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wireless standalone e6440/e6540's multi-receiver keyboard!

Dec 21, 2014

1 Vote

Status: New

hi, I'm dell latitude user since e6400(2010). I have an idea and strongly recommend DELL to implement this idea as soon as possible. Put the latitude e6440 and e6540's keyboard in a case, not necessarily to be too slim, adding volume control, power control, and must preserve the pointing stick on it. Since it's gonna be a standalone keyboard, dedicated/combined function keys are the more the better. Must have more than one receiver and a big, handy switch(knob, dial, or buttons are all good) on the right side or up right corner. Many people are using more than one computer at the same time nowdays. Using one set of keyboard mouse at your comfortable keyboard shelf of your desk, controlling them by just switching from a single keyboard like car shift stick, without moving your hand one to another keyboard is so comfortable and productive. the 5th generation(e6540 e6440 e7240 e7440) latitude E series keyboard is the best keyboard I've ever used. It is good to using latitude as standalone keyboard is because: soft comfortable keystroke, clear keyup feedback, and latitude keyboards are preserving the pointing sticks. It is very handy when writing documents and correcting some typos just have typed, without moving your hand to mouse. compared to the market mainstream keyboard styles, latitude E series keyboard is the only keyboard still keep the keycap remain concave, preserving the excellent Distinguished finger feeling between adjacent keys. the Fn combined function keys, Numpad is the so useful that hard to go back to any other keyboards once get used to it. especially when it comes to typing validation code or passwords or phone numbers. dell latitude's Numpad is whole better than competetion products in this case. older thinkpad keyboard do have such feature (newer thinkpads abandoned combined numpad), but need to switch the Numlock on and off. on latitude simply typing the combined Numpad with your right hand along with left ring finger pressing Fn key. dell keep the page up/down, arrow keys remain normal size. latitude keyboard support many usefull tricks like, zero emission mode with Fn+b, turning off screen with Fn+d.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Enterprise, IdeaStorm,

Eye Mouse

Dec 18, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

With an additional 'eye button'  key on the keyboard, pressing the new button will move/click the cursor on what part of the screen you are looking. Using an additional button ensures the mouse doesn’t move around when you look at other parts of the screen Using the button enables you to move quickly between areas of the screen more efficiently then a mouse of keyboard shortcuts. It would be very handy when using a spreadsheet or most data entry type task. This is especially usefully if you use multiple screens. All you need to do is look at the new screen, press a button on your keyboard and type away on a different application. This would be very useful to businesses. 

1 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Software,

A mobile studio/device for artists

Oct 30, 2014

6 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I want the best touch mobile device that is compatible with the best digitizer accessories (namely, wacom). As a 20 year graphic designer and front-end developer, I have come to love and trust wacom for the best pens and tablets. The last 5+ years I have migrated into UI/UX and my job is to constantly make fast notes and wireframes, quick design drawings, and instant prototypes. I have not found a mobile device that could get me off paper and into a digital studio without a lot of file and hard drive swapping. I was looking at the XPS ultrabook as just the best idea, being a tablet for drawing, and a laptop for my design and dev applications. The biggest reason I wont purchase one right away is that it is not compatible with my trusty wacom pen. I have a bamboo stylus touch, the best stylus on the market. Some tablets will work with the bamboo but these dont feature windows 8.1 or the ability to double as a laptop. I want one device, mobile, touch and cpu, to be everything I need and I believe there is an army of users like me who are waiting for the same device.

6 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Mobile Devices,

Alienware Graphics Amplifier for Alienware 18 & 17

Nov 13, 2014

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

The new Alienware Graphics Amplifier (AGA) looks very nice. In fact, it'd be very good if it supported Alienware 17 and 18. I think Dell should add AGA port on future Alienware 17 & 18.Is it possible to utilize the Mini DisplayPort on current Alienware 17 and 18 as a Thunderbolt port? Existing 17 and 18 have to be able to enjoy AGA too.AGA has to support multiple cards for SLI & CrossFire and giant graphic cards. Hence, users will be able to enjoy desktop SLI and CF performance on Alienware laptops.Different PCIe slots (e.g 1x and 4x) have to be present too. The fact that sound card option won't be available on Alienware laptops (alright you win, Dell) is ok. Yet I'd be very happy if AGA supported PCIe addon cards. Thus, users will be able to install different PCIe cards such as sound card and SSD.

4 Votes | 12 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Gaming, Alienware,

Wireless dock addon support

Nov 25, 2014

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Most business that have Dell laptops have the older models that use a wired dock.  Moving to a new wireless dock for the new Ultrabooks is great, but why have two docks onthe boardroom table when you can have one wireless dock with a "wireled port" addon that is used by the older Latitude laptops.The addon would attach to the "addon port" on the wireless dock.  This allows for new ultrabooks and tablets to connect wirelessly and older laptops to also conenct, making the transition to new technology a lot easier.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Enterprise,

Venue 11 Pro Dock Cable

Nov 20, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

It would be nice to use our Venue Pros as both a desktop and a tablet at the same time.  I often do WebEx where I need my machine docked yet I want to take notes.  With the tablet in the dock you really cannot use the stylus.Idea is to offer a dock cable.  One end plugs into the 40pin connector on the dock, the other to the connector on the bottom of the tablet.  This allows us to be docked and use the stylus at the same time.   Alternative idea is a dock that allow you to lay the tablet flat for writing or upright as a monitor.  

2 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, Mobile Devices,

Smart Desk Concept Issues.

Nov 11, 2014

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I recently came across the blog link for the Smart Desk and Ultrasharp Monitor concept located here and while I like the design I am sure that there are a number of issues with it. I personally have a triple monitor setup with a touchscreen mounted in front (in a similar vein to the concept design) which you can see here. As you can see it is not too dissimilar from the proposed  workstation setup in the post. My issues are thus:1: The touchscreen must be able to tilt to at least a 20 degree angle from the desk. After about 3 months of using this set up I have had the touchscreen in a number of positions (from completely flat to around a 40 degree angle). For me 20 degrees is the optimum. I fail to see how a configuration that requires you to look directly down at the touch screen for controls and then up to the display monitor mounted at a 90 degree angle will lead to anything other than back pain and frustration. The current configuration also precludes a user from seeing all available information across the two screens at a glance. I'm sure this has already been considered by the R&D team, but if not it certainly needs rasing. 2: Auxilary input devices (mouse and keyboard) are required in my opnion. More than this, I feel they need to be integrated into the design rather than 'optional extras' as they will be practically compulsory. Again speaking from personal experience I used only the Windows 8 on-screen keyboard for about a week before it became completely untenable. The typing position will never be comfortable, the lack of feedback from the creen feels odd and wpm drops for me personally by about 40%. I realise the intention of the touchsreen is to replace traditional input devices (given that the demo video includes a lot of controls and user interface design that appears to be bespoke), however I strongly feel that this is untenable. Regardless of how ambitious the project becomes, and how much collaboration is garnered from third parties (Adobe springs to mind given the demo), it will be virtually impossible to create enough tailored interfaces to replace a single users entire workplace stack, at which point a mouse and keyboard likely become a necessity. Excluding these items within the design concept also effectively limits the hardwares use to audio visual professionals. I for example as a software developer am in a largely typed industry, and will rarely use any of the features presented in the demonstration. I strongly feel that such a concept however still has merit for such industries (I for example use mine as a content consumption device while not working, and as a control panel and application launcher using rainmeter when I am). I beleieve strongly that there is no need to pidgeonhole this purely into a design marketplace and thus limit potential adopters, which to me is what the demo video clearly does. Thanks. Chris. 

4 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas,

Incorporate printer inside laptop screen

Nov 15, 2014

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Revolutionize the industry and corner the market by incorporating a printer in the laptop screen. Patent it and every other competitor would owe you a royalty when they build theirs. There is no such device currently on the market and if you had a choice wouldn't you rather have a printer built in to your laptop instead of having to hook up to a seperate printer unit or download document to a jumpdrive and go find a printer? Of course you would and so would everyone else!

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas,

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