Elecom HUGE Trackball

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This one came out in 2017-07.

3 versions. Wired, bluetooth, USB dongle wireless.

Elecom HUGE Trackball
Buy at amazon

Ball Spin

Elecom HUGE Trackball, ball spin test, right out of the box.
Elecom HUGE Trackball spin

8 Buttons

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• 8 buttons. But The Fn1 Fn2 Fn3 need Elecom's driver software to work. The driver software is available for Microsoft Windows and Mac.

Works in Linux?

Yes. Plug and play.

Linux kernel dated after 2019-05-30 supports the Fn1 Fn2 Fn3 buttons.

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linux kernel patch for elecom trackball
source https://github.com/torvalds/linux/blob/master/drivers/hid/hid-elecom.c

You can remap mouse buttons in Linux using xinput. [see Linux: How to Swap Mouse Buttons]

Video Review

Elecom M-HT1URBK Huge Trackball Review

Size

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Ball Size

Ball diameter: 52 mm

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Trackball Ball Sizes and Replacement

Work in Linux?

Yes. Plug and play.

You can remap mouse buttons in Linux using xinput. [see Linux: How to Swap Mouse Buttons]

Is it Good?

I've seen both praises and nah comments. Some find this to be the ultimate trackball. While others, finding the shape not for their hands.

I've seen simliar remarks on other popular trackballs.

With trackballs, you really have to see for yourself which is best, for you.

[see Trackball vs Mouse, How to Choose Trackball]

Elecom HUGE vs Logitech MX Ergo

A review by Takom, 2020-06-16.

So anyways, my Elecom HUGE is here and it's more like, large-ish than huge.

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Elecom HUGE Trackball vs Logitech MX Ergo Trackball 2219×1847 [2020-06-14 photo by Takom]

the back part is padded, so it's like a wristrest. Buuut. taking that into account, it's actually too small for my hand in the position it's meant to be used in. that's certainly the biggest surprise

very pretty to look at though.

thumb position is not quite as comfortable as I had hoped either.

might use it with a thumb cast, lmao.

switches are good, but especially the forward/backwards switches are very stiff.

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[2020-06-14 photo by Takom]

so thus far, and to my surprise (I really thought I would like the HUGE more), the Logitech MX Ergo comes out on top for me, easily.

actually I have a sore thumb too but my thumb ball exacerbates it much less than than a mouse or the HUGE's thumb buttons.

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“Pictured: not comfy”
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“Pictured: comfy”
Elecom HUGE Trackball vs Logitech MX Ergo Trackball [2020-06-14 photo by Takom]

as a collection piece though, eh, it's pretty good. I find the most comfortable way to operate it is the same way you would operate a Logitech Trackman Marble , oddly enough

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Photo Gallery

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Note, the Elecom is lower and more flat. 4000×3000 [image source imgur ]
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Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard with Elecom HUGE Trackball on a 3D-printed tent. Note the metal washer ring on the key J. 4032×3024 [image source imgur ]

Elecom HUGE Trackball

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