What on earth is a "Roller Mouse"??

  • Published: 20 June 2019
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    There are some weird ergonomic mice out there, but... can you still call it a mouse if it's not shaped like one?

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Comments • 3 467

  • Miikka Heiskanen
    Miikka Heiskanen  17 hours back

    You're using and as such reviewing it wrong. Those things are actually god-tier equipment in repetitive office work (f.e. secretarys) if you use them properly and used widely in offices since the 90's (atleast in my country/nordics). Try looking up some of these being used by actual end users and you'll discover the true potential of the device. Heavy users are able to control it fluently by all fingers, thumbs, palms or wrists as an expansion of the keyboard and when used instinctively it will boost the efficiency and prevent strain/fatique. The mechanical operation is also a plus over a trackpad, because they're literally made to navigate through the same windows and forms, and ultimately the users can pretty much navigate without looking/thinking about it (compare it to texting with modern phones against old button phones). Also I assume the hard price is the direct result of 99% of buyers being state/government offices, so they can pretty much ask whatever they want...

    • EZ Darren Robson
      EZ Darren Robson  19 hours back

      This is the dumbest shit I've ever seen, a normal track pad on a laptop is a way better option

      • lloyd Brook
        lloyd Brook  1 days back

        I like this guy, linus is kinga getting boring

        • Dami Nooki
          Dami Nooki  2 days back

          I do some programming, and when I'm doing light work, I simply put my keyboard on my lap and use my mouse on my leather sofa, or prop the keyboard on the arm rest and my mouse on my knee. I've used trackpads, and it's useless in my case, even if having multi touch is a bonus, and this product wouldn't help me, even if I'm using my keyboard and mouse in a 'dangerous' way. My mouse, however cheap or expensive, will never be replaced.

          • vesleengen
            vesleengen  2 days back

            We have about a couple of hundred of these in the company. People who use them praise them, but my god they are costly and most of them die within 1-2 years.

            • Jema
              Jema  5 days back

              More Riley content please. PLEASE.

              • Jesper O
                Jesper O  6 days back

                Arbetsförmedlingen (Swedish state-run employment agency) has one of those in front of all their computers.
                Edit: the only computers that has a normal mouse are the public terminals (which used to have trackballs way-back-when).

                • nem tudom
                  nem tudom  7 days back

                  That intro skit, LOL, i just realised David is mostly hair

                  • Brice Gordon
                    Brice Gordon  7 days back

                    Wait... Why would you need 2 finger scrolling if there's a scroll wheel 🤔 and show me a standard mouse with pinch zoom or a pc application that would even interpret it 💁🏻‍♂️

                    • redndwhite
                      redndwhite  1 weeks back

                      You guys need to review the Tex Yoda 2.

                      • Boggus
                        Boggus  1 weeks back

                        I use this exact model at work and it is great. No more strain in my right shoulder and arm. And move the "stick" with you thumb while typing to avoid flicking your arm and shoulder around.

                        • JasonAA
                          JasonAA  1 weeks back

                          1:19 after watching an LTT video

                          • Lies Müge
                            Lies Müge  1 weeks back

                            Totally thought Linus somehow grew hair, stubble, bad eyes, and more face

                            • puertorican1
                              puertorican1  1 weeks back

                              Cant wait to see Basicallyhomeless play R6S on this thing.

                              • Janek Krawiecki
                                Janek Krawiecki  1 weeks back

                                Why dont just use i3 manager and didnt use mouse

                                • LasstUnsSpielen
                                  LasstUnsSpielen  1 weeks back

                                  Could you please repeat the word wristrest again?

                                  • Peter Flint
                                    Peter Flint  2 weeks back

                                    More intros like this pls! Make Riley creative director of LMG xx

                                    • deven langston
                                      deven langston  2 weeks back

                                      is this product... DUMB!?

                                      • MD Ruffy
                                        MD Ruffy  2 weeks back

                                        Why not just use a track pad?

                                        • Murkla Murkla
                                          Murkla Murkla  2 weeks back

                                          My mom uses a roller mouse for her work, and she has done so for YEARS.
                                          She actually prefers it to a classic mouse.

                                          • Maverick
                                            Maverick  2 weeks back

                                            So why the hell didn't they just put a trackball there instead of that dumb roll!? Or even a trackstick, like on Thinkpads. Would be way more precise and more comfortable.

                                            • Stavr Ognev
                                              Stavr Ognev  2 weeks back

                                              250$? Micro-USB? Price not enough to make it type-c?

                                            • Markus
                                              Markus  2 weeks back

                                              So using notebook touchpads is better?

                                              • Ran Ng
                                                Ran Ng  2 weeks back

                                                Can you game on it?

                                                • Jared Bell
                                                  Jared Bell  2 weeks back

                                                  Just get a thinkpad keyboard with the touch point...

                                                  • Guilherme Rovi
                                                    Guilherme Rovi  2 weeks back

                                                    My favourite Linus Tech Tips video so far.

                                                    • Alia Ris
                                                      Alia Ris  2 weeks back

                                                      Why haven't anyone just build the mouse inside the keyboard already??

                                                      *ThinkPad red eye staring hard*

                                                      • C1Rob1990
                                                        C1Rob1990  2 weeks back

                                                        Hahaha a collegue of mine uses the older version of this POS. This horrible piece of product stands for his entire way of working and work etic and I keep seeing how totally inefficient it is...

                                                        • Иван Рисков
                                                          Иван Рисков  2 weeks back

                                                          These Linus's episodic appearances reminding me of Stan Lee's cameos in Marvel movies)

                                                          • ShuMin Yao
                                                            ShuMin Yao  2 weeks back

                                                            Nah, why don't you use a trackpad instead?

                                                            • bonob0123
                                                              bonob0123  2 weeks back

                                                              chiropractor? lol quacks

                                                              • asd2769
                                                                asd2769  2 weeks back

                                                                Thinkpad to help again!

                                                                • Hime Naaa
                                                                  Hime Naaa  2 weeks back

                                                                  Riley use that roller for gaming and see if they can be better with that?
                                                                  or maybe use for another like rolling cell in execl from 1 to max

                                                                  • Slayre Hesh
                                                                    Slayre Hesh  2 weeks back

                                                                    So this should've been a cheap product. BTW THIS VIDEO SPONKED. 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

                                                                  • NLBastiaan
                                                                    NLBastiaan  2 weeks back

                                                                    Here in Sweden about 1/3 of my colleagues are using this exact model, very very popular! Tried it one afternoon but was definitely not for me

                                                                    • Stephen Conger
                                                                      Stephen Conger  2 weeks back

                                                                      And a little cavity to hold the USB dongle..hehe

                                                                      • SketchbookGuitar
                                                                        SketchbookGuitar  2 weeks back

                                                                        The acting is still better than those recent box office movies

                                                                        • owo kibo
                                                                          owo kibo  2 weeks back

                                                                          rollermouse: rollin' the cash out of your wallet.

                                                                          • InFlamesor12
                                                                            InFlamesor12  2 weeks back

                                                                            So a 265 dollar oversized trackpad for a desktop computer, LOL ok.

                                                                            • Brackus2
                                                                              Brackus2  2 weeks back

                                                                              i grew up in Ontario in the 80s/90s and we had these awesome ICON computer systems in the schools at the time. They all had a 'trackball' that we had to learn to use, most of us loved it and remember them fondly... Sadly almost none of these old systems remain... alot of us got our introduction to PC gaming at the time... they had a couple awesome games like Peggys Stew, Bartlett's Farm, some old fishing game where everyone would always try to catch the shark with the net (I still swear you were able to, but who can prove that now... :D) Bummer that alot of the old early pc stuff is becoming lost to time... but I guess... such happens to us all!

                                                                              • Eduardo
                                                                                Eduardo  2 weeks back

                                                                                This product is f***ing stupid 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                • Unknown
                                                                                  Unknown  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Just get a regular mouse and use your foot instead 🤷🏻‍♂️

                                                                                  • Snakey SwampBro
                                                                                    Snakey SwampBro  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Poor vase

                                                                                    • Omar Garcia
                                                                                      Omar Garcia  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Reilly's so funny

                                                                                      • jia shen
                                                                                        jia shen  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Why not just use touch pad

                                                                                        • eMarcel
                                                                                          eMarcel  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Wtf are you trying to sell !? Nowadays people are using laptops with dem touchpads :):):):) son we will control pcs with power of will ! :0

                                                                                          • Boris Fett
                                                                                            Boris Fett  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I wonder how it works on dual ultawides stacked one on top of the other.

                                                                                            • Gur Telem
                                                                                              Gur Telem  3 weeks back

                                                                                              My mother had one for about 10 years now. She uses it with her thumbs.