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by NewGuy
05 Oct 2012, 19:06
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: CST L-TRack best trackball ?
Replies: 37
Views: 14728

Can someone with one of these measure the actual usable DPI? If you run Enotus Mouse Test , and rather than "dragging the mouse 10cm" as it says, slowly go from the left of the exposed surface to the right (assuming acceleration is off) what DPI does it report? Note: it rounds to the nearest 200 DPI...
by NewGuy
05 Oct 2012, 19:02
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Advice on mice to stop RSI problems
Replies: 78
Views: 51270

I have found relief from a device called the MouseBar. I know a couple others who like it very much and swear by it. For some people it is too bulky and just "in the way," but I know that it has brought genuine relief to some. You can get more info on it at http://inputdataproducts.com I think this...
by NewGuy
05 Oct 2012, 17:24
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Thoughts on vertical mice?
Replies: 26
Views: 22674

I've got another workstation assesment coming up and I'm going to try and get the powers that be to get me a nice trackball or rollermouse. Switching between different hands and input methods definitely seems to be key to reducing these problems. I must caution you though. I just recently received ...
by NewGuy
05 Oct 2012, 14:56
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Thoughts on vertical mice?
Replies: 26
Views: 22674

I have heard bad things about the vertical mice when researching something for my right hand. People say that they immediately feel a benefit when switching from another mouse, but then several months later they have a new pain in their wrists. The vertical "handshape grip" opens up your forearm, bu...
by NewGuy
27 Jun 2012, 13:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best switches from an ergonomics standpoint?
Replies: 19
Views: 3250

Just try a board with Browns, I'm serious; especially considering the price they can go for. Couldn't hurt, I suppose. You say you're not a proper touch typist, care to elaborate? It is quite an important facet I'd say, no longer focussing on finding a certain key enables you to focus on lightness ...
by NewGuy
27 Jun 2012, 11:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best switches from an ergonomics standpoint?
Replies: 19
Views: 3250

First of all, thank you for the replies everyone. While some of you have suggested that I try the MX Browns, I don't think I want any kind of tactile bump, which rules out any Topre keyboards as well. It just seems like an unnecessary force that is more likely to make you bottom out the keys while t...
by NewGuy
27 Jun 2012, 01:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best switches from an ergonomics standpoint?
Replies: 19
Views: 3250

Best switches from an ergonomics standpoint?

Earlier this year, I picked up a Logitech K750 because Ripster was going on about how good Logitech's chiclet keys were, and because it made switching between desktops & notebooks a lot easier, but after six months of use, I'm now showing RSI-related problems that I've never experienced before (thou...
by NewGuy
26 Jun 2012, 10:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Distribution, Refunds and Repairs
Replies: 243
Views: 14121

Are you sure you are in the right thread? Yes, I bought a Poker in the group buy, and haven't had any contact about it or response to my emails since 8/10/11. Assuming that I had been conned and lost the money, I ended up buying a Logitech K750 at the beginning of this year (I wanted something wire...
by NewGuy
26 Jun 2012, 09:42
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Distribution, Refunds and Repairs
Replies: 243
Views: 14121

rodtang wrote:
NewGuy wrote:So did anyone here actually get a keyboard?
If you look at the thread you will see that the answer is yes.
Sorry, I suppose the question should have been: did anyone else not receive their keyboard or an email about it?
by NewGuy
26 Jun 2012, 05:25
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Distribution, Refunds and Repairs
Replies: 243
Views: 14121

So did anyone here actually get a keyboard?
by NewGuy
07 Oct 2011, 14:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wireless mechanical?
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

I wish geekhack wasn't down at the moment so I could link you to a mod post you might find interesting. Search for wireless Model M once the site is back up. If my memory serves me right the OP used a controller board from a logitech wireless keyboard since the Matrix matched the "regular" model M ...
by NewGuy
06 Oct 2011, 22:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wireless mechanical?
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

There IS a Wireless Mechanical made by iOne. It's just nobody ever buys it. No wonder, seems far too expensive, and it's using 916.5MHz RF wireless which will definitely have latency issues at the very least. Or the $109 Xarmor U9W soon to be rebranded Qpad or some such nonsense. http://www.amazon....
by NewGuy
06 Oct 2011, 17:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wireless mechanical?
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Would never trust wireless for gaming. Maybe in 10 years technology will be at a point where it is as fail-proof as wired but not now. Modern 2.4GHz wireless technology is suitable for gaming. The Xbox 360 wireless controllers have a 4ms response. Logitech's standard wireless (unifying receiver) is...
by NewGuy
06 Oct 2011, 13:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wireless mechanical?
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Thanks. Unfortunately it's using Bluetooth 2.0 which has a noticeable (100ms+) lag when gaming. Logitech products using the unifying receiver are 8ms, with gaming-class devices being under that. Razer's gaming-grade wireless is now down to 1ms, I believe. Not sure about anything else. With mice ther...
by NewGuy
06 Oct 2011, 07:32
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Will touch screens kill the keyboard?
Replies: 141
Views: 17616

More on the subject of touch-screens for typing, recently I have found myself connecting to my PC via VNC/RDP with my iPad and using it as a wireless keyboard at night. It's quick and responsive, and my client (Jump Desktop) can use the built-in dictionary/autocorrect features unlike many of the oth...
by NewGuy
06 Oct 2011, 05:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wireless mechanical?
Replies: 19
Views: 3368

Wireless mechanical?

Does such a thing exist? I've been looking around lately, and can't seem to find any wireless mechanical keyboards. Are there technical reasons for this? I need a new desk and am considering buying a glass one, so I don't want wires trailing everywhere, and I move my current keyboard around often en...
by NewGuy
01 Sep 2011, 13:21
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Razer mice.
Replies: 64
Views: 10912

I'm rather fond of my Gigabyte Ghost GM8000X , I like the styling and haven't found any others with better specs. To me the Razers generally seem clunky and hugely oversized, not easily gripped in a comfortable manner. It's all about preference. That's bigger than a deathadder in every dimension, u...
by NewGuy
19 Jul 2011, 13:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: KBC Poker - Status Updates
Replies: 248
Views: 20484

lunohod wrote:Thanks, but I really want to try brown or maybe blue switches, not red ones.
Huh, I thought the main appeal of the Poker was that it was a way to get a hold of a keyboard using MX Red switches as they are so scarce. (and then Filco announced a limited edition board also using MX Reds)
by NewGuy
17 Jul 2011, 20:08
Forum: Group buys
Topic: KBC Poker - Status Updates
Replies: 248
Views: 20484

I'd take one with brown switches if someone want to drop out. Are you interested in one with red switches? I've been offline for a few weeks now and expected it to have been delivered already. At this point, I'm not sure that I want to continue waiting. They are shipped, so waiting a week or two mo...
by NewGuy
17 Jul 2011, 16:35
Forum: Group buys
Topic: KBC Poker - Status Updates
Replies: 248
Views: 20484

lunohod wrote:I'd take one with brown switches if someone want to drop out.
Are you interested in one with red switches? I've been offline for a few weeks now and expected it to have been delivered already. At this point, I'm not sure that I want to continue waiting.
by NewGuy
18 May 2011, 21:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: My experimental setup ~dual widescreens in portrait mode
Replies: 22
Views: 2708

I'd definitely recommend selling the pair for a single 30" 2560x1600 monitor if you can. You don't have the issues associated with multi-monitor setups, the subpixels are properly oriented, so things look better. Only then, once you need more space than that, would I go multi-monitor. (and either do...
by NewGuy
16 May 2011, 21:49
Forum: Group buys
Topic: KBC Poker - Status Updates
Replies: 248
Views: 20484

Your role as a teenager is to annoy your parents. Stick with the Blue Cherries. (typed on a Blue Cherry FIlco after 6 weeks on Red Cherry Filco. Almost forgot how FUN these are to type on!) What is your opinion on Red vs Blue after having spent some time with them? My problem with blue is that the ...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 22:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

You are beginning to look like a fanboy. You argue everything the way to your favorite baby. When I compare two OS, I note one is better in some points, the other in some other points, and then I call a winner. It's, in this case, what you get if you put the entire collective of Redmond vs that of ...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 22:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

It's a generation behind in smoothness of operation with the mouse (you hover and click), and Windows 7 has these great hover-over previews, which it does group, strangely to your dismay. Nice right-click actions. I bet Apple will add those previews in their next gen. Fugly, ugly, schmugly: http://...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 20:40
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

I concur that in those very complex cases it's easier to switch between windows of one app on OS X. Other than that the Windows taskbar is much cleaner and easier to use. If you hate the grouping, you can turn it off. I like the thumb previews myself. The dock is actually fugly, and a generation be...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 20:13
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

In the example from last night, I was looking over technical documents from three separate organizations, so each had their own window, with multiple PDFs in tabs. Man, I do this every night. :lol: It isn't something that happens all the time, but it was still a real nuisance, and hasn't caused me ...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 20:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

The window handling etc. is tied to that. It is a different philosophy. I hate it, always have done. It doesn't click with me, didn't click with me 20 years ago, doesn't click today. You can have two visible windows, and the top bar belongs to one. I find it confusing. You speak of screen estate, b...
by NewGuy
14 May 2011, 13:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

When they were ahead, people could name hundreds of things which were better. The dock this, the dock that. Now the Windows 7 taskbar is ahead, it is no longer a subject of comparison. I'm very curious about why you think that is. I've been using Windows 7 since its release, and since the final SP1...
by NewGuy
07 May 2011, 04:30
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

Both are terrible in my opinion—Office is so bloated at this point and has that awful "ribbon" UI, Pages is Pages… LibreOffice is pretty close to Office—not as fully-featured, but it also doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and I try to stay out of it where possible. Curious about why you think Windows 7...
by NewGuy
07 May 2011, 02:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Word processing - what do you use?
Replies: 76
Views: 3869

I like to use minimal text editors when I can get away with it, which is a lot of the time actually. When I need something a bit more heavy-duty, I will switch over to Libre Office . On a Mac, Byword seems like a good choice. On my iPad, I love writing in iA Writer . Haven't really found anything li...

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