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Wednesday, April 14, 2004

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IMG Reviews Microsoft Trackball Explorer
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The trackball is perhaps the most easily overlooked of peripherals, maybe due to it's seemingly alien interface to those born and bred on the mouse, but it is a control mechanism that has proved its mettle over years it simply refuses to die, and its proponents concur. Though it seems unwieldy, those who have the perserverance to adjust to the change are often well served in their effort. With this in mind, Trevor Buchanan undertakes the job of learning and using the Microsoft Trackball Explorer.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

First person shooters are tough with this device, I won't sugarcoat it. Using one's middle finger to look and the primary button to shoot is confusing at best and in an online game can mean immediate death for the uninitiated.

However, by using some unorthodox control schemes I found that my aim actually got better and my scores increased. I had the best luck in a Halo match but a faster paced game like Soldier of Fortune II was much more challenging with this pointer. The jury's still out on this one, though. I'll keep my mouse around for clan matches.

For more information about the Trackball Explorer, follow the link below and read the rest of the review.

IMG Review: Microsoft Trackball Explorer
Trackball Explorer

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