Digitally Imported Homepage

Go Back   Digitally Imported Forums > Daily Life > Other Passions > Computers & Information Technology
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread Sep 27th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
Ambiguity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,159
Default Laptop Stands + Keyboards

I'm looking at getting a stand for my laptop. Looking it for hours at a time gets quite strenuous on my neck, I would prefer it be eye level. My only dilemma is that the headphones jack is on the front of it which rules out a number of the stands I have looked at.

I'm also looking at getting a USB keyboard, NOT wireless though since that's overkill.

I do know that you can get a USB sound card, but I don't know if the quality would be very good from them?
Ambiguity is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
DI Critical Mass
 
PhineasFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dancing with wolves
Posts: 33,185
Send a message via MSN to PhineasFreak
Default

as far as soundcards go, USB2.0 is theoretically capable of slightly exceeding the speeds and throughput of firewire, and should be ok - avoid USB1.1 like the plague of course.

dunno much about CardBus or PCI and PCIe cos they're basically old hat...
__________________
"It sounds like God treading on a lego brick" - Jeremy Clarkson

New Psy-Dub remix!
http://www.ubetoo.com/psytrance/46349
PhineasFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 27th, 2006, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
Trance-Aholic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: In a Trance
Posts: 1,055
Send a message via AIM to Trance-Aholic Send a message via MSN to Trance-Aholic
Default

Yeah, USB 1.1 is painfully slow. So why am I still using it? Hmmmm
Trance-Aholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 28th, 2006, 12:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
DI Extreme Addict
 
Ambiguity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 4,159
Default

Mmm, creative has a nice USB 2 external sound card.

I bought a keyboard today....had to take it back, twas ps/2 not usb...I didn't think anyone used ps/2 anymore..
Ambiguity is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Sep 28th, 2006, 03:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
DI Critical Mass
 
PhineasFreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Dancing with wolves
Posts: 33,185
Send a message via MSN to PhineasFreak
Default

if the price is that different, you can in future just get a ps2/usb adaptor...
__________________
"It sounds like God treading on a lego brick" - Jeremy Clarkson

New Psy-Dub remix!
http://www.ubetoo.com/psytrance/46349
PhineasFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Mar 7th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: singapore
Posts: 18
Default

Maybe you can get some informations here regarding laptop stands
Just go here: www.firsthandlaptopstands.com

I hope it helps.
Ogie Diaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread Mar 7th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
Regular Forum Addict
 
ij70_17as's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: U.S. of A.
Posts: 499
Default

Headphones jack: can you make a hole in the front of the stand to plug the headphones in?
__________________
Life is short and dinnertime is chancy.
Eat desert first!
ij70_17as is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0
Copyright © 2010 Digitally Imported, Inc.