Microsoft Trackball Explorer

Released January, 2001

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Product Description

Unlike the mechanical-trackball "mice of yore" that skip, stick, and need to be cleaned, the Microsoft D68-00007 TrackBall Explorer introduces an entirely new trackball featuring optical sensor technology.
Reading through dirt, dust, and fingerprints, the optical sensor tracks the movement of the ball 1,500 times per second, giving you smooth, precise control. The Trackball Explorer comes with two additional buttons located on the side of the device--for a total of five buttons--for moving forward and back quickly in your browser, or you can program them. It also features a wheel for efficient scrolling and zooming and is ergonomically designed to support the natural position of your hand as you use your index finger to control the trackball.

Product Description

MODEL- D68-00007 VENDOR- MICROSOFT CORPORATION FEATURES- TrackBall Explorer- PS/2 & USB The TrackBall Explorer sets a new standard in trackballs by combining an IntelliEye optical sensor and an advanced ball design. The IntelliEye optical sensor tracks the movement of the ball 1500 times per second to give you unbelievably smooth precise control. * IntelliEye optical technology for more precise and better control than an old-fashioned mouse with a ball. * Browse easily with the programmable forward and back buttons. Scroll efficiently with the wheel. * The shape supports your hand in a natural posture. The ball is positioned for fingertip control and easy navigation. * The IntelliEye sensor has no moving parts to clean so your trackball stays smooth and precise. REQUIRES- 29MB of available hard-disk space CD-ROM drive Round mouse port (PS/2 compatible) or USB port (USB requires Windows 98 or 2000) Windows 95/98/Me/NT Workstation 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later or Windows 2000. IntelliPoint software (included). MANUFACTURER WARRANTY: 3 YEARS

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Product Features

  • Index-finger-controlled precision trackball design
  • IntelliEye optical technology
  • 5 buttons--including 2 programmable buttons
  • Wheel for scrolling and zooming
  • Designed for use with the right hand
  • Product Dimensions: 2.4 x 7.2 x 9.6 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B00005853Z
  • Item model number: D68-00007
    Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Baronbigdog: #microsoft_trackball_explorer The trackball explorer is the best device I have ever used and I have used quite a few. I do drafting with Pro/E and it is far better than the space ball which so many Pro users love.

As to which finger moves the trackball, they all do, minus your thumb of course. Moving horizontally involves simply moving your fingers laterally. Vertically use your finger tips and flex your fingers. Long moves just flip the ball in the correct direction. Some people cannot learn to use one. If you can you probably mourn the demise of this excellent pointing device. Nov 4, 14
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Jan: #microsoft_trackball_explorer This trackball mouse, apparently, is the best ever made. Sep 30, 12
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: Are you maybe supposed to use your middle or ring finger for the ball? Now that's real control.... RIGHT... I don't know but this sure is not designed for a human being, is it? Any finger can push a button, but you can only get full control of the mouse pointer (ball) with your thumb or to lesser degree with your index finger. So why don't they make them that way? Apr 6, 13

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: The middle finger runs the trackball, and that is what gives it it's precision. If you don't think humans can use them, then why are so many humans driving up the price on this discontinued item? Apr 13, 13

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