|Item model number||M-HT1DRBK|
|Hardware Platform||Laptop, PC|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Item Weight||9.1 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||2.25 x 4.52 x 7.16 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||2.25 x 4.52 x 7.16 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||VRAM|
|Batteries||2 AA batteries required. (included)|
|Manufacturer||Elecom Japan (PC)|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||July 26, 2017|
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ELECOM 2.4GHz Wireless Finger-operated Large size Trackball Mouse 8-Button Function with Smooth Tracking, Precision Optical Gaming Sensor (M-HT1DRBK)
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- ✅《OPTICAL TRACKING TECHNOLOGY》The ELEOM trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy so you can get where you want on the screen quickly with less hand movement, improving productivity and efficiency.
- ✅《FUNCTIONAL 8 BUTTONS》You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
- ✅《DPI CURSOR》Designed with a high-performance gaming optics system sensor and lens. The DPI button can easily change between 500(LOW), 1000(MID) and 1500(HIGH) DPI, making the movements of your cursor faster or slower.
- ✅《EASY MAINTENANCE》The ball rolls on three 2.5 mm large artificial ruby ball bearings. They are extremely smooth and the relatively large size prevents dust and dirt from clogging them. So you don’t have to clean the ball bearings too often. The ball is held in place by the ball bearings, but can easily be popped out of the device, by pushing it through the hole in the bottom and it can be easily cleaned.
- ✅《PRODUCT DETAILS》System requirements: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.12 or later, Size: W4.5"(114.7mm) X L7.2"(181.9mm) X H2.3"(57.2mm), Weight: 9.2oz(without battery), DPI: 500/1000/1500 count (switchable), Connectivity: wireless, 2 X AA battery(Included)- Battery Remaining Light Lamp equipped.
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- 2.4GHz Wireless Model
- ELECOM Mouse Assistance software
- Support Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT8.1, Windows 10 or later, macOS 10.12 or later
- DPI: 500/1000/1500 count
- 8 Buttons with Tilt Wheel
- Low Energy Mode / High Speed Mode
- W4.5"(114.7mm) X L7.2"(181.9mm) X H2.3"(57.2mm)
- Weight: 261g/9.2oz w/o battery
ELECOM 2.4GHz Wireless Finger-operated Large size Trackball Mouse HUGE (M-HT1DRBK)
-The ELEOM "HUGE" trackball provides precise cursor movement for superior accuracy. Help improving productivity and efficiency of your work.
-Optical Tracking Technology : Optical Sensor can read your accurate movement.
-Control and Do More with the functional 8 customizable button.
-DPI can be switched to 3 different speed.
-Support Windows and Mac OS. Check details
Functional 8 Buttons
Assign up to 10 different functions to fit your work or gaming needs with 8 built-in mouse keys and a left/right scrolling tilt wheel that provides limitless clicking combinations.
You can assign favorite function to each button by using "ELECOM Mouse Assistant" ELECOM Mouse Assistant Software will be available to download from ELECOM NET website.
The cursor movement speed can be switched three levels; 500/1000/1500 counts. Get your computer set just the way you like.
Synthetic Ruby Support Bearings
Each trackball is fitted with large (2.5mm) synthetic ruby bearings to provide effortless glide and smoothness for precision operation. The large bearing size also requires less maintenance because it better resists dirt and grime.
Maintenance : Easy to Clean
The trackball can be quickly removed by the backside by pushing the ball.
As dirt and grime builds up around the trackball, the mouse cursor may jerk around the screen erratically or refuse to move at all. Keep your trackball clean all the time.
USB Receiver Storage
For USB connection type trackball mouse, it is designed with a space where you can store the USB receiver. When you're not using the mouse, you can store the receiver inside of it. If you have an extra receiver from any ELECOM device you aren't currently using, this is a good place to store it.
Power Off When You Don't Need It
Power button is in the backside of the mouse. Prevents battery consumption when not in use.
Low Energy Mode : Battery will last longer. Low energy consumption.
High Energy Mode : Sensor will track accurate movement but the battery will run out faster than low energy mode.
ELECOM has a wide variety of product categories, including PC-related products, audio visual device-related products, digital equipment-related products, exercise-related products and more
We set out to create new markets with the concept of a “Human interface: Connecting users to devices with more comfort and better usability that are more friendly and comfortable for you and your family”.
How to Install the Driver
- Access ELECOM's global home page and download the latest applications. ELECOMUS dot com
- Download the file named 'mouse_driver_maxxxxxxx(.zip)'. (The xxxxxxx part will change from time to time)
- Double-click on the downloaded file 'mouse_driver_maxxxxxxx(.zip)' and extract the file.
- Open the extracted folder 'mouse_driver_maxxxxxx' and double-click on the file 'mouse_driver_maxxxxxx(.exe)'.
- Follow the instruction of the wizard and complete the install, and then restart your computer.
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|Hardware Interface||Unknown||USB 3.0, Radio Frequency||Bluetooth, Radio Frequency||USB||—||USB|
|Item Dimensions||2.25 x 4.52 x 7.16 inches||6.02 x 4.92 x 2.76 inches||6.10 x 3.98 x 2.99 inches||4.90 x 3.73 x 1.88 inches||3.70 x 1.80 x 4.90 inches||2.00 x 6.00 x 8.00 inches|
|Item Weight||0.57 lbs||1.35 lbs||7.05 ounces||7.04 ounces||4.00 ounces||0.65 lbs|
|Sensor Technology||Trackball, Optical||Trackball||—||Trackball, Optical||—||Trackball|
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Update2: Trying to add some slightly better pictures and others that show the MS Trackball Explorer, Logitech Cordless Optical Trackmall, and the smaller Elecom "DEFT" trackball mouse. But some pictures are not loading to the site. Sorry. :(
Update1: IMPORTANT NOTE: Waaay down in the comments (the oldest one at the "bottom" should be a link to the Elecom software download page and the English PDF manual. As this mouse is "very new" you *DO* need a more recent Elecom proprietary software to recognize this mouse if you wish to use it's three proprietary function buttons (F1-F3).
Long Winded Review
This new Elecom Fingerball wireless mouse - the M-HT1DRBK - appears to have been released is June 2017 and has been available on Amazon since July 2017. In August I was about to order a second of the smaller Elecom M-DT2DRBKs when I stumbled over this new **larger** "HUGE" mouse and figured it was worth a try. The M-HT1DRBK just arrived and after giving it a ten minute test spin I just ordered two more. No clue if it will take "1-2 months" for the next batch to arrive, or if the price will drop from $85.99, but would say it is certainly worth the investment. FYI: It actually does say "HUGE" on the mouse itself. :)
Comparisons to the MSTE (MS Trackball Explorer)
1) It has a nice large "red ball" like a certain MSTE we all know and love. In fact, the Elecom ball is slightly BIGGER than the MS one. There were many reviews about the smaller Elecom mouse's "grey ball" having issues, and several people purchased a "blue" M570 ball to swap with the "grey" one. From my quick tryout of this new mouse with it's "red ball", would say that the quality looks to be significantly better than that of the smaller mouse's "grey" one. An excellent improvement.
2) This mouse is *MUCH LARGER* than the smaller "grey ball" M-DT2DRBK. Excellent for people with "larger" (aka normal sized) hands.
3) It is a bit wider than the MSTE, and Elecom moved one of the three proprietary "Function Buttons" to the right side of the ball. If you use their proprietary software, this would give you "two buttons to the right of the ball" just like the MSTE.
4) MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL. This mouse has a PALM REST. As this seems to be an alien concept to most mouse manufacturers I will state it again - this mouse actually has a place for the palm of one's hand to "rest" while using the mouse, so for the first time since the MSTE, there is actually a trackball that not only fit's one's hand, it is actually COMFORTABLE. Plus it doesn't have teeny tiny thumb-killing buttons like a certain L*git*ch Trackman. Wish I could show a decent side-view of the palm rest, but this can also be seen with via the pics on Elecom's web site.
5) ??? I would assume that being a wireless device, there may be an occasional "lag" in response times, but cannot say for certain. However there does appear to be a wired version of this mouse as well. It's part number (August 2017) is M-HT1URBK.
Bulk of this review was written after only ten minutes of mouse use, so haven't had the time to give it an extended run, but observations so far are positive. "Weeks later" - Still great. Haven't tried the Elecom software yet myself (not using the F1-F3 buttons).
- Seems to respond MUCH better than the smaller Elecom version (blue or grey ball).
- Range seems to be about the same as the smaller one. About nine feet out it gets tricky and Line of Sight is critical.
- The "left" button isn't as "tall" as the MSTE's, so my clumsy thumb is hitting the wheel, but this should be a minor issue.
- ??? I read elsewhere that the "left" and "right" mouse buttons are "better quality" than the other buttons, that one should be able to tell the difference, that they should have made *all" the buttons "better quality", etc. Haven't noticed any difference between buttons yet. Too busy enjoying having a wireless mouse that actually fits the shape of my hand for a change.
Customization - aka The Buttons
So far as remapping buttons, "drivers", and support for various operating systems... Would assume this mouse works as a basic mouse in anything from XP up to Win10. You've got your Left, Right, Forward, Back and Wheel Buttons, plus the three Extra Proprietary Function Buttons F1-F3. Remapping the eight buttons and basic customization is where it gets interesting. Would assume one needs at least version 5.1.0 of Elecom's proprietary software to use/control all eight buttons. For now I am sticking with X-Mouse Button Control which allows configuration of everything except the three extra Function Buttons. Both programs allow for the use of multiple profiles for easy customization across different applications. Elecom's software (and English PDF manual) is available from their website. I will try adding possible links as a "comment" later as this review is too long as it is.
Odd Future Issue (?)
Since the palm-rest is made of a "soft" material vs plastic, I wonder how it might hold up over time. Will it wear out? Time will tell.
If you're coming off a M570, this takes a bit of time to get accustomed to. It feels awkward at first. The wheel seems to be in the way of your thumb at first. In a few hours, however, I found the layout to be smartly designed and now I can move much faster than I ever could with the M570. Battery longevity has turned out to be very good. The sensitivity adjustment is fantastic, it allows you to choose between 3 settings depending upon you application. So if you need more sensitivity just slide the switch and finer movements are available. The pad for the palm of your hand is very soft and comfortable - another neat thing. The many options for assigning functions through the software make the slightly higher price well worth it.
All-in-all, a topnotch trackball. Since I dumped all of my Logitech keyboards and TV remotes I am now finally rid of their constantly failing products.
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If this was a woman, I'd propose marriage. As it isn't, I'll have to be content with fondling it for 10 hours a day. Deserves 11/10.
PS: Do not buy if you're left handed!
I read a review of a smaller version of this trackball where an enterprising guy replaced the tiny plastic bearings that the big trackball rides on with steel ball bearings. I've just ordered a pack of 2.5mm steel ball bearings (£4.66 on Amazon) so fingers crossed.
Otherwise this unit is pretty close to perfect, good ergonomics for medium to large handed folks, great button setup.
Just needs a less sticky trackball...fingers crossed for the steel bearings!
UPDATE: I got the 2.5mm steel ball bearings installed, oh boy this unit is now perfect...the static friction is minimal now, almost imperceptible. I can easily make really fine precision movements now...excellent!
So I decided to see what other options where out there mouse wise.
The Elecom Huge M-HT1DRBK Wireless, just might be the best invention since Coca Cola and BigMac.
Difficult to master most definitely. I haven't used a wheel mouse in a lot of years.
But this configurable wonder will become my best buddy and fast. I just have to relearn how to use it.
When the manufacturer call the model Huge they weren't exaggerating. It's a monster.
(Attached below is a picture of my Contour Unimouse, old Logitech G9 and the Elecom. So you can see just how big the mouse really is).
I have big hands, but the mouse still fits my hand like a glove. Typically a standard mouse is just too short or not wide enough. The surface where you rest your palm on the Elecom, is cushioned and soft.
The ball is big, but easy to use. After only a few minutes of use, you soon realize that you use completely different muscle groups and tendons, compared to a regular mouse. Relax and enjoy it.
When you first start using it, I recommend you keep your old mouse connected as well. If you do, you'll be able to switch back and forth between the 2, and thus not put too much strain on your hands and tendons. Slowly get used to the new mouse.
Playing around with settings trying to see what fits my needs. Love the fact that there are so many buttons.
Only minor annoyance so far, is the placement of the scrollwheel.... BUT the vertical scroll is pure win!!
So why only 4 stars? Well..........
(a) As other reviewers have noted, it's a tad sticky if making very fine movements. But to an extent that I consider only a little worse than trivial. And....
(b) The batteries. The batteries that it came with were flat as the proverbial pancake. At first I thought the thing was faulty but fresh batteries sorted it. But worse, you can't recharge them in situ: there is no convenient USB socket for this. The provided ones were actually alkaline, so not readily rechargeable; and in any case you have to remove them from the casing and either recharge outside or replace.
Added together these two gripes were sufficient to remove one star: but if you can live with them, this comes highly recommended.
I DID finally get fed up with the stickiness of the ball bearings and replaced them. I used 2.5mm G5 (that's Grade 5, and it refers to sphericity, G5 being the most spherical) ceramics; and now the ball spins utterly smoothly. If you decide to replace your own I strongly recommend you look up a do-it-yourself walkthrough on YouTube. Your trackball uses three ball-bearings, but get more for the ones you'll inevitably drop on the floor and which disappear into the fifth dimension. Is it worth the trouble? No doubt about it.