Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Feb 2, 2007.
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can you test it to see if it works with lcd studio, 3rd party lcd customization software ?
thats actually pretty schweet. but with vista's sideshow coming on the scene, especially with those diy mobos from asus coming out with sideshow units, this is going to become obsolete pretty fast. maybe its a poor-man's sideshow.....idk.
4 line? thats gay...for 20 bucks more, just get a g15...it has a higher lcd field, contrast control, and buttons to scroll data.
is there any buttons on the unit itself?
lcdstudio 2.0 doesn't support character based lcd screens...but lcdstudio 1.5 does, but through a parallel cable.
Can it be configured to monitor voltages and temps?
well it supports plug ins...so you can get one for speedfan (if available).
that look sad compared to the one on my g15...
Crap, speedfan doesn't work right on my board. I get erratic readings off of my sensors.
The G15 display does look nice, but I hate large keyboards. I actually use an Apple keyboard on my PC because of this. Not optimal, as it doesn't have the insert, prtscr, and a couple of other buttons. Been eying the Saitek Eclipse for a while tho.
Back on topic: I was thinking this could be a cheap way to monitor temps and volts while benching or gaming.
From what i hear, you can get a cheap old palm for 10-15 bucks are program it to say anything...which is neat cuz it has the inputs and a large screen.
Now that's something I never thought of. Thanx, ktr.
yep. its called palmorb, runs thru the usb/serial/bt sync setup. essentially, it emulates a 4x16 (i think, beta versions are larger) matrix orbital alphanumeric LCD. Works with LCDSmartie, etc.
IMO, its pretty cool, but it can't do graphics, etc, like the g15 can. but still, a cheap palm is great for that kind of thing.
sweet! something to do with my TX...i do have an orginal palm, but it restarts every time you turn it upside down it restarts...lol
Can someone give me the reasoning behind why you would want a little screen somewhere else telling you things that you can look at on your monitor? Or is it along the samelines of using like Dual View for monitors? Heh
The Saitek Eclipse is a nice keyboard by the way. I have the original. Had it for at least two years now. I wouldn't get the Saitek Eclipse II though, at least not if you are getting it for the light up effects, which it doesn't seem you are. Also Logitech as a newer keyboard out thats really nice...has some weird stuff on it though...and it cost like a 100$
Well the object is to be able to view data, while doing something else that occupies the entire screen, like gaming, or watching a movie. Why pay another something-something for another monitor (and power cost to run it) when you can have a small screen,
I checked out the eclipse II at circuit city today, and it wasnt any better than a basic keyboard, the buttons felt funky too (like if they were spring loaded). the g15 is around 60-70bucks on sale, which shows up often.
ahh the tx is a nice palm.
i have a zire 72, its slowly dying. a combination of dog chewing (slightly damaged digitizer) and a dying battery (froze a coupla times in yellowstone) has severely limited my palm's usage. bah.
might pick up a new battery soon tho.
or maybe i'll just buy a new one.
So i got it working with my tx via bluetooth (wireless lcd ftw!)...its neat, but i wish for a larger screen...i shall try the beta version and see if they are good.
schweet, glad to hear it works. the beta version has some issues, because only certain programs work with the unusual lcd layout. theres a list of compatible software in the beta page so you know what will work and what doesn't. i think beta version b fills up most of a 320x320 display, so you're still going to be running with virtural grafitti on the bottom.
I am gonna try out lcdstudio 1.5 & the latest alpha and see what more i can do.
Just want to let you guys know, that there has been a update to the software with new features. Check out page 5 of the review with updated info!
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