Sanwa’s 1999 Keyboard With Trackball

Sanwa’s 1999 Keyboard With Trackball

Sanwa 1999 USB Keyboard (Image courtesy Akihabara News)
By Andrew Liszewski

I realize I’m one of a rare few who actually misses trackballs, particularly when it comes to laptops, but I can’t help but feel that Sanwa is making fun of people like me by naming their new USB keyboard, which features a built-in trackball, the ‘1999.’ Are they somehow hinting that trackball technology is old and dated? Because I guess they’re right. And while I do miss trackballs, I don’t miss them enough to drop over $90 on a keyboard.

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10 thoughts on “Sanwa’s 1999 Keyboard With Trackball”

  1. I've seen setups similar to this in internet kiosk at airports. While I used trackballs before, I've never owned one, so I haven't developed strong feelings for them. They seemed usable.

  2. You can still buy trackball’s (Logitech). I have them on all my computers. Probably left over from my days of playing Missile Command. Like mentioned, great for Laptops and they are great for CAD work.

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