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DGT E-boards - worth the money?

  • #61

    I have mailed them and they seemed really nice. Asked them about piece recognition etc and they sent a detailed mail, why is it very important. Really looking forward to own one. And the price point is awesome and i wouldn't mind paying more!

    They say their pieces are weighted by default. That's awesome! 

  • #62
  • #63

    Yeah, looks interesting, but looks like they don't do piece recognition.

    Had a novag citrine doesn't do piece recognition had very bad experience with it. Can't slide pieces, doesn't register movement well and so on. But the one in the link should be good for casual players!

  • #64

    Is this dgt board able to quickly set up chess puz

  • #65
    danwood86 wrote:

    Is this dgt board able to quickly set up chess puz

    oh god yeah, set the option for setup in rabbit queen and put all the pieces on the except for the kings, when you got the position you need without the kings then put the colour of the king of the side to move on the board last and it will show in fritz

     

  • #66

    Also The Bluetooth Version of the DGT E board works with android app" Acid Ape Chess".

  • #67
    NewArdweaden wrote:
    page#1

    lol

  • #68

    Just to let everyone know,  I have heard rumblings one of the other manufacturers have their version of a DGT sensory board in the works.  Maybe even went as far as got a bunch of new patents.

     

    Shelby

  • #69

    there were some interesting happenings detailed in this thread:

     

    https://www.chess.com/forum/view/suggestions/being-able-to-use-a-dgt-board?page=4

  • #70

    I bought a DGT e-board in August 2016. Works pretty good sofar, although there are some problems once in while. Sometimes it loses track of moves (rarely) and sometimes it stops talking (regularly). This little problems can happen in any software program. 

    However, what disturbs me, is that there have not been any software or firmware update by DGT in the last year. I reported some errors and got the feedback that they were working on new software versions but without a planned date for release.

  • #71

    The question you need to ask yourself when considering buying DGT board is if the pieces is going to be used regularly. 

     

    If question #1 = no, then DGT pieces end up collecting dust. 

  • #72

    My DGT board and pieces are sitting unused and collecting dust. Buyer's remorse. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it a couple of years ago. Maybe I thought I'd use it to play online, but of course with longer time controls which I prefer, it's really just a simple matter of transferring moves from the ordinary board and pieces to and from the online game. I'd sell it in a heartbeat if someone really wanted it. 

  • #73
    whitegs wrote:

    My DGT board and pieces are sitting unused and collecting dust. Buyer's remorse. I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it a couple of years ago. Maybe I thought I'd use it to play online, but of course with longer time controls which I prefer, it's really just a simple matter of transferring moves from the ordinary board and pieces to and from the online game. I'd sell it in a heartbeat if someone really wanted it. 

    That's the problem, it is usually just as easy to use a regular board and transfer the moves until you get into time trouble.

    I also don't particularly care for the "Timeless" pieces. Which set do you have with yours?

  • #74
    I have the ebony pieces.
  • #75

    Ok, what type of connection and what is your asking price?

  • #76

    USB connection. I think $400 plus shipping would be fair.

  • #77

    I have the Bluetooth version I use to play with Lucaschess which great for training, I also use for FICS/Babaschess , Acid Ape Chess, and Fritz/Playchess.com.

  • #78
    Rsava schreef: That's the problem, it is usually just as easy to use a regular board and transfer the moves until you get into time trouble.

    I don't agree. It is very pleasant to just sit behind the e-board and not having to look at the PC screen anymore. To get the moves from your opponent you can either use the DGT clock or a little PC speaker close to your board that announces the moves with a human voice. Of course you still need to make your opponent's moves on the board yourself. 

    This works almost perfect, especially if you have a 10 or 12 seconds time increment on each move. "Almost" - because, as I wrote earlier, the voice sometimes just stops talking. 

  • #79
    Eric-Cesar wrote:
    Rsava schreef: That's the problem, it is usually just as easy to use a regular board and transfer the moves until you get into time trouble.

    I don't agree. It is very pleasant to just sit behind the e-board and not having to look at the PC screen anymore. To get the moves from your opponent you can either use the DGT clock or a little PC speaker close to your board that announces the moves with a human voice. Of course you still need to make your opponent's moves on the board yourself. 

    This works almost perfect, especially if you have a 10 or 12 seconds time increment on each move. "Almost" - because, as I wrote earlier, the voice sometimes just stops talking. 

    As far as I know it doesn't work with any place I play online. So still would be just as easy for me.

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