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    DX1 from Ergodex, anyone tried one?

    Just read this article http://www.tomshardware.com/game/20050308/index.html and was wondering if anyone out there in UT land has seen/tried/owns one of these. Looks promising, esp for my wife. She has CP and has some issues with using keyboards effectively. Thought this might make her a happier fragger Specifically I would like to know if the keys move similar to normal keys, or if they are more like calculator chicklet keys.

    The company site is http://www.ergodex.com/
    but their FAQ is, shall we say, lacking.

    #2
    Yeah, it isn't clear from that article how the keys feel to the touch. It seems very unusual to say the least.

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      #3
      i read that yesterday. certainly a cool invention we'll see if it takes off

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        #4
        Hmmm - I saw the bit on timed macros and wondered whether it'd be considered "cheating" to use them to do dodge-jumps, sheild-jumps etc

        I suspect it would be!

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          #5
          Thougth I would follow up on this. I received mine today. Very nice indeed. I posted a bit over here http://www.ergodex.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=547#547

          Truly a worthwhile product.:up:

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            #6
            I like the idea of being able to freely arange the keys but..... if I had one I'd probally arrange them exactly as they are on a normal keyboard:P

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              #7
              Originally posted by Piglet
              Hmmm - I saw the bit on timed macros and wondered whether it'd be considered "cheating" to use them to do dodge-jumps, sheild-jumps etc

              I suspect it would be!
              No different to the n50/n52

              It's actually quite difficult to script a shield jump anyway - I tried as I can never do the **** things, and gave up. It's something I very rarely need anyway.

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                #8
                Even dodgejump macros with the n52 are quirky at best, you just can't rely on them. So I don't bother with macros anymore.
                With the proper keybinds/aliases you can simplify alot of things like shieldjumping and x-loccing and leave you with more flexibility.

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                  #9
                  Yeah got mine Monday.

                  Due to work being busy I've only had about 3 hours on it so far and I've not even used up all the keys yet.

                  Advantages are that I can have the keys placed where I want and that the position of both the keys and the board means its way more comfy for long term gaming.

                  Pricey and a luxury but all good.

                  PS keys are **** hard to get off and restick perfectly

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                    #10
                    Yes, being able to have the keys so they are just under your most comfy posture is very sweet.
                    Getting them off, yes, I had to adjust the ones around my middle finger a couple times, had to remove a few to get to them.
                    [ Cobonweb]
                    Nah, you place your hand and then lay keys where your fingers naturally rest. Well, thats what i did. Still have to retrain for a couple changes I made to which fingers do which in game function, since I could improve the overall layout. Just getting used to using my pinky and thumb more than before. As I said, using your thumb for more stuff.:up: Now I can actually reach all the weapon binds without moving my entire hand.

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                      #11
                      say good bye to fatigue!
                      I'm getting one.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Piglet
                        Hmmm - I saw the bit on timed macros and wondered whether it'd be considered "cheating" to use them to do dodge-jumps, sheild-jumps etc

                        I suspect it would be!
                        actually you can set up perfectly timed Sheild jump with just the User.ini

                        i have and use the N52 and i much prefer it over the wasd or arrow keys. but on this thing, those removeable keys just seem like trouble waiting to happen. if a key Can come off. it WILL come off. how annoying would it be to suddenly lose the "move backwards" key in the middle of a firefight.

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