GameBall is the world’s first trackball mouse developed specifically for the computer gamer. It's unique design, gaming specific features and high-end components distinguish it from all other trackballs on the market today.
GameBall's features include:
- Precise fingertip control
- Unique ambidextrous design
- Precision optical sensor with pinpoint accuracy
- Responsive and highly durable buttons
- Innovative touch scroll pad (horizontal and vertical)
- Carbon black with LED lighting
- 6 ergonomic buttons
- Built to last with gaming-grade components
- Windows 7 or later
- Mac OS X 10.8 or later
- Popular Linux distributions
- Chrome OS
- Android 5 or later
- Wired USB cable connection (70 in / 178 cm)
- Ergonomically ambidextrous
- High resolution optical sensor (PixArt)
- Native CPI/DPI Resolutions: 400, 800, 1200, 2000, 3000
- One year limited hardware warranty
- Plug and Play installation
- Ceramic bearings
- Dimensions: 162mm (6.4 inches), 119mm (4.7 inches), 52mm (2 inches)
- Black ball: size 38.1mm (1.5 Inches)
- Weight: 230 grams (.5 pounds)
- Omron switches
- 1000hz polling rate
- Manufactured in the United Kingdom
- CE and FCC certified
- Local language manual included
Not just for gaming
- Fully capable everyday trackball mouse
- Reduced repetitive fatigue
- Fast and easy website navigation
- Precision tracking for 3D design and CAD work
- Less desk space needed than a traditional mouse
- Low stress on your arm and shoulder
- Horizontal scrolling for easy music and video editing
- Simple to clean and maintain
US Patent No. D932492
They just reached out to me to ask how I liked my GameBall as I'd received it 24 days ago.. It did take me about 3 days to build my muscle memory but it's so easy to use and comfortable I didn't realize it was so long as that, I love my new Gameball and won't trade it for anything.
It's taken a while to get used to but after a week I think I was as quick with the Gameball as I was with a regular mouse for office work: spreadsheets, some drawing, Word etc. My only minor criticism is that the unit could be heavier or have more grippy pads underneath as there is a tendency for it to slide even on a mouse mat type surface. Activating the side buttons requires a lateral resistance force and this is not solely provided by the mass of the unit, it relies on the weight of your hand to achieve this. Either this or the side buttons could require a lighter touch to activate as they feel a bit switch-like compared to a normal mouse. Otherwise it's a revelation in terms of relieving wrist/forearm pain in comparison to a regular mouse.
I'm a programmer and rely on a lot of mouse use to get my job done. After using a regular mouse for several years I developed RMI; wrist pain and soreness, that made it difficult for me to work. For a while I used the logitech trackman and worked well. However I missed having the middle button.
After some research I was recommended this trackball and I absolutely love it. Not only can I use a middle button now, but I now have access to a forward/back button (which I didn't realize how much I missed) AND the ability to easily swap to use the mouse with my left or right hand with a press of a button! And most importantly, my RMI (wrist and hand pain) is virtually gone after consistent use for a couple weeks in each hand.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when you first get this mouse:
When I first used this mouse, it took some time for my hand to get used to it. My arm and fingers felt sore like after having exercised them, but this was because I was used to using a completely different trackball before and my fingers were getting used to the button and scroll placement. In my opinion this is perfectly normal. Now after using consistently for a few months, everything about this mouse feels natural and comfortable.
When I got the Gameball, I personally recommend using the firmware to swap the back and left buttons as this felt a lot more comfortable for me. And it looks like with the new firmware you can also swap the right and forward buttons which is pretty cool. For the mouse speed, actually the lowest speed the firmware supports was perfect for my programming needs; the faster speeds made it really difficult to precision in on lines of code.
It also took a while for me to acclimate to using the vertical scroll using my ring finger. I play guitar and have finger calluses so it was a little tough to use, but I ended up programming the middle button to use as an auto scroll since that was what I was most comfortable with using a software called XMouse. Doing this was a big advantage for me over the vertical scroll on the Gameball especially for scrolling through large files in my workplace's codebase. As a programmer, having the horizontal scroll is REALLY COOL. Too bad vscode has buggy support with it...
Overall this is one of the most ergonomic and versatile mouse you'll ever use. I 100% recommend this mouse to anyone and was the best money I ever spent on a product.
Love it, just wish they had software to customize it.
My best trackball!!!!