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Have you ever tried to use a non mouse device as your daily pointing device?

#11CatToyPosted 1/25/2014 3:49:29 AM
Not as a daily device, but I've used my iPod as a trackpad to control my computer while laying in bed.
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#12superdarkshadowPosted 1/25/2014 4:11:14 AM
When I was younger, we had a trackball instead of a regular mouse for our computer and I use the touchpad on my laptop a lot because it works well with Windows 8 gestures, but nothing too exotic.
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#13ForeverZero2Posted 1/25/2014 4:22:50 AM
i used a xbox 360 controller as a mouse with xpadder for a while
it was ok since the only thing i wanted to do was play emulated games but when you have to do anything else, yeah, it just awful
#14KalammerPosted 1/25/2014 5:38:00 AM
I've been using various models of Logitech's thumb-operated track balls since 1998. Currently using the M570.

I didn't mind the using the trackpoint stick on a few laptops, it was vastly superior to almost all trackpads. And as far as trackpads go, the only one I didn't mind using was the one on my Unibody MBP.
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#15animanganimePosted 1/25/2014 6:51:03 AM
I use my phone to controll XBMC from my couch
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#16Bikes-Posted 1/25/2014 7:01:05 AM
I use a controller if I'm just watching something from my bed since the wire is far longer.
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#17Bellum_SacrumPosted 1/25/2014 7:26:41 AM
Anything is fine provided you get used to it. Heck you don't even need such a device if you know how to use your keyboard.
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#18whiteninja2000Posted 1/25/2014 8:08:49 AM
PS3 controller and xpadder. Not as bad as it sounds when set up correctly. This was for an attempt at an htpc before I just decided to use xbmc instead.
#19R_BrockPosted 1/25/2014 9:18:14 AM
The wife used her Wacom tablet exclusively as a mouse back in the day, on her Mac. I could never get the hang of it outside of photoshop.
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#20SnadadosPosted 1/25/2014 9:27:14 AM
I have a wireless keyboard with a touch pad on it I use when I'm on the couch watching videos.
It is a real pain in the ass trying to do much else with it compared to my mouse.
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