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    Transporter LIMITED EDITION (without Transnav knob)?

    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?
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    They're legit. The knob was removed in the last Transporter iteration.
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    Transporter LIMITED EDITION (without Transnav knob)?

    > They're legit.

    Correct. There's even a support page for them:
    https://support.logitech.com/en_us/p...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...)

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    Senior Member Eric Seaberg's Avatar
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    Thanks for the reply... I think I'll grab one and move my original to another room.
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    It wasn't a design decision (as clearly
    can be seen from the front panel...)
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    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.
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    Transporter LIMITED EDITION (without Transnav knob)?

    > 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!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    >
    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!

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    I actually prefer the knob-less look of the black units with the chrome handles removed. (I added black screws instead).

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    Transporter LIMITED EDITION (without Transnav knob)?

    > 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...

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    Michael

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