The "New Toys" Thread

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I meant Hulu+ is a non-free service, yet you still get ads.
Yeah but you pay for the ability to view it on other devices + TV and for better access to shows. I would've preferred to pay more and get no ads though, maybe they will add a Tier 2 or something later so maybe you'd pay like $16 instead of $8 but get no ads.
 

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Yeah its a real shit image but I'm pumped. Unfortunately I still have to wait on a playseats setup..... grr
 

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Interesting. I just got a racing wheel today, but it's not nearly as nice.

This thing:



Thrustmaster Universal Challenge. Granted, I've never played any racing games with a wheel before so maybe I just don't know better, but it seems quite good for the price ($35, I didn't pay for it though). Goes about 130 degrees in each direction and includes paddle shifters. The wheel is very small - about 10cm in radius - but works well in my small hands. I have no complaints. No force feedback, but I don't know what that feels to drive with, and the pedals move around on the floor quite a bit but I can move the thing while driving by curling my toes around the top of the pedal, and keep it fully depressed.

Very suitable for what I use it for - Codemasters F1 2010.
 

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Clubsport pedals?
No just the regular replica porsche pedals. I'll get the clubsport ones down the road if these ones prove to be unsuitable, I just couldn't justify paying the extra $150 at the moment. Also just as an FYI this is the GT2 model that also has support for the Xbox 360.
 

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btw I like your sig. Remind's me of Feynman's quote: "Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it."
 

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Galaxy tab 16gb white and a Logitech G35 headset.

Got the G35s for 50% off, love 'em for the ventrilos while I'm playing EVE.
 

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Wacom Bamboo Stylus for iPad. Quite good for taking hand-written notes, annotating PDFs (lecture slides in class), and drawing stuff. Also, got it for 20% less than the average online offering...
 

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I've been considering something like that for my not-iPad but wasn't sure how well they work. Does it feel like the tip is too thick?
 

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I've been considering something like that for my not-iPad but wasn't sure how well they work. Does it feel like the tip is too thick?
It's thicker than a normal pen, and the writing feels very different. I've tried another one before though (a JustMobile AluPen), and Wacom feels better, having a slightly smaller tip. There's a pretty good overview of the things over at Macworld: http://www.macworld.com/article/156560/2011/05/touchscreen_stylus_roundup.html
 

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Windows 7 has some great handwriting recognition and a terrible OSK so that would be my use case. Writing with my finger makes me feel like a 3 year old :lol:

Nice article, I'll check it out. And try to hold back my fanboy rage.
 

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The Thrustmaster site states the diameter as 7.75", which is 19.68cm, making the radius 9.84cm or "about 10cm" as she stated.

It's a good thing she's a girl, that would be way too small for me. Even my Driving Force GT's 28cm diameter wheel is a bit small for my taste.
 

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The Thrustmaster site states the diameter as 7.75", which is 19.68cm, making the radius 9.84cm or "about 10cm" as she stated.

It's a good thing she's a girl, that would be way too small for me. Even my Driving Force GT's 28cm diameter wheel is a bit small for my taste.
There is entirely too much double entendre going on in this post :p
 
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