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21st July 2011, 06:10 PM |#11  
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Wow, that looks nice. Think I'll order one from Amazon, it's about the same price after shipping ($35).
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21st July 2011, 10:59 PM |#12  
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hi TV, let me know what method you end up on to stop the acer falling out the top. so far used this quite a lot and given its price i still think it is a useful piece of kit. certanly makes my typing a lot quicker.. Now looking at a mouse pad to add to the set up and i will have a perfect little Netbook
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dit; at the moment i ahve a couple of pieces of cardboard stuffed down the abck to keep it a little more secure
22nd July 2011, 02:58 AM |#13  
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How does it slide out of the top if there's a latch which goes over the case??
22nd July 2011, 03:01 AM |#14  
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hi TV, let me know what method you end up on to stop the acer falling out the top. so far used this quite a lot and given its price i still think it is a useful piece of kit. certanly makes my typing a lot quicker.. Now looking at a mouse pad to add to the set up and i will have a perfect little Netbook
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dit; at the moment i ahve a couple of pieces of cardboard stuffed down the abck to keep it a little more secure

Here is what I did - I have a heavy thick oversized rubber band that I put around the case when it is closed. I found a black one that matches the color (almost) of the case material. I put it around and over the top so it wont slide out that way.

I also ALWAYS carry it with the latch side up.

How are you going to add the mouse? Are you going to get a splitter for the USB port?
22nd July 2011, 09:39 AM |#15  
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i see that the band would do the trick quite well, certainly you need to be holding it with the latch shut otherwise - bye bye acer . i think i see this as a reasonable way forward, the keyboard is for me far better than the soft when i can use it, bu ti also want to be able to slip the acer out and carry it when i need., i guess i will add a Skinomi tyoe skin to it for the protection it needs wehn it is running free.

re the mouse, is a bit expnesive but i a still looking at something like this:

http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/eu/...touchpads.com/


and for the USB i though a micro hub similar to this might do the trick.

http://cgi.ebay.de/DICOTA-MICRO-USB-...item3f0c0c64a7
22nd July 2011, 12:03 PM |#16  
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i see that the band would do the trick quite well, certainly you need to be holding it with the latch shut otherwise - bye bye acer . i think i see this as a reasonable way forward, the keyboard is for me far better than the soft when i can use it, bu ti also want to be able to slip the acer out and carry it when i need., i guess i will add a Skinomi tyoe skin to it for the protection it needs wehn it is running free.

re the mouse, is a bit expnesive but i a still looking at something like this:

http://www.ergonomictouchpad.com/eu/...touchpads.com/


and for the USB i though a micro hub similar to this might do the trick.

http://cgi.ebay.de/DICOTA-MICRO-USB-...item3f0c0c64a7


the touch screen mouse is pretty cool, especially how flat and portable it is. I like it but might opt for a standard wireless mouse if I am going to split the one USB port into multiple ones.

I was looking at a splitter like this one - http://www.amazon.com/High-Speed-Fle.../dp/B002670LY0 which gives you 4 USB inputs or this one that gives you 2 - http://milo.com/enercell-yc-8868-usb-splitter-cable

Thoughts?
22nd July 2011, 04:02 PM |#17  
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the touch screen mouse is pretty cool, especially how flat and portable it is. I like it but might opt for a standard wireless mouse if I am going to split the one USB port into multiple ones.

I was looking at a splitter like this one - http://www.amazon.com/High-Speed-Fle.../dp/B002670LY0 which gives you 4 USB inputs or this one that gives you 2 - http://milo.com/enercell-yc-8868-usb-splitter-cable

Thoughts?

I have a belkin usb hub which looks grt and works flawlessly....

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22nd July 2011, 05:01 PM |#18  
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I have a belkin usb hub which looks grt and works flawlessly....

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22nd July 2011, 05:46 PM |#19  
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I am using a mini 4 port hub (ONN Travel Hub) I got at the local Walmart for around 10 bucks. Mouse and keyboard work fine together

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22nd July 2011, 07:01 PM |#20  
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I didn't buy it online.....so can't really provide you a link......go to belkin's site and see the products....there you will find the usb hub...powered as well as non powered( both work).....copy the name and paste on ebay....and search it there....

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24th July 2011, 12:39 AM |#21  
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How does it slide out of the top if there's a latch which goes over the case??

this one on Amazon has 5 tabs one of which is on top to hold the tablet in place when carrying.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZ3MEU
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