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by ivelegacy
14 Feb 2019, 12:03
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Ametek Traxsys TrackBall 50mm: opinion?
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Ametek Traxsys TrackBall 50mm: opinion?

The ps/2 version of the Ametek Traxsys TrackBall looks like this one, which is USB. The page says other protocols are available since it's defined "50mm industrial device". A durable and proven design for general industrial and defence applications that require reliable and cost-effective performanc...
by ivelegacy
13 Feb 2019, 19:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

eh, for serious high computing tasks, here my laptop is only used as portable X11 and vt220 terminal to a remote machine that thereby can be a Xeon big iron machine with a lot of computing power, CPU, ram, disks, etc etc, and with the proper cooling system, while the laptop just needs to properly ex...
by ivelegacy
13 Feb 2019, 16:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

bought new about a decade ago, is completely solid I bought a PowerMac-G4 in 2004, a second-hand machine used during a show-room, so a bit scratched and damaged on the plastic, but I don't care about this. I used MacOSX 10.4 for a couple of years, then I loadedGentoo/Linux, configuring the computer...
by ivelegacy
13 Feb 2019, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

I't's sad to hear that Apple is slipping in the quality department Well, let's also talk about laptops. My brother bought a maxed-out full spec MacBook/Pro in 2015. He used it with care, but since he is a mechanical engineer, he needed to run a couple of programs for calculating FEM. FEM is heavy c...
by ivelegacy
13 Feb 2019, 14:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

By the way, Apple has made specific Windows drivers for it. I'm not sure if the Fn key works without it. Windows XP found a Bluetooth device and asked for completing the PIN verification (please type these 5 numbers on the keyboard and press enter). The arrow keys were not working, until they got r...
by ivelegacy
13 Feb 2019, 14:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

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on the box, it's written: MC184LB Apple Wireless Keyboard
by ivelegacy
12 Feb 2019, 23:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 475

my opinion on Apple Wireless keyboard

yesterday it happened I tried an Apple Wireless Keyboard because a colleague bought it for his iMac (he was using a wired USB keyboard before the purchase), and personally, I think it's a bad product they quality of keys is very low the arrow keys were defective, even if the keyboard was brand new, ...
by ivelegacy
11 Feb 2019, 15:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?
Replies: 24
Views: 1062

Re: Most and least reliable keyboard switch?

What about Cherry ML?
by ivelegacy
09 Feb 2019, 15:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: (%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: (%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter

and, anything that the firmware of the keyboard controller can do?
by ivelegacy
09 Feb 2019, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: (%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter
Replies: 10
Views: 405

Re: (%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter

is there any example for the anti-key-ghosting algorithm to be followed in the design of the keyboard controller?
by ivelegacy
09 Feb 2019, 14:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

I wonder if the integrated trackball is really of 500 DPI ...
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

Too scratchy switches and trackball for my taste. found this video that shows what you mean with "scratchy". The dude in the video says the CHERRY G84-4100 can be better if you lube the switches, and he shows the difference, with and without lube. p.s. The G84-4100 is listed here at 56 Euro shipped...
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 20:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

Thanks, guys. My friend was considering buying a new keyboard from Amazon, but since it's not worth with the money it costs, well ... there is a G84 for 35 euro in the UK, second hand + 15 S/H, and this price *might* be acceptable considering that he needs a very small PS/2 keyboard with a built-in ...
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 13:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: (%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter
Replies: 10
Views: 405

(%x)KRO vs True *KRO, quality parameter

KRO stands for key roll over , and it normally goes after a number, e.g. 2KRO means 2 key rollover , and a keyboard has " 2 key rollover " *if and only if* it can support 2 keys pressed at the same time no matter when it happens and which keys (META? non-META?) they are. I have read that most rubbe...
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

Muirium wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 12:43
You heard us Ivey, stop talking yourself into it! No way is this board worth the money.
ah, that comment of mine in that topic. I thought it was more appropriate opening a dedicated topic specific for the G84-4400 rather than commenting on that one, useful to hear more than one opinions :D
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 12:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

Chyros wrote:
08 Feb 2019, 11:28
I think the ML switches REALLY have to be your thing. Personally, I can't stand the little fuckers.
I haven't understood your comment.
I don't need the keyboard for gaming if it's what you meant.
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 10:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: opinions on Cherry G84-4400

so is it bad?
here it costs around 140 euro shipped, I wonder about the ratio between quality/cost
by ivelegacy
08 Feb 2019, 08:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Newbie and DONE] Building an Ortholinear mechanical keyboard
Replies: 67
Views: 2891

Re: [Newbie and DONE] Building an Ortholinear mechanical keyboard

I accidentally found this post while I was googling.
by ivelegacy
07 Feb 2019, 23:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: opinions on Cherry G84-4400
Replies: 14
Views: 456

opinions on Cherry G84-4400

I like the Cherry G84-4400PBGB-0: it comes with 83 keys, US layout, built-in trackball with 2 buttons, and PS/2 protocol. I'd also like to hear some feedback, and even about the built-in trackball.

thanks :D
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 15:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: wtb: Itac Mouse-Trak, white, PS/2
Replies: 1
Views: 111

wtb: Itac Mouse-Trak, white, PS/2

So, since the RadioShack is bad, I need to look for a better trackball.
Thank God I haven't bought it yet (thanks guys for the warning and hints).

I need three buttons, and I need to operate on a 1024x768 screen
B-5XXMP GPNB-5XXMP looks the right model to look at.

I am located in Italy.
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 15:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which keyboard to buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Which keyboard to buy?

yup, and even cheaper. I'd also like to hear some feedback about the built-in trackball.
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 13:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which keyboard to buy?
Replies: 20
Views: 848

Re: Which keyboard to buy?

guys, what do you think about the Cherry Slim Line?
They are Compact-Keyboards

The Cherry G84-4400PBGB-0 comes with 83 keys, US layout, trackball 2 buttons, and PS/2 protocol.
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 12:09
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

Looking for the DPI, I found this info on eBay (I am not willing to buy it, I am just checking the specs) Original A4TECH WT-7 Drawing Tools Trackball mouse for Designer Drawing Tools Model: WT-7 Style:Trackballs Interface Type: ps/2 Optical resolution: 800dpi is it really 800dpi? (just curiosity)
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 12:01
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

I cannot find the CPR for the RadioShack. Anyway, I will go for the ITAC. For the ITAC ... I will probably need to import a device from the US. (I live in Europe/Italy) I need to operate on an X terminal, the screen is 1024x768 pixels 24bit color @60Hz. I am going to develop a few OpenMotif applicat...
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 11:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB: HHKB with a PS/2 interface
Replies: 17
Views: 537

Re: WTB: HHKB with a PS/2 interface

I don't have a cell phone, too. Neither I have a smartphone. I don't really like these devices. I am on a laptop when I need to access the internet, but I am a developer, so I usually spend at least 4 hours/day on a computer. Currently, I am finalizing an Linux/stage4 for a PA RISC machine. This has...
by ivelegacy
06 Feb 2019, 01:14
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

zrrion wrote:
06 Feb 2019, 00:09
Low CPR, which on high tea displays means its either a lot of work to move the pointer around or its imprecise.
What is CPR? What does it stand for?

what do you think about the trackball made by ITAC SYSTEMS?
I need something of this shape, with 3 buttons.
by ivelegacy
05 Feb 2019, 23:28
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

Archie wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 14:09
Not CST: both are rebranded A4Tech trackballs (WWT-13 and WT-7, respectively). Not good as a primary pointing device...
why not? what is bad?
by ivelegacy
05 Feb 2019, 23:26
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

HC514 wrote:
05 Feb 2019, 13:38
And then there's this one. Is that a rebranded CST trackball? Those are well liked, although I think they've only got two buttons.
it's this one, but it has 3 buttons :D
by ivelegacy
05 Feb 2019, 01:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

RadioShack trackball - opinions? reviews?

so, I am looking for a PS/2 trackball with 3 buttons because I'd like to use it with RISC/OS v4.39, which requires a mouse/trackball with 3 buttons. There is a guy on a local flea market who has a RadioShack trackball for sale, so I wonder how good/bad it is. I cannot find a review on the internet. ...

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