Logitech Ergo M575: a budget trackball mouse

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Logitech Ergo M575

Logitech resurrected trackball mice with the Ergo MX three years ago and now announces a new optical and wireless model, Ergo M575, which drinks from the same design, but is put on sale for half the price.

In case you don’t know them, mice with trackball (trackball) are stationary (static) peripherals, which have a giant ball embedded in the chassis in charge of the same functions as when we move a standard mouse around the desktop.

The ball has sensors that detect rotation in two axes when the user moves it with the fingers. Obviously, its biggest advantage is that do not move the mouse to get the response from this type of pointing device. It takes getting used to, but the users who do it no longer change.

That is why they were sued by users with physical problems in the hand or wrist, such as those affected by carpal tunnel. They are also used in professional and industrial workstations for specific purposes, such as in 3D design and photo retouching, air traffic control or to handle sonar on ships or submarines.

Logitech Ergo M575 Wireless Trackball Mouse

“As we continue to see a trend toward remote working, ergonomics and comfort at the desk are more important than ever. Since the trackball mouse does not move, it is ideal for setups in homes and areas with limited workspace »explains the peripheral manufacturer to motivate the launch.

Logitech Ergo M575 rides a optical sensor the company’s own with sensitivity from 400 to 2,000 dpi. It has five buttons (left / right click, back / forward, scroll wheel with center click) and is wireless under USB or Bluetooth Low Energy connections with a range of up to 10 meters.

It has an AA battery for power that offers a range of up to 24 months (USB) and 20 months (Bluetooth). Official support for Windows PCs, Mac and iPad is cited, although it should also work on Linux. The mouse is available in two color finishes, graphite and white, and its official price is $ 49, half what the MX Ergo cost when it was launched three years ago.

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