ACCO Brands Japan began selling the Kensington wireless trackball “Orbit Fusion Trackball” on October 5th. The suggested retail price is 8140 yen (excluding tax).
Kensington is a long-established company in trackball, but I have the impression that its main products are often symmetrical, such as Expert Mouse and Orbit Trackball. However, this Orbit Fusion is a product that adopts a button arrangement for right hand operation.
This is the second product of the company’s asymmetrical trackball, following the Pro Fit Ergo Vertical wireless trackball released in March 2020.
The ball is a type that is operated with the index finger and middle finger, and the ball diameter is 40 mm, which is the same as the current Orbit. Around the ball, there is also a scroll ring that is familiar to the company’s trackballs. Since the scroll ring is a type that cannot be pushed in, it also has a dedicated button on the thumb side.
It is designed with ergonomics in mind, and it is also characterized by a design that makes it easy to migrate from a normal mouse.
If you use the free software Kensington Works, you can customize the pointer and scrolling speed, and assign the functions of the five buttons.
The wireless connection uses a unique 2.4GHz method. The receiver is USB-A, but if you use the included USB-C conversion adapter, you can also use it with notebook PCs that only have USB-C. The battery uses one AA battery. According to the product description of Kensington , it can be used for up to 14 months.