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IT LAB car for desktops

Jun 19, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

 IDEA FOR IT LAB..ON WHEELS  People who want to work on big screens of desktop in lawns, terrace....or house galleries...or open areas, those would be benefitted as well. Small distance movements would be there for cabinet car...  That would be innovative as well and fun experience as well of car..  children, old aged, would like the PRODUCT the most.   DESKTOP computers, accessories, CPU, speakers, keyboard, mouse, stabilizer, wirings..etc..    Small moving car type cabinet..having place for all above..and wiring jacks (so that long wires..would not be required, like 7 jacks.enclosed)....so that shifting cabinet or small car cabinet would be easy with all accessories and desktop from one room to another, or from one place to another within room...OR lawns...  example attached..tyres or wheels or designs can be modified..Even chair would be enclosed with provisions of positioning of chairs, stretching, or other posture benefits..  small cabinet car…with light provisions of desired color..small embedded solar ac..  solar batteries or jacks in cabinet…or car…where wires of desktop to jacks..of car..powered by solar batteries…in addition to wire privileges..of electricity.  Gate of car or roof of car can be opened or closed per customer’s choice..

1 Votes | 1 Comment

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

LAPTOP - KEYPAD slant height protrusion

Jun 19, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

  laptops keypad (ONLY KEYPAD PORTION OF LAPTOP) having provisions of protruding out to certain selected height..as slant so that to work while laptop in laps in vehicles or metros, or while in different postures on bed, users can easily type..and on pressing particular button, laptop's keypad would get to its original position as embedded in horizontal position..ONE ASSIGNED BUTTON WOULD BE THERE. 

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, IdeaStorm, New Product Ideas,

FreeBSD-based Secure Laptop for execs/security specialists

May 20, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

FreeBSD is an extremely stable OS. OpenBSD is an an extremely secure OS. DELL should offer it a synthesis of these two OS's as an optional install. Security will be the most important criteria in the acquisition of technological goods.  The greater the diversity of OS's the greater the chances of being able to minimise the spread of malware contagions.  DELL, invest in FreeBSD!You will not regret it.Best wisheszeke 

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, New Product Ideas, Operating Systems,

XPS 15 9570 wishlist -- add your wishes here too

May 12, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

Bought and with deep regrets, returned the 9560: - Arrived formatted in legacy boot, took an hour to realize BIOS were wrong and reconfigure- Service tag was unkown to Dell Support on day of delivery and first call- Basic web browsing was extremely laggy, apparently was a driver bugAs far as feature request: - more emphasis on quality control at the factory- no bloatware, pure Windows install- Intel Iris Graphics for those seeking power efficient option in CPU-bound workloads- 4K USB-C monitor, 27-32 inch size with 5 port USB hub to remove need to docking station and power cable- Better keyboard on par with Lenovo T and P series- Non-fingerprint magnet chassis- Keep up the excellent 4K display in the 9560. It is/was fantasticIf I get the XPS15 9570 it will be used as desktop replacement for video editing. Thanks!

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems, Software,

Better ergonomic mouse based on fingerstyle guitar

Mar 28, 2017

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

Three years ago I began to suffer from RSI caused by prolonged and intense mouse use as part of my work as an environmental modeller. My office (an engineering firm) generously offered to pay for whatever equipment I needed, so was able to test several ergonomic mice in the market. None of them well enough to completely relieve my symptoms. I then decided to build my own mouse.I started my design from the fact that I can play fingerstyle guitar (plucking) for hours without issues, yet 15 minutes of working with a conventional mouse will bring on my symptoms. This suggested that instead of pushing down to click on mouse buttons, pulling in my fingers to click (the way I do when I pluck a guitar string) was the ergonomic way to do this.The other differences between clicking a mouse button and plucking a guitar string involve the range of motion (ROM) and the force applied. A mouse button has an ROM of a couple of millimeters, but plucking a guitar string involves at least 20 mm. In theory the small ROM in a mouse should be a good thing, but it is not because it takes more force to click the button than to pluck a string. Most ergonomic mice use the same buttons as conventional ones. Some ergonomic mice had buttons are lighter than others (including touch mice), but they pose a problem of accidental clicks that required me to lift my fingers while using them. I realized that the solution was to use the principle of a lever: increase the ROM to click the button, thus requiring less force to do so while avoiding accidental clicks. To achieve this leverage, the point where the finger clicks the mouse should be farther forward of the mouse button. This revises a feature found in all mice, conventional or ergonomic, where the finger is right over the buttons.I have attached a picture of my mouse. It is actually built of two travel mice, one piggybacked on the other. The one on top has no electronics but has the buttons, the other on the bottom has the electronics. The levers used to click the buttons are caps from a medicine bottle. The body is a piece of foam.One the left side is a padded button for the thumb, which is the middle click. Due to the placement of the wheel, I could not build a lever for this button. Using the thumb made sense, since it is the strongest digit on the hand, but does nothing on a conventional mouse.My travel mouse had a large wheel, which I retained because I found it to be easier to use. But the big change I adopted was to move the wheel farther to the front of the mouse, which I achieved by cutting off as much of the PCB as possible. The advantage of this placement is that it prevents my fingers from curling or bending back to turn the wheel. I also wanted to place the wheel even lower but I could not do so without radically modifying the mouse. Again, this goes against the convention of placing the wheel on top of the mouse.The other innovation I wanted to put in was to place the mouse wheel over the pointing finger rather than the middle. This is after all the finger I use to turn the wheel, and often the one I use to click it. An informal survey of my co-workers showed that they do the same thing. But like the QWERTYY keyboard, there is really no strong reason for the mouse wheel to be between the two buttons other than symmetry and tradition. Others might prefer to use their middle fingers to operate the wheel, but still use their stronger index finger to click it. The remarkable thing was that after I came up with my mouse with the idea to click a button by pulling in my fingers, Microsoft came up with the Sculpt mouse that had this feature. I tried it, but I went back to my homebuilt mouse. The Sculpt was too big for my hand, and it did not have the leverage (as well as the other features of my mouse).My mouse completely stopped my RSI. I enjoyed it for about a year until the buttons started to fail, and I did not have the energy to rebuild it. Fortunately I found your Dell WM 311 which I believe helped my symptoms though its lightness and low profile. It did not completely eliminate my RSI but if I took enough breaks I was able to avoid the pain. A week ago the middle button on this mouse stopped working, and I learned that it is no longer in production. This morning I received what is supposed to be closest model to it available, the WM514, but it is larger and heavier. I am concerned that I will soon need to resume my search for the perfect mouse. I therefore hope that you consider my suggested design elements so that I won’t have to.

4 Votes | 1 Comment

Categories: Accessories (Keyboards, etc.),

Windows 8 Secure Boot

Oct 27, 2011

17 Votes

Status: Under Review

As an avid Linux user I would like to ask Dell to either have an option in the Bios to disable Secure Boot or an avenue to boot into a second OS.  Status Update:  This idea is currently under review.  Please understand that our ability to share information during this time will be limited. 

17 Votes | 3 Comments

Categories: Desktops and Laptops, Operating Systems,

Ergonomic Key Pad for Digital Artists & Creators

Mar 18, 2017

4 Votes

Status: Acknowledged

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.

4 Votes | 5 Comments

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

XPS 15, USB-C on both sides

May 10, 2017

1 Vote

Status: Acknowledged

The XPS15 I have has only one USB-C port on the left side of the laptop. Currently I would like to use a Displayport, network (RJ45) and some extra USB ports. With this I do not want to take my docking station with me and I was looking for a portable solution. Now I have a few USB-C extentions for DP en network but I cannot use them at the same time because the laptop has only one USB-C port.My suggestion is to put another USB-C port on the right side of the laptop. It does not have to be a loading port.

1 Votes | 0 Comment

Categories: Desktops and Laptops,

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