Best one-hand keyboard for using with tablet pcs?

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  1. dream3

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    Hi there!

    Ive got a surface pro and so far Ive been struggling with the artdock. I believe it's amazing for some, but in my case, given the surface pro's screen is already small, I couldnt get used to it. Also have trouble when pressing artdock's buttons, I dont know, it's not for me.

    So im thinking a small portable one-hand keyboard or gadget that I could set some buttons and shortcuts would be great. Something like a razer nostromo but smaller, more portable. I dont hink it needs to have that many buttons too.

    I have rarely seen people discuss that kind of gadget and Id think more people use that kind of setup.

    So do you guys have ideas of gadgets I could look for? If you have anything similar, mind sharing your setup?
     
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    I have a Razer Nostromo for home and this for on-the-go.
    I use XPadder to customise the buttons.
     
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    Yeah, that one seems perfect. Gonna check it out.

    Also, does anyone use bluetooth keyboard, like the microsoft wedge keyboard? Are they portable enough? Since they wouldnt be attached to the surface, like the touch cover, maybe that could work just as well..
     
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    I've never seen one in person or used the Microsoft Wedge keyboard so I can't comment.

    It all depends by how portable you want it, do you wan it so you can sit on the train with small one-handed device or have something that's small and portable enough to then be able to go to a cafe and sit and draw...
     
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    Yep guess you are right.

    Any chance you could share your settings with me? Im still a beginner when it comes to painting and I have a hard time placing shortcuts. I think I could use some base settings from someone more experienced.
     
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    Yeah mate, that's for the go-pad?

    PM me your email and I'll send you the settings I've got for Photoshop.
    You've downloaded and installed Xpadder?

    EDIT: I could just make you a step-by-step guide if you want?
    Means you'll then be able to do it yourself.
     
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    I use a Nostromo myself. It's wonderful and I have since started using it to work on my desktop as well. Just try to get one of the older versions with the vram... this makes it so that you don't have to download any drivers for it - that all of the settings/ macros you set to it transfer to whatever machine you happen to use it with since it's stored internally. The current one from Razer isn't bad - you just have to install software and import/ recreate settings and macros every-time you want to use it on another computer on the fly.
     
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    Hey mate thanks for helping me out!

    In fact, your settings for both nostromo and go-pad would be freakin awesome!

    Also, yes, if you could, a tutorial would be amazing too! But only if you have the time, I think I can dig a little and mess around with xpadder, it shouldnt be too difficult to actually learn it.

    ps: just saw your video review of the x230t over at CA, cool stuff!
     
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    Jesus, where the PM button over here? I cant also seem to figure out a way to edit my posts :(
     
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