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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Compact alternatives to mouse Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

How about an add-on touch screen?
http://www.magictouch.com/

Or a pen tablet/graphics tablet (for when you need more precision than a human finger)?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_tablet

Or an iPhone/iPod Touch?

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Korg Nanopad:

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Trackballs take up less space because you don't have to move them around. I use this currently:

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Though my favourite is the old Microsoft trackball:

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which I think is sadly not made anymore. Curious how Microsoft suck at software, but usually manage to make pretty decent hardware (an old force feedback steering wheel comes to mind).

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

You call Zune 'decent'?? Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

fwiw, I'm a trackball person too, an ancient Logitech Trackbal marble to be precise.


(and my only mouse is made by Microsoft!!)

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

v-un-v wrote:
You call Zune 'decent'?? Shocked Laughing


Yeah well, not always perhaps. Haven't seen a Zune - do you think that the hardware there is below par, and not just the os (or whatever it runs)? Wink

I've used a Logitech marble mouse too, but I rank the Kensington (though not the cheapo Orbit) and Microsoft higher for my taste.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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Described here.

I've got one, it's programmable and can handle different program mappings at the same time (on Mac at least).

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