I am curious as to whether any of you more experienced types are aware
of a USB controller that has directional (up-down-left-right) keys (or
could be used in such fashion) and a clickable button.
I am setting up an installation for which i don't want the user to
really access anything else -- or be confused as to what to do -- so
setting up with a keyboard is out of the question. Four button
trackballs (or trackballs of any kind) won't work either, as I'm
worried someone will make off with the ball.
I've given thought to using a USB numerical keypad, modding it with
backlight and changing out keys to straight up arrows and blanks
instead of numbers, coupled with a regular mouse, but it would be
really nice to just have a single interface for the user (instead of
two). There are some reasonable VoIP devices that look sort of like
what I'm looking for, but I'm worried the phone-oriented icons on the
controller will confuse any users.
Bring on the recommendations. Thanks in advance!