|New to Rotate and Click - Mushy Keys|
Message #13 Posted by Sujith Abraham on 12 Sept 2010, 10:03 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Sujith Abraham
Let your finger rest on a key. Nothing happens.
BTW, it's comparable with computer mice: do you want a mouse not clicking? Why not? Now you know :)
I can rest my fingers on the keyboard and it will not alter anything if I don't consciously chose to (on my HP).
Yes the computer mice analogy makes sense :)
For the sake of correctness, I got my Casio and placed my fingers on it. It is registering keystrokes. Sure, an HP won't behave like this .
Try this with any other calculators (Casio, Sharp, etc.) and you'll feel the difference immediately.
This exact feature is my "problem." I feel it requires a more conscious effort to input a number. OTOH on a Casio, I am used to a feather touch.
The HP key clicks and then stops, while on a TI you push hard, it bottoms out and there is some squishy "give" at the end to absorb the press.
I have to say I have only used a TI while I was in 10+2. I don't even know the model number (It wasn't written on it. Mine was the only TI in the entire school!). It was an awful calculator for a scientific calculator, but not because of the keys. I think it was a solar only model and its solar panel was really nice (You can work in even indoors if lighting is OK outside,but there were times when I couldn't use it in cloudy atmosphere)
Tim: But we don't have to press as hard on a soft key. That's exactly what I am missing. I have to press harder than what I am used to!
As of now, I have used it only for doing examples in the manual. I think I will get used to it after using it for some time in real use environment.
But there are some things rotate-and-click keys are not suitable; the directional keys/arrows are a perfect example. It is taking the usability out of it.
In ALG mode, slow arrow keys makes it nearly useless and frustrating. If I can't move rapidly using arrow keys, I am getting disheartened; it is slower than what I am used in a calculator with a mushy keypad. :(
What do you guys think about excusing the directional keys from the rotate-and-click implementation?
Sorry if I sounded too whiny.
Thank you for taking time to respond :-)
Edited: 13 Sept 2010, 8:33 a.m.