Comments Page (1 of 10)

1 2 3 4 5 ... 10 Next

Ideas:   All | Recent | Trending | Comments

Ergonomic Key Pad for Digital Artists & Creators

Mar 18, 2017

2 Votes

Status: New

I noticed that Dell is attempting to foray into the Digital Artist field; the stylus for the Dell Canvas sporting Wacom tech, says to me that they're serious. What these Interactive Pen Displays lack - particularly the larger ones that take up more space - is a comfortable, efficient means of accessing a vast array tools and functions within a program. The Dell Canvas ships with the "totem" radial dial, but it doesn't strike me as ideal, and isn't viable on a vertically-mounted display. Even Wacom hasn't managed to release an outstanding solution; most professionals are partial to using keyboards, and neither the Wacom ExpressKey Remote, nor the buttons on the side of their Intuos & Cintiq tablets are effective at increasing workflow. I used a 27QHD cintiq for a year, with my keyboard awkwardly on my lap (lack of space), and used the ExpressKey Remote for the first two days before never touching it again. What Digital Artists need is a specially-designed "Gaming Pad". I've been using a Logitech G13 for the past year, and it's such an amazing difference; I'm 85% confident that it would be a roaring success, and if I had the skills to design a prototype and the necessary drivers myself, then I'd be on Kickstarter right now. While I'm content to go on using the G13, with the knowledge that it could be so much better, I'd love to see the concept pushed to the next level. If the G13 had two analog sticks (one customizable, and one that instantly snaps to the directional Hue), and a touch strip (similar to those on the Cintiq 24HD), it would be incredibly efficient, and drastically improve workflow. The overall position of the upper keys on the G13 is very comfortable, so I'd take that layout into consideration and adapt it to be more suitable. Here's a quick example of what I mean And here's how I have mine configured: (I'm about 2 buttons short; 4 at the bottom right would've been perfect). It's targetted at gamers, but accidentally caters extremely well to professional creators. Someone definitely needs to capitalize on that.     tl;dr - build a custom Gaming Pad accessory, designed for professional artists. Set the drivers up to support changing of Hue & Brightness using an Analog Stick & Touch Strip. Give it 30+ customizable buttons and TWO analog sticks(or an up-left/down-right facing toggle fin - important to have something more than just 1 analog). Succeed at something that every other company has failed to address for over a decade.

2 Votes | 2 Comments

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

ELIMINATE built-in microphones and cameras

Mar 15, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Add a microUSB or USB-C plug on top of notebook displays and monitors, and sell a separate, flexible little accessory with camera and microphones to plug in, WHEN DESIRED.  Delete 'built in' cameras and microphones and other sensors.Most times, built-in cameras and microphones are INSECURE.  Otherwise, a physical switch to visibly, physically disconnect such devices.Similarly, even for tablets, these sensors should be plug & play, not hard-wired into the hardware.  Include any 'GPS' along with external accessories.  Make it slim and flush, but make it possible to make it GO AWAY.A little camera and two stereo microphones, even molded to cute character shapes can be trivially plugged in for the one time in thousands that you want to 'teleconference', and it can be absent all the other times when it's possible for leaky, daily-compromised operating systems and software to grant access to creeps. 

2 Votes | 2 Comments

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

port pluggers

Feb 3, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I was thinking it would be a good idea to put little covers on the ports of a (laptop or tower)computer to keep things out of them.  I saw a man picking some little item out of his usb port that was blocking his plug from going into the slot. Then I thought it would be advantageous to have a little plug like they have on your cell phone to keep things out of the ports.I do agree to your terms, but, It would be nice if you like my suggestion and use it to get some sort of monetary compensation.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

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

Inertia reel into power supply

Jan 18, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

I tend to hot dek and carry my piower supply with me all the time. THe annoying thing about this is the way the power cable and power supply seem to be strabngers to one another. They have not been designed for purpose. So whay not look at incoproating a inertia reel or make it easier for users to wrap the cable round their power supply?Taking the idea further you could also consider including a way to dock the plug inton the power supply to keep it all secure and easy to pack and un pack.My thinkpad from ten years ago made it easy to coil the power cable to the supply yet my current model Latitude does not.

2 Votes | 4 Comments

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

External mobile/portable GPU

Jan 18, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Motivation:Everybody knows it: We would like to have a decent ultrabook with long battery life, high portability and sleek design like an XPS-13. On the other hand, sometimes we need a bit more juice to play games or do some photo or video editing. However, nobody wants to buy multiple maschines, right? Moreover, if you travel a lot, this is not an option either. You would not take two laptops with you on the plane, would you? I find myself often in the situation that I stay in a place for a few weeks or months before coming back home. Thus, I have to decide whether I carry a 15 inch laptop with me to work every day or if I prefer the 13 inch more portable solution. In the latter case, gaming and video editing is virtually impossible and photo editing a pain in th a... Idea:Make an external GPU solution similar to the Razer Core. However, do not put a Desktop-GPU in there but a Laptop-GPU. This way, you can keep it small and portable. I guess something in between a 3.5 inch and 2.5 inch external hard drive should be the right size. Also, I do not expect that thing to be upgradable like the Core. To get it small and mostly noise-free a custom design is required. So I am totally fine with buying a new one every other year. It should look nice and sleek, though.Extras:I would recommend combining the device with some other functionality content creators typically need in order to further increase its value. Therefore, it should definitely have a build-in card reader and usb hub. Also, since it is a GPU, of course a displayport and maybe hdmi are essential. I could further imagine, though this might be a pro version, offering internal flash storage. Ethernet might also be nice to have. In any way, those additional features should not compromise the portability of the device. If it doesn't fit in my hand-lauggage with my xps-13, my camera and a few lenses, it is too large.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

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

Dell Inspiron 7459 AIO: help avoiding unexpected shutowns by visualizing power state better

Jan 17, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Several unexpected shutdowns happen because I cannot, without peering around the corner, see the power-sleep-state button on the right side of the Dell 7459 AIO monitor.   Could this problem be avoided by putting a visible power state notice on the screen? Apart from this disadvantage the Dell Inspiron 7459 AIO computer works perfectly and is more than sufficient for my needs.AAXMAN

2 Votes | 1 Comment

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

Programmable keys on keyboard

Jan 4, 2017

2 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

With a job where I'm constantly writing letters and correspondences all day, it would be extremely handy to have 3 or 4 keys that you could program on your keyboard to type a specific thing, i.e. my email, our company name, "thank you", etc.  I find myself constantly writing these things on misc. correspondences all day and with a very long company name and email, having a shortcut with a click of a button would come in handy.

2 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.), IdeaStorm, Small Business,

1 2 3 4 5 ... 10 Next