Elecom DEFT Pro Trackball

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This came out in 2018-05, and is one of the best trackball.

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Buy Deft Pro Trackball Model number M-DPT1MRXBK.

Wired, Wireless, Bluetooth

Can be used wired, wireless, or bluetooth.

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It's rechargeable. Just connect the USB cable to charge.

Tilt Scroll Wheel

Scroll wheel can tilt.

8 Buttons

8 buttons. 3 on top. 3 on thumb area. and counting scroll wheel tilt as 2.

However, buttons fn1 fn2 fn3 needs their software to work. (i think it's Microsoft Windows only.)

The left click button is actually on the thumb.

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The button under thumb is the left button.

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Tilt Wheel

Scroll wheel can tilt.

High Grade Tracking, Adjustable DPI

It uses modern (2018) tracking tech. So, not like many trackballs that's using 10 years old optics that's super slow.

Ball Spins

This trackball, has the most smooth ball of all trackballs under $150.

Watch at 10:30 to see spin.

Elecom Deft Pro M-DPT1MRXBK trackball / mouse/ Unboxing Review comparison by DEEP THOUGHT CYCLE (BIKE COMMUTER BLOG) *LIVE FROM CHINA Published on May 19, 2018

Size Comparison

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Microsoft Trackball ExplorerElecom DEFT Pro TrackballLogitech MX Ergo Trackball 4032×3024 [image source https://imgur.com/gallery/Mq1skYX]

Work in Linux?

Yes. Plug and play.

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

My Conclusion

It's good. Good reviews on amazon.

The only thing is, you need their software to program the buttons. On linux, the buttons fn1 fn2 fn3 would be dead.

I'd rate this or the Logitech MX Ergo Trackball as best trackballs.

Elecom Trackball Series

Elecom is a Japanese company. They make many trackballs. Here's comparison of the index finger trakball series.

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from left to right: • Elecom DEFT Trackball • this. • Elecom HUGE Trackball Buy at amazon
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Elecom DEFT
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Elecom HUGE

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