Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball
Price: $60 USA
Trackballs are not just devices for gamers. They can also provide a viable alternative way to control and select for more traditional computer usage. The Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball was reviewed in a non-gaming environment to ascertain if it could become part of the arsenal of a first-time adopter. After years of using mice, would the claimed advantages be compelling enough to overcome the natural resistance to change that comes with an old, familiar way of working?
The Kensington Orbit Wireless Mobile Trackball (just Orbit Mobile from now on) resembles an overgrown mouse with the rolling ball where the scroll-wheel would be on a conventional mouse. The Orbit Mobile fits under a hand in a very natural way, with the middle finger rolling the ball to move the screen cursor, thumb and pinkie operating the left and right click buttons, and the second and fourth fingers operating the touch-sensitive pads that control scrolling. If that sounds complicated, be assured that it isn’t: starting to use the Orbit Mobile does not require you to do anything other than place your hand comfortably on top of it with the weight of your hand supported by your palm and your wrist resting on the desktop.
Store the easily-lost wireless receiver inside the battery compartment.
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Hello, my name is Scott, and I’m an addict. An Apple TV addict. In this episode, we talk about the Apple TV, and cover Netflix and Dragon Dictation apps in the App Folder. Also John Nemerovski of MyMac.com contributes a review of a different kind of Pad.
Apple TV from Apple
Netflix app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Dragon Dictation app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
Alupad from Just Mobile
Welcome to episode 2 of the Pocket Sized Podcast about iOS devices. Open Source Legend Peter Nikolaidis of the Fresh Ubuntu podcast joins me in this interview episode to talk about his adventures with his iPhone in Brazil.
The format I established in episode 1 with App Folder and Pocket Sized rant will return next episode.