Trackball Vs Vertical Mouse: Which One is Better?

The original computer mouse used to have only 1 button. However, as technology improved, several Types of Computer Mouse came into existence. However, people have been confused between Trackball Vs Vertical Mouse, as they are a little bit similar. 

Today we will explain what are the benefits and drawbacks of both Trackball & Vertical Mouse, and what are the similarities & differences between them. Finally, we will come to the conclusion on which will be useful for you.

To reduce wrist strain, you can also get a good mousepad.

Check out Best Mouse Pad with Wrist Support.

Trackball Vs Vertical Mouse:

Vertical Mouse:

A Vertical Mouse is an Ergonomic Mouse that is elevated from one side. So, instead of putting your hand on the mouse flat on the mouse, you hold the mouse vertically. It is like shaking your hand with another person. 

Here are two of the Best Vertical Mouse, which I have been using for several months.

Anker Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Mouse:

Logitech MX Vertical Wireless Mouse:

Benefits of using a Vertical Mouse:

  • It reduces stress on your wrist
  • Reduces the chances of getting Carpal Tunnel
  • Good for Large Hands

Drawbacks of Vertical Mouse:

  • It can be hard to use for new users
  • Quick Motion is difficult
  • Fewer varieties in gaming vertical mouse
  • It might not be suitable for smaller hands & kids

Trackball Mouse:

The Trackball mouse has a sphere or ball on the mouse that helps the users to control the mouse cursor. You don’t have to mouse the entire mouse. Instead, you just use your fingers or thumbs to move the Mouse cursor. 

There are two types of Trackball Mouse.

One type of Trackball Mouse has a small platform with a large ball in the center.

Kensington Orbit Trackball Mouse with Scroll Ring:

Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball:

Another type of Trackball Mouse is similar to Vertical Mouse. It has all the mouse buttons and includes a trackball. 

Benefits of using a Trackball Mouse:

  • No usage of wrist or hand movement.
  • You can also use it on uneven & soft surfaces like a bed.

Drawbacks of Trackball Mouse:

  • New users need to practice how to use it.
  • It might not be suitable for smaller hands & kids
  • It can be good for the wrist but increases stress on the fingers.
  • Expensive


Both Trackball & Vertical Mouse are called Ergonomic Mouse. It is easy to choose between the two. Vertical Mouse reduces stress on the wrist but still, you need to move the mouse. On the other hand, Trackball Mouse completely reduces the stress on your wrist as you don’t have to move the mouse. You need to control the mouse using your fingers. So, if you are a typist, I don’t recommend straining your fingers more. 

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