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Hi all, thought I should introduce myself, I'm jarrad from Australia. Currently looking for something similar to a n52te but with a trackball in place of the thumbstick. (I lost my right hand/lower arm in a workplace accident and am looking to have a wasd keyboard for movement and the trackball to replace the mouse for mouse look... Unless there is an alternative ie: an n52te/nostromo with mouse built into the bottom...)
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I think I have found 2 alternatives that are what you are looking for, the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit and the Logitech G13
These are a similar product to the n52te and nostromo, expect there is one difference, the joystick/thumbstick on them is extremely customisable. You can set the different X and Y axis on it to the X and Y axis of a mouse.
As said in a review, "The thumbstick is an ordinary 2-axis analog controller, so if your game supports joystick motion you can leave it unprogrammed. But you can also set it — separately for each axis — to send mouse movements or keystrokes.
Read more at http://the-gadgeteer.com/2006/07/24/saitek_pro_gamer_command_unit/#i85KLuKKjLWrespk.99 "


The G13 also has a joystick that you can customise to mouse movements.


http://logitech-en-emea.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31714/section/troubleshoot/crid/404/lt_product_id/5123/tabs/1,3,2,5/cl/cz,cs
Picking between these would be personal preference, although I do believe the G13 is more widely available.


Feel really sorry for you mate, this is a disadvantage that heavily impacts your life.
Try posting over here(http://www.ablegamers.com/7-gaming-with-a-physical-disability), they should be able to help you much more then over here if you need any more help.
Edited by ALMOSTunseen - 5/13/13 at 3:31am
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I think I have found 2 alternatives that are what you are looking for, the Saitek Pro Gamer Command Unit and the Logitech G13
These are a similar product to the n52te and nostromo, expect there is one difference, the joystick/thumbstick on them is extremely customisable. You can set the different X and Y axis on it to the X and Y axis of a mouse.
As said in a review, "The thumbstick is an ordinary 2-axis analog controller, so if your game supports joystick motion you can leave it unprogrammed. But you can also set it — separately for each axis — to send mouse movements or keystrokes.
Read more at http://the-gadgeteer.com/2006/07/24/saitek_pro_gamer_command_unit/#i85KLuKKjLWrespk.99 "


The G13 also has a joystick that you can customise to mouse movements.


http://logitech-en-emea.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31714/section/troubleshoot/crid/404/lt_product_id/5123/tabs/1,3,2,5/cl/cz,cs
Picking between these would be personal preference, although I do believe the G13 is more widely available.


Feel really sorry for you mate, this is a disadvantage that heavily impacts your life.
Try posting over here(http://www.ablegamers.com/7-gaming-with-a-physical-disability), they should be able to help you much more then over here if you need any more help.

Thanks for the links, will definatly be checking out the G13 smile.gif
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I'm from Adelaide and just joined yesterday also, sorry to hear about your accident. I want to let you know I purchased the Saitek Command Unit about 5 years ago now, got it imported from the UK. The Saitek does work quite well, with the joystick for your thumb, however the other macro buttons do make it feel quite cheap. I would try the Logitech one myself, its much more newer also. Best of luck! smile.gif
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Hi all, thought I should introduce myself, I'm jarrad from Australia. Currently looking for something similar to a n52te but with a trackball in place of the thumbstick. (I lost my right hand/lower arm in a workplace accident and am looking to have a wasd keyboard for movement and the trackball to replace the mouse for mouse look... Unless there is an alternative ie: an n52te/nostromo with mouse built into the bottom...)

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Hello,

I'm from Adelaide and just joined yesterday also, sorry to hear about your accident. I want to let you know I purchased the Saitek Command Unit about 5 years ago now, got it imported from the UK. The Saitek does work quite well, with the joystick for your thumb, however the other macro buttons do make it feel quite cheap. I would try the Logitech one myself, its much more newer also. Best of luck! smile.gif

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