Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse Adjustable Ergonomic Design, Control and Move Text/Images/Files Between 2 Windows and Apple Mac Computers…

(8 customer reviews)

Original price was: $99.99.Current price is: $77.20.

Last updated on 14:47 Details
  • Ergonomic sculpted design – unique adjustable hinge allows you to customize the trackball angle from 0 to 20 degrees for a more natural, comfortable hand position, and reduced muscle strain
  • Cross-computer control- game-changing capacity to navigate seamlessly on 2 computers, and copy-paste text, images, and files from one to the other using Logitech flow
  • Dual connectivity- use with up to 3 Windows or Mac computers via included Unifying receiver or Bluetooth smart wireless technology
  • Rechargeable battery- up to 70 days of power on a single charge; Nominal value : 380 dpi
  • Precision scroll-wheel – tilt and middle click wheel allows for precise scrolling and other Convenient controls such as horizontal scrolling
  • Minimal and maximal value: 512-2048 dpi
Wireless Type

‎2.4 GHz Radio Frequency

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎3.92 x 5.21 x 2.02 inches

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

‎No

Manufacturer

‎Logitech

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)

Power Source

‎Battery Powered

Rear Webcam Resolution

‎4000 MP

Color

‎Black

Product Dimensions

‎3.92 x 5.21 x 2.02 inches

Average Battery Life in hours

‎4 months

Item Weight

‎5.8 ounces

Operating System

‎Windows 10, 11 or later, macOS Mac OS X 10.8 or later, iPadOS 13.4 or later (+no software support legal footnote)

Hardware Platform

‎Laptop, PC

Item model number

‎910-005177

Series

‎Logitech MX ERGO

Brand

‎Logitech

Date First Available

‎August 23, 2017

8 reviews for Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse Adjustable Ergonomic Design, Control and Move Text/Images/Files Between 2 Windows and Apple Mac Computers…

  1. Willie-B

    I have been using Trackballs since the late 90’s, and I spend a ton of time with the old trackman marble wheel sized trackball before it finally gave out and I had to “upgrade” to the M570. The big complaint for me about the M570 was that it was too small, and so I either needed a wrist rest (which was never perfectly adjusted cause it was a bean bag type of thing) or more realistically I just worked with my hand in a really bad position.

    In any case, I eventually saw the MX Ergo and it appeared to be larger than the M570. I purchased the last one in stock at a local store when I went to test fit, and purchased a second from Amazon so I could have one for my home and one for work, and my only regret is that one of them included the 10 degree extra base and the other did not.

    This trackball fit my large sized hands better than the M570 and has a great feel. The software is easy to use, the bluetooth and Unifying Receiver dongle are easy to setup and do not give me issues.

    The rechargeable battery seem to last a really long time and the trackball can recharge when you are using it. It uses Micro USB, not USB C, so expect to have to keep one of the older USB cables around even if all of your other devices are using USB C. Not a huge problem for me, as the mouse does not really need to be charged all that often. One thing that can be a bother is that there is no convenient place to store your dongle, as the dongle storage area in most wireless peripherals is under the battery cover.

    The Logitech Options software works well with Windows 10 and can customize many of the mouse buttons. There are a few keys that are off limits when creating Macros, but overall I have been able to add all kinds of workflow improvements. A really cool feature is that the macros can be customized on a “Per Program” basis, and the trackball will execute the customized command based on the active window. The buttons you can program are:

    The button above the thumb ball on the side of the trackball, the up/down buttons on the top left of the trackball, the scroll wheel press down, scroll wheel push right, scroll wheel push left. You can also create 2 different DPI settings (this defaults to the button above the thumb ball) so you can toggle between fast mouse movement and precision mouse movement,

    The Logitech Options software is not available on Linux, so I removed .5 of a star from my review. I don’t work in Linux much, but it would be nice to Linux support is SERIOUSLY lacking. It does offer basic functionality on Linux, but without Logitech Options, many of the coolest features, like customizable macros, don’t work. I learned this when I wanted to enable Logitech Flow, which allows you to use this trackball on 2 different computers and even enables copy/paste and drag and drop functionality. Since the 2nd computer for this was a Linux machine, I did not setup or test this, but as someone who often tries to comp/paste a Linux command from a google search on my laptop into a Linux machine, I can tell you this would be a rad feature.

    I took another .5 star because this mouse only has the ability to connect to 2 different computers at the same time, where the Ergo K860 keyboard (the logical companion for this mouse if you are looking for ergonomics) has 3. Since I have some work from home days and take my personal laptop to work, I would love to be able to “set and forget” the channels for all 3, but as it stands I must pull my main computer dongle and use it with my work machine when I am working from home.

    I would probably buy 2 of these even if they didn’t have all of the extra features because I spend so much time at a computer, and I know that it provides a good fit for my large hands. This is an expensive trackball, and much of that expense is justified by all the extras that Logitech Options enables, so if you are in a Linux Only environment and you have not fit-tested one of these trackballs, you may be better off looking at competing trackballs or waiting until it goes on a deep sale.

  2. Nick Engler

    Am a long-time (30+ years) user of Logitech trackballs, mostly for graphic applications, MX Ergo is by far the most comfortable and smoothest-operating I have yet used. The precision button, which quickly changes the distance the pointer travels when you move the ball, is invaluable for CAD. My biggest concern at this point is that I’ve been using the Ergo for less than a month and can’t speak to how it will hold up. Has Logitech addressed the annoying double-click problems that plagued the M570 and some earlier trackballs?

    I was also a bit surprised at the paucity of the manual, and just how little information that scrap of paper imparted. There were no drivers; and only a hint at where to download them. Even the Logitech web site seemed confused. The first “Options” app they steered me too was incorrect; I found out in a day or two I needed “Options+.”

    As for the buttons being “programmable,” this is technically true but not for us mere mortals. You can easily reassign or change the direction of common mouse functions, but beyond that you apparently need a developer’s kit and time to dive into it. There are some “predefined customizations” done by other developers for a wide range of applications and games which you can download through Options+. But there are no instructions or descriptions for these customizations. There is no way for your to know what keys have been reassigned and to what purpose except just to dive in.

    Summing up, it’s a great trackball. If it’s as well-built as it’s price suggests and the device grows in popularity, then these support problems should begin to work themselves out.

  3. Romulo Andrade Correa

    Há muito uso este tipo de mouse. São bastante confortáveis, com excelente ergonomia. Este novo modelo apresentou duas novidades, no meu entender duas boas e duas ruins. Vamos lá: 1ª – Boa, é que pode ser usado em dois computadores simultaneamente, desde que tenham bluetooth. A 2ª – É que tem duas posições de uso: sendo uma com a mão apoiada diretamente sobre o mouse, e, a outra, a mão fica numa inclinação de 20° graus. As ruins são: 1ª – vem com uma bateria interna e com o cabo para ser recarregada via USB, alguém pode achar uma maravilha. E se houver problema com a mesma? Onde comprar uma nova? (prefiro as velhas e confiáveis pilhas). A 2ª – É que a parte superior onde a palma da mão apoia, tem um revestimento emborrachado Acredito eu, que com o passar do tempo, o suor das mãos, poderá deteriorar este emborrachamento tornando o mesmo pegajoso. (apenas suposição)

  4. Lorry

    Originally I gave this five stars, until I realised just how bad the software from Logitech is. I still prefer the M570, in fact I just bought another one this week and will, sadly, probably replace this with it.

    I originally updated from my Logitech M570 because I wanted the extra-fine control this one has as a switch – It was worth it, the heavy base, the 2 position setting etc. The description says “Unique adjustable hinge allows you to customize the trackball angle from 0 to 20 degree” which is an outright lie, it is zero or 20, there is no in-between at all. I doubt you would want to set it between and it would just be another thing to break, but it annoys me when product descriptions are just wrong (and a bunch of reviews on the net were annoyed about this too).

    As I mentioned the software from Logitech is dire, the maximum pointer speed on it is so low that to traverse a screen bigger than 1080p (and may the gods help anyone with multiple monitors) you are going to have to let go and re-scroll about three times. I am not exaggerating, if you value your thumb, give up all hope now.

    There is a fix, but it’s annoying, and there shouldn’t have to be! After a reboot, once the Logitech software has run and your trackball is doing what it should, go into control panel and mouse options and under the pointer-options select a faster pointer speed, and click the “enhance pointer precision” box, and then Apply – But DON’T hit OK, as soon as you OK out of this dialogue, the Logitech abomination will take control back. As long as you just click apply and hide the window somewhere you will have a fast accurate pointer again. If you do hit OK just do it again and it’ll be fine.

    It’s pathetic that you have to do this every reboot for a $100 plus trackball, there are forums full of people complaining to Logitech about this and Logitech just completely ignoring them. It’s actually decreased my trust and loyalty to Logitech by a huge amount; but they don’t listen so they don’t care, c’est la vie 🙂

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  5. Rodrigo

    Atualização após 1 ano e poucos meses de uso: Não há nenhuma dor ou incômodo no polegar, mesmo com mais de 8 horas por dia em uso todos os dias da semana, não sinto mais nenhuma dor que antes tinha no mouse.
    Um ótimo mouse track-ball com uma ergonomia inigualável, para quem trabalha bastante no computador, uma necessidade ter essa característica. Funciona perfeitamente no Linux, porém não uso o software, o mouse já consegue atender minhas necessidades; o botão de precisão, e os botões avançar e voltar funcionam normalmente. A bateria dura bastante e ele entra em modo suspenso para poupar energia caso não esteja usando o mouse, rapidamente ele deixa o modo suspenso quando começa a utilizar novamente. Fácil de limpar, basta remover a placa magnética e usa um lápis não apontado ou a ponta achatada de uma caneta para tirar a bola. O conforto é muito bom, consigo descansar minha mão no mouse, que tem uma superfície levemente aderente. Recomendo sempre os produtos da Logitech pela qualidade e durabilidade dos produtos.

  6. Flavita

    Gostei muito, fiquei com uma pequena insegurança quando comprei, medi de não me adaptar. Quando chegou, me adaptei super rápido, eu ando com dor no pulso por causa e por isso comprei. Movimentar o cursor é super tranquilo, não senti aquele impulso de movimentar o mouse, ele é pesado e acho que isso ajuda. Material super de qualidade, consegui parear um macbook air e um Asus com Windows, achei excelente, o easy switch funciona de forma rápida intuitiva e conexão bluetooth sem falhas! Bateria dura bastante mesmo, vem cabo usb normal, de otima qualidade como o proprio mouse, mas com a carga que o mouse já tinha quando eu recebi, deu para trabalhar bastante hoje! Comprei ontem e recebi hoje, como sempre, a Amazon desponta na qualidade da experiencia do cliente!

  7. Dan

    I love track ball mice and the MX Ergo was great at first. However, after about a year the left click button started dieing slowly and the mouse would routinely double click (unintentionally), miss a click or fail when dragging and dropping (would read as the mouse button being released while it was still down). It only got worse from that point and now it is almost impossible to use for anything that needs precision, dragging and dropping or highlighting text.

    This is not an isolated issue with Logitech track balls. I had purchased the MX Ergo after my Logitech M570 track ball failed in the same way. However the M570 took years to fail, the MX Ergo only took a few months. It seems to be an issue with the micro switch they are using for the left and right mouse buttons.

  8. Aaron S.

    Having used plenty of M570s in the past, even replacing the buttons in a few of them with how much I used them, I was very excited for this mouse to come out. I’ve used it for over three years now and it is still going strong. Being able to switch between USB on my desktop computer and Bluetooth on my laptop has been extremely convenient. The adjustable angle does make it feel more ergonomic and easier to hold. I also haven’t run into button issues yet on this one, so these may be an upgrade from the M570s that usually fail me in a year or two.

    There are two downsides though, both related to charging:

    1 – The charging port is not only micro-USB, but it is in a recessed area where my remaining micro-USB cables don’t really fit without jamming them in there. The included cable is fine, so I’m not taking off a star for that, but it would have been nice to see USB-C on something at this price point, even in 2019.

    2 – On the M570, the low battery light is near the two up/down buttons. For whatever reason, someone had the brilliant idea to move it to under your palm. On numerous occasions, I have been in the middle of a game and my mouse has died. Unless you have the Logitech Options software installed (which I don’t), you normally won’t notice your battery is dying until it is dead. I’m taking off a star for that as it wouldn’t be an issue if they kept the light in the same area as they did on the M570.

    Overall, very solid trackball and I’m very happy with my purchase. Micro-USB and the bad placement of the charging light is a bummer though.

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