The "New Toys" Thread

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Finally found a point&shoot I liked



and a new phone for the wife, just something basic and cheap

 

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I was going to pick up a Zi8 but I figured it might be nice having a waterproof camera considering how often it rains here, for car videos and such.
I'm actually thoroughly impressed with the quality of this little thing!

Where should I share some sample videos? We should have a videography thread or something.
 
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Got a birthday present for my girlfriend, she wanted a Razer Imperator... and while at it, I decided to finally get the replacement for my pretty-much-but-still-not-quite-dead MX510:

<some rats>
Sweet another member of teh G500 club! Cue ZeDestructor repeating the same.
Already covered by RaptorJesus :p

Care to give us a comparison of the two?
 

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Got one of the last sets in sydney (at least) retails for AU$270-300 but got a nice deal on it for only AU$146. Given it was a display unit but i was never used and in immaculate condition, I consider it a steal! :D



I know the Z623 THX is out but frankly i was disappointed that it was inferior to the 2300 in all aspects. :|
 

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Got one of the last sets in sydney (at least) retails for AU$270-300 but got a nice deal on it for only AU$146. Given it was a display unit but i was never used and in immaculate condition, I consider it a steal! :D



I know the Z623 THX is out but frankly i was disappointed that it was inferior to the 2300 in all aspects. :|
OMG you guys get buttraped in price. I was considering it before I bought my speakers today, and saw it online for 150ish. Total AUS butthurt, but at least you got it at a reasonable price.
 

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Well, after a try at trying to get the shipping down on the Unicomp keyboard (site said $30, in reality it was closer to $80,) I decided to go for something more affordable. The result was a Das Ultimate S Silent Series (MX Cherry Browns.)



No that's not a photoshop, the keyboard has the option of no labels (which I chose.)
 
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OMG you guys get buttraped in price. I was considering it before I bought my speakers today, and saw it online for 150ish. Total AUS butthurt, but at least you got it at a reasonable price.

Yeah... we hate GST... even starbucks here costs 5.50-7.50 (its only 3.80 there i think?)
 

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Well, after a try at trying to get the shipping down on the Unicomp keyboard (site said $30, in reality it was closer to $80,) I decided to go for something more affordable. The result was a Das Ultimate S Silent Series (MX Cherry Browns.)



No that's not a photoshop, the keyboard has the option of no labels (which I chose.)
Can you really 100% remember where all the letters are? :blink:
 

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I would, and I never even learned to type properly with the home row or whatever it's called.

Not saying I'm a fan of the "debaged" look, but I could use it without any issues. :p
 

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A classmate of mine has that Samsung, it's a quite interesting looking phone.
I've played with it a bit now, what's weird is that you have the numbers on the front of the phone, aswell as the slider keyboard.... which is odd, since the numbers arent 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 as you expect them to.
Battery life is a bit on the weak side also, as it seems....

Well, after a try at trying to get the shipping down on the Unicomp keyboard (site said $30, in reality it was closer to $80,) I decided to go for something more affordable. The result was a Das Ultimate S Silent Series (MX Cherry Browns.)



No that's not a photoshop, the keyboard has the option of no labels (which I chose.)
That is epic and awesome.... cool that they even make keyboards like that.
You'd be so happy if you get a 'press any key' message now :lol:
 

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True, but you use a keyboard for more than just typing. A keyboard like that would bother me when I go for symbols, numbers, Function keys, or special keys like insert/delete. Sure I could figure it out, but it would be more trouble than its worth.
 

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True, but you use a keyboard for more than just typing. A keyboard like that would bother me when I go for symbols, numbers, Function keys, or special keys like insert/delete. Sure I could figure it out, but it would be more trouble than its worth.
I have to agree, I don't need to look at my kbd when typing normal text but for numbers/symbols or function keys (like on laptop) I generally need to look. It also doesn't help that modifier keys on my Mac are different from my work and my Linux laptops (lack of the whole Apple key) so I have to look sometimes because I keep hitting Alt instead of Ctrl on the "PC" kbds.
 

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Can you really 100% remember where all the letters are? :blink:
You do, after a lot of typing. That's why fast touch-typists swear by the home-row and home-keys F and J. Check your KB, the F and J should have a small ridge/dot or something that you can feel (and should use to position when your fingers are when not typing).
 

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As already said, remembering the letters is pretty easy but remembering all the symbols and numbers can be a bit of a pain.
 

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For me, the biggest annoyance is using the keyboard on different oses (mainly OSX vs Windows. The keys are different, so a number of keys are incorrect.

I also don't really look at the keyboard at all, so the labels are just bound to wear off in the number of years and look dodgy.

I liken this keyboard to a piano though. You have 88 keys on a piano, none of them have names. None of them need names.
 
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