Trackballs That Can Spin

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Here's a trackball design that spins!

Ball-Bearing Trackball Design Concept-Keycon 2014

Here's idea using air bearings:

Make vacuum pre-loaded spherical air bearings without special tools
Dec 22, 2019
Applied Science

True Spin Balls

As far as i know, only these 2 truly spins. I think they are using ball bearing.

ITAC Mouse-Trak Evolution r2nfg-s216x289
ITAC Mouse-Trak Trackball
ITAC mouse-trak Industrial trackball

dt225 trackball-s289x217
DT225 Trackball
at 1:55, ball spin.
CH Products DT225 USB trackball •Jul 18, 2014
David Kolib

Ranking of Trackball Ball Friction

From most smooth to less.

deft pro trackball m6n2d s207x302
Elecom DEFT Pro
Watch at 10:30 to see spin.
Elecom Deft Pro M-DPT1MRXBK trackball / mouse/ Unboxing Review comparison
May 19, 2018
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Elecom HUGE Trackball kzn721-s250
Elecom HUGE
Elecom HUGE Trackball, ball spin test, right out of the box.

Elecom_DEFT_trackball_864_2-s250
Elecom DEFT Trackball
logitech_m570_trackball_QnNN9-s250
Logitech M570 Wireless
Logitech Trackman Marble 20151101 xj3Z8-s250
Logitech Trackman Marble
ms trackball explorer-3-s226x277
Microsoft Trackball Explorer

hhkb cst ltrac YQNWJ-2-s250
L-Trac Trackball
CST L-Trac Redesigned Rollers
Kensington_Expert_Mouse_2020-05_6gw842-s250
Kensington Expert

Unknown

Here's ones i'm not sure how smooth they are. If you know, leave a comment please.

traxsys esterline trackball roller plus 2-s250x250
Trackball Roller Plus
Sanwa opt trackball pro-s247x253
Sanwa Trackball MA-TB38BK
Kensington Slimblade trackball 78432
Slimblade

Spinner Desktop

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