This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
On October 5, ACCO Brands Japan began selling the Orbit Fusion Trackball, a wireless trackball made by Kensington. The suggested retail price is 8,140 yen (excluding tax).
Kensington is a well-established company in trackballs, but its main products, such as the Expert Mouse and the Orbit Trackball, seem to be mostly symmetrical. This Orbit Fusion, however, uses a right-handed button arrangement.
It's the second asymmetrical trackball from the company, following the Pro Fit Ergo Vertical wireless trackball, which will be released in March 2020.
The ball is operated with both index and middle fingers, and like the current Orbit, it has a 40mm ball diameter with a scroll ring around it, a feature familiar to Kensington's trackball products. Since the scroll ring cannot be pushed in, there is also a dedicated button on the thumb side.
It is also designed with ergonomics in mind, making it easy to transition from a regular mouse.
The free KensingtonWorks software lets you customize the pointer and scrolling speed and assign functions to five buttons.
The wireless connection uses a proprietary 2.4GHz format. The receiver is USB-A, but with the included USB-C conversion adapter, it can be used with laptops and other devices that are only equipped with USB-C. It uses a single AA battery. According to Kensington's description of the product, it can be used for up to 14 months without a battery change.
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