While it may look easy to type on a touch-screen, it’s really anything but that. Most likely, you’ll end up typing faster using a device with some kind of tactile response. That’s where the iTablet Thumb Keyboard comes in.
While this concept is a few months old, it’s still interesting. It’s true that ergonomic keyboards do make touch-typing easier, especially if you spend long hours in front of you computer, but the modular aspect of this keyboard is somewhat strange.
I’ve never thought about using my iPhone as a touchpad or numeric keypad for my computer, but apparently CompuExpert thinks we should. Their new WOW-Keys keyboard features a prominent dock for your iPhone. It makes you realize that iPhones have become ubiquitous, but I wouldn’t want to use mine like this.
This cool looking keyboard first appeared as a concept last year, and the Japanese company Minebea was considering making it a reality. They’ve just announced that they will release it in Japan on May 13th.
To the best of my recollection, the Atari 400 had one of the worst keyboards in the history of computers. I was always convinced that Atari made the 400 suck so badly so people would buy an Atari 800 instead.
Looking for a nifty remote for your home theater? This remote from Korean tech firm Conspin just might fill the bill. The Smart Qwerty CRU 200TQ has a rather silly name, but the remote itself looks like a really nice bit of industrial design.
Here’s a fun project to do if you have a couple of unused keyboards lying around – a picture Rubik’s Cube with function and number keys on it instead of colors. Making one’s not as easy as Ctrl+X, Ctrl+V though.
While it might look cute, Celluon‘s Evomouse is actually pretty useful. The dog-like device uses an IR sensor to track your finger movements, turning any flat surface into a virtual trackpad, yearning to replace your mouse.
This strangely-named keyboard, the S.N.A.K., which stands for Social Network Access Keyboard, has got way too many Facebook logos for my taste, and ultimately it does look like a Dynex Multimedia Keyboard with some stickers on it, but hey, if you love Facebook and social networking, this might be right up your alley.
Sometimes my feet get really sore and tired, so the idea of padding around in soft slippers with those rubber nubs that massage your feet really appeals some days. And being a computer geek, what better way to keep those feet comfy but with a pair of squishy keyboard slippers.
Android smartphones have long benefited from the Swiftkey keyboard app. Now that same convenience will be coming to Honeycomb tablets, and it really looks promising. Unlike the iPad keyboard, which has more or less the same layout as an actual keyboard, the SwiftKey Tablet app splits the keyboard into two, so that you can use your thumbs to type.
It’s true that using a keyboard with your iPad works well, but in retrospect, doesn’t it just transform your tablet into a regular computer? Elecom doesn’t think so, and they’re about to release their keyboard and matching stand to fit your your iPad.
At a Nintendo meeting last week, company president Satoru Iwata unveiled a necessary accessory for a game that’s on the wrong platform. What am I talking about? The upcoming Pokémon typing tutor game for the Nintendo DS, called Battle & Get!
While I’ve always enjoyed a full keyboard, switching to a smaller one for my Mac hasn’t been a big issue. I can learn to live without a numeric keypad, although I’d rather not. If you’re like me, then you’ll probably be happy to hear that Cropmark’s numeric keypad is now available and perfectly matches your Apple gear.