminate any accumulation of dust, but it must also be borne in mind that this feature could lead to the sudden escape of the ball. It is, therefore, better to use the device on flat surfaces, to avoid inconvenience.

Initially, the relationship with this device may seem hostile, but it is entirely normal when confronted with a new experience. Over time you will see that the movement of the fingers will be minimal, all in favor of ease of use, also thanks to the ergonomic shape.

Furthermore, those who use the notebook could opt for a small, but equally performing model, or for an article with a storage compartment in which to store the wireless device, so as not to lose it while on the move.

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