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The Track is back: Logitech resurrects their ergonomic Trackball mouse

Logitech MX Ergo 'Trackball' mouse. (Source: Logitech)
Logitech MX Ergo 'Trackball' mouse. (Source: Logitech)
Earlier today Logitech announced their first new trackball mouse in almost a decade, incorporating user feedback from the last ten years. The MX Ergo has been modernised with DPI-like adjustments and software that allows switching between multiple computers.

Fans of Logitech’s trackball mice rejoice. Today Logitech has announced the MX Ergo, their first new trackball mouse in close to ten years. Logitech says that many of the improvements made to the new mouse were as a direct result of customer feedback over the last decade. “…the idea for this trackball innovation was inspired by our users, who invented creative ways to achieve their desired level of comfort, sometimes adding additional wedges under their trackball for elevated angles,” said Anatoliy Polyanker, global portfolio and brand director at Logitech. “The MX ERGO is our first adjustable trackball that delivers on the need for elevated comfort in a beautiful design.”

The MX Ergo is angled so that your hand rests on a more natural diagonal incline and has an adjustable hinge that allows an additional 20 degrees of pronation. This design reduces muscular strain by up to 20 percent compared to regular mice and lowers the pressure through your forearm. The cursor is controlled using a thumb operated trackball to minimise arm movement, but Logitech now has a DPI-like switch that allows for on-the-fly cursor speed changes.

Moving with the times, the MX Ergo is now wireless, getting up to four months on a full charge. If the battery runs out unexpectedly, a one-minute charge should give up to eight hours of use. Two other modern features are the incorporation with Logitech Easy-Switch and Logitech Flow, which are both designed to allow you to switch one mouse between two computers, and even copy and paste content, without having to unplug the mouse.

The MX Ergo has an MSRP of US$100 and will be available online and in retail stores through September. A special edition ‘MX Ergo Plus’ will be available at Best Buy but Logitech didn’t provide details.


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Craig Ward, 2017-09- 6 (Update: 2017-09- 6)