only reason i've ever used one at home is with google earth and autocad. Anywhere u need more than two planes of movement.
I'm intrigued but how will it help me on my desktop? I really don't see a use for it in my car as I'm happy with the touchscreen and will eventually move to a remote but can I use it at home? Will it work in Ubuntu? What kind of scenario would I use it for?
I know you can use it to scroll in Open Office but why not just use the scroll wheel on the mouse? Same with scrolling in browser pages. When would I use it?
And lastly, how much is it?
2.5" Hard Drive 80GB Samsung 5400RPM
256 MB DDR2 PC5400
Xenarc 700TSV - VGA Monitor
Intel D945GCLF Motherboard
2005 Honda Civic
I use it in centrafuse to control the volume shortcuts etc. I love it! I use the RCB9 drivers to bind the controls to centrafuse. I never have to look at the screen for simple tasks wire I'm driving.
And it was $70 shipped from the manufacturer.
I've been using it for over 6 months now and it works OK, but I find my self really missing real buttons and knobs.
yes. there is no "orientation" where you last left the knob. all too "shaky/loose" for car environment.
there is nothing better than easy reachable buttons and an ui which is programmable (i.e roadrunner) to assign (several context sensitive) functions to buttons ( while driving (steering while, volume knob).
everything else (space navi, touchscreen, mouse) is only dangerous!
If you need to 'fly through' a scene, it works great. It doesn't have the same tactile feel that a Powermate knob has, though. Some like it in the car, but I find it too squishy. It feels like it is mounted on rubber bands.
+1 for the RCB9 suite
Works nice when set up correctly and secured.