• @thingsiplay@beehaw.org
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    It’s probably just a normal button that is hardcoded to run a specific AI software that is installed on your system (as it is indicated by “Launches AI Prompt Builder”). Just a guess. There is no need for a dedicated button, as any extra button could be configured to do the same.

    Only people with an artificial brain will fall for this.

    • @Unchanged3656@infosec.pub
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      You can already use with with any Logitech mouse in the Options+ Software.

      It is what it says: it builds a prompt for you (with the text you marked) and can submit it to ChatGPT using a WebView. You have to actually login to ChatGPT, so it is no Logitech thing specifically.

        • @Unchanged3656@infosec.pub
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          Its just something to have AI in your product description. Because I guess consumers have decided that you have to have it in there.

          • @darvocet@infosec.pub
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            Uh, no. Consumers don’t care at all. Executives and marketing folks are the ones that have decided that it has to be in there.

            • @filcuk@lemmy.zip
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              It’s inevitable. Your competitors are using ai. You have to implement it to not get behind. No one cares beyond being able to slap a label on the product.

            • @Unchanged3656@infosec.pub
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              You might like to think that from your point of view, but the executives and marketing folks get that idea from somewhere. And if it would not make additional money it would have been gone again already.

      • @jarfil@beehaw.org
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        That looks terribly bare bones. Does it at least have multiple “template” options?

        Also, doesn’t Copilot have a similar dialog already, with MS planning to make it available for the whole desktop, not just Edge?

      • @eveninghere@beehaw.org
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        The hatred is unfortunate. It’s just a button with a simple software launcher. If people don’t want the logi driver they don’t have to install it.

    • @jarfil@beehaw.org
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      Nah, no artificial brain… the opposite of “Artificial Intelligence” is “Natural Stupidity”, they just complement each other 😉

  • @smeg@feddit.uk
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    6027 days ago

    Dedicated AI button: ✋😒

    Dedicated change-LED-colour button: 👈😯

      • @smeg@feddit.uk
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        1327 days ago

        I do have a Logitech mouse and as far as I’m aware all the buttons are customisable (through their questionable program), so hopefully this is just marketing nonsense

        • @CanadaPlus@lemmy.sdf.org
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          Oh, it’s definitely marketing nonsense. The question is if they managed to hide a sane, usable product underneath it, or if they’ve added some kind of anti-user nonsense to prevent you from repurposing the button.

        • @Discover5164@lemm.ee
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          yes if you use logiops on Linux, otherwise the crap ui will not let you configure all buttons with all functions

  • Neato
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    Logitech hardware: pretty good!

    Logitech software: worst shit I’ve ever seen.

    Logitech AI: Dead-drunk Skynet telling you to lick your fans.

    • @sverit@lemmy.ml
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      That fucking G Hub software has the absolute shittiest UX of all apps I have installed on my machine.

    • @dan@upvote.au
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      On Linux, input-remapper usually works pretty well to remap the extra buttons. I wonder if it’d work on this AI button.

    • @ggtdbz@lemmy.dbzer0.com
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      If you still think the hardware is pretty good, you haven’t been using their newer hardware.

      I think I wrote a comment about this recently, but their newest mouse with a layout I like (G604) was made with terrible soft rubber that is practically designed to disintegrate with use. All their mouse switches are also short life crappy switches that stop working relatively quickly.

      Soldering new switches into the G604 is an absolute PITA because it was designed by people who didn’t care for repair. Still doable, just annoying. I just wish the rubber was replaced with the grippy hard textured plastic they used a few years earlier.

      At least you only need to use the software at first when you’re setting things up.

  • @reddwarf@feddit.nl
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    Turbo… It’s that damn “turbo” again but now AI

    In the eighties “turbo” was all the rage and I kid you not, everything had the label “turbo” on it. Now it will be “AI” all over things. Hold on to your hats boys and girls who were not alive in the eighties, it’s gonna be wild…

    • @DerisionConsulting@lemmy.ca
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      2527 days ago

      Some games/software expected/relied on a certain CPU speed to run correctly. If your computer was faster than that, the software would run too fast. The turbo button let you toggle between the maximum speed your computer could go, and the speed that the software needed/expected in order to run normally.

      Basically, there was an actual reason for the turbo button, it wasn’t just marketing on computers.

      • @blindsight@beehaw.org
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        Indeed. As a silly example, I had a Pacman clone game that ran based on CPU cycle speed. I needed to turn the in-game speed setting way down and toggle turbo off to make it slow enough to be playable.

    • @evatronic@lemm.ee
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      827 days ago

      I remember. The turbo on my 386 didn’t make it faster. It made non turbo mode slower.

  • @Auzy@beehaw.org
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    I hope you need a 500mb driver to use it too with an installer that pops up every reboot, even if you press cancel.

    Otherwise, it’s clear that it fails at being a mouse

    • @filcuk@lemmy.zip
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      Don’t worry, logitech comes with a unified receiver driver, new unified app i forget the name of, logitech g hub, logitech options - and you’ll be forced to use a combination of at least 2 and likely 3 of those to setup a mouse.
      As a bonus, the mouse won’t care to remember what button maps where, if used on a device without said software.

      • @Vivendi@lemmy.zip
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        A cheap shit MSI Interceptor mouse that I used for 10 fucking years and bought for chum change could remember it’s settings because it had persistent memory on device

        And Logitech is still scamming the fuck out of people

    • @Midnitte@beehaw.org
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      526 days ago

      Would be more useful if you could change the keybind.

      Hell, even if you could change it to Copilot. Copilot can be bad, but I don’t expect Logitech to have the resources to make a better AI than Microsoft…

  • Kairos
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    Hey consumers! Would you like a customizable function button that’s actually not customizable? Can we get VC money in the chat?!1/?!?

  • LostXOR
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    Why did they put that button in such an annoying spot to press? If you’re going to add a pointless button at least put it on the thumb side, like almost every other mouse in existence.

  • Destide
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    1027 days ago

    If you’re going to make a button maybe a switch that doesn’t double click after a month of use would be better?

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    Likely it’s as simple as a pop up window with UI dedicated for constructing text with ChatGPT. Very useful, nothing more.

    My guess is that you can reassign a different command just like other logi mice.