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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    The more complex stuff should be saved for the touchscreen.
    I do not agree. The more complex stuff must first be simplfied sufficiently to be controllable by a knob, joystick or few buttons. Interface that *requires* a touch screen for anything that is done while driving is a bad interface and should not be used.

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    i have my powermate set up to launch front row with a click in finder, long click is ESC, short click is Play/Pause/Enter, Roll Right/Left is Scroll Down/Up, Click Roll is Scroll Left/Right. I had to set up a profile for Finder and another for Front Row to be able to make it all work. I just had to set the key repeat rates really low so it doesn't get overwhelmed by too fast a turn and have to scroll for 20 seconds before it catches up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jirka Jirout
    I do not agree. The more complex stuff must first be simplfied sufficiently to be controllable by a knob, joystick or few buttons. Interface that *requires* a touch screen for anything that is done while driving is a bad interface and should not be used.
    Sorry, but I don't agree with that. The touchscreen can be a very useful interface device but the UI for the app needs to be built carefully to allow, for example, the user to select a an option by pressing a particular corner.

    A nice UI could be built with a Powermate as you point out, but if it was iPod-style, you still have to glance at the screen to see what's up. Although that's not necessarily a show stopper, it could be if the interface was difficult.

    My remark was more about having a knob with 10 different things on it but no way to operate it without being distracted by the knob itself. Maybe if it was like the joystick in a fighter jet with 17 buttons, all located in different locations...
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    lol... imagine a center-console mounted fighter-jet like joystick for your mp3car!
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    Looks like Logitech wants to compete in the navagation wheel market. The NuLOOQ Professional is now $79.99 on their website.

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    Ahhhh great news!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aychamo View Post
    lol... imagine a center-console mounted fighter-jet like joystick for your mp3car!
    Whoo Hoo! HOTAS for a car! Actually I drive quite a bit with my hand on the shifter. I've thought about adding a few buttons and maybe a hat switch. That could actually work out pretty well. Would just modify a fighter throttle for the shifter, but every one I've ever seen (most of the US fighters) has the throttle on the left, stick in the middle or right, probably not bad if you live in Europe, not so well for us here in the states.
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    Just modify a USB joystick.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Just modify a USB joystick.
    They're not as sturdy. I've stood on an F-15's throttle once. Wasn't supposed to, but it was a "get out of Dodge" moment. I'll just say jumping from the cockpit to the ground isn't fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n2k View Post
    I orderd a ccStick Id last week.

    http://zhorvat.dyndns.org/PCForums/S...px?PostID=3031

    As soon as I get it I'll try to do a review of it.
    What the heck?! I didn't even know they were available for pre-order yet.
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