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News Synaptics shows off ForcePad technology

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Aug 2012.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Griffter

    Griffter New Member

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    ... and, as a result, the ForcePad to be lost in the chasms of overpriced novelty peripherals.
     
  3. Kacela

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    I predict this will be the last separate iteration of the [Skid]Pad, as virtual keyboard / control pads / touch-screens will become one.

    As an aside, the best laptop pointing device ever was the TouchStyk / TrackPoint. /nostalgia :)
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    Someone put an extra s in the link and its broken :`(

    My synaptics touchpad on what must be a 2008 era laptop can detect pressure. There is even a scrolling graph as part of the driver which goes up an down with pressure applied. Not revolutionary is certainly one way to put it.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Fixed, ta.
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    My ThinkPad has a nipple-pointer, and it's fair to say that I'm a convert. Far more precise and accurate than a trackpad.

    I've even managed to convert my other half to nipple-pointers...
     
  7. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Do nipple pointers work better when it's cold? :D

    On a more serious note, I'm not entirely sure I know what the point of a pressure-sensitive touchpad is - after all, how many people use a touchpad for anything other than moving the mouse and left-clicking. It just sounds a bit gimmicky to me..?
     
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    nipple-pointer's need to be calibrated often tho, well thats my reasoning, based on 10yr old info ( which was the last time i researched this :-D )
     
  9. blacko

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    i wish you could just tap on the screen and use your fingers to do multi-touch stuff.....oh wait.
     
  10. Griffter

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    sci-fi.. i mean syfy
     
  11. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Should have brought this out 5 years ago when laptops were the thing to have. Now touchscreen tablets are the thing to have.
     

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