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898 clicks; posted to STEM » on 04 Mar 2021 at 9:42 AM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-03-04 9:20:07 AM  
Is it also a "massager?"
 
2021-03-04 9:32:18 AM  
So I'll have to hold it with two hands?
 
2021-03-04 9:42:46 AM  
It's a good idea but fails to consider that different people have very differently sized hands. They need to make a variety of models to account for this. Some people, for example, might want a more substantive platform at the base. For others, the column as depicted might still be far too narrow/thin and would lead to discomfort after an extended session of use; the obvious solution would be to offer extra-girthy models that individuals with very large hands (lumberjacks, for example) would be able to hold comfortably. And then of course there's no mention at all of a children's line. Their much smaller hands would, obviously, need much smaller sticks. So, good concept up front, but it still needs some refining.
 
2021-03-04 9:44:28 AM  
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2021-03-04 9:47:58 AM  
Is that the new Nic-o-dick?

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2021-03-04 9:57:32 AM  
My hands hurt pretty bad when I hand write something for a long time, but I don't have that with a regular mouse.
 
2021-03-04 10:43:34 AM  
When I rest my relaxed hand on a table, it isn't in that position, it is more like your standard old school mouse.
 
2021-03-04 11:07:08 AM  

OldJames: When I rest my relaxed hand on a table, it isn't in that position, it is more like your standard old school mouse.


Which is what makes my ancient (relatively) finger tip trackball the perfect device, and everything new is a step backwards.

But it's been a while since I checked... if it had a scroll wheel (+/- clickable) it'd be perfect. But no one seems to make that.

Then, if only the MS Sculpt was corded instead of cordless.  And came in two pieces.

Anybody got VC funding for an ergo hardware company?  Sheesh.
 
2021-03-04 12:01:26 PM  

SFSailor: OldJames: When I rest my relaxed hand on a table, it isn't in that position, it is more like your standard old school mouse.

Which is what makes my ancient (relatively) finger tip trackball the perfect device, and everything new is a step backwards.

But it's been a while since I checked... if it had a scroll wheel (+/- clickable) it'd be perfect. But no one seems to make that.

Then, if only the MS Sculpt was corded instead of cordless.  And came in two pieces.

Anybody got VC funding for an ergo hardware company?  Sheesh.


Have you read the subreddit r/Trackballs? They have a lot of trackballs listed, at least some of them match what you want.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/c​o​mments/eeke7m/brief_list_of_available_​trackballs_as_of_late_2019/

I'm more of a fan of thumb-based trackballs myself, but maybe that can give you some hope?
 
2021-03-04 12:21:04 PM  

aetherspoon: SFSailor: Have you read the subreddit r/Trackballs? They have a lot of trackballs listed, at least some of them match what you want.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/co​mments/eeke7m/brief_list_of_available_​trackballs_as_of_late_2019/

I'm more of a fan of thumb-based trackballs myself, but maybe that can give you some hope?


Wait.  There are other websites than Fark?

Actually, no, I hadn't seen that -- and I only kindasorta lurk a couple of their subs, and only on rare occasion, so I wouldn't have thought even to check -- *thanks* for the tip!  I haven't checked the market in a while, and if something has come along, I'll have you to thank for eliminating a daily annoyance.

I'm jealous of your preference for the thumb-based, and wish that worked for me.  I tried one, to get three buttons and a scroll wheel, but I'm not coordinated enough and it drove me absolutely bonkers.  I'm not sure I even made it through one day before it got tossed on the pile of "maybe this'll help" ... an embarrassingly enormous pile.  At least trackballs and mice and touch pads and and and are easier to stack than keyboards.
 
2021-03-04 12:35:13 PM  

SFSailor: aetherspoon: SFSailor: Have you read the subreddit r/Trackballs? They have a lot of trackballs listed, at least some of them match what you want.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/co​mments/eeke7m/brief_list_of_available_​trackballs_as_of_late_2019/

I'm more of a fan of thumb-based trackballs myself, but maybe that can give you some hope?

Wait.  There are other websites than Fark?

Actually, no, I hadn't seen that -- and I only kindasorta lurk a couple of their subs, and only on rare occasion, so I wouldn't have thought even to check -- *thanks* for the tip!  I haven't checked the market in a while, and if something has come along, I'll have you to thank for eliminating a daily annoyance.

I'm jealous of your preference for the thumb-based, and wish that worked for me.  I tried one, to get three buttons and a scroll wheel, but I'm not coordinated enough and it drove me absolutely bonkers.  I'm not sure I even made it through one day before it got tossed on the pile of "maybe this'll help" ... an embarrassingly enormous pile.  At least trackballs and mice and touch pads and and and are easier to stack than keyboards.


My vertical mice on my version of that stack feel your pain. And yeah, I've been using a thumb-based trackball  on again and off again since Logitech's first Trackman back in... 1991, oof, that was 30 years ago. Anyway, I'm well beyond just used to thumb-based trackballs and am envious over being able to use the finger tip ones; I could never get the hang of those.
 
2021-03-04 12:39:34 PM  

aetherspoon: Have you read the subreddit r/Trackballs?


FSMDAMMIT.  Fark got "unexpectedly expensive" again.  Happens out of the blue, and entirely unpredictably.  This place has wound up being way more expensive than I ever would have guessed when I foolishly created an account to post a sailing pic in rebuttal to an offhanded comment in a thread far longer ago than I care to recall.  But usually it's just books.

(That's a long way of saying:  THANK YOU.  Couple of Elecoms soon to be on their way.)
 
2021-03-04 12:44:09 PM  

aetherspoon: 1991, oof, that was 30 years ago. Anyway, I'm well beyond just used to thumb-based trackballs and am envious over being able to use the finger tip ones; I could never get the hang of those.


The hell you say.

< does math >

Ok, let's stop talking about that.  I'm also not going to try to figure out when I bought this logitech marble, though as I think about it, it might be my longest-lived, most durable piece of tech anything, ever.

Chocolate v. vanilla strikes again, though, which is always interesting!  Wonder what part of upbringing / hobbies / life experience / hand size / whatever causes the stark difference between fingertip v. thumb preference.

But I honestly do appreciate the kick in the ass to make me look again, and the link to the subreddit.  That link, plus a few minutes more extensive digging on Amazon has me very hopeful.  If it works, I owe ya (and if it winds up on the Pile Of Tech Dead Ends, that's on me, obviously!).
 
2021-03-04 1:55:43 PM  

aetherspoon: SFSailor: aetherspoon: SFSailor: Have you read the subreddit r/Trackballs? They have a lot of trackballs listed, at least some of them match what you want.
https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/co​mments/eeke7m/brief_list_of_available_​trackballs_as_of_late_2019/

I'm more of a fan of thumb-based trackballs myself, but maybe that can give you some hope?

Wait.  There are other websites than Fark?

Actually, no, I hadn't seen that -- and I only kindasorta lurk a couple of their subs, and only on rare occasion, so I wouldn't have thought even to check -- *thanks* for the tip!  I haven't checked the market in a while, and if something has come along, I'll have you to thank for eliminating a daily annoyance.

I'm jealous of your preference for the thumb-based, and wish that worked for me.  I tried one, to get three buttons and a scroll wheel, but I'm not coordinated enough and it drove me absolutely bonkers.  I'm not sure I even made it through one day before it got tossed on the pile of "maybe this'll help" ... an embarrassingly enormous pile.  At least trackballs and mice and touch pads and and and are easier to stack than keyboards.

My vertical mice on my version of that stack feel your pain. And yeah, I've been using a thumb-based trackball  on again and off again since Logitech's first Trackman back in... 1991, oof, that was 30 years ago. Anyway, I'm well beyond just used to thumb-based trackballs and am envious over being able to use the finger tip ones; I could never get the hang of those.


I used the Logitech Trackman for years. Best mouse I ever used, except that I can pop my thumb back in place at least once a day, 10 years at least since I gave it up. It seriously farked my thumb up. Otherwise, I really did like it.
 
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