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Offline bigpook

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« on: Wed, 13 May 2009, 20:42:42 »
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anyone have any experience with this?
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Offline ozar

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 13 May 2009, 20:44:27 »
No experience here, but that scroll wheel looks like it might be easier to access than the one on the CST was.  Just visual observation though.

Offline bigpook

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 13 May 2009, 20:46:38 »
maybe, it kind of reminds me of the kensington expert. I emailed the seller asking if its opto-mechanical or optical. It mentions usb and ps/2 so I am not sure, but I bet its opto-mechanical.
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Offline bigpook

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 13 May 2009, 20:56:04 »
Quote from: ripster;90722
This is when I wish we had more Japanese members in Geekhack.  It's probably at least known there in Japan.

That ball almost looks like a chunk of metal in the picture but that would make it too heavy and expensive.

- Ripster


I think there are some Japanese members here, maybe they will help and translate.
As for the metal ball, I don't know. It almost has a Transformers look to it.
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Offline ch_123

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« Reply #4 on: Thu, 14 May 2009, 11:50:58 »
Interesting that the site mentions nothing about manufacturer or model numbers. Gives the impression that they are trying to flog off some "cheapo" model to us ignorant westerners. :p

Love the seller's advertising skills -

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Offline rdjack21

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« Reply #5 on: Thu, 14 May 2009, 12:16:33 »
Well someone already bought it.  I hope that someone was a geekhack member then we may get a review. That track ball does look very interesting.
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