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I updated my working gear a little bit: I bought a Logitech G13 (Product Page at Amazon.com), a Logitech G600 mouse and a Wacom tablet.
The G13 is usually used for and by gamers but the uber-practical thing about it is that you can program each of the 25 keys with keyboard shortcuts, keyboard macros or commands to start a program (and there are three layers of programming --> 75 shortcuts) all via a very user-friendly interface. Since it is designed for gamers, it also is very comfy. The awesome part about it is that you can program these 75 shortcuts individually for each program (in my case Photoshop, GIMP, Blender, MyPaint, Firefox etc. - Youtube search 'logitech g13 photoshop') and it does auto-app-switching.

I've started to use it in GIMP a little bit (binding a few shortcuts) and it really speeds up the editing (I've done some basic editing / retouching) since you don't have to reach for the main keyboard or click the interface (setting the brush size via clicking is particularly wonky in GIMP) to zoom in/out, switch painting functions etc. etc.. The more I get comfy with Photoshop, the more I will be using it there too and I can't wait to see what it can do in Blender (since Blender has a huuuuge amount of different functions, I guess it will be a boon to use the 75 keybindings on the G13 there). In case 3 control sets à 25 keys are not enough: the G13 is programmable via LUA (a pretty simple programming language) so you could hard-code as many keybindings as you like and program one of the G13 keys as a button to switch control sets --> geek-gasm also for non-gamers! ^^ (oh and did I forget that the G13 has a little LCD screen that you can program apps for - in C(++) this time?).

Also, there is an addon for Lightroom (working fully only for LR4 at the moment, there is a beta version for LR5) that lets you bind close to every slider and button to a keyboard shortcut which you then can bind to a key on the G13 (article about Paddy, Paddy's main site). Those who have a MIDI controller (audio equipment) can also configure it so they can use the physical sliders and knobs on the device to control the software sliders in Lightroom to edit their photos - pretty amazing methinks xD (a few example MIDI controllers so that you know what I am talking about - a Korg Nano Kontrol 2 would probably be a good entry level device, it costs about 30-40€ used, about 50$ new in the US and has 8 sliders, 8 turn-knobs and a few buttons and one could even buy 2 or three of them if more controls are needed).

My mouse is getting replaced now too (it was a surprisingly usable 15€ laser gaming mouse with 1600dpi acquired over amazon.de) because a) the gliding pads under the mouse are used up unevenly now and b) it is getting a bit grubby from long-term use. Replacement will be a Logitech G600 which has 20 programmable keys (using the same software as the G13) so I'll be in peripheral geek heaven very soon (already am for that matter). The G13 'set me back' (this is no set *back* ^^) 35€ (used, near mint, over eBay) and the G600 cost 40€ (also used and near mint over eBay). Since I also do casual gaming, this has a side benefit for gaming too :).

I'd guess anyone using Photoshop, Lightroom or any other software that heavily depends on shortcuts (or where you can heavily speedup your workflow with shortcuts) would profit from a G13 and or a G600 (or similar - there are similar mice from Razer and other companies). As one can see, I am super happy with these purchases and no, I don't get any money from Logitech nor are the product links affiliate links or anything ^^.

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Current Residence: Germany, near Cologne
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Favourite genre of music: diverse, mainly: funk, jazz, classical, breakbeat, swing
Favourite style of art: clean (not tooo cute) anime style, pencil or crayon, pencil drawings, vector art, clear 3D art, typography
Operating System: Win8, liking it despite everybody else and despite not liking M$ as a company, Linux on my Raspberry Pi, the OS of the Vita (there is *NO* OS - mobile or otherwise - that is soooo smooth and responsive and lag-free - which is in part because the GPU is overpowered for the device and screen size, but that is a good thing!)
MP3 player of choice: Samsung Galaxy Note II as player
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for adding me to your deviant watchlist :)
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Sycart Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure :) seriously impressive color pencil skills you have there!
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greystarlight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
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Sycart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'welcome! love the expressiveness of your photos!
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greystarlight Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Photographer
Thank you!  So nice to hear when they strike someone!  I hope you enjoy what's to come.  
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Sycart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
to me your photos convey a certain quietude of mind, one without it such pictures would not be possible
so: curious of what's to come! :)
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kamui-kamui-kamui Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks for the watch ^_^
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Sycart Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sure :))
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
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Sycart Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, your photography is pretty intense and your choice of colors / grading is verr appealing!
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