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by Archie
04 Jun 2020 22:38
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Vobis Highscreen Colani
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Vobis Highscreen Colani

Ball size: 1 1/2" (38.06mm) Interface: RS-232 https://trackballs.eu/media/Highscreen/DSC05854_m.jpg Rare trackball, made by Vobis for its Highscreen PC line and designed by Luigi Colani. Unusual arrangement of controls: it's not purely "finger trackball", as the ball is effectively held between inde...
by Archie
03 May 2020 21:09
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Fulcrum Trackball Plus
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Fulcrum Trackball Plus

Ball size: 1 3/4" (44.45mm) Interface: RS-232 FCC ID: FGK5AD TRACKBALL https://trackballs.eu/media/Fulcrum/IMG_0782_m.jpg Quite interesting device, developed in 1986. At those times, standard trackballs & mice were equipped with two or three buttons - but Trackball Plus has six! Capability to emulat...
by Archie
12 Apr 2020 17:51
Forum: Testers
Topic: Testing utilities
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Testing utilities

During initial checking, repair and modding tasks, it's handy to use special software. There are plenty of tools available for that purpose. My favorite is Microsoft Mouse Hardware Diagnostic Tool (MouseInfo), included with Microsoft IntelliPoint v8.20 software package. It's capable to check basic 5...
by Archie
26 Oct 2019 22:30
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Perixx PERIPRO-301
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Perixx PERIPRO-301

Ball size: 1 37/64" (40.0mm) Interface: USB+PS/2 Trade Name: Professional Optical Trackball Model No.: PERIPRO-301 USB ID: VID_04F3&PID_0210 Product Name: PS/2+USB Mouse https://trackballs.eu/media/Perixx/301/DSC05528_m.jpg Extremely rare device, with almost no information or reviews available. Seem...
by Archie
23 Oct 2019 21:01
Forum: Various
Topic: "Soft touch" coating
Replies: 0
Views: 64

"Soft touch" coating

Popular technology for human interface devices. While new, it's very pleasant to touch - but on old (and especially, on heavily used) devices, it becomes quite nasty thing. Deteriorated and partially worn coating feels sticky and attracts dirt, so the device looks ugly. Cleaning is nearly impossible...
by Archie
21 Oct 2019 22:33
Forum: Various
Topic: Typical failures
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Typical failures

Old trackballs are often sold in non-working condition. There are several types of problems: mechanical, when rollers aren't moving properly, are caused by dried out grease in bearings. Remedy is described here: https://forum.trackballs.eu/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12 Electronics is also prone to various...
by Archie
20 Oct 2019 19:30
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: IBM TrackPoint 1396670
Replies: 0
Views: 233

IBM TrackPoint 1396670

Ball size: 1 3/8" (35.0mm) Interface: PS/2 FCC ID: ANO1396670, later IYL1396670 https://trackballs.eu/media/IBM/1396670/DSC05513_m.jpg Combo device, switchable between mouse and trackball modes. Released in 1991 for IBM's L40 SX laptop, with idea of using as a mouse on the desk and as a trackball wh...
by Archie
30 Sep 2019 22:11
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Wacom SmartScroll BH-0110 (SS-100)
Replies: 0
Views: 293

Wacom SmartScroll BH-0110 (SS-100)

Ball size: 63/64" (24.98mm) Interface: USB Model No: BH-0110 USB ID: VID_056A&PID_0051 https://trackballs.eu/media/Wacom/SS100/DSC05482_m.jpg Probably, most unusual bird in trackball world. Technically speaking, it's a trackball - but not intended to be used as a pointing device. It's for the left h...
by Archie
15 Sep 2019 20:44
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Adesso iMouse T40
Replies: 0
Views: 291

Adesso iMouse T40

https://www.adesso.com/product/imouse-t40-adesso-2-4-ghz-wireless-4-button-desktop-trackball/ Ball size: 1 37/64" (40.0mm) Interface: USB Model No: iMouse T40 USB ID: VID_062A&PID_4180 https://trackballs.eu/media/Adesso/T40/DSC05453_m.jpg Electronic components and USB dongle (RCV-122R) are identica...
by Archie
06 Sep 2019 14:02
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Kensington SlimBlade 72327
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Kensington SlimBlade 72327

Ball size: 2 11/64" (54.98mm) Interface: USB USB ID: VID_047D&PID_2041 Product Name: Kensington Slimblade Trackball M/N: M01026 P/N: K72327 https://trackballs.eu/media/Kensington/72327/DSC05432_m.jpg Most advanced Kensington trackball, released in 2009 . The goal of creating the lowest possible prof...