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White Spiral 08-19-2005 11:24 PM

I've got to confess I bought my first MS product today...
 
... an Internet Keyboard.

I like simple keyboards, no useless volume buttons and such, so this one is perfect for me. I bent a pin in the PS2 connector of my previous one.

My first bucks for the empire! MS makes sucky software, but this keyboard sure feels great.

BajaNick 08-19-2005 11:56 PM

You traitorous, sacrilegeous, hypocrite. Just Kidding. :p
I really like the MS Optical mice, until I found this kensington but the rubber on the side of the kensington fell off in like 2 weeks, Doh!. I am going to pickup another MS Optical mouse soon.

makuyl 08-20-2005 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by BajaNick
You traitorous, sacrilegeous, hypocrite. Just Kidding. :p
I really like the MS Optical mice, until I found this kensington but the rubber on the side of the kensington fell off in like 2 weeks, Doh!. I am going to pickup another MS Optical mouse soon.

There's this new sticky stuff in the shops called glue ;)

Mega Man X 08-20-2005 07:24 AM

I love their keyboards and mice. I also love my Sidewinder Force Feedback joystick and I found their games really good. Xbox is by far the very best console ever built, in my honest opinion (this statement usually leads to flamewars, but oh well, it's true, Xbox rocks).

cs-cam 08-20-2005 08:09 AM

http://www.pccasegear.com/images/cmkey.jpg

My baby. I love this keyboard. And yeah, Xbox is fantastic, I subscribe to Xbox Live! as well which is another MS service that is well worth the money. I don't hate Microsoft at all, I just like Linux as an OS better :) I won't be buying an Xbox 360 until after I've tried a PS3 though, I don't want to make a decision on the Cell processor until I've tried it out myself.

Mega Man X 08-20-2005 09:08 AM

Your keyboard is very very nice cs-cam. I've bought a similar one once:

http://www.webhallen.com/prod.php?id=34683

while it looks nice, I could never get used to it :(. The RETURN key feels a bit too close for me and there's no space among the F-Keys or arrow-keys. I was always pressing something wrong at the wrong time and, since lately I'm gaming only, it makes things really difficult. I should give it another shot though :)

I won't be buying a next gen console until the prices drop considerably. I don't think I never bought a console on release date, or even 1 year after (I really am that cheap). I also prefer Linux as OS, but I kinda like Microsoft Windows too (and MS products in general)....

tuxdev 08-20-2005 09:57 AM

Yes, MS should really drop software and go make input devices. I absolutely love my Optical Intellimouse and Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 joystick. To bad they will probably not do that...

Orkie 08-20-2005 10:12 AM

Do they actually make them themselves or do they just buy them and have their name put on?

slackwarebilly 08-20-2005 10:20 AM

hmmm.....
 
I like the force feedback joysticks but that's it..... (I hate the keyboards, too wierd for your hand.... like the XBOX controller :D)

I don't like the XBOX, I mean, it was a piece of crud, no offense. Hardware stank, contollers stank, titles stank, and most of all :D MS lost millions of dollars on it. And their saying they think the same is gonna happen w/ the 360. Heh heh.

Check out the Nintendo Revolutioin http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/6...08/imgs_1.html

this is only a few screens, but there are like 6 colors, and some pretty interesting stuff that some poeple said that saw it at E3. It's gonna rock off the 360's socks, and PS3 is not getting the best response from even PS fans.

Oh well,

heh heh :D

slackwarebilly

Megamieuwsel 08-20-2005 11:47 AM

IBM for my keyboard, Logitech for all other input-devices here.
Never been different , save for a waterproof(industrial grade) Honeywell keyboard once.

J.W. 08-20-2005 12:12 PM

For keyboards, you cannot beat the IBM Model M The one Microsoft product that I admit I really, really like is the optical Intelimouse. It's hard to get all that worked up over a mouse, but given a choice, that's the one I'd use -- J.W.

Blinker_Fluid 08-20-2005 12:58 PM

Got to love my wireless optical MS mouse... (Got it for under $20 on sale):D

Megamieuwsel 08-20-2005 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by J.W.
For keyboards, you cannot beat the IBM Model M
Yeah...
That's my baby! :)

jaz 08-20-2005 06:19 PM

Re: hmmm.....
 
Quote:

Originally posted by slackwarebilly
I like the force feedback joysticks but that's it..... (I hate the keyboards, too wierd for your hand.... like the XBOX controller :D)

I don't like the XBOX, I mean, it was a piece of crud, no offense. Hardware stank, contollers stank, titles stank, and most of all :D MS lost millions of dollars on it. And their saying they think the same is gonna happen w/ the 360. Heh heh.

Check out the Nintendo Revolutioin http://media.cube.ign.com/articles/6...08/imgs_1.html

this is only a few screens, but there are like 6 colors, and some pretty interesting stuff that some poeple said that saw it at E3. It's gonna rock off the 360's socks, and PS3 is not getting the best response from even PS fans.

Oh well,

heh heh :D

slackwarebilly


I disagree Billy. Nintendo right now is the company playing catch up. XBox had great titles and still has good ones coming out on par with the PS2. The setback will be the Revolution wont even play DVD's without support that is sold separately and it wont do anything higher than 480 progressive while the XBox 360 will 1080i and the PS3 1080i and 1080p. The great thing though is you can play any Nintendo game thats ever come out on the Revolution but hopefully they'll have something in store other than more high def Mario titles. My money is on the 360 and PS3.

Mega Man X 08-21-2005 01:29 AM

I agree with jaz in this one. Nintendo is far behind the other consoles. The thing with Nintendo is, they are the big brothers: They have the titles we all want to play, as Zelda and Mario. I don't even consider Gamecube directly competing against Sony PS2 or MS Xbox. The very same seems to apply to the new gen consoles...

I also prefer much more Xbox titles then PS2 titles. Unless you are a big fan of japanese anime/manga style RPG's, Xbox has better titles then PS2 all the way: Cooler RPG's as Knights of the Old Republic or Jade Empire. Xbox also smashes PS2 with FPS games and every game that is both available for PS2 and Xbox, has a considerably superior quality on the Xbox, such as GTA series, for example.

The controler is relative too: I'd choose the Xbox joypad any day over PS2 joypad for racing and shooters (top triggers are great) but PS2 joypad for fighting games (that I've lost interested a few years ago...)

Now, before we enter a discussion about Xbox Vs PS or other consoles, we have a thread going about "Do you think Xbox sucks", which has a lot of replies and nearly flamebaits, LOL.


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