Reviews for ELECOM EX-G Trackball Mouse, 2.4GHz Wireless, Thumb Control, Sculpted Ergonomic Design, 6-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Ergonomic Design, Optical Gaming Sensor, Windows11, macOS (M-XT3DRBK)
People say Elecom is really similar to Logitech.
Great replacement for M570
I've used three Logitech trackballs over the years: - M570 - Original Marble - MX Ergo The M570 just quit working one day. Something I've noticed about Logitech mice and the Logitech keyboard and trackpad combo; The connection to the USB dongle is spotty at best, even when it's 1 foot from each other and new batteries. The Marble was a hand me down. There was a spot (chip) that would constantly snag. Just last week I used a piece of sandpaper to smooth it out, but in doing so, made the surface rough and the trackball wouldn't glide as efficient, but was slightly better than when it had a divot. The MX Ergo is sitting on my desk at work, unused, as I've been WFH since March due to Covid-19. So instead of going down there to retrieve it, I ordered this trackball mouse and I'm very happy with it. Ironically enough, it's a Japanese designed mouse, not Chinese. It flows very smooth and its quite responsive. I actually have it set to the lowest mouse scroll setting and it's still quite fast. It's still fast when you flip the switch to precision. Unchecking the Enhance Pointer Precision box in the Mouse Properties speeds up the mouse very fast. Wish there was an actual driver to dial in the settings vs using the WIndows mouse properties. Other than that, I'm happy with this purchase and highly recommend. I haven't had an issue with wireless connectivity, either.
Good first impressions
I bought this to replace a Logitech M570 wireless trackball that I "handed down" with my old laptop. I had no problem with the old M570, but reviewers have said that the latest ones are not as good as the old ones, so I decided to try this Elecom. Windows 10 detected it and installed the driver(s), and I found the "customization" software at the Web site listed in the multi-lingual documentation, but I haven't actually changed any of the settings. It feels reasonably solid, but the "action" is a little lighter than the M570. One possible deficiency is that I understand that no replacement USB receivers are available in the event the original gets lost. But maybe that's true of the Logitech as well, so I haven't deducted a star for that.
Good replacement for Logitech M570 trackball
My old M570 finally went out and trying to find another was proving expensive in the few places I found that carried them. So I decided to try this one. I really like this one it is far more responsive than the M570 and the track wheel is more comfortable to use and the track ball a lot smoother. So it's 1 - faster 2 - smoother scrolling 3 - more comfortable 4 - CHEAPER THAN A M570 going to stick with this one.
Maybe better than Logitech?
Been using the Logitech trackballs for years (mice are for sheep), but they always stop working for me after a year of really heavy use (Revit, Photoshop, fps gaming). I've tried one of the Bluetooth Elecom trackball for a bit and it was hot garbage. This one, on the other hand, I might actually like better than the Logitech counterpart. Ergonomics are better for me and it seems to be just as accurate (the dpi switcher is a nice upgrade). We'll see how it stands up a year later. Also... it's black on black. No more of those stupid blue or red balls.
Best Trackball Ever!
I have struggled with Logitech wireless trackballs for years. They ALWAYS fail. they ALWAYS become jerky and finally quit. Their support could never solve it. FINALLY I ran across the Elecom M-XT3DRBK. It blows the Logitech out of the water and then some. One feature that they say might be an issue is the Hi/Lo Resolution. They suggest that if it doesn't work properly you may want to change to the lower resolution. For me, the higher resolution was fantastic. Movement is precise, fast, and NEVER jerky like the Logitech. Another suggestion was to swap the ball for the Logitech ball. (This came from reviews I read). I did that just because I have a few junk M-570 Logitech Trackballs so I can't speak on how the stock ball works, but if it's anything like the rest of the Trackball then it's probably not a problem. I also haven't had a chance to program the extra Function button. I've been having so much fun using a Trackball that actually works. I would add one feature that it should have is a notification when the battery goes dead. It currently just quits working.
The little mouse that could.
6/26/2017 still 5 stars... can I put more? Very nice mouse. I've been using it for a few days. Con for me: Scroll wheel is positioned under my middle knuckle, so I have to krink my finger to get to it, but I've been using it anyway.. It rolls smooth but in that position I can't easily use the horizontal scroll. Sanwa is worse tho, these are made for a smaller hand, and I don't have big hands. The m570 is just right, it is only 1/2 inch difference or so, but makes a big difference in comfort. Too bad logitech works so hard to endure failure. This Elecom has soft grainy bumps on the wheel for traction, the Sanwa did not. This is a 5 star mouse that is just a little too small for me, so it's a bit small for 'average' American hand I would guess. Update: Still using this mouse. I've replaced the battery 2 times, more often than the Logitech, but it does not clog with pet hair as often, and the buttons are still working properly. Very good to finally ditch logitech.
Almost perfect (2 year update)
This is a great mouse that actually stays in your lap and works really well. The speed option being on top is a nice touch, as is the third clicker (though you have to download their software to use it, and the japanese errors it can throw can be spooky). My only complaint is that the ball tends to 'stick' when you're rolling it around. I've cleaned it almost profusely and it still likes to stick. Its only an issue if you attempt to use it for games, but for general use its 100% acceptable. There is a logitech mouse similar to this, minus the extra button and speed switch, and i would say this one is superior in quality to that one, though the logitech mouse trackball doesnt stick as much. Update: I've had this things for a couple of years now. Still going strong, and its only gone through a handful of batteries.
Might replace my Logitech MX ERGO permanently
After 12 years of using Logitech trackballs exclusively, they lost my support because they are wasting peoples money by not offering replacement batteries for the MX ERGO and the batteries appear to fail after 2 years. Now that I can buy tilting trackball spacer or wedge by searching on Etsy or Ebay for such devices, this device is even better. So its almost 1/3 the cost of the Logitech, has a 5th button, doesn't jerk you around with the button issue, and comes in a left hand version! Also Amazon right now deserves one star for making me rewrite this review instead of just complaining about the external link and letting me fix it. I'm getting older and less tolerant of the mediocre talents at big companies that continue to not suffer consequences for dumb things.
i have owned Logitech 570s for years .. this is basically the same .. but its a bit higher do my hand isnt drooped on the right side and i like that since i have severe wrist arthritis ... i HATE regular mice ... omg moving that thing around drives me nuts ... so i've used a trackball ever since i found one MANYYYYYYY years ago .. i did agree with everyone though took the blue ball from the 570 and removed the black one and it seems a bit less shaky also it has a high low switch .. the low setting is fine .. i saw someone mentioned downloading software from a site . im gonna go try and find it none of my friends can use my computer when they are here cuz of the trackballs they are all used to uses mice .. well i was happy to find a different version of a trackball as ive been looking for years - tried the one where the ball is on top i didnt like that one either the only thing i notice is i dont see a BATTERY LIGHT INDICATOR as indicated in the description whereas the 570 has that so i know when its time to change the battery
Pretty great mouse for productivity and light gaming
Pretty great mouse for productivity and light gaming. Changing out the ball for the logitech blue ball (I think it's the m37) is a very good upgrade if you feel the pointer is too fidgety. I wish this had a rechargeable battery, but the AA battery lasts about 2 months of heavy use so it's not that bad. The software is a bit finicky for changing the button mapping, but once it's done, you don't have to worry about it. 3rd mouse button was a nice touch, but I rarely use it unless I'm in cad or 3d design software. Overall, This is a great mouse if you're looking for a ball mouse that is built well and won't break the bank.