You have 10 seconds to explain to me why you dirty peasants are still using a mouse instead of a trackball.
>trackballs are more precise
>trackballs are faster
>trackballs are better for your wrists long term
>trackballs require less desk space
and the learning curve is easy, it took me a week to get used to mine and i never looked back.
trackballs are god tier.
tell me the name of a progamer that uses a trackball
I honestly have no idea. pro gamers rarely do unorthodox shit though..
its much more precise because its faster, you dont have to move your whole arm, just the fingers.
How are those? Do you control the ball with your thumb alone? I always use these kind.
yeah you put your hand on it just like a mouse and thumb the ball around. i wanted a palm one but i decided to start with the thumb ball to make it easier at first.
your mother is a whore
and let your dpi go to hell, yeah.
I'm a graphic and CAD designer. I've been using this for the last 15 or 16 years of work. There is no normal mouse comparable.
bc fags are fags
Trackball is horrible for gaming.
Try playing a fast-paced fps game and turning around 180 degrees quickly. Sure I guess you could up the sensitivity so you'd turn with less thumb movements but then it would make precise aiming hard.
G400 masterrace here.
i play a lot of SC2. Platinum ranked. i think it helps a lot for scrolling and more precise microing.
what? you just spin the ball hard instead of dragging your mouse 6 inches across the desk. works great. they are very sensitive.
have you people ever heard of dpi? the higher your sensitivity the lower the precision.
have any of you ever tried with a modern trackball? its awesome.
bullshit. i can spin and aim faster than you could on a mouse, period. and it wont get caught on the edge of the mousepad either.
Trackball owner here, currently using wireless.
My first one was the corded one just like in the picture, and I would NOT recommend it. While logitech makes an excellent mouse, they connect it with a shitty cord. If that fucker bends even slightly, it will leave an impression on the wiring inside, and then it will have to remain in that same exact curve or the signal will get shit on. If anyone even blew on that fucking cord, the mouse just stopped working, and you had to jiggle the cord around until you found the sweet spot and it worked again. You'd be fucked if you were playing something online.
Wireless one has been excellent so far though, it reads through walls and far as a mofo. You can even leave it on and turn off and on your computer while it's plugged in and there's never any problems
lulz the lenovo clit. my highschool had a ton of those. such nostalgia.
yeah I have the m570 wireless (the blue one in the OP pic). never had issues with lag and the batteries are 9 months and still going.
Because Logitech stopped selling the Trackman Marble FX. And no other trackball has been as good.
nor do I, I'm in college and pretty much only game for 2 or 3 hours very late at night. its important because you will be using a computer for the rest of your life and dont want carpal tunnel.
ill give you props for not having a shitty overpriced razer.
> using a mouse
> moving your whole arm
Yeeeeeaaaaaah I'm not sure that's how it works champ.
lightweight gaming mouse with variable dpi for adjustable precision, and i've never seen big name pro gammers use a trackball. maybe its good for a select group of people, buuuut, there's probably a reason most don't
We used to have one of those, looked a lot like the one on the right in the OP. Really hated it, and was really embarrassed by it. Didn't like people to come to my place because it was so ugly. Fuck being a kid is lame. I used to call it a rat, i remember. Get it? it's like a mouse but bigger and uglier? hahahahahaha
unless you have a baby-sized mouse its gonna take more than just your fingers to move it. im not saying you need your shoulder but the forearm's gonna come into play.
trackballs are superior.
thats probably the root of the issue. maybe it doesnt work for some people or more likely they never tried it.
enjoy your flight simulators then bro. dont know what else thats good for.
still have to keep your wrist up and use your forearm. i keep my arm loose and just use my thumb.
i use a g602 so damn light you wouldn't notice it, so no fatigue at 8+ hours. (work nights so get a lot of down time when everyone else is sleeping), adjustable dpi so i can be precise as fuck, why bother changing what's already perfect?
laid it out in the OP. its easier on the arm/wrist and faster once you get good with it. very precise too.
i've learned that trackballs work much better for me and a very few others but most people havent tried them and assume they blow. i had a decent mouse but replaced it.
>implying /b/ has a point
I play LoL with this.
Masterful three dimensional control.
>still using mice or even trackballs
>not knowing the glory of multitouch
I've got several trackballs. I used to use them until carpal tunnel. Now I've gone back to mouse. Ergonomic my ass. My wrist is still fucked up from using those god awful things.
i thought they helped with that. my wrists used to hurt after gaming for a long time. with the trackball they never get tired.
not bait. i game on a trackball. masterrace.
I have no idea. I just know after using one for 2 years my wrist would randomly hurt like fuck and I went to the doctor and well carpal tunnel. It blows. I like my logitech G500s.
>Steelseries Optical Rival
I've never moved my hand a centimeter, I only use my 5 fingers to move the mouse and I can drag it all accross the screen and back. While gaming i'm precise as fuck and never move my entire hand
I do, Minecraft.
Last time I saw such thing was in the 90es
Which makes a mouse more precise because you have more space/resolution for the same distance
We use graphic tablets