Our lips are sealed. Oh and daylight robbery.
By David HAGUE
I was going to do a piece on a specific piece of kit tonight that I have, is VERY impressive, every video editor should have one and it also actually works across all applications, not just video editing applications.
But when I asked for pricing and delivery information, and some photos, I was gently reminded of the non disclosure clauses I had signed that are valid until Thursday midnight coming, and the penalties for breaking them. I am guessing that testicles attached to a 12v battery are not a pleasant thing.
But this thing while not unique, is a serious advancement on the standard input devices available for computers. The mouse has been around forever, trackballs seem to have vanished and I don’t know about you, but touch pads annoy the hell out of me. Worse, are those little stick things in the middle of the keyboard on a laptop.
So sorry, you’ll have to wait. But I promise it’s worth it.
And with a neat segue, while I was testing this gizmo today I had the back arrow key fail on my Acer Ferrari 5000 laptop. Now this was a tad annoying as not being the best typist in the world – hell to paraphrase, I am not even the best typist in the room and the only other member is Budweiser the dog – so I use the back arrow a lot. But do you know the cost of getting it fixed? All that has happened is the clipping system to hold the key in place has cracked, so a what, piece of plastic worth 5c plus etching of the keycap?
$60 for the replacement of the whole keyboard and the rest is labour. I am told Dell is worse, and Apple is off the scale.
Extortion in my book.
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