knobs/buttons vs touchscreen?
I haven't yet built a PC for my truck, but have been trying to give it plenty of thought before jumping in (currently working on replacing speakers and amps first). My questions are for those of you who have built some custom buttons/knobs to go along with your carputer, as well as for everyone who has a touchscreen. Please be honest as I'm really trying to figure out what would work best for me.
1. If you have both a touchscreen and some knobs/buttons, do you find yourself mostly using the touchscreen or the knobs/buttons in your daily driving?
2. If you have both, what functions do you use the knobs & buttons only, vs what you use for the touchscreen only. I.e. you just use the knobs & buttons for radio/CD and then use the touchscreen for nav, or something to that effect.
3. If you have a touchscreen only, do you find it difficult to operate your carputer without looking at it?
The way I've figured so far, just driving around and really paying attention to how I use my stock stereo, I really like that I can basically rest my hand on the shifter (2006 silverado) and simply extend my finger out to any of the knobs & buttons on it to change stations, CD tracks, etc without even looking. I'm wondering if I'd be able to do the same on a touchscreen with no tactile feedback. I do have the means to build myself some custom controls, I just wanted to know how many of you out there did it and what you think of it vs touchscreen alone.