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Adesso Keeps the Trackball Alive, Launches iMouse T1

Adesso Keeps the Trackball Alive, Launches iMouse T1

Did you think trackballs were dead? Think again, because not only are they still around, but companies like Adesso are still churning out new models. The latest of these is the iMouse T1, an optical rodent with a 1.8-inch trackball ergonomically jammed front and center.

According to Adesso, the iMouse T1 is contoured for comfort. The big red trackball is removable, so you can get in there and clean out all those Pizza Pocket particles and any other grime you might have accumulated. Other features include an 800 DPI sensor, two left and right click buttons, and a scroll wheel rigged to the side.

The iMouse T1 is available now for $30.


Adesso Unleashes Optical Trackball Mouse with Enclosed Scrolling Wheel

iMouse T1 is ergonomically designed, providing comfort and ease whether used for business, recreational or design applications

WALNUT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adesso Inc., a leading manufacturer of computer input peripherals, today announced the availability of the latest addition to the company’s extensive line of products, the iMouse T1. Ergonomically designed, this optical trackball mouse features a scrolling wheel and a large detachable ball, and is available with an MSRP of $29.99.

Practical for use in various business, recreational or design applications, the iMouse T1 is ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in a user’s palm. In addition, the mouse features a large optical trackball, eliminating the need for a mouse, clearing up valuable desk space. With its 800 DPI resolution, the optical trackball provides accuracy and smooth motion, requiring minimal hand movement and maintenance.

The iMouse T1 features the following:

  • Comfortably contoured ergonomic design – 1.8” ergonomically designed trackball eliminates the need for a mouse and saves valuable desk space
  • Detachable ball – can be easily removed for cleaning by pushing the trackball outward from the back
  • 800 DPI optical trackball sensor – provides accuracy and smooth motion, requiring minimal hand movement and maintenance

Adesso’s various product lines are available through Ingram Micro, Synnex and D&H direct vendors, eRetailers, including Amazon.com, Buy.com, PC Mall, CDW, Insight, Newegg and TigerDirect. In addition, they are also available at retail stores, such as Micro Center and CompUSA, and leading catalogs, including CDW, PC Mall and PC Connection.

About Adesso

Adesso was founded in 1994, and has since manufactured and marketed innovative, ergonomic, industrial, programmable, wireless and foldable keyboards. The company is also known for its extensive line of Keyboards, mice, trackballs, touchpads, barcode scanners and high performance graphic tablets. Adesso’s most successful product lines include its touchpad keyboards, graphic tablets and barcode scanners.

The company is located at 160 Commerce Way, Walnut, CA 91789, and can be reached at (909) 839-2929 or via the web at www.adesso.com.

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What are trackball mice most utilized for? I've seen a few teachers using them for everyday use but I imagine they serve some kind of purpose.

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A surprisingly large amount of people use Trackballs for first person shooters. You can move your thumb with more accuracy than your wrist.

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My boss used to use a trackball...he said regular mice game him "carpel". Never was a big fan of these trackballs, i've tried one once before and it was horrible to use. Constantly "scrolling" with my finger was a pain. I can do everything at least 2x as fast with a "normal" mouse.

Also 800 DPI? That's a bit low these days. It probably would feel "sharper" with at least a 1500DPI.

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Well it is only a $30 trackball Chainzsaw. You can buy high end trackballs with 1500DPI (or more). Trackballs are more likely to be used by people who need highly precise input. I know several graphics people who use them (in addition to pads).

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True, but there are 30$ mice with much higher DPI too.

I remember the old trackballs...with actual metal/plastic wheels where the trackballs were...they got as dirty if not more dirty than those old mice with the same thing. Once that happened they got extremely annoying to use! Glad they switched to optical lights instead.

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