@derek I personally prefer the Thinkpad Trackpoint, but the ball mouse is a close second.
@derek Seems nice and ergonomic. It would be a bit tricky to change mice for gaming though

@andrath @derek agree ! That's why we have ergodox where you can change the layer and use the keyboard as a mouse :-). There is always a situation where you'd need your mouse ...

@dammn @derek hence avoid, not dismiss. A mouse is still nice for gaming.

@derek very good choice ! Been using this (wireless version) for last 2 years. Never has any issues with the wireless and I changed batteries only once. And my wrists are thanking me every day ! :-)

@derek hey DT! Just watched this video. With your concern about RSI. I was wondering if you had seen this great technology. It is called tiling window manager. No need for a mouse the software handles placement for you. Check out Xmonad I hear it is great! ;) I could not resist! Thanks and keep up the good work!

@derek I picked up this same trackball after my right wrist started to get painful. Still prefer a mouse but the trackball is noticeably easier on the wrists and I only really miss the mouse for certain tasks I don't do as often

@derek I use the XKeys CST2545-5W. When they are available you can get them on Amazon but here is their direct page
xkeys.com/l-tracblue.html
It's hard to get these since they are made here in the US and they sell out quickly.

@codingcowboy wow .. that's something ! $150 for damn mouse. People do not know where the limits are in these days when it comes to prices.

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