New wishlist item: Side-mounted touch strip sensor

Thomas Gstädtner thomas at
Tue Jun 19 17:48:19 CEST 2007

Yes, a kind of double rocker-push-button (is there a correct english word?
^^) would be fine, too.
Not two buttons, but one button with 2 contacts (one on each side) and a
neutral position in mid.
Here's a picture I found via google, to imagine what I mean:

2007/6/19, Joe Pfeiffer <jjpfeifferjr at>:
> Ortwin Regel writes:
> >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.
> I'll agree with this -- two buttons (with good tactile feedback) on
> the side give me exactly what I want for scrolling and volume
> control.
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