Page 10 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567891011 LastLast
Results 91 to 100 of 106

Thread: FAQ / Summary of best bets for Input (In this Thread)

  1. #91
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    168
    I have a Sony Ericsson Z800i, which supposedly does the same thing, but I can't seem to get it to work.
    So you should probably try it and make sure it DOES work :P

  2. #92
    Newbie Bizarro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    40
    Anyone try one of these for USB?
    Smart Cat Touchpad

  3. #93
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    168
    Yeah, a few people have moulded touchpads into their centre consoles and what-not.
    I'm sure if you look around you'll find a couple.

  4. #94
    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    136
    I have three of these in my car: http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/ Basically the same functions, without the plastic frame and the special drivers, which makes them easier to integrate in the car.
    Tor - The MediaSUV

  5. #95
    Newbie Bizarro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    40
    I was thinking more of the
    Smart Cat 4
    Smart Cat Pro with 4 buttons and 4 programable hotlink "buttons". It looked like it might make one handed selecting menu items easier.

  6. #96
    FLAC Chairboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,380
    I've used a ShuttleXpress in my car for years. It's epoxied to the front of the cup holder that folds out on my center console, and does everything I need right now. The jog dial is proportional fast forward/reverse. The software is good, I was able to configure it to press the fast forward key 5 times a second when the jog dial was partway forward, 20 times a second when it was further, etc. In MediaEngine, this gives me very precise and poweful skipping in audio tracks. I can skip 5 seconds or to the end of the song with a flick of the wrist, it's great.

    I use the center dial to scroll up and down songs, the buttons are Escape (for going up a level in ME), Previous track, Enter, Next Track, and the Browse button. I can control 99% of my carputer without touching the screen.
    Chrysler 300 - Fabricating
    http://hallert.net/

  7. #97
    Variable Bitrate bambam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    275
    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Hi all,

    in my opinion this device is the best input option for in-car use:

    http://contourdesign.com/shuttlepro/...ombo_image.htm

    You can program nearly any action on the buttons and the jogwheel and use it blind (which may not be the optimal way to drive a car, however ).
    Totally agree with you. I am finishing up a custom "shell" for this and will be mounting it my car. The device is amazing and able to be "programmed" for whatever program is in focus. I don't use the touchscreen anymore.

  8. #98
    Variable Bitrate bambam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    275
    I've got a few other devices from ebay that I love.

    There are certain occasions when I need a keyboard so I bought one of these


    and it works amazingly well and has a great range. I have the dongle on my carpc located in the rear hatch area and it works flawlessly.

    I bought it off of Ebay here:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=007

    I also bought this touchpad mouse because of it's size


    and it does work as advertised and looks awesome on my console. It blends right in and can hardly be seen. I bought it here and highly recommend it.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWN:IT&ih=018

    Just my $0.02

  9. #99
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    3

    pda for screen input/mouse

    anyone know if there's a program out there to use a pda as a touchpad for a pc? also if there's a program for an onscreen keyboard (ala iphone) for the pda that will let you input text on a pc? i think this would be ideal as it would leave a small footprint and key two birds with one stone

  10. #100
    Newbie sinus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •