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    ShuttleXpress!!! (best input device ever)

    This thing doesnt get enough press.
    Everyone goes out and buys their 50 dollar powermates, when this incredible piece of hardware is available for only 40$!!

    http://store.yahoo.com/able-america/codesshxplow.html


    I don't even need a touchscreen anymore.
    I can navigate all my songs, albums, videos, GPS, etc, etc etc. just using the shuttle express, and without having to look down to see where i'm tapping the screen.
    The software is extremely customizable, and you can assign specific keys to specific programs (you can even do 2 sets of hotkeys for 1 program and change from one set to another using the device). The design is endless.

    I don't know what else to say, It isn't too big, and fits nicely below my armrest.


    So buy it,
    and thank me later
    mobo $130 ; 150wOpus-$200 ; 256mb pc2700 -$10 ; 120gb HDD 7200-$70 ; Lilliput TS 7"-$265 ; USB LAN-Free AR ; Rikaline 6010 GPS-$34 ; ShuttleXpress-$37
    Total = $746....Carputer = Priceless

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    Looks pretty neat, never seen one.
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    Can you imagine doing vinyl like scratches ( assuming you have right soft) at the stop light

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    I am also a member of the ShuttleExpress mafia, and yes, it is TRULY INCREDIBLY GREAT!

    I find myself going for days, sometimes weeks without touching my screen. The last time I used my touchscreen was to move the mouse-cursor out of the way.

    Cadence, what's your key mapping look like?
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    I have had one of these for a while at work, but not for use on my carputer... these are designed for video editing, they sell them at the "Apple Store" if you happen to have one local. My apple store even had it hooked up to their demo system for final cut pro.

    I always thought about putting it in my car... but i have no good place to mount it.
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    thas a nice idea i think ill pick one up soon :-D thanks cadence117

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    How exactley does this work? Does the whole thing rotate, or is it just the middle peice?
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    Hmm, looks interesting! But does it have a cool blue glow?? rofl... The extra buttons on it make it much more useful then the powermate it seems.
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    Here's the skinny:

    The central piece (with the dimple) moves. I have mine mapped to up and down arrow so turning that scrolls through my songs.

    The outside rubber piece is a jog dial. It's spring loaded to come back to center when you release, and there's an amazing 6 or 7 levels of sensitivity in either direction, and EACH one can be mapped seperately. I have, for example, one notch to the right mapped to be the same as hitting the fast forward key once a second. Two notches to the right is mapped to it pressing that key 5 times a second. Three notches is set to 15 times a second, and so on. The same for the left, except with fast-rewind.

    This gives me AMAZING control over where I am in songs. If I'm in a song that has a slow beginning (wow, a minute of drum machine, that's riveting) I can give it a little twist and skip forward to where I want to be ina heartbeat. Maybe I'm listening to a book on tape and it kept playing for 20 seconds after I turned off my car (when the head unit was off) before the Opus put the system into hibernate. Well, when the system is started again, I just give that a little tap and I'm back to right before I lost audio. Finally, I have lots of long mixes, including some brutal 1-2 hour Oakenfold sets. There's always some part in the song where he sat back and drank a pepsi or something and it's like 5 minutes of 'tear my eyes out from boredom' repetition. I can skip ahead 5, 10 even 30 minutes in just a second or two, just based on how hard I twist the knob to the right. If I twist and hold it all the way, I'm skipping like 20+ minutes per second. It's GREAT.

    There are 5 buttons. My left most button is mapped to the escape key. The button next to it is 'Previous track' which I've mapped to left arrow, the center button is 'Enter', the next button is 'Next track' which is, believe it or not, right arrow, and the last button is some key I have set to launch the media browser in MediaEngine.

    With the center wheel set to up/down arrow and those two buttons set to left/right arrow, I can even navigate around in windows. After all, the last thing I need to start something is the enter key, and that's the center button.

    Am I a ShuttleXpress fanboy? <aqua teen carl>Yes, because it's frickin' awesome! </aqua teen carl>
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    Oh, no glow. You can fix that with some nice radium paint, pick it up at the local clock repair shop. I suggest you freeze some sperm samples first.
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