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Old 10-21-2008, 07:55 PM   #16
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I suggest looking into right angled adaptors.
Thank you for the suggestion, I'll follow it up. That would clearly be an improvement - I'd still prefer the slot in the top, though, because even with something little like this, the bottom edge of the reader won't be flat, so I can't prop it against a tabletop, which is how I tend to read.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:53 AM   #17
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I don't like it at the bottom, I'd prefer it on the side, however there are difficulties no matter where you put it. A "tether" will always be awkward for some dependant on how they use it.

I fully agree a better pan and scroll with the keys would be nice, just an incremental pan say a line or 2 at a time would be nice & with a jump of say 5 - 10 lines if held for a bit longer.
I understnad the problems of e-ink in that repsenct but sometimes you only need a line or 2 to sho the end or page edge, especially with A4 or simillar documents.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:42 PM   #18
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I don't like it at the bottom, I'd prefer it on the side, however there are difficulties no matter where you put it. A "tether" will always be awkward for some dependant on how they use it.

I fully agree a better pan and scroll with the keys would be nice, just an incremental pan say a line or 2 at a time would be nice & with a jump of say 5 - 10 lines if held for a bit longer.
I understnad the problems of e-ink in that repsenct but sometimes you only need a line or 2 to sho the end or page edge, especially with A4 or simillar documents.
Why not just have the pan limit itself to the page? Then if there is only a couple of lines it would pan only a couple of lines. I think this is better than trying to move the display one or two lines at a time when you don't know where the edge is.

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Old 10-24-2008, 03:45 PM   #19
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At the request other members, I tried to get this thread marked as sticky a few days ago, but nothing has happened. I haven't even received a simply 2-letter NO reply to my request. Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way since I have never done this before.

The only contact I could find is this generic page:
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Any advice? Did I miss something obvious?
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Old 10-24-2008, 03:51 PM   #20
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At the request other members, I tried to get this thread marked as sticky a few days ago, but nothing has happened. I haven't even received a simply 2-letter NO reply to my request. Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way since I have never done this before.

The only contact I could find is this generic page:
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(other boards usually have a direct link to a moderator of that specific group)

Any advice? Did I miss something obvious?
the best way to request a sticky is to send a pm to a moderator (look for the names in green). i'm not sure where the contact form messages arrive, but they probably go to alex, and he's been busy / travelling lately so might not have seen it.
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:35 PM   #21
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Or use the ! button to "report" the first post and put your request as the "reason". Worked pretty fast for me
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:45 PM   #22
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Or use the ! button to "report" the first post and put your request as the "reason". Worked pretty fast for me
yes, or do that.
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Old 10-27-2008, 04:56 PM   #23
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #24
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does anyone know if you can hook up a mini-USB keyboard for note-taking on the DR1000S? if not, could someone pretty please enable that feature? I type much faster than I write...
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:08 PM   #25
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does anyone know if you can hook up a mini-USB keyboard for note-taking on the DR1000S? if not, could someone pretty please enable that feature? I type much faster than I write...
Not in the short term. This was already discussed on this forum, if you care to search for related posts.

There is still some speculation if the available USB port could be hacked to work in Host Mode (it's not supported by iRex, but maybe the hardware does) Then you would need an adapter: female standard USB connector -> male Mini B USB connector. I haven't found one anywhere.

The best bet for keyboard support might be the upcoming wireless version of the DR1000, which includes Bluetooth. The reader has a software keyboard though, otherwise if typing is a priority may I suggest something called a "laptop"
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:16 PM   #26
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Then you would need an adapter: female standard USB connector -> male Mini B USB connector. I haven't found one anywhere.
What you need is a female-female adapter and they are common. I use one to be able to connect for example a keyboard to my Nokia N810.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:40 PM   #27
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What you need is a female-female adapter and they are common. I use one to be able to connect for example a keyboard to my Nokia N810.
Didn't think of that: standard Mini B cable into the reader, Female-Female adapter inbetween, USB keyboard cable at the end... That's a lotta cable, could sit across the room with that
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:07 PM   #28
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The best bet for keyboard support might be the upcoming wireless version of the DR1000, which includes Bluetooth.
Yes, although the FAQ says:
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Q: In what facility has Bluetooth been implemented?
A: The main function is to setup a data connection to a 3G enabled mobile phone (dial-up) in order to connect to the internet. Other functions can be added depending customer requests.
Unlike the USB port, which may or may not have the hardware for keyboard support, it is definitely possible to support a bluetooth keyboard with the right software on the DR1000SW.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:21 AM   #29
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Thanks for all the feedback, I will make sure to check this regularly and pass on these items

by the way there is also a sub-forum at the iRex forum to post your feedback and bugs, which we will monitor and comment on.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:54 AM   #30
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Feature request

The iLiad had one little thing that the DR doesn't - the option to open to the document (and place) that you were at when you closed down.

If that could be implemented I'd be a happier munchkin. ('Happier' because I'm certainly not unhappy with the DR just as it is.)
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