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Ease repetitive strain with Kensington’s new trackball mouse

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Give the repetitive strain a rest with Kensington's new trackball.
Give the repetitive strain a rest with Kensington's new trackball.
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If you’re tethered to a computer all day and start to get agonizing pain from repetitive motions, don’t panic. There are lots of ergonomic devices out there to help, including the brand new Kensington SlimBlade Pro Trackball.

It’s like a mouse, but it doesn’t move. You roll the large trackball with your palm and click on the four huge buttons with your fingers or parts of your hand. And it doesn’t matter which hand you favor.

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Kensington SlimBlade Pro Trackball

Kensington’s newest trackball device features a low-profile shape that allows comfort for both right-handed and left-handed users even during long-term use, according to the company.

“The trackball takes up less desk space than what is needed to operate a mouse and is more comfortable during extended use because it requires less arm and wrist movement,” Kensington said.

Dual sensors track the large 55mm ball, giving users good cursor control with less hand and wrist movement. The sensors enable responsive cursor tracking and scrolling.

To use it, simply plug in the USB cable to the trackball. Download the free KensingtonWorks software (for macOS or Windows) and start personalizing the trackball’s configuration. You can assign a variety of program functions to 8 sets of programmable buttons.

The devices offers a choice of Bluetooth, 2.4GHz wireless and wired connectivity. It’s compatible with Bluetooth 3.0/5.0. It features 2.4GHz wireless dongle (USB-A with USB-C to USB -A adapter) and 1.5m USB-C to USB-A charging cable (USB-C port on the trackball).

Kensington said the rechargeable battery provides 4 months battery life with single charge via USB-C port.

Where to buy: Amazon

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