Thoughts on elecom huge?

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Been eyeing this for awhile. Anyone here on DT have one? Currently using a slimblade and my wrist hurts sometimes while using it. Seeing as this trackball requires you to rest your wrist on the unit, I was wondering if it might be more comfortable.

Here is amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/ELECOM-Wireless-...lecom+huge

It has great reviews, but I am still weary about buying since I have small hands.
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Elecom use their own software to enable you to use the extra buttons on the trackball.
The biggest issue is that this software is slow, clunky and will not allow you to remap buttons in games: https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/com...softwares/

Also, a few days ago I read on a forum (I cannot remember where) that you cannot press more than 1 button at a time on it.

Also, the thing looks like it is almost flat, so I do not know what kind of a difference will it make for your wrist:

Here are some images next to other trackballs: https://imgur.com/a/SoBHR

E.G. next to the slimblade:

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If Elecom would stop being so stubbornly japanese (just like Topre) and allow their customer to use their products at full capability, then the Huge would actually be awesome, especially set on an angled base:

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But, You can also give the Logitech MX Ergo a look, especially since it is smaller and may fit better with your hands:

https://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Advance...op?ie=UTF8

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It has a tilting mechanism that allows you to change the side angle of your wrist to be more comfortable:

https://youtu.be/m_Hy_R9nZx4?t=36s
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I got one of these on Amazon about two weeks ago and have been *trying* to love it in daily use at the office. It has a noticeably higher quality feel than the smaller Elecom trackballs, the trackball action is smoother and the switches are more tactile. And I like the placement of the macro buttons better, and on Linux they all send unique button codes that can be bound to whatever-- unlike the smaller Elecoms, where some of the buttons seem to require elecom's goofy software.

But I just can't get comfortable. Even with the wrist rest, my wrist is at a really sharp angle with the bigger ball, and I feel overpronated too. I thought I'd get used to it, but after pushing though it for a few full days of office work it's noticeably less comfortable than a standard mouse or the smaller Elecoms. As derzemel mentions, an angled base does help with the probation issue a bit.
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The ball and case shape are perfect for me. But the scroll wheel is too far back and the left click button is too far down. It's just like the Ergodox, it's only ergonomic for people with big hands.
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I have one but my hands are too small for it, thinking of giving it to charity shop.
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ag36 wrote:I have one but my hands are too small for it, thinking of giving it to charity shop.

Sell it on Ebay!
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Tha_Pig wrote:
ag36 wrote:I have one but my hands are too small for it, thinking of giving it to charity shop.

Sell it on Ebay!

Thats not very wholesome :P
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My friend has the Logitech MX Ergo, he recommended it to me as well :P Must be worthy enough haha.
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