Sunday, January 2, 2011

Missing Keys

This is a petty complaint but I really miss that block of keys in the upper right hand corner. This is definitely a scenario of now knowing what you had until it is gone. When it comes to selecting text, nothing works like those Home, End, Page Up, Page Down buttons. Delete, you've been missed as well.

Christmas Gadgets

Christmas brought several new gadgets that I was unfortunately able to use with the Cr-48. This was mainly due to the need for a USB component. Chrome OS being as new as it is we have yet to see a solution to the driver issue. I have high hopes that one will be developed in the future.

That being said, I didn't actually expect these USB items to work. It would have been nice but not very realistic. In the end it was a pleasant surprise when both my new Jawbone headset and Garmin watch were able to accept a charge from the USB port on the Cr-48. I had my obvious doubts.

I have, however, been using my Logitech Anywhere MX with its unifying USB receiver with limited functionality since receiving the Cr-48. The main mouse clicks and scrolling work flawlessly but I receive no response from the Cr-48 when I attempt to click the other accessory buttons on the mouse. Here again I am hopeful for an eventual solution. In the meantime, if you happen to be buying a mouse for use on a Cr-48, there is no need to splurge for any extra buttons.