Odd hardware request

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by celticfan11, Oct 30, 2006.

  1. celticfan11

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    I am looking for something that will do the same thing a scroll wheel does on a mouse. But I just want a roller type thing to scroll down webpages (well im going to use it for when i read long PDF files) so i can just sit back and use the scroll wheel to slowly scroll down. I am at the point where i am ready to buy a mouse just to take it apart and take the scroll wheel out. But before i do that does anyone know of anything that will do this without me destroying a mouse? Im sure this is a long shot but hopefully someone has seen one somewhere.
     
  2. DwarfData

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    I'm currently using a logitech cordless keyboard, and this has a small wheel on the left hand side. This works just like the mouse wheel.

    Is that the sort of thing you were thinking of, or a seperate device just to scroll?
     
  3. celticfan11

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    just a seperate device to scroll. i use a laptop all the time for work. I am not really in my office much because i travel to comanies. So i just need something USB that will let me scroll, i just get tired of keeping my hand on the mouse to scroll. If worse comes to worse im going to buy a mouse to take it apart :)
     
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    http://www.adorama.com/GFPOWERMATEB.html

    hmm i think i found something

    "PowerMate is the fastest way to scroll through long text documents, web pages and spreadsheets. With a flick of the wrist, you get to the bottom of the story in record time."

    now the question is, does any other compnay make one cheaper :)
     
  7. DwarfData

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    Sounds like that'll do the job!!!
     
  8. celticfan11

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    welp im going to order it and i will let you guys know how it works in case anyone is interested.
     
  9. Vanquished

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    Im confused on y u dont just take a mouse on ur lap and scroll...
     
  10. celticfan11

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    bulky to hold and i still need the mouse when i stop reading or whatever. and i have money to waste? lol
     
  11. kcnychief

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    That does seem interesting, I'd be interested to see how you like it.
     
  12. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    well, as long as your rich :))
     
  13. celticfan11

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    eh its backordered
    i guess there are more crazy people like me in this world
     
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    There site doesn't say anything about it being out of stock or backordered, I say you give them crap - try to get a discount :D
     
  15. LeeJend

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    Just to be radical...

    Why not install voice recognition software and say "scroll or page down" when you want new page?

    There are systems for impaired people.
     
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    Nice thinking out of the box, Lee
     
  17. Shamus MacNoob

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    Scansoft pdf scolls at a preset speed for you all you do is double click the page and it starts to scroll then you can set the speed.
     
  18. celticfan11

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    i actualyl have and use voice recognition software on my home PC but my work laptop cant handle that (only has 512 mb of ram)
     
  19. celticfan11

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    that wouldnt work for me :)