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Nov 30, 2014

Stinky Gaming Footboard - Foot Controller - Box Contents & Images

Gear: Stinky Gaming Footboard, other PC foot controllers.

Previously I went through several hand held game controllers.  This time I'm going into some USB controllers that are manipulated by the feet.  This should make sense because those of us that drive already use a form of foot controller.  The use of foot controllers along with the keyboard and mouse can be beneficial--particularly in gaming or in programs in which your hands are already doing something.

On this post we will cover the Stinky Gaming Footboard.  This is one of the few foot controllers that is gaming dedicated.  The construction quality of the board is superb and the device should last a long time.  The origins of this board come from crowd funding via Kickstarter--I'm glad that they reached the goal!  Let's go over the box contents and cover some of the key details.

Nov 28, 2014

FS3-P Tri Pedal USB Foot Controller - Box Contents & Images

Gear: FS3-P Tri Pedal Foot Controller, other PC foot controllers.

Previously I went through several hand held game controllers.  This time I'm going into some USB controllers that are manipulated by the feet.  This should make sense because those of us that drive already use a form of foot controller.  The use of foot controllers along with the keyboard and mouse can be beneficial--particularly in gaming or in programs in which your hands are already doing something.

On this post I'll cover some details regarding the FS3-P, which is a three pedal usb foot controller.  The device offers a few more possibilities than the previously mentioned pedals.  Let's take a look at the box contents.

Nov 27, 2014

Stealth Switch Pro - Package Contents and Images

 Gear: Stealth Switch Pro, Stealth Switch 3 Pro, Stealth Switch FS-1, other PC foot controllers.

Previously I went through several hand held game controllers.  This time I'm going into some USB controllers that are manipulated by the feet.  This should make sense because those of us that drive already use a form of foot controller.  The use of foot controllers along with the keyboard and mouse can be beneficial--particularly in gaming or in programs in which your hands are already doing something.

The Stealth Switch Pro was originally intended for hiding programs, or switching them.  The device is a single switch, which can be reprogrammed.  While the device includes software I would download the latest version.  The latest version has many benefits which I will cover below, although in gaming situations it can still be limiting.  But first, the package contents.

Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2 - Images and Box Contents

 Gear: Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2, other PC foot controllers.

Previously I went through several hand held game controllers.  This time I'm going into some USB controllers that are manipulated by the feet.  This should make sense because those of us that drive already use a form of foot controller.  The use of foot controllers along with the keyboard and mouse can be beneficial--particularly in gaming or in programs in which your hands are already doing something.

Now, the Infinity Foot Control IN-USB-2 is NOT a "game" or "desktop" controller that you can program to do whatever you want.  I bought this device in the belief that I could reprogram the three available switches, this is not the case.  The purpose of this device is for use with specific software--mainly for transcription software.  However, while I could not use it for gaming, I do admire the build quality of the device.  More info below.

Nov 23, 2014

List of Hanvon Digitizer Pen Tablets


Hanvon is a company that produces many digitizer devices.  Sometimes their digitizer's look very similar to Wacom's digitizers--it's almost as if the pens were manufactured in the same factory!  While the pens of each company have a very similar look they are unlikely to work with devices of the other brand.  Hanvon uses their own Electromagnetic Resonance Touch (ERT) module, and may or may not have touch enabled.

Sometimes the Hanvon devices have a pen listed on the product pages.  However, the pen may or may not be a digitizer.

Main links:
Devices:
  • Pens and technology (range from 256 to 2048 levels of pressure)
  • Smartphone
  • Tablets
    • Interactive Pen Tablet
      • Art Master (AM 1209, AM 1107, AM 0806, AM 0605, AM 0504), 1024 PL, default pens are GC6A01 and GC7A01, has bezel buttons
      • Art Master III/3 (AM 3L, AM 3M, AM 3S), 2048 PL, default pen is GC8D01, has bezel buttons.
      • GraphicPal (GP 0806, GP 0605, GP 0504), 1024 PL, default pen is GC5A01, no bezel buttons.
      • GraphicPal III/3 (9x6 inches and 6x4 inches), 2048 PL, unknown default pen, has bezel buttons.
      • Painting Master (PM 0806, PM 0605, PM 0504), 1024 PL, unknown pen (although this image shows something similar to GC6A01), does not appear to have bezel buttons.
      • Rollick (RL 0604, RL 0504), 1024 PL, default pen looks like GC5A01, it may have bezel buttons.
      • Wireless Tablet WL0604M, 1024 PL, default pen looks like GC7D01, no bezel buttons.
    • Interactive Pen Display
    • Windows/Android Tablets
      • TouchPad B16 Windows 7 tablet, 10.1 inch at 1024x700, Atom Z530 CPU, unknown pen (although it looks very similar to a Fujitsu LifeBook Digitizer, which is Wacom Penabled--but if it uses Hanvon technology then it's not Wacom), no apparent bezel buttons.
      • Hanvon D10, an Android 2.3 tablet with Nvidia Tegra 2 at 1GHz, 10.1 inch screen at 1280x800 pixels, having a 16:10 aspect ratio, unknown pen, no visible bezel buttons.

  • WISEreader
    • 6-inch readers (the pens here look more like styluses than digitizers)
    • 9-inch readers

Nov 8, 2014

Observations of Bulletproof Supplements: Unfair Advantage, GABAwave, Ciltep, Alpha Brain, Choline Force, Upgraded Brain Octane Oil

Gear: Unfair Advantage, GABAwave, Ciltep, Alpha Brain, Choline Force, Upgraded Brain Octane Oil.

Bulletproof/Upgradeself sells several supplements aimed at helping your brain.  I think everyone is different in how their body will respond.  In my case, I'm in my late 20s and I have tried to follow a Bulletproof styled diet for what is over a year now and it has worked well for maintaining weight, dealing with acne, and even improving musculature.  I don't take drugs, no smoking, and no drinking.  I believe that supplements can be used to fill in what we are missing, but I also like the idea that we can unlock potential and go beyond what we thought was possible.  Below are some notes regarding the effects that I have noticed when I have taken these supplements.