Believe it or not, I just PURCHASED(as in spent my own moolah) a student copy of SX3, and I'm wondering if theres anyway to get away from using the dongle, but before that I have some questions about the dongle.
Is it something you plug in while you first start using cubase, or does it have to be plugged in the whole time? It looks like a big hassle. it's long and looks like it would damage my usb port over time if i kept it in there just from being so long and weighting down the usb input. If you only have to put it in while starting cubase in order to verify that you are a legit user than I'm fine with that, but it seems like a huge hassle if it needs to be plugged in the whole time, not to mention that my usb ports are all full and i'd have to keep plugging and unplugging stuff every time i used cubase.
Before negative repping me, i'll actually post pictures of my cubase box/dongle etc in about a week or so when i get it. I'm legit.