New wishlist item: Side-mounted touch strip sensor

Ortwin Regel ortwin at
Tue Jun 19 17:08:58 CEST 2007

No, the PSP stick is crap. We don't really need anything analog, the
touchscreen does that fine. What we could use are some decent, solid
buttons and/or a d-pad.
I could also see some applications for a Blackberry style wheel, for
example volume control and scrolling. I don't think using a futuristic
sensor would be a good idea because we already have an analog device
without feedback which is the touchscreen.


On 6/19/07, Ian Stirling <ian.stirling at> wrote:
> Gabriel Ambuehl wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 June 2007 11:39:22 thomas.cooksey at wrote:
> >
> >
> >>This is an idea which was floated on the SVHMPC list a few months ago.
> >>The only possible issue is those people who are left-handed. Perhaps a
> >>strip on each side would be the best way to go. :-)
> >>
> >
> > I think the HTC S620 has something like this (their Blackberry looking device
> > if I got the model number wrong) if anyone wants to see it in real life (I
> > haven't).
> >
> > Personally, I'd prefer a 5 way scroll wheel like on my SE P900,though.
> I'm unsure - I've now found that analog sticks as replacements for PSP
> ones are $6. Which could be fun too.
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