Mouse and Trackballs

Hardware for Editors

Click. Scroll. Repeat.

…for hours and hours.

Check out all the options for one of the most important podcast editing tools:

  • Wired: The most affordable and reliable
  • Wireless: Get rid of the wires and extend your range
  • Touchpad: Elegant. Multi-touch gestures. Different.
  • Trackball: There are some that testify the trackball has changed the way they edit.
  • Vertical: Improve the ergonomics and reduce fatigue in your hand
  • Gaming: My favorite. Includes a 10-key on the side, which extends the number of hot-keys I can use while editing!

…and if that’s not enough, 3DConnexion makes the SpaceMouse which incorporates many of the best features of all these mice in one device.

Do you need a fancy mouse? I used cheap mouse/mice that came with my computers for years. You can probably get by with what you are used to…but make sure it still fits your podcast editing needs.

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Here are some models I’ve used and are highly recommended by members of the Podcast Editor Academy and Club:

 

Redragon M901 Perdition

  • Wired
  • 10 programmable keys
  • Windows/Mac

 

Logitech 604

  • Wireless and Bluetooth models
  • 6 programmable keys
  • Windows/Mac

Evoluent VerticalMouse

  • Right or left-handed models
  • Various shapes and sizes
  • Wired/wireless/Bluetooth

 

ShuttlePro v2 by Contour

SpaceMouse by 3dConnexion

  • Wired or wireless models
  • LCD display (you gotta see this)
  • 31 programmable keys
  • Windows/Mac

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