The use of trackballs in both the home and office-based computing environment is growing in popularity, and for good reason.
Trackballs are the right solution for anyone who needs to increase their comfort level while computing, and at the same time boost their ability to get more done at their desk.
Many users find the repetitive clicking and dragging motions required to use a traditional mouse to be ergonomically problematic. Whether you’re a basic user or a graphic designer, most computer work involves a wide range of mouse-based activities to manipulate objects on screen, from dragging down menus to moving text elements, files, and photos across the monitor.
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Constantly clicking a mouse to perform these actions takes a heavy physical toll on your wrist, hand, and fingers, which can lead to muscular strain and overuse injuries such as carpel tunnel syndrome.
By keeping users’ wrists and hands healthy and injury-free, trackballs can help improve workflow and maximize pain-free productivity for tasks as wide-ranging as web browsing, word processing, invoicing, photo editing, spreadsheets, graphic design, and other online tasks.
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We conducted a North American survey on trackball usage at the workplace desk or in home office environments across multiple industries. The data identifies the top three reasons why users switched from a mouse to a trackball.
1. Speed and accuracy2. Ergonomics3. Lack of space
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Our survey also found that more than three-quarters of those surveyed said it took them less than one week to adjust to using a trackball. The study additionally found that close to half (42%) would never return to using a mouse over a trackball as their primary navigating device.
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