So they destroy them because their looking out for the environment or something? And the hand cramps after a very short time. Also be sure to send them a link to this blog thread! May be a former employee of microsoft or other involved company at the time of TBE production from US? See all 12 reviews. Keep it clean, and it will FLY! Maybe we can appeal to them to design an ergonomic trackball via the TBE or Logitech Marble or something similar.

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This has five items. I love microsofh trackball explorer, I never thought twice about it tell today, I needed one for the wifes new computer, and bam, wtf no one sells it any more??? The MS Trackball is infinitely more comfortable for my hand! Maybe if Microsoft made that one simple basic switch it would sell better? There was absolutely nothing wrong with the one I had… and eventually ended up destroying tying to fix it.

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No one on this forum has really come up with even 10. mediocre replacement. I remember having at least 2 of them just sitting around so I am hunting for another one. I bought my trackball explorer in and use it at work. I still have it at home, always figured maybe I could repair it, just never got around to it. My thought is your thumb would get tired sxplorer quickly when doing a lot of scrolling?


I am mad at Microsoft for letting a good product slip through their fingers. Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

Scroll up, way up! I went through 2 and was unable to find anymore at Bestbuy. With uusb TBE, my thumb naturally moves the scroll wheel. So join the rest of us and email Microsoft – if we nag them enough, may be they will make some new ones!

Try one of these for a week and you’ll wonder how you ever used a regular mouse. News Blog Facebook Twitter Newsletter.

It is close, but a poor substitute for the real thing. WOW-My trackball is worth three times as much as I paid for it! My problem is, except that you have to clean it every now and then, my mousewheel is getting buggy, i barely have to touch it, and i zoom in and frackball 5 times in a row, which is very disturbing in any way. Thanks for marking this as the answer. I normally do not post anything on forums, but I too am passionate over making sure we see a comprable mouse just like the TBE.

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Where it rotates easier, there is less wear on the three steel balls. Now we have to beat the drum loudly enough….


Works fine, more comfortable. Bring back the original one please! It can be positioned with the roll bar closest to the keyboard and controlled with your fingers, or rotated degrees and operated with your thumb. See questions and answers.

If you have read this you can see my complaint really is a testament to how wonderfully these are. Wonder how high the bidding on that poor old emasculated TBE will go!!

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Lastly, my biggest issue over the years has been with the right mouse button. As other people have already mentioned, trackballs are unsurpassed at precision work in design software and the MTE is the best one; ergonomics, functionality and price before it was discontinued that is.

Subscription auto-renews at the end of the term Learn more. I am a Trackball Optical thumb ball user and am in the same boat as you Trackball Explorer folks.