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

watch at 1:55

CH Products DT225 USB trackball

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 by DEEP THOUGHT CYCLE (BIKE COMMUTER BLOG) *LIVE FROM CHINA Published on May 19, 2018

Elecom HUGE Trackball bq2x6 s244x256
Elecom HUGE
Elecom HUGE Trackball spin

Elecom wireless trackball 1
Elecom DEFT Trackball
Logitech Wireless Trackball M570 2-s250x250
Logitech M570 Wireless
Logitech Trackman Marble angle-view-s250x250
Logitech Trackman Marble
ms trackball explorer-3-s226x277
Microsoft Trackball Explorer

CST 2545-5W trackball 19924-s354x177
L-Trac Trackball
CST L-Trac Redesigned Rollers
Kensington Expert Mouse trackball wireless 53042-s262x239
Kensington Expert


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

Spinner Desktop

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