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Eric Seaberg
2019-03-29, 10:47
I've been seeing these on eBay and, although they LOOK official (I can't imagine they'd have Logitech's name on them otherwise) did I miss something? Was there really a version without the knob?

Most of them listed are NEW in the box for $450. If it's the real deal, I may grab a 2nd one at that price.


Any thoughts from anyone... Michael Herger?

w3wilkes
2019-03-29, 10:59
They're legit. The knob was removed in the last Transporter iteration.

mherger
2019-03-29, 12:55
> They're legit.

Correct. There's even a support page for them:
https://support.logitech.com/en_us/product/transporter-se

> The knob was removed in the last Transporter iteration.

Well... we didn't have The Knob any more, but a ton of the other parts.
And as The Knob was said to be the single most expensive part Logitech
ever built into a device, they decided to clear the parts stock by
selling the SE without The Knob. It wasn't a design decision (as clearly
can be seen from the front panel...)

--

Michael

Eric Seaberg
2019-03-31, 08:26
Thanks for the reply... I think I'll grab one and move my original to another room.

Jeff07971
2019-03-31, 08:54
It wasn't a design decision (as clearly
can be seen from the front panel...)

Tru Dat, That fugly !

Paul Webster
2019-03-31, 09:21
Fine for those that put it somewhere out of sight.

If Logitech or someone else documented the signals from the Transnav knob to the main board then ... perhaps someone could make a cheap alternative that does the basic push and turn.

mherger
2019-03-31, 12:03
> If Logitech documented the signals from the Transnav knob to the main
> board then ... perhaps someone could make a cheap alternative that does
> the basic push and turn.

The Knob wasn't a simple encoder, but a programmable unit. Eg. firmware
did create "virtual borders" at which the know would stop to rotate
(beginning/end of menus), etc. That's what made it that expensive (I
think it was > 50 USD at the time!).

--

Michael

RonM
2019-03-31, 14:09
>
Well... we didn't have The Knob any more, but a ton of the other parts.
And as The Knob was said to be the single most expensive part Logitech
ever built into a device, they decided to clear the parts stock by
selling the SE without The Knob. It wasn't a design decision (as clearly
can be seen from the front panel...)

--

Michael

And the amusing thing is that I, and I think the majority of Transporter users, never used The Knob at all!

R.

Fizbin
2019-03-31, 14:39
I actually prefer the knob-less look of the black units with the chrome handles removed. (I added black screws instead).

mherger
2019-03-31, 21:09
> And the amusing thing is that I, and I think the majority of Transporter
> users, never used The Knob at all!

Well, my son certainly did. Not to control the Transporter, but as a
good handhold when he learned to stand up. He managed to pull it out
several times...

--

Michael