08-12-2008 04:52 PM
However, big problem... I need this to appear on my TV, not on my primary display (monitor). When I come home to kick back and watch some TV or bring up explorer or Firefox, I want to be able to do it from the couch, not the desk on the other side of the room. I tried dragging it over to the secondary display in the hopes that it would appear there in the future, but alas it is not allowed to leave the screen of the primary.
Shouldn't there be a simple checkbox in the settings that lets me choose which display it goes to by default? As it is, it's a great idea wasted (((
Using single display mode is not an option
Also, I would like to suggest different sensitivity for the vertical axis.
This product has been out for over a year but no one has suggested these things??? Amazing!
08-12-2008 05:59 PM
08-22-2008 04:38 PM
I want to add another critique. I believe that the mouse pointer should not be stopped by the edges of the screen, or more accurately, the edges of the desktop. This driver behavior results in the pointer obviously not matching up with the mouse position. Having to use the freeze button really is just a crutch. The real solution is to have a couple of x/y variables holding the "virtual" position of the pointer, and when either of these values exceeds that of the desktop, it does not allow the pointer to actually move on the screen. Meanwhile, it should update the virtual variables.
I should be able to point at the center of the screen, then point at the ceiling, and then point back at the center of the screen without having to use the freeze button. At the very least (to accomodate those who don't have the best RF connection, resulting in dropouts sometimes) this should be a check box option.
Actually you know what, you don't even need to make it optional. As long as the mouse has power, it can store the memory of where it's pointing. Even if you lose RF link, when it comes back, the vector is transmitted. One should be able to enter in the size of their display and the distance they are sitting away from it to set the sensitivity on the windows driver side, and a button on the mouse would be used to calibrate, just like how the freeze button is used now.
Hell, make it even better.. use some of those infrared sensors like the IR Tracker headset, put one at two corners of your TV screen, tell the driver the aspect ratio, and then put an emitter at the tip of the mouse. Then it doesn't matter where you're sitting!
SERIOUSLY -- you guys are giving us mediocre product. I would have put most of this in the first revision of the driver. I'm starting to think I should buy some accelerometer and either bluetooth or Zigbee development kits and just make my own competing product. How would you like that huh? Apparently Logitech believes that they should only provide outstanding products if there is competition. If they get it just a little better than the competitors (and I think there is only one, and have read the review..), that's enough for them. Oh, I see they are listed on stock exchanges. no wonder..
If any ME out there wants to work on the mechanical side of things, shoot me a PM. I can handle all the design and embedded programming. We would also need a layout person as well as someone familiar with windows drivers for human interfaces. Something like this, might take us a year in our spare time to make a fabulous product that would appeal to several different types of users. Send me a link to your resume if you are intersted. Thanks!!
08-28-2008 02:52 PM