Next Gen iPad/Trackball

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    Have you seen the keyboards with trackballs in the upper left, I have a wireless one, and I also have a PC corded keyboard that's has a huge trackball...

    Altogether including keyboards And mice, I have about 10 trackball devices..

    It would be nice If the next gen iPad has a trackball, a small one..in the corner somewhere.

    Love trackballs!
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    Why would you want a trackball when the whole iPad is a flat trackball/giant trackpad? There's no mouse pointer, so no need for a trackball.
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    I was wondering the same thing,,,, I think he is still hung up on that Windows box:confused:
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    It's natural to revert to things we are used to control well, that fit like a second skin. But it's good too to see new things and new ways also.
    The iPad's is a fine interface and it does need improvements in selecting for speed sake but I'd live with it as is. Just use it for what it does.
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    I opened up and modified my iPad and installed a trackball in the upper right corner!

    (I did the same thing with ps3 controller..)

    My uncle is a technician and repairs electronics for a living, we worked together all day, but finally got it done!

    At first it didn't work but my uncle fiddled with it so more and it works!

    I think I might start selling modified ipads with trackballs if this modification doesn't make my iPad stop working..

    I'm actually writing this wit my iPad and using the trackball to navigate, it's awesome!

    Will post in a few hours!
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    How did you drill the glass without breaking it? Where did you connect it inside? The software recognizes it? You must be a magician? Pictures?
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    I bet you will never see the real picture, and a video ….. it’s impossible to do it … the iOS is made for touch screen for manage to use a mousse or trackball you have to hack the system and modified all the OS , how many time we have see mock up for game pad but no one come out yet …


    Let say someone he is trying to get audience
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    I made a new stand for my iPad which allows me to mount it on the back of my magical unicorn"s head while I am riding it!
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    Well looky who came out of the dark age... No hear from you in long time... How is your web site going... Have you launched yet ???:D
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    Ok, here is the pic, the base a lil thick, but my uncle had to have a thick base for wiring it, so far so good..

    and never underestimate the power of an uncle who is an electrician...

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    (if you actually believed this then I dont know what to tell you)
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    I won't need a trackball, IMO trackball is more difficult to handle
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    Looks like a Hot Wheels tire with a steel marble sitting on top..... Why do I get the feeling this is BS. I think iPadOne nailed it :mad:
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    gee, Sherlock, maybe you should have scrolled beneath the pic...lol

    (if you actually believed this then I dont know what to tell you)
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    I think you have trackballs planted in your brain... And yes the steel ones :confused:
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    Hi Captain :) , we have not open the shop , as we be really busy with the wholesale … soon we will have some of our products in the Apple store …. i have to see with Doug to manage a contest where will offer a genius stuff for some lucky member

    By the way nice to hear you again

    PS: if you look in one of my today reply here you can see what is our latest genius stuff
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    The fact that he would then have to have a program on the iPad to enable a mouse pointer is what tipped me off that it was bs/a joke. Nice one though. I agree - if you believed it, what more is there to say....
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    I don't know why but I have an obsession with trackballs, especially the ones that spin good...

    Like I said I have a keyboard that has a trackball in the corner, and I have come across studies that say it's healthier to use a keyboard that has a trackball


    Does anybody know if any Bluetooth keyboard that has a trackball on it that works with the iPad?
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    I think the lawyers at One Infinite Loop might have something to say about that! Now if you (or your uncle) could make an external pointing device that is either BT or somehow uses the docking connector (maybe with the camera kit), then you might have something.
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    Goodness sakes, a track ball is actually slower than using ones finger to scroll using the IPad. What is the logical point ?
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    Well, if the trackball is in the corner, it's difference between having to move your entire hand for touchpad, or just having to move your thumb for the trackball..

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