Two Small (but very important) accesories....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by macdaddy121, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    A usb hub and a trackball (not a mouse)

    Tell me what you have....My favorite usb hub is for the mac mini to sit on so I can't get that one (I have a macbook and it would look stupid...I think). All I hear about usb hubs is how they last 2 months and then they stop working. I want a good one with about 4 to 7 ports.


    And I have become obsessed with trackballs....I have used one several times before but now I have a trackball craving....if you have one speak up....I don't like the trackballs with the ball in the middle but tell me your experiences and why you prefer it to a mouse.

    Thanks.
     
  2. musicalmcs8706 macrumors regular

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    I have a Belkin 4 port USB hub and I love it! It's small and works quite well.
     
  3. macdaddy121 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No body else has a usb hub or a trackball???? Interesting...
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i think for a notebook, it's best to just live with what you have for traveling - as in, put up with the 2 USB ports. for home use, i would suggest anything by belkin or d-link. i've purchased hubs from both companies in the past and both have performed quite well. the belkin is more stylish, but the d-link has more ports. d-link also makes a firewire/usb combo hub.

    i don't have any experience with a trackball. i don't see the point of it since my mouse has left-right/up-down scrolling and i don't play games (if that's even what they're used for).
     
  5. macdaddy121 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I would be using the trackball on a daily basis. I don't play games on computers so I don't know. Trackballs these days have scrolling and multiple button functions.
     
  6. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I think my USB hub is a belkin one...it's whatever was cheapest at Best Buy at the time...quite awhile ago. Works great. I love it.
     
  7. reflex macrumors 6502a

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    There are some really small usb hubs out there, perfect for notebook use if you really need more than 2 ports. Mine's made by Belkin.
     

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