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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post




It's textured metal, like the knurls on a lens barrel. This particular scroll wheel cover has actually been on the butt end of a lot of jokes and jibes in the Chinese forums. If only we hired AnakChan to be our product photographer redface.gif Now apparently we have to change the disc texture design (again) or even move to a completely different disc material

 

May I ask why you changed it from the texture we saw in the original X5 prototype?

 

(click on images to enlarge)

 

 

It looks much more understated and subtly blends-in with the rest of the DAP.

 

Unless the scroll mechanism is very stiff, I would not expect to need any extra grip than the subtle amount in this picture.


Edited by Mython - 12/21/13 at 11:58am
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I like the look of the knurled wheel. Why the jokes? I would suspect it lends to no finger slippage.
post #2478 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

May I ask why you changed it from the texture we saw in the original X5 prototype?

 

It looks much more understated and subtly blends-in with the rest of the DAP.

 

Unless the scroll mechanism is very stiff, I would not expect to need any extra grip than the subtle amount in this picture.

+1 for the question. I also prefer that prototype version, looks better. Of course I can't comment on user experience that's another thing.

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Originally Posted by AmberOzL View Post
 

+1 for the question. I also prefer that prototype version, looks better. Of course I can't comment on user experience that's another thing.

interesting, I prefer the production version

post #2480 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post

May I ask why you changed it from the texture we saw in the original X5 prototype?




It looks much more understated and subtly blends-in with the rest of the DAP.

Unless the scroll mechanism is very stiff, I would not expect to need any extra grip than the subtle amount in this picture.

Remember that you turn the wheel around the clock rather than push it inwards and outwards. The concentric pattern on the prototype wheel was more like an anti-grip than a grip and slippage was noted with stiff dry fingers in winter.
post #2481 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Mython View Post
 

 

May I ask why you changed it from the texture we saw in the original X5 prototype?

 

 

It looks much more understated and subtly blends-in with the rest of the DAP.

 

Unless the scroll mechanism is very stiff, I would not expect to need any extra grip than the subtle amount in this picture.

+1

FiiO please,don't touch more :deadhorse:

post #2482 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post


Remember that you turn the wheel around the clock rather than push it inwards and outwards.

 

Gee... 'thanks' for reminding me... :rolleyes:

 

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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

The concentric pattern on the prototype wheel was more like an anti-grip than a grip and slippage was noted with stiff dry fingers in winter.

 

Perhaps there could be a compromise between the first type of texture and the newer type of texture, then?

 

I appreciate that it's a tricky compromise to find a successful solution for, but the current texture really does look totally at odds with the rest of the DAPs sleek surface texture...

 

Speaking only personally, I'd gladly buy the original texture, even if it does need a bit of extra care when my fingers are cold, but I appreciate that you don't want other people to complain about slipping fingers.

 

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Edited by Mython - 12/21/13 at 8:54am
post #2483 of 19481
Apparently there's a move towards a smooth rubber surface for the scroll wheel (as opposed to the inherently slippery metal)
post #2484 of 19481
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Apparently there's a move towards a smooth rubber surface for the scroll wheel (as opposed to the inherently slippery metal)

 

Interesting.

 

And do you know if it would be replaceable when the rubber wears out?

post #2485 of 19481
They must have been trying on different discs on the X3 like a particularly indecisive customer at a shoe shop these past few days, so I'm sure it's swappable to some extent tongue.gif , perhaps they will provide a tool for this if the eventuality arises.
post #2486 of 19481
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Interesting.

 

And do you know if it would be replaceable when the rubber wears out?

 

The finish on a black metal scroll wheel will also wear off in time leaving shiny areas.

post #2487 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post

They must have been trying on different discs on the X3 like a particularly indecisive customer at a shoe shop these past few days, so I'm sure it's swappable to some extent tongue.gif , perhaps they will provide a tool for this if the eventuality arises.


LOL :D

 

 

Maybe you should consider selling spare discs, so the customer can choose their preference (I'll take Mk. 1 metal disc, please :wink:)

 

 

I'm serious, though, if they are swappable, it really might be the answer to your problem - just let the customer buy the DAP and then they could decide to attach whichever disc they prefer.

post #2488 of 19481

Hey Joe,

 

What is the power output of X5 finally? Did you guys reduced it from X3?

post #2489 of 19481

Hmmm... Coming from my Beatmania IIDX experience (where turntables like this scroll wheel are part of the gameplay), I would like to suggest this:

How about making it smooth for now? Then if people want more grip (or like the textured look), they can go mod it via sticking the material (will go look it up) and cutting accordingly? This has been done for some of the arcades' IIDX cabinets here.

 

i.e. seconding @Mython here (just saw the new posts)


Edited by darkarn - 12/21/13 at 9:10am
post #2490 of 19481
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Originally Posted by Joe Bloggs View Post




It's textured metal, like the knurls on a lens barrel. This particular scroll wheel cover has actually been on the butt end of a lot of jokes and jibes in the Chinese forums. If only we hired AnakChan to be our product photographer redface.gif Now apparently we have to change the disc texture design (again) or even move to a completely different disc material

Gush looks like a fingernail file to me, very useful I have always wanted to bring a file to work :biggrin:

Wow, the build seems to be amazing, size is quite friendly as well. I really want to feel the X5, my fingers will be very happy, It will bring great iPod memories. :o2smile:

The buttons also seem to be quite sturdy. I saw the photo shots of the manufacturing process on Facebook and was very impressed. I truly feel that the unit will be solid and last longer. Also, they claim their service is top notch. All good stuff.

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