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    Found this thing on eBay and had to have it! I also have been looking for a portable-friendly and period-correct pointing device for my LTE/286 and SLTs, and this fits the bill!

    Got it for $20 sealed! This thing is 30-years old and brand new! (until I opened it of course . Even still smells new!

    It's quite a nice little pointing device once you get used to it. Basically a joystick for your mouse cursor!

    Being new, this one has all of the stuff with it, like the software (3.5" and 5.25" disks), the paperwork, the carry case, the mounting hardware, serial adapter, and the extension cable for desktop use. It even has the little wet wipe for cleaning the side of the laptop before sticking the little strip of what looks a little like velcro (but it's not) to the machine. It's a lot harder than velcro. I used to know what this stuff was called, but I can't remember the name of it. I'm sure the cleaning wipe has long-since dried up.

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    I think it's pretty cool!

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    I had one for my Commodore 128 when new and years ago when I got back into vintage computing. That one is really cool with all the extra buttons. The C128 one only had one.


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    That Commodore version is awesome! I’ve heard those are pretty uncommon.

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    Nice find. I've got a sealed one for the PC, and although it presents externally as a joystick, it's a serially-attached mouse.
    Offering a bounty for:
    - The software "Overhead Express" (doesn't have to be original, can be a copy)
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
    - Documentation and original disks for: Panasonic Sr. Partner, Zenith Z-160 series
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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    Thanks! Yeah, it’s definitely an unusual pointing device!

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    I'm still looking for a Commodore version of one of these. You got a great deal!

    Heather

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    I'm still looking for a Commodore version of one of these. You got a great deal!

    Heather
    Thanks! Good luck on your hunt for the Commodore version!

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    Got it installed on one of my SLT/286s!

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    Looks awesome on the SLT! It's also what the ICONtroller is shown being used with on the front of the box

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkydivinGirl View Post
    I'm still looking for a Commodore version of one of these. You got a great deal!

    Heather
    There was one on E-Bay recently. Although it was included in a auction with a C128. You could resell the C128.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-1...p2047675.l2557

    I thought that I sold you mine when I was dumping my collection a few years ago. Guess Not. Ill be on the lookout for one for you. BTW did you ever get around doing anything with the C16 you bought from me.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by compaqportableplus View Post
    It's also what the ICONtroller is shown being used with on the front of the box
    That is... impressive attention to detail "I don't merely want to use it, I want to use it exactly as illustrated on the box!"
    Offering a bounty for:
    - The software "Overhead Express" (doesn't have to be original, can be a copy)
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
    - Documentation and original disks for: Panasonic Sr. Partner, Zenith Z-160 series
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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