October 28th, 2012 11:03 PMArcher
They're all wireless, AFAIK. The only thing I'd consider is the Orochi.
Try the Orochi before you buy it if possible. It's quite a small mouse. If that's your sort of mouse, check out the Roccat Pyra Wireless.
Clean-looking gaming mice: Steelseries mice look great. They don't do wireless, though.
Regarding the Air 2011: If you want to get the most out of it, you're going to need to run OSX. But if it's lacking in the power department, the 2012 model isn't much better, apart from graphics.
I posted in your thread, but keep in mind dragging a 15" laptop to classes would be hell.
October 28th, 2012 1:00 AMTwiggy
Microsoft Arc Touch? Microsoft Wedge Touch? Razer Orochi?
(Notice anything that they all share?)
(Oh no, not again...)
I think I'll wait for a while, save up, and splurge on the Orochi when the time comes. In the meantime, to replace my broken wireless mouse, I'm using a cheap $15 old-school wired mouse that at least fits my hands. Something Microsoft. (Any cheaper, and I'd looking at totally unsafe shapes from a no-name brand)
October 16th, 2012 5:16 AMTwiggy
I think sometimes habits stick.
I think I need to get some folders and racks to get my desk and stuff organized at this rate.
Is a gaming mice that looks like regular office mice an oxymoron?
I've seen the Razer Orochi gaming mice, and to be honest, it ticks almost every point in my checklist, aside from "not looking tacky in class besides a Mac".
Have you ever had buyer's remorse for any reason in the past? I've recently begun to think, maybe I could trade in this ultraportable and go standard laptop lately. Hmm... Decisions, decisions. Sure, it'll be more powerful and on the cheap, but I won't be able to hold it OK-ish with just one hand... And fan noise... Yeah, a bigger hard disk drive, but...
Wait a second, since I am using the MacBook Air as a Windows machine anyway... Maybe I should start Lion Recovery, (I've already backed up everything I need on the laptop), wipe everything and restore the Mac to factory OS and settings. I think there might be a beefier machine, seeing as I overestimated my own need for portability.
This might be the shortest stint I have ever had with a laptop, but there's always on concern for me with regards to laptop trackpads. The Air's trackpad is nice indeed, but I can't shake off the feeling that I'm basically using 2011 hardware today, due to my incredibly poor purchasing timing.
I think I'll be hauling my MacBook Air along with charging cables and the brick to shops for appraisal.
October 16th, 2012 3:22 AMArcher
If you want to add something, I will read the edit. You don't need to post two VMs, lol.
I thought about getting an Apple Wireless Aluminium Keyboard for my iPad, considering I use it for forum posts and long replies so often. Autocorrect is not too bad (you can turn it off on the iPad, but it's more use than harm), but typing on a screen still isn't anywhere near using a proper keyboard.
October 16th, 2012 2:43 AMTwiggy
I think I might try pairing my Wedge Mobile Keyboard with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 sometime, if only to avoid the awful autocorrection without fumbling things up.
October 16th, 2012 1:11 AMTwiggy
I think I need to find some alpha-enabled PNGs for patterns.
October 16th, 2012 12:25 AMTwiggy
A healthy sprinkling of emoticons can lighten up the mood! :D
Liking the Haxorus in my profile?
October 15th, 2012 6:59 PMArcher
Lol, I'm clearly kidding. Lighten up dude. I blame my avoidance of emoticons for thr misunderstanding, lol. I definitely care about higher end gear more than most, but I understand that many if not most people don't see the need or can't justify spending the cash. I can justify it because it's my hobby.
Yeah, it was alternating between perfect and server error 500s for me. All good now, it seems.
October 15th, 2012 6:02 AMTwiggy
That only make things worse. Trust me, that might incite bad things on public forums. You're the last person that I thought would say just that.
Not really. Either perfect, or 404. No in-between states.
October 15th, 2012 5:49 AMArcher
I hate laptop keyboards with numpads. They put your typing-centre (FGHJ) off to the left of the screen and you're all twisted up.
Quote:Also, your definition of low-end is very different from the unenlightened peasants. Just saying.
Fixed your typo for you, lol.
Also, I'm on an emoticon diet. Not using them until I can express myself without them.
Is PC being hopelessly unstable for you too?
October 15th, 2012 5:42 AMTwiggy
Also, your definition of low-end is very different from the general population. Just saying.
October 15th, 2012 5:41 AMTwiggy
I still remember how I typed on the tiny keys of me old Acer laptop years ago. It was great until you moved on to a full-size laptop keyboard. Now that was typing bliss.
Samsung keyboard on tablets seem to be slow and prone to typos. I think I'm still not that used to it.
October 15th, 2012 4:01 AMArcher
I'm not just thinking about the gaming side. Otherwise I'd just stick with the Lycosa.The MX Browns are mechanical switches for typing. Reds and Blacks are the "gaming" switches.
The main thing for gaming is quick and defined actuation. For typing, you want actuation feedback and smooth and consistent keypresses. A mechanical board with Browns fulfils all of these criteria.
Still, gaming is 80% of what my desktop gets used for. Most of the typing work gets done on my Macbook. Hell, I only installed MS Office on my desktop a few months ago. So it makes sense for me to focus on the gaming side entirely. But even so, a nice keyboard is still a nice keyboard - it's all in the keys. I still retain that Logitech keys feel like crap. I don't mind good scizor scissor keys (like some laptops), but they're hit and miss. The only current laptops that feel any good to type on for me are the Apple, Acer and Alienware keyboards. Toshiba and HP in particular are putting out rubbish and you're stuck with your keyboard for a laptop.
October 15th, 2012 2:28 AMTwiggy
On your third point, keep in mind that you don't have to always think about the gaming side.