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Wired Trackball recommendation?

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Hi,

I got a Microsoft wireless keyboard with trackpad, but the trackpad element is very flaky when all the other USB devices are on. Wired mouse is fine, but I'm getting a bit bored of having it on my leg to navigate through software from the rig.

A wired trackball I can fix to the rig looks like the way to go? Had a Kensington Expert years ago that was great, though they are quire pricy now. Wondering if there are any alternatives that might be good for rig mounting - preferably black!

Thanks
 

Jeremy Ford

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I used to run a Kensington Orbit on my rig, that worked well. I a twist, I swapped over to a trackpad (PERIPAD-504) as it slotted better into my setup.
 
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Ah, a wired trackpad. Hadn't thought of that! I think the wireless is the problem in my case, rather than the trackpad. That peripad looks good and wont break the bank.

Thanks :thumbsup:
 

Jeremy Ford

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Ah, a wired trackpad. Hadn't thought of that! I think the wireless is the problem in my case, rather than the trackpad. That peripad looks good and wont break the bank.

Thanks :thumbsup:

No worries, it's a good size and even works with gloves which is really handy for me.
 
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Not wired, but yeah.

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Thanks. I actually went with the peripad. thanks again Jeremy

Very happy with it, particularly as I wasn’t expecting to be able to use a track pad with gloves. This one must be pressure based, which is perfect for racing.

So nice to Have a reliable connection without have a wire trailing across my legs! The big buttons are easy to identify with a vr headset on also.

two thumbs up from me.
 
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