Sanwa Wireless Trackball MA-WTB43BK

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This one came out in , from Japan.

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Sanwa Wireless Trackball Mouse MA-WTB43BK. Buy at amazon

Vast majority of reviews on amazon are positive, saying this is better than the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball.

Buttons

Normal Left button and right button, groved.

Big scroll wheel. No tilt.

There are 3 buttons on top left. The two 2 buttons near the ball is browser forward and backward.

The far-away button seems to be DPI switch.

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Sanwa wireless trackball MA-WTB43BK box. Buy at amazon

Work in Linux?

Yes. Works in Linux out of the box. No driver software needed.

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

Speedlink APTICO Trackball

This seems to be rebranded in UK as Speedlink APTICO trackball.

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Speedlink Aptico Trackball 〔image source imgur
speedlink aptico trackball logitech m570 s
Sanwa Wireless Trackball MA-WTB43BKLogitech M570 Wireless Trackball 〔image source imgur

here's a reddit review https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/comments/45lxfe/got_a_speedlink_aptico_trackball/

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