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Message 983927 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 14:03:29 UTC
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A wonderful thing.

Your interface with the rest of the world.

Just got a couple of new LX3 mieces.........the old one had worn out, and was driving me nutz.......
The left clicker was either not responding, or double clicking.......
Thought it was me.........Not.

A simple order of two meeces from Tiger has me much rested.
Now if I could only quit trashing 42h1292's......

They are getting harder to find.......the vintage ones........not the remakes.

An original 42h1292.......which weighs about 5 lbs. with the curly cord..is hard to find these days.


Before Lexmark, before Unicomp.

The ultimate clicky.

I need a new one, but none on ebay, and I won't pay $100.00 for one, like some Japanese will.........
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Message 983943 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 15:03:17 UTC

cut the cord and go wireless there are some great choices for size and style of mice.
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Message 983946 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 15:13:34 UTC

Just got a couple of new LX3 mieces.........


The kitties must be especially pleased.

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Message 983954 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 15:22:15 UTC - in response to Message 983946.  

Just got a couple of new LX3 mieces.........


The kitties must be especially pleased.

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Oh, they are........

Wireless, are you nutz????????
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Message 983963 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 15:35:28 UTC - in response to Message 983954.  

I like my Razer Lachesis Gaming mouse. They make such a smooth sliding mouse. guarantees to slide something like 4 miles before the feet wear out.


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Message 984087 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 20:41:46 UTC - in response to Message 983963.  

I like my Razer Lachesis Gaming mouse. They make such a smooth sliding mouse. guarantees to slide something like 4 miles before the feet wear out.


Watch their keyboard quality however - real problems there.

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Message 984097 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 21:20:02 UTC - in response to Message 983927.  

I wouldn't waste any time ordering. They only have two left for $45.

http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/categories.main/parentcat/30487
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Message 984118 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 22:20:21 UTC

So far my M$ Trackball Optical is still going strong, trying to find another one of those is just as hard.

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Message 984138 - Posted: 26 Mar 2010, 23:04:07 UTC - in response to Message 983954.  




Oh, they are........

Wireless, are you nutz????????


went wireless years ago dont plan on going back.

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Message 984477 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 16:07:45 UTC
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Oh well......wireless, you say?

I am electrician by trade......I luv wires.

This new LX3 mouse is just sooooooo cool.

I didn't realize that the left click switch on the old one had gotten so funky.

I thought it was me.

Gimme a good mouse and and a good IBM 42h1292, and I'm good to go.
I mean.......a REAL 42h1292...the ones that weigh about 4 lbs. and have this big curly cord....LOL.

Yes.......I am not the only fanatic of them
42h1292 fansite...

Don't see many on ebay these days......mostly latter day remakes, which, sold by Unicomp, are not a bad second....
They bought the 'buckling spring' technology from Lexmark, who had got it from IBM, if I recall correctly. And there is simply no substitute.

But a vintage IBM is the cat's meow.

Wish I could find another.

I am just too hard on my equipment......LOL.
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Message 984502 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 18:08:11 UTC

IBM is known for outstanding key boards. The First one I ever used was on an IBM Selectric typewriter in the early 1970's and it's the standard I still judge all keyboards by today. I have not found anything close for PC's because I am also hooked on wireless. Laptops are so bad you almost have to learn how to type all over again. It possible someone will learn how to make good keyboards again but I don't expect it soon.
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Message 984545 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 20:10:43 UTC - in response to Message 984477.  

Oh well......wireless, you say?

I am electrician by trade......I luv wires.

This new LX3 mouse is just sooooooo cool.

I didn't realize that the left click switch on the old one had gotten so funky.

I thought it was me.

Gimme a good mouse and and a good IBM 42h1292, and I'm good to go.
I mean.......a REAL 42h1292...the ones that weigh about 4 lbs. and have this big curly cord....LOL.

Yes.......I am not the only fanatic of them
42h1292 fansite...

Don't see many on ebay these days......mostly latter day remakes, which, sold by Unicomp, are not a bad second....
They bought the 'buckling spring' technology from Lexmark, who had got it from IBM, if I recall correctly. And there is simply no substitute.

But a vintage IBM is the cat's meow.

Wish I could find another.

I am just too hard on my equipment......LOL.



Wireless, is not so bad....I currently use the MS 'Photo' Keyboard (4000?) and matching mouse. Quite good, but not in the same league as either of the two IBM keyboards, I've got back in Devon. Curly cords and large DIN plugs - no PS2 on these old stalwarts! Come to think of it, someone said that a PS2 IBM keyboard had been thrown into a skip, at work - may well investigate! I've also got an ancient, but still working, MS Bus Mouse - the one that came with its own interface card...brilliant and it still feels 'nice'. Personally, I tend to replace the switches, when a mouse acts up - switch, £0.90....new MS mouse, about £20. No contest. Well, I may as well put that CGLI Elect Tech cert, to good use!



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Message 984564 - Posted: 27 Mar 2010, 21:00:05 UTC - in response to Message 984477.  

Funny, I just dug out my old Northgate OnmiKey keyboard a couple weeks ago, and while at Microcenter, bought 2 adapters, one 5 pin DIN to PS/2, and a PS/2 to USB. Tried it out on one computer, it didn't work, but I didn't have time right then to test it out on a board with just a PS/2 connector. I'll have to give that a try, as that was my favorite keyboard, but it was hard to use in the living areas, especially when playing games late at night. Now, down in the dungeon, next to the farm, well, I doubt I'll be able to hear it over the din, once they are all up and running.

Looks like a MN company (Creative Vision Technologies) bought out the designs from Zeos, who aquired Northgate sometime back in the '90s, IIRC. So, for about $150-200, you too can have one of these old (new) tanks. You'll just need to Really care about the quality of your keyboard...

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Message 985315 - Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 13:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 983927.  

I have the Logitech G5 Laser mouse at home, and I love it. Wish I had the same at work.
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Message 985328 - Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 14:57:20 UTC

My Dad used to have one of those big mouses with the track ball in the center. His right clicker quit working and I went to radio shack and got a new switch for 1.49 in soldered it back in for him. I bet it still works.
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Message 985406 - Posted: 30 Mar 2010, 21:38:18 UTC - in response to Message 984502.  

IBM is known for outstanding key boards. The First one I ever used was on an IBM Selectric typewriter in the early 1970's and it's the standard I still judge all keyboards by today. I have not found anything close for PC's because I am also hooked on wireless. Laptops are so bad you almost have to learn how to type all over again. It possible someone will learn how to make good keyboards again but I don't expect it soon.

Nice but not the best keyboard IBM ever made. A 029 card punch has a better keyboard.

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Message 985466 - Posted: 31 Mar 2010, 2:05:06 UTC

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