Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball Mouse Review

Kensington Pro Fit is an ergonomist approved vertical wireless trackball mouse designed for superior comfort all-day. It comes with a 60-degree tilt helping the hands take up a natural handshake position.

Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball

The ergonomic angle provides comfort to the wrist and forearms while preventing injuries, aches, and strain of the hand and arm.

It is embedded with superior technology giving your hand a much needed healthy break. It operates using the same right and left click buttons and scroll wheel present in traditional balls with the advantages of a trackball.

Perfect for new trackball users, it is very easy to learn with a few clicks of the fingers and roll of the thumb. The vertical trackball offers nine programmable buttons for significant productivity gains.

As of now, this is the best ergonomic mouse in the market as it combines two desired features, vertical grip with a trackball.

What makes Kensington Pro fit Ergo Vertical wireless trackball worth buying?

The 34 mm thumb-operated handball comes with a high-quality optical tracking sensor providing optimal precision and smooth cursor control.

It has an inbuilt triple DPI switch for easy cursor speed transitions.

You can connect the trackball to up to three different devices. One connection can be done with the help of 2.4 GHz nano dongle that is present inside the body of the trackball. Two more connections can be made by the trackball via Bluetooth.

Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball

This feature comes in handy if you want to use the trackball on more than one device.

The device can be used as “plug- and play” as the trackball comes with default settings. The software of Kensington Works can also be used to set pointer, scrolling options, and to customize nine programmable buttons according to preference. This feature helps to tackle common tasks with just one touch.

The trackball comes with a long battery life working for up to 18 months on two AA batteries ( battery life may vary based on usage). The battery light indicator helps to eliminate surprises.

The vertical wireless trackball is sturdy, strong yet light in weight, and has a company warranty for three years!

Product description

Kensington Pro Fit ergo vertical wireless trackball has a dimension of 5.37 inch* 3.37 inch*2.63 inches and weighs 10.4 ounces. It has a requirement of two AA batteries that come included.

Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball (K75326WW)
  • Ergonomist-Approved Design – All-day comfort is provided...
  • Easy to Use – Uses the same left click right click and scroll...
  • Premium Precision & Speed – The high-quality optical tracking...

The wireless trackball features nine programmable buttons. On the front side of the trackball are the left and right buttons with a cursor in the middle. On the side are the backward and forward buttons.

On the left side lies the 34mm ejectable trackball. Towards the underside of the trackball, are the on/off button, a triple DPI switch, a Bluetooth pairing button, and a 2.4GHz USB nano dongle. There is also a battery compartment.

Pushing the DPI switch once will enable the 400 dpi mode, pushing it twice will enable the 800 dpi mode, and pushing the button thrice will enable the 1500 dpi mode.

The LED will flash once, twice, or thrice depending on whichever mode you have selected. Eg- 400dpi mode will see the LED flashing once, for 800dpi it will flash twice and in the case of 1500 dpi, it will flash thrice.

There are also two extra programmable buttons on the base of the mouse, beneath the trackball.

The operating system the trackball supports is windows 7, 10,macOS, X, 10.13 with built-in 4.0 or 5.0 Bluetooth.

The trackball features two-mode requirements- “plug and play” mode requires 2.4 GHz nano dongle (2.0 USB connector) and Bluetooth connections required for Bluetooth mode.

What we like about Kensington Pro fit Ergo vertical wireless trackball

Kensington Pro Fit vertical wireless trackball has a unique, easy to clean design. There is a built-in ejection trackball button.

The button allows you to effortlessly remove the trackball for cleaning removing dirt, grime thereby aiding in smoother movements.

The 60-degree ergonomic tilt helps the hand maintain a natural handshake position easing up on the muscles of the wrist, forearms, and shoulders.

Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball

The two AA batteries required for it to work comes included with the vertical wireless trackball. The batteries can work for up to 18 months ( depending on trackball usage). Removable batteries also ensure the trackball can work for decades.

The trackball is ready to use as it has to default inbuilt settings that can be used to “plug and play”. You also get to customize the nine programmable buttons according to the most frequently used functions. This can be done with the help of the Kensington works software.

The vertical trackball features a high-quality optical tracking sensor and a 34mm thumb-operated trackball providing smooth cursor control and optimal precision. The triple DPI switch allows easy cursor speed transitions.

The trackball has flexible wireless connection options. One via a 2.4Gz nano dongle that is present inside the body of the trackball and two more connections via Bluetooth.

The use of the Pro-Fit trackball is not at all complicated making it easy to use for both adults and children. It can be used as a traditional mouse using the same right and left click buttons and scroll wheel operations. Along with this is the advantage of a trackball with a roll of thumb.

Being wireless it is easy to carry around and can be used at some distance from the computer.

The vertical wireless trackball comes with an amazing three years warranty.

What’s not so great

The mouse is not ambidextrous. It can only be used by right-handed people.

The ejectable trackball can break, cause injury, or accidentally be swallowed by inquisitive children. It needs to be handled with care.

The Pro-Fit ergo vertical trackball is not very comfortable for big hands and long fingers. It is, however, a perfect fit for medium-sized hands.

Once you have downloaded KensingtonWorks software, you have to uninstall any third-party mouse software from the computer. It seems to interfere with Kensington’s software.

Most of the Kensington products come with a lifetime warranty and so should this trackball. However, the company covers only three years under warranty.

The DPI switch is on the bottom of the mouse. The position does not allow for any adjustments. However, since this is not a gaming mouse, the disadvantage is understandable

It would have been awesome had the batteries been environmentally friendly and rechargeable.

The trackball is available in only one color scheme and that is black. Also, it requires a learning curve before using it like a pro.

Conclusion

Kensington Pro Fit ergo vertical wireless trackball has a lot of strengths. The 60-degree tilt is naturally aligned and convex enough to be comfortable.

It boasts of a high precision sensor that is adjustable even if the DPI is located on the bottom of the trackball. The DPI adjustment makes it easy to perform with either high precision or high speed as needed. The three ways to connect the trackball gives a lot of options to the user to choose from.

The trackball ejector is a unique feature and helps in keeping the trackball clean. The removable battery is a good option as it ensures the trackball can work for decades unlike the case of inbuilt batteries. The programmable buttons are useful for a variety of functions.

The only areas of concern here are that it cannot be used by left-handed people and those with large hands. Being a wireless mouse, it gives a lot of freedom to carry around and works from a distance.

In the end, Kensington lives up to its name. The Pro-Fit vertical trackball is designed for comfort and delivers it very well improving everyday work-life.

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