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Old 01-10-2009, 12:30 PM   #91
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Ah, gee.

Well what happens if you need to brush your teeth right-handed? <g>
It can't be done here - I'm too left-sided all around.

   
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:46 PM   #92
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I just listened to this on All Things Considered and thought of your thread:

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...ary/optics101/
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:38 AM   #93
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I use a Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard. It has a 'clickety clack' keys. Interstingly, it has 2 x USB 1.1 ports AND a USB 2.0 port. So I can add a USB 2.0 hard disk or memory stick without any annoyning "you are plugging a high speed device into a low speed port" message.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:28 AM   #94
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I use a Matias USB 2.0 Keyboard. It has a 'clickety clack' keys. Interstingly, it has 2 x USB 1.1 ports AND a USB 2.0 port. So I can add a USB 2.0 hard disk or memory stick without any annoyning "you are plugging a high speed device into a low speed port" message.
I hadn’t heard of this before, and found this review, which includes pictures of some of its interesting features. Among other things, the keycaps show the Option-key characters as well as the standard set; that must be useful. (I sometimes grope around looking for the dieresis or registration mark, both shown on the keys with this keyboard.)

The USB ports come at a price — you need to plug into two of the ports on the back of the Mac. But it might be worth it for temporary plug-ins — better than finding the ports on the back. But my ports are all in use with things that reject my USB hub (maybe I should just get a better hub!).

There is also a Matias mouse — have you tried that?

Should mention that this is Mac OS X only.

   
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:12 AM   #95
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I have a total of 8 USB 2.0 on my PC incl 2 at the front. I also have 4 on my monitor. I could add another two internal USB 2.0 ports to headers on my motherboard. So I am VERY well equipped for USB ports.

I have had this keyboard for a couple of years now and is the best one I've owned to be honest. Obviously I use the Windows version.

I have not tried their mouse - and am not likely to either! I much prefer to use a trackball. I use a MS Trackball Optical - the best mouse I've used, had it for years! Sadly, MS don't make trackballs anymore for some reason...!!!
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I have not tried their mouse - and am not likely to either! I much prefer to use a trackball. I use a MS Trackball Optical - the best mouse I've used, had it for years! Sadly, MS don't make trackballs anymore for some reason...!!!
Lack of popularity, maybe?

But did MS ever make them? Maybe you can find the same thing with a different label on it.

   
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #97
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Well MS definately did make them! Trackballs will never be as popular as standard mice, MS or not. That said, many swear by them as they reduce hand movements, great for combatining RSI. On the other hand, many find them difficult to navigate with. It took me a bit of getting used to using a trackball, if Im honest.

It's a damn shame MS do not make them any more. It seems i'm not alone in this sentiment, see below:

http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_pe...d.cgi?microtrk

I guess I'll keep using mine till it finally does wear out.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:53 PM   #98
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If you mean that keyboard, it is available in a Mac or PC version as well—but only in black.

   
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True but I love them. I got one with my Mac Plus in 1986 and have gotten one for ever computer I have gotten since then including laptops. It used to amuse me to watch people try to use my computer when they came into my office. Between having the buttons backward (being left handed I always reversed them), there only being a trackball (no mouse) and it was on the "wrong" side, most people gave up.

   
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Interesting security arrangement — and very low-cost! <g>

   
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