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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I'm new here. Nice to meet you

As I'm disabled, I can just control my computer with fine movements. Recently, I've tried using Galaxy with an external touchpad but I found it the cursor speed is too slowly and it's difficult for me to do something like sliding & calling. Are there any settings like computers that can tune to make the movement of the cursor be more sensitive? or there any apps help? or should I try another kind of smartphones?

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Hello, I'm new here. Nice to meet you

As I'm disabled, I can just control my computer with fine movements. Recently, I've tried using Galaxy with an external touchpad but I found it the cursor speed is too slowly and it's difficult for me to do something like sliding & calling. Are there any settings like computers that can tune to make the movement of the cursor be more sensitive? or there any apps help? or should I try another kind of smartphones?

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Warm welcomes from us to you, Josy. Thank you for becoming one of us in this nice community of Android users.

Wow, what a challenge.. I'm googling my fingers off and can't come up with much. What I am wondering is if (my new phone) the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 would be compatible with your situation, as it has a stylus that does not even have to touch the screen in order to move, activate and write/print, etc.

May I ask you to elaborate just a bit on your specific need? I'm trying to visualize what could be best for you.. perhaps a special dock with keyboard, etc.

We'll find a way.
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Thanks your reply! Sorry that I can't use a stylus. I can just use touchpad with my index finger with fine movement.
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Welcome, Josy Faith! I used to use an Alps touchpad instead of a mouse with my computers. Unfortunately th lifespan of the Alps designs were pretty short, and I haven't seen any on sale for a while now. The Adesso GP-160UP looks similar to the Alps product, but doesn't appear to be compatible with Android devices. There are quite a few keyboards with touchpads, but that's probably not going to help you much.

The problem with the USB port on most Android devices is that it's not able to take USB devices that are made to plug into computers. My ASUS tablet has a keyboard dock with a "A" USB port that can take computer peripherals. But without the dock, its "B" (perhiperal) connector can't work with other perhiperal devices. This is analogous to the DTE (data terminal equipment) RS-232 serial ports of yore. There were gender changers for RS-232 devices, but I don't think it can be done like that with USB.
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Thanks for your idea!

I've tried to plug in a USB wireless receiver of my touchpad by an external adopter on Galaxy SII. I think the touchpad is compatible on Android devices but the cursor speed is too slow because of my fine movements.

Please take a look of my touchpad the following link below:
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Do you think Adesso GP 160UP will be better for me?
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Thanks for your idea!

I've tried to plug in a USB wireless receiver of my touchpad by an external adopter on Galaxy SII. I think the touchpad is compatible on Android devices but the cursor speed is too slow because of my fine movements.

Please take a look of my touchpad the following link below:
Wireless Touchpad for Windows - Logitech

Do you think Adesso GP 160UP will be better for me?
I can't endorse the Adesso because I've never actually used one. The thing I liked about the Alps pads were that they were small enough to move the cursor across the screen in a single motion, being held in one hand. It's hard to tell if the Adesso can do the same thing without trying it. I think it would allow more economy of motion than a trackpad, which has a lot larger surface.

FWIW my Galaxy SII has a "Mouse/trackpad Pointer speed" setting, so you should be able to adjust it to fit your needs.
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I can't endorse the Adesso because I've never actually used one. The thing I liked about the Alps pads were that they were small enough to move the cursor across the screen in a single motion, being held in one hand. It's hard to tell if the Adesso can do the same thing without trying it. I think it would allow more economy of motion than a trackpad, which has a lot larger surface.

FWIW my Galaxy SII has a "Mouse/trackpad Pointer speed" setting, so you should be able to adjust it to fit your needs.
I've tried to adjust to the fastest speed but it still couldn't fit my needs.

Do u know where can I buy Adesso in HK?
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Do u know where can I buy Adesso in HK?
The website looks like it's United States only. Probably worth e-mailing Adesso, see if they do supply to Asia.
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I've tried to adjust to the fastest speed but it still couldn't fit my needs.
One way to give yourself more pointer speed is to eschew high resolution devices. More DPI gives finer-grained control, but also slows down the pointer.

Touch tablets tend to be high resolution devices that are used for drawing and other artsy stuff. A cheap trackpad is likely to have less resolution, and snappier response as a result.

Adesso has a factory in China, so there's a good chance that you can buy the same product in China under some other name. All I did was Google "trackpad" when I found the Adesso brand; you can probably do the same at your location.
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