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USB Foot Switches

post #1 of 17
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Can anybody else see the potentials of these foot switches. I can see using it for many things in many FPS like when you have to use your pinkie to keep a key press to hold breath or even just a constant key press to maintain an action like crouch or lean l/r while moving.

http://pro-clockers.com/inputdevices...ot-switch.html
post #2 of 17
Ya that's a pretty good idea! I'd pick up the 3 pedal pack when they come out.
post #3 of 17
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I am just waiting on the local store to get them in (sometime this week or early next). I just hope they are as well built as my BOSS pedals.

ADD: prob not since the BOSS pedals are metal and I think these are plastic.
post #4 of 17
Good for flight sims I guess.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

Good for flight sims I guess.

They are switches and not pots so if you wanted to use them as peddles they will not work since they are on/off only.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by Tinker View Post

They are switches and not pots so if you wanted to use them as peddles they will not work since they are on/off only.

Hmm, well they would have a fairly limited use then. I couldn't think of any game I'd use it with. Seems like my feet would get tired after using them for a while.
post #7 of 17
Weapon up/down I guess, as my left hand is always too busy to change weapons easily, and the mouse wheel just isn't accurate enough for me. Overall though, they seem like a cheesy little toy that you would rapidly realize are more of a pain to use than just hitting a key on your keyboard.
post #8 of 17
I saw Creative has a pedal option for one of their newer headsets. I guess it could be useful for push-to-talk situations. Other than that, I am okay with the k+m combo.
post #9 of 17
I was thinking it might be good for crouching/running-walking/jumping but as I said before you'd think it would be faster and easier just to use the keys.
post #10 of 17
While on the topic of odd input devices, check this out!

http://www.3dconnexion.com/

At work today I was turning off a light switch and glanced over at a shelf in the process. On the shelf was a SpaceNavigator, apparently used at one point by one of my designers. I'm going to see if I can bring this piece of discarded technology home to fiddle with, but I figured you guys would like to have your attention brought to it. I can imagine some interesting game control here, given proper driver support of course. The company is an arm of Logitech, so we can at least assume that the hardware will be competently built.
post #11 of 17
I still have a virtually new SpaceOrb 360 sitting around.
post #12 of 17
Good idea for not-regularly-used features: Throw Grenade, etc.....your feet would get tired using them for things like weapon up/down. Might be good also for CLICK TO CHAT if you do multiplayer and use a headset that you dont have transmitting all the time.
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

Good idea for not-regularly-used features: Throw Grenade, etc.....your feet would get tired using them for things like weapon up/down. Might be good also for CLICK TO CHAT if you do multiplayer and use a headset that you dont have transmitting all the time.

What, you have weak feet.... I use my sim race rig every day and gotten use to using my feet in games. I just hope that they behaves like keys rather then just momentary on/off switch in that you can keep them pressed to maintain an action like crouching etc.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
I got the 3 pack today. They really have a funky smell when you take then out of the box. The switches are what they are suppose to be, act like key presses (macro's seem to be supported). Seems well made enuf for the price. Only issue I have with them is that at times I can not press two at the same time and have both functions activated. But other times it seems to work fine. I have mine set up left most for crouch and right most for shift (run... like brake and gas ) and middle for nade (thats the one that does not work correctly all the time) in MoH: Afg beta. But I still have the tendencies to use the key board with my pinkie out of habit. Maybe I should RTFM and see if I can set up profiles for each game.
post #15 of 17
You just have money to burn don't you?
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

You just have money to burn don't you?

I got them for <$40cdn. The price of a sushi dinner.
post #17 of 17
haha, ingenious for switching between porn and "important" applications, just setup a macro!
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