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Westside guy

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Oct 15, 2003
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Re: Re: Hmm, I wonder...

Originally posted by pcmankey
What mouse are you using? And do all the functions work? I also have a new Al PB and would like to get a BT mouse that is not a cyclops. I read the Apple warning about doing Frimware update and it states that you will not be able to use Windows products if you do it.

I think there are only two or three BT mice out there... the Apple one of course; Logitech's Presenter (not really a mouse); and Microsoft's "Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer for Bluetooth". The latter is the one I have. It's a trifle bigger than I'd like, but otherwise I'm really pleased with it.

I guess that's what I'm wondering - does a MS mouse count as a "Windows product"???

Oh, almost forgot the other part of your question. Left-click and right-click work, as does the scrollwheel. There are two extra side buttons that I haven't even tried to set up. Right-click seems to be mapping to control+left-click by default, which works great.
 

jorisx

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Dec 3, 2002
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europ
Don't use this update with other bt-dongels then the listed ones, I had to learn it the hard way, it f***up mine ... had to get a new one today ... bummer..
 

blurtigo

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Oct 15, 2003
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Originally posted by srobert
Hello blurtigo. Just a little question. Does the D-Link adapter fits under the cube or did you have to plug it in another usb port?

Thanks

I have it plugged into a hub, but it would fit under the Cube if you have a USB port free.
 

srobert

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Originally posted by blurtigo
I have it plugged into a hub, but it would fit under the Cube if you have a USB port free.

Thanks for the reply.

I intend to retire my cube as a "couch-Potato-A/V-Unit". I will plug it to my TV through a VGA converter and components cable. No other dislay. I will wire the sound through the iMic and Audio Line it on TV. I will sit it on a shelf next to my TV. I want to control it via bluetooth because my TV is kinda far from my couch. I only need the two USB port on the bottom (1 for sound, 1 for bluetooth)

No matter how old my cube will get, I could never give it, sell it or throw it away. It's too beautifull.

When it get's too old to serve as my A/V unit and TV internet surfing thingy, I'll convert it into a Juke box using Apple Remote Desktop.

srobert
 

blurtigo

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Oct 15, 2003
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Cool, that's pretty much what my Cube is doing now. Holds all my music, and have it running through the TV with wireless keyboard/mouse. Replaced the standard USB amp you get with the Cube with an Edirol sampler to get optical digital out as well. That goes straight into my A/V amp.

I'd never get rid of my Cube either. Beautiful bit of design. Hope it does come back as an anniversary model sometime. An aluminium G5 Cube would be quite funky... ;)
 

srobert

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Originally posted by blurtigo
Cool, that's pretty much what my Cube is doing now. Holds all my music, and have it running through the TV with wireless keyboard/mouse. Replaced the standard USB amp you get with the Cube with an Edirol sampler to get optical digital out as well. That goes straight into my A/V amp.

I'd never get rid of my Cube either. Beautiful bit of design. Hope it does come back as an anniversary model sometime. An aluminium G5 Cube would be quite funky... ;)

Nice! could you provide me with a link for that that Edirol Sampler? Is it hooked into one of your USB port or Firewire?

I hear you my friend. I would also love top see a headless G5 (aluminum Cube). When the G5 tower came out, I sketched a G5 cube. You can see what it looks like here: G5 AlCube
 

blurtigo

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Oct 15, 2003
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They are USB, so it's as easy as unplugging the Apple amp that comes with the Cube and plugging in the Edirol one. This is the one I've got:

http://www.edirol.com/products/info/ua20.html

24-bit sampler/midi-interface with digital optical out, and a nice blue LED :) Use it to sample vinyl, and had some excellent results.

There's also this 16-bit sampler as well:

http://www.edirol.com/products/info/ua1x.html

Much prefer having digital sound rather than running it into the amp from the headphone jack.
 
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