Logitech TrackMan Vista
TrackMan Vista (1994) took trackball ease to new heights. Use just one finger to rotate the trackball. Your other fingers are free to use the top two buttons and the primary side thumb button without causing accidental cursor movement. TrackMan Vista gives you the advantage of three buttons and includes MouseWare software, which lets you assign draglock, double click, or another frequently-used command to one click of the third button. Customize your cursor. The Smart Move TM feature automatically places the cursor on default selection boxes.
An Amazon review states
"I went to the local computer retailer down the street from my house and looked over all the options. They had a thing called a Trackman Vista. It was a rollerball mouse. First I'd seen. And expensive for the time at $50. I walked around the store, talked to a couple of the sales guys. And after thinking about it a bit, I bought one.
It was the best $50 computer item I ever invested in. I'm still using it, and it's now 2008. My current computer is running XP and it works fine with it. In fact, I've bought 3 other Trackman Vista's over the years...all 2nd hand, to be used on my other newer computers. The computers and monitors have died off over the years, but the Vista just keeps a going."
Our mouse is in excellent condition and is with all the original packaging. This was kindly donated by William McDowellDate : 1994
Manufacturer : Logitech
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6566. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.