Archive for the ‘Keying Devices’ Category

What are GHD’s optical paddles?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Using the GD/GN507 as an example, the “mechanical” or “GN” version of the paddle has two pairs of metal contacts which are “closed” by moving the levers. They’re like the contacts on a straight key or most any other paddle or bug. The closing of the contacts also stops the motion of the lever, providing a crisp tactile feedback to the operator. (more…)

Why would I spend 3 times as much on a Schurr Profi paddle?

Monday, January 9th, 2006

I get asked that question  surprisingly often in relation to the “high end” paddles, and while it is ultimately a question that you have to answer for yourself, I’ve come up with some ideas that might help you make up your mind. (more…)