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Andrés Linares

I bought 3 years ago one of those weird mice that has like a ball you can move with your thumb (trackballs). And since then, I stopped having issues with my wrist that in that time were killing me as I used it so much. Will Never go back to a normal mouse!

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Madza Author

Did you mean something like Logitech M570?
I guess it's super comfortable and handy, once you get used to it :)

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Andrés Linares

Yes, exactly that one! At the beginning my movements with the cursor were messy, but nowadays I can even play some FPS with it :D

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Ravi Krishnappa

I agree 100% with you. Exactly the same experience. Shifting to thumb completely takes away the pain and makes the hand stronger. It's a miracle. Pain or no pain, buy this today

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Steven vanZyl

I started on the MX 570 and graduated to the MX Ergo and it's genuinely been life changing. Trackballs are massively more comfortable and I've found them to be equally if not more usable for general tasks and even gaming.
I've even gotten several of my friends to make the switch and not one has gone back.

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Andrés Linares

Is the change to the MX Ergo a good movement? I've seen good comments about it but not sure if It is worth.

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Steven vanZyl

If you're really in love with Trackballs, it's a good investment.
But that said, the MX 570 is considerably cheaper and not noticeably different for a new user, so I recommend that overall. Also, the MX 570 goes on sale on Amazon/Best Buy very frequently. I got mine for $18 at Best Buy.

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David

Was looking at this, but ended up going with Evoluent instead (literally just this past weekend) and it is in fact life-changing!