Anyone used a rollermouse before?
I’ve been thinking about getting one, for VR use. I have a trackball that works well enough, but I wanted something that was ambidextrous, so I thought a rollermouse would work, until I saw how big they are…
Then I stumbled across this mobile variant.
I ordered one and it showed up today…
I think this can work. Need to come up with a clever way of mounting it.
Looks like there should be paper going in/coming out of there.
Honestly have never seen one of those, I learned something today. Let us know how it works.
I’ve got a Kensington trackball mouse I use in my sim, it works okay but I’ve about worn out the left click button, in only a couple years of simming (and not every day, or week for that matter).
Someone had a small ‘presenter’ trackball designed to be held in the hand and used, I wondered if maybe that would work. My ideal solution for VR (where I basically only need to wiggle to get the cursor somewhere, then aim with my head and use the buttons/scroll) would be a touchpad integrated into an empty panel in the cockpit. Probably gonna try one of those at some point.
Yeah, but as I’m not ambidextrous myself, I need something that my for can use with my left hand.
My reasoning is that it will be easier to operate the roller, since both axes are guided…?
I dunno… The roller isn’t self centering and I may end up fumbling around to find it? Maybe this won’t work at all? Well see
I have developed the muscle memory to be able to put my hand on the mouse with VR goggles on… I just need to swap that memory to my left hand as well so I don’t have to remove my right hand from the joystick (or swap hands temporarily). So I guess if you can put you hand on a mouse then self-centering shouldn’t be a big deal?
However now that I have given it second thoughts, does that Rollermouse have a scroll wheel/middle mouse button capability? My colleagues didn’t (i.e. it was a basic two button mouse).