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I purchased a 3M 'Precise Mousing Surface' avec repose-poignet morphologique

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by patri©k, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    it's so comfy... and it's blue.

    anyone else use these things ? Waste of time ? Has it made a difference ?


  2. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    they wear out _very_ quickly and accumulate crud (like your skin shavings and oil) that more or less screw up the surface easily. Had one and threw it out in three months.

    I highly recommend the mouserug - http://www.mouserug.com

    I've been using one for three years now and it hasn't given up on me yet.

    :D Best mousepad ever. :D
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I had one.

    I didn't like it so I through it in the trash.
  4. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

  5. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    I don't see the point in a pad if you have an optical mouse...

    Just use whatever is around: your head, your girlfriend's ass, the cat... they all work.
  6. patri©k

    patri©k TRIBE Member

    ha haaaaaaaaaa

    hope not.



    so I wasted $30, huh. goodstuff ! That mouserug looks pretty good.
  7. koz

    koz TRIBE Member

    I am looking to buy a new keyboard and mouse. Something that gives best response for the multiplayer games and can take abuse. ie spillage of food, banging on keys etc. Any suggestions?

  8. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I wouldn't trade my IBM Model M keyboard or MS Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 for anything.

    The keyboard could withstand a nuclear holocaust.
  9. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    The more ridged or complex the surface, the better an optical mouse tracks.

    As well, more opaque surfaces provide better tracking for optical lasers than transparent, as well as matte surfaces being better than somewhat reflective surfaces.

    Plus the surface of mousepads may provide more or less friction/resistance, depending on what suits your style.

    It makes a big difference if you're into games.
  10. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    also koz apparently logitech has recently released a dual laser optical mouse that claims even better precision than single laser mice...I love my intellimouse explorer 3.0 but that's because it fits my hand perfectly - you may find you like the logitech and I know a few people who play with that dual laser mouse and quite like it
  11. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Yes, which is why I use my head, or allison's ass, or the cat (well, I used to, when we had cats)...

    They work quite well.

    Will you be my mousepad? Please?
  12. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    YESSSSS... they are from the original IBM pc's... solidly built, and amazing feel... nothing like the pieces of shit they make now...

    For anyone interested in one of these keyboards, just look in Goodwill, or Cash Converters.... got mine for $5. You'll probably have to take it apart and clean it, but this is an easy task...
  13. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    eat a dick
  14. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Launch your dick into space, bumhead.
  15. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    Greatest keyboard ever made. I need to finds me one of those.
  16. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    I bought mine from Ebay - unopened and brand new :)

    Although you could find it for much cheaper and just as good in some second hand electronic store. These fuckers don't die easily
  17. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

    I heard they're made out of old USSR army tanks.
  18. RJ45

    RJ45 TRIBE Member

    Are those the old-ass keyboards that CLICK super loudly every time you hit a key?
  19. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    i threw one out alongside an ibm ps/2...doh
  20. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    ya mang. soooooo comfortable. once you get used to the sensory feedback from the keys clicking there's no comparison to normal soft touch keyboard. plus the buckling spring mechanism (the clicky bits) are way more durable and reliable than anything else. but more expensive to produce, which is why manufacturers don't make them anymore.
  21. KiFe

    KiFe TRIBE Member

    but how do you guys manage to plug these old relics into modernday mobo's?

  22. Swamper

    Swamper TRIBE Member

    Kife - the connectors are the same...

    Personally I still have my original MS Natural Keyboard [​IMG]

    ...this is before they got ghetto and made the arrow keys really tiny and added all those 'web/function' buttons all over the top row...

    It's worked flawlessly... about 7 of the keys have had their letters wear out over time but that's no major loss. :D
  23. koz

    koz TRIBE Member

    thanks for the info deep. yea I had a nice keyboard with my XT back in the day, too bad I gave it away :-(. do you know of any place around toronto that I could purchase one of those ratpadz at?

  24. deep

    deep TRIBE Member

    bigfoot computers in toronto is where I ordered mine from...
  25. Balzz

    Balzz TRIBE Member



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