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Logitech Brings Back Old School With Trackball

While the mouse as a pointing device has both survived and evolved, the trackball is nearly extinct, except on select smartphones.

Trackballs are wonderful solutions for those with limited desk space, so it's a shame that there aren't more of them. Logitech, however, is revitalizing one of its classic trackball designs in the soon-to-ship Wireless Trackball M570.

Something stationary like a trackball doesn't demand to be wireless, but Logitech has the nano receiver technology so it's seen fit to pair that with the M570. From a single AA battery, the M570 will last an estimated 18 months before another cell is required.

The Wireless Trackball M570 will hit stores later this month with an MSRP of $59.99.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • HansVonOhain
    Pretty overpriced piece of hardware.
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  • LordConrad
    Still using my 3-button Trackman Marble (no annoying scrollwheel) and loving it. Glad to see Logitech is bringing back the trackball.
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  • False_Dmitry_II
    Even if I wanted one... why WIRELESS!?!
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  • michaelahess
    MS trackballs always sucked, still have an original logitech from 96 that works like a champ. Except for gaming I prefer a trackball actually.
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  • Warsaw
    False_Dmitry_IIEven if I wanted one... why WIRELESS!?!Why wouldn't you? Did you see how long it says that battery will last? I wantz it, and I haven't used trackballs since back in the day.

    Bravo to Logitech for revitalizing this market. I know quite a few people who love trackballs but they haven't had any good new ones for awhile.
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  • silversurfernhs
    I hear these guys are worse for your joints - so its gonna kill your wrist and joints all in one...
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  • makaveli316
    useless and overpriced
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  • suisenbenjo
    I know a lot of people that liked the trackballs. A few still use one. I'm even thinking about this. It's no good for gaming but it's nice to lean back and use the trackball sometimes.
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  • motamedn
    michaelahessMS trackballs always sucked
    I call BS. MS had the single best trackball. The optical trackall explorer. I still use my original one and picked up a second on ebay "just in case". If logitech makes a decent ring/pointer ball trackball, i'll be all over it. I can't stand these thumb ones.

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  • lothdk
    I have been using the Logitech Cordless Trackman Wheel for over 10 years, professional and privately, and even with the few different designs there have been, more buttons and such, I have always stuck to it, as I feel it is comfortable and easy on the joints.
    Except for the forward/backward buttons on the M570 the design is exactly the same.
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