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Windows 7: Non Logitech Track Ball?

10 Mar 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

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Is your "other computer" a laptop or desktop?
Desktop.
Reason I asked is that next time you might want to consider the keyboard with the trackball. That makes only sense for a desktop. But that is even a notch more comfy than the trackball mouse because you can operate it with both hands. The trackball with the right hand thumbkin and the clickers with the left hand thumb. The wheel with the left hand middle finger and then there is another left clicker on the right side for the right hand middle finger. Everything falls right in place and my hand rests on the desk all the time (except when I am typing). I put a soft towel under the keyboard that hangs out on both sides that makes it very pleasant to rest my hands. Somehow ergonomical.
I am giving this some thought, because even though the computer is a desktop, I won't be using a desk. This computer is for the bedroom...mostly for entertainment. Looking at the pictures, it would seem to be a comfortable method of control, simply holding the keyboard in the lap. I guess that would make it a lap desktop...huh?


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10 Mar 2010   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right, plus the keyboard is pretty light.
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11 Mar 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I got the mouse that I ordered today, but in a round about fashion. A neighbor brought it to my door...box opened. He claimed that he dug it out of the dumpster, after it being delivered to his apt in the next building. Even though we live in the same complex, his building's street address is different than mine, and though out apts have the same number, his is A building and mine B building. Despite the misguided delivery, which I don't expect from FexEx, because they make deliveries to me frequently, I guess receiving it the day after being ordered is pretty good.
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16 Mar 2010   #14
johnwillyums

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I just received this:

Scan.co.uk: Keysonic KSK-3200RF - Wireless super mini keyboard with trackball.

It's very light. Almost a bit flimsy but the more I use it the more I like it. At the moment I'm sat about ten feet back from the screen, with magnifier on 300%, typing this.
The whole device is less than a foot wide and I think the actual keyboard is about 8" so it's not really going to please proper typists but I'm using my thumbs both to type and to operate the mouse ball and clickers and it feels quite comfortable and natural.
Also I don't think I'll be doing much typing as I'll be using it in my bedroom, primarily for gaming and movies etc.
Basically it's like a beautiful remote control. I'm very pleased
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16 Mar 2010   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
I just received this:

Scan.co.uk: Keysonic KSK-3200RF - Wireless super mini keyboard with trackball.

It's very light. Almost a bit flimsy but the more I use it the more I like it. At the moment I'm sat about ten feet back from the screen, with magnifier on 300%, typing this.
The whole device is less than a foot wide and I think the actual keyboard is about 8" so it's not really going to please proper typists but I'm using my thumbs both to type and to operate the mouse ball and clickers and it feels quite comfortable and natural.
Also I don't think I'll be doing much typing as I'll be using it in my bedroom, primarily for gaming and movies etc.
Basically it's like a beautiful remote control. I'm very pleased
I have a similar one (actually 4 of them) and I love them. People do not realize how much more comfortable those trackball keyboards are as compared to a mouse. I use one even on one of my laptops and on the others I use a mouse with a trackball. I cannot deal with the touchpad.
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