Remember these WEIRD mice?? The Trackball is back!

  • Published on Oct 10, 2017
  • Ever use a Trackball Mouse? They were pretty popular in the 90's- and it looks like they could be bouncing back with the Logitech MX Ergo!
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  • Aiman S.
    Aiman S. Hour ago

    Anybody here use trackball for 3D design software like Solidworks or Revit?

  • Вяленая скрибятина

    Using it for over half a year. You'll have to clean these nubs around a ball from once to twice a month, depends on how dirty your hands are. If you'll approach it the lazy way i.e. just removing grime with a brush, the ball will tend to stuck more after cleaning. But once began rolling it will require less force to proceed.
    You'll need a couple of weeks to adapt. Also LED hum is audible. Other than that, it is good.

  • Jeefly
    Jeefly 2 days ago

    "and the video is brought to you by Tunne-" *tap tap*

  • Vladislav Kurashov
    Vladislav Kurashov 2 days ago

    Tried, yes it is a strange thing, but it is very convenient in Resolve where the same trackballs are used. And absolutely not for shooters, for strategies can be.

  • Eden Steves
    Eden Steves 4 days ago

    My dad keeps saying that trackball gaming is the way to go. No matter how much I explain *nicely* that he has no idea what he’s talking about he still thinks that is what to use for gaming🙄

  • Phil Morton
    Phil Morton 9 days ago +1

    Lol did he just say if your ball curious, and he says his not gay! Noway James hasn't seen one of these mice before!

  • AyeJayCee
    AyeJayCee 11 days ago

    advertisers: ok so who watches LTT?
    youtube analysts: weebs

  • Existential Deliberation
    Existential Deliberation 12 days ago +2

    Why cant you just push the trackball into the socket to toggle precision mode

  • Anton Nym
    Anton Nym 13 days ago

    I have thumb problems (base joint is fused) so i like to move the ball with my index finger. My adesso mouse is perfect for that.

  • Bubba Reppas
    Bubba Reppas 14 days ago

    Those hands can jerk me off anytime

  • checkmate
    checkmate 15 days ago

    The trackball is BACK? Where did it go? I've been using trackballs since 386 computers were state-of-the-art. I don't know why anybody would want to push a mouse all over the place, when they can just thumb their balls. An M570 has been my weapon of choice for years. That new model doesn't even look like it's contoured as nicely for a hand. I'm so used to mine, it feels like another extension of my body!

  • Mano csak
    Mano csak 16 days ago

    Are there any left handed version? :/

  • Nalothisal
    Nalothisal 17 days ago

    II have this mouse
    and I love it. :P

  • Cool Guy
    Cool Guy 19 days ago

    I’m not old but I know what a trackball is. It’s called I have this mouse.

  • memememe
    memememe 20 days ago

    What if we had both?

  • Kevin Eubanks
    Kevin Eubanks 20 days ago

    ive been using a trackball mouse in gaming for the past 18 years. it's very comfortable to game with, and i play anything from hack n slash, to fps, tps, strategy games, mmorpgs, and games like mordhau, chivalry, etc. wireless trackball mouse, wireless keyboard, tower PC and 52" tv, no mouse pad, i either game in bed or in a recliner.

  • Whos Mystic
    Whos Mystic 26 days ago

    I used to use one and literally it made my aim in FPS games on pc. Godly I laser the heck out of people. Not all the time but my aim was so good. Now I’m using Logitech G502
    (This mouse is really good for tracking and also lazering)

  • MrMonotone
    MrMonotone 27 days ago

    Unfortunately it's still the case that all the best trackballs are no longer produced(and go for hundreds on ebay):
    Microsoft Trackball ExplorerLogitech Cordless Optical TrackManMacally Qball(not very common it seems, but I had one and it was great, looked very similar to the MS model)

  • Coby Fong
    Coby Fong 28 days ago

    I play with track balls

  • H H
    H H Month ago

    efficiency is the lazyness of intelligent people. trackballs are super efficient as you do move only your thumb. ergo intelligent people use trackballs :)

  • Duy Lê
    Duy Lê Month ago

    play csgo with trackballs??, oh shit my eyes

  • DBAR
    DBAR Month ago

    I used to play age of empires with one of those, it sucked...

  • Maxzomy Cabrera
    Maxzomy Cabrera Month ago

    Who else is scrolling through the comments with the MX Ergo

  • Cycros fun
    Cycros fun Month ago

    i had one of these at my school and i was like 7 at the time and 11 now to i remember

  • rj frame
    rj frame Month ago

    using one now! a very old one

  • Charles Wright
    Charles Wright Month ago

    Still use a trackball for laptop.

  • Bearer of Honesty
    Bearer of Honesty Month ago

    Been using Logitech M570 trackballs for years. It's the closest I've found to their now discontinued Marble from the 90s.

  • KDJ
    KDJ Month ago

    Voice crack when the video starts

  • Ashley Arndora
    Ashley Arndora Month ago

    Nice nails Linus! HAHA!!

  • Christopher Elliott

    Ok, old video. Not really expecting my comment to be noticed... But here goes any-hoot.

    I first learned and practiced using a trackball on Doom. (Yes, the first Doom, on Win 3.11.) But, it was a finger moved trackball. I could do continuous movement by walking with my index and middle fingers. Probably because of what I used, I was never able to get used to the thumb moved trackballs like this Ergo.

    In these modern times, however, I have found a trackball that fits my needs. The Elecom Huge (yes... that is it's name). If you go to the manufacturer's page you will either need to read Japanese, or apply your favorite web translator, but here it is:
    It is available on Amazon for (currently) under $60USD, just search for ELECOM M-HT1DRBK

  • Jake D
    Jake D Month ago

    From what i can see, first comment in over a year! Way to re# old LTT vids!
    I love this mouse, anything logi is just great quality.

  • Enoch Bird
    Enoch Bird Month ago

    Hahahahahaha a little ball curious.

  • Devin Bauer
    Devin Bauer Month ago

    Looks good to me, been using a M570 since 2012 to great effect

  • Thijs Waalders
    Thijs Waalders 2 months ago

    I own the MX Ergo for a while and except of the learning curve it is really good! Today I've got so much pain that I thrown away my normal mouse and just get used to the trackball and now I really experience the pro's of this mouse. Have been thinking of trading it for a vertical normal L+R mouse, but I think this one is waay better.

  • Zachary Busch
    Zachary Busch 2 months ago

    1:40 what happened to her hand not trying to be mean

  • Travis Lohmann
    Travis Lohmann 2 months ago

    took about 3 months for me to get used to the MX Ergo. Got it for $70, and honestly really really enjoying it. hand placement feels great, and I swapped the default ball with a perixx glossy red. wondrous.

  • Cyba IT
    Cyba IT 2 months ago

    Have the M570 and use Microsoft Mouse Without Borders to mouse between computers. I'm sure that extra tilt is nice, but not $100 to $150 extra nice. Also, damn I miss Max :(

  • cartwork2013
    cartwork2013 2 months ago

    If you have more than one mouse, would you refer to them as mice?

  • Jordan Stovall
    Jordan Stovall 2 months ago

    I still use a trackball mouse just like the first example photo

  • BubMcZombieface
    BubMcZombieface 2 months ago

    I have had mine for years. u can't seriously not love the control they offer. yeah dbl negatives

    SAKULFiLMS 2 months ago

    Dont buy this mouse. Its soooo bad.

  • shaun Wetherilt
    shaun Wetherilt 2 months ago

    i remember the trackball mouse

  • XGB__Tiger LIFE
    XGB__Tiger LIFE 2 months ago +1

    Back in my day we only used cups with strings on them

  • Frustrated User
    Frustrated User 2 months ago

    I couldn't justify paying $80 more than the current Logitech Trackball mouse. If it cost around $50 then that would be ideal.

  • Temmie gaming and memes

    I'm 14 and I love my track ball mouse m570

  • Droid 16 Beta
    Droid 16 Beta 2 months ago

    Seriously? You could've used "roll" and "spin" for the transition

  • Mario T.
    Mario T. 2 months ago

    Just buy a Thinkpad Keyboard

  • Jon Mahashintina
    Jon Mahashintina 2 months ago

    logitech? so itll last like, a little over a year?

  • Someone from 2005
    Someone from 2005 3 months ago

    I knew trackballs before

  • Cyse
    Cyse 3 months ago

    Fucken tunnel bear fucken stole my damn credit card info

  • Xzero905
    Xzero905 3 months ago

    I Remember, i was a beast in cs whit a trackball back in 2000 🤣👍

  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith 3 months ago

    Cant function without my right handed, thumb- trackball.

    • Jason Smith
      Jason Smith 3 months ago

      Now that ive seen the whole video. SOLD!!!

  • Shannon Foreman
    Shannon Foreman 3 months ago

    I’ve used a track ball my whole life and game with one too

  • rxddlefx.
    rxddlefx. 3 months ago +1

    So many "Ball" jokes

  • Darcy Yin
    Darcy Yin 3 months ago +1

    "that had its balls down below" ~ Sexist Linus

  • getmizanur
    getmizanur 3 months ago

    I don't have Ergo Trackball, but I have the other version from Logitech and it's amazing. I love it so much, I have bought one from my work as well as one for my home.

  • Rick's Review
    Rick's Review 3 months ago

    I just bought a Elecom "huge" trackball, it has 3 DPI setting on the top with a switch and it is great for gaming too
    the oversized trackball is in the middle and controlled by the index finger, I have several trackballs and most by Logitech, but I like the Elecom best

  • Travis Lohmann
    Travis Lohmann 3 months ago

    been using the MX Ergo for the past 3 months now. Music Production and surprisingly, gaming. It works fantastic for both!

    • Otis Grove
      Otis Grove 2 months ago

      Travis Lohmann music production is the best, I don’t need super precision like what is needed for gaming but having to click around and making fine adjustments is just a lot easier

  • Alexander Langella
    Alexander Langella 3 months ago

    Linus...Logitech never stopped making Track balls. The M570 has been around and consistently sold every year since around 2008. I've bought several over the years, new, from big box stores after the whole mouse degrades, including the buttons (not the actual click thing underneath, but the actual plastic I touch loosening up over the years from heavy gaming).

    This was just the only "new" trackball design they had crafted in years.

  • DS 4 Productions
    DS 4 Productions 3 months ago

    I do music production with dual monitors and the M570 trackball mouse is my favorite mouse to use. Being able to give the ball a good slap to send the pointer flying across one monitor to another is the fastest and only way to roll - pun intended lol. I’ve not had any complaints covering the larger ground of the dual monitors and I find it’s shape and design quite comfortable even after several hours of nonstop use.

  • Anym
    Anym 3 months ago

    Yeah they really don't come back

  • Icy Recall
    Icy Recall 3 months ago

    Wow that was a lot of ball puns. Pretty ballarious

  • Bear dude
    Bear dude 3 months ago +1

    haha black clover back in the day ep 2

  • Jungle Ginger
    Jungle Ginger 3 months ago +10

    I have used a Logi M570 trackball for many years. Helps my tendon pain.

    • TyrfingDainslef
      TyrfingDainslef 3 months ago +1

      Same, and I game with it just as easily as a mouse. Love mine.

    SHORE ARTHUR 3 months ago

    Some say the "Keep on digging" shirt still has the hidden camera in it

      SHORE ARTHUR 3 months ago


  • Boom Brigade
    Boom Brigade 3 months ago

    I had one in 2007 ish I was 4 then. 😂

  • Timothy B.
    Timothy B. 3 months ago

    I love trackball mice

  • xaero5150
    xaero5150 3 months ago

    Some of us need a trackball because the way mice work creates problems with Carpal tunnel. I used the original logitech units, and the mx570, but tracking speed was lacking in those so I switched to an Elecom EX6, which is on par with a gaming mouse in terms of DPI. Where it sucks, is in battery life. The mx570 would last forever on one AA battery, but I am constantly replacing the battery on the EX6. The EX6 does have a sniper toggle, but unlike the mx ergo, it is a momentary switch. The EX also has a dedicated switch to set the DPI lower without going into windows. The main enticements for the ergo are the long rechargeable battery and the ability to swap to a different system with a button. Also, you can find the ergo for around $60 on amazon.

  • Jordan T. Hurt
    Jordan T. Hurt 3 months ago

    I'm 23 years old. I switched from mouse to track pad, then to trackball last year. I LOVE trackballs. I personally have a giant audio console on my desk, so I really have no room to move a mouse. I've never cared much for the feel of a track pad. The trackball is just perfect to me. I wouldn't even want to go back to a mouse again.

  • Sunny Wu
    Sunny Wu 3 months ago

    4 months battery?! My older Logitech trackball with the blue ball lasted over a year on a battery and honestly the scroll wheel broke before the battery gave out and I had to go through their warranty service (which was extremely slow btw, I couldn't believe such a large company couldn't give timely warranty service, it took like over a months to get it replaced). Also I tested out one of these before in store, I still prefer the older model, a lot more ergonomic.

  • Iron Reaver
    Iron Reaver 3 months ago

    I use to gaming all day long with Logitech mouse with a big trackball in the center that used a PS2 port because that was the only external mouse we had that i could use on my laptop up to when i got a new laptop when WoW came out

  • Mike L
    Mike L 3 months ago

    My hand started to cramp up just watching this video. I cant use those thumb trackball mice, hell even any trackball mouse, just makes my hand cramp up.

  • Heinzelman90!
    Heinzelman90! 4 months ago

    I used the logitech m570 for a couple of years, but I hated that it would start to have problems after 6-9 months and went through two of them. I did ask logitech in 2018 if they had a wired version and they said they didn't so I decided to go off the main stream and went with and elecom EX-G the cord is about 5 feet long and the ball that came with it started having tracking problems after the first 10-15 min of use. However, I put the ball from the m570 in it and it tracked very well. The down side being that the ball was a tight fit, its been about 3 months since then and the ball works very well now. I've used trackballs for classwork, gaming, and regular web browsing. The length it took me to get used it a track ball in the beginning was about 1-2 days and even in the first 6 hours of the first day it became comfortable. I originally got a trackball out of necessity, I don't have a desk and do all my computer stuff off of my bed, my mouse rests on a book with a mouse pad, but because the book can shift. A normal mouse can easily slip off.

  • lolera222
    lolera222 4 months ago

    I do have a trackball mouse, Logitech but without the thing before the scroll wheel, as i hate trackpads and i don't have enough space on my "desk" for moving around with an optical mouse or any "balls" trackball mouse

  • Dave Giard
    Dave Giard 4 months ago

    I know i am literally years late on this comment but I have been using trackballs for work since before this one came out. They have still been around. M570 is the one I use now and the gen before it...

    I dont know why he would say they are just bringing these back?? lol

  • Desmond Fernando
    Desmond Fernando 4 months ago

    awesome im so gonna get that trackball

  • Bryson Buchanan
    Bryson Buchanan 4 months ago

    I love it

  • Bryson Buchanan
    Bryson Buchanan 4 months ago

    I have a m570

  • Josh
    Josh 4 months ago +1

    Are they still using trackball mice now though? Doubt it

  • Falconnor4
    Falconnor4 4 months ago

    I bought it it's not bad

  • CJ B
    CJ B 4 months ago +1

    My US history teacher still uses these! I guess you could say...

    he's history

  • memememe
    memememe 4 months ago

    optical trackball?

  • Tyler Workman
    Tyler Workman 4 months ago

    I was born in 96 and remember these

  • ButterKing -28
    ButterKing -28 4 months ago +1

    I see track ball mices at Staples

  • Oh Yeah Yeah
    Oh Yeah Yeah 4 months ago

    Trackball mice are sick though.

  • Brian Terrill
    Brian Terrill 4 months ago

    Yup! Played WoW on it since beta.

  • Brian Terrill
    Brian Terrill 4 months ago

    @Linus: WRONG! The M570 has been around since 2010.

  • lostaerie
    lostaerie 4 months ago

    im old D:

  • Modest Mewtwo
    Modest Mewtwo 4 months ago

    RGB trackball mouse when

  • notgonnapay
    notgonnapay 4 months ago

    Logitech trackballs? What about Kensington?

  • Mathew Morton
    Mathew Morton 4 months ago

    Linus has some nice fingernails

  • Mark Atherstone
    Mark Atherstone 4 months ago

    I game on my trackball no problem at all, could never go back to a normal mouse! I'm using the "Microsoft Trackball Optical"

  • DaSpoody [i make underrated memes n stuff]

    Gonna buy this and play some fortnite 4 sure

  • Spike Trajesty
    Spike Trajesty 4 months ago

    I use the ELECOM M-XT3DRBK wired. It is made for gaming actually lol. It feels nice, and as a person who has been using Trackball mice for about 14 years, I can honestly say it is the best mouse like it I have ever used.

  • THEK
    THEK 4 months ago

    0:17 exactly my mouse

  • ChunkyJo
    ChunkyJo 4 months ago

    I use a 2 monitor setup for video editing and use this mouse. Turn on acceleration, and turn up the sensitivity, and instead of sliding your thumb and moving your hand, simply flick the ball and the mouse moves. It's crazy! haha BUT! This thing absolutely saved my wrist. On my old traditional mouse I was starting to lose grip strength and at one point was unable to game after a day of work. This solved all of that. I'm never going back to a traditional mouse after converting to the trackball. Even the vertical mice suck b/c instead of clicking, you tend to micro-select and drag whatever you're trying to click on.

  • Kiran R
    Kiran R 4 months ago

    0:16 My grandma legit uses that exact model of mouse 😂😂

  • michael Kivinen
    michael Kivinen 4 months ago

    Now we can see were the fairies are being employed and the human race is being made ready for execution oop's I mean extinction' but not going the way of the dinosaurs' but by self-eradication loaded with illogical and deceptive programming by selected media everywhere even here on YOUDUMP of the sleeping dozing populous nations of sheep that at least have half a brain asleep and the others side becoming robotized for general usefulness slave tools to those in control in the lap of SUBGOD hood of superiority' that about sums it all up. If you cant use a trackball then your not a PRO' ( NO not a prostitute' but it could mean the same as you would sell your soul to be employed these days for your daily hit of dead bread and alcohol ) bro.

  • nottacop
    nottacop 4 months ago

    It may be comfortable to hold, but moving the ball around with your thumb makes your hand and wrist really sore really quick.

  • god gaming for life
    god gaming for life 4 months ago

    My school still uses them