Gamers like to have peripherals like mice and keyboards that are designed specifically for gaming. Many gamers don’t like the normal keyboard for gaming and would like to have something that is more tuned to playing games specifically than typing.
I have an iPad and an iPhone, and I really have no issues using the onscreen keyboard for most tasks. However, if I am doing something like an email or surfing the web where I will be typing a lot, a keyboard would be appreciated.
I am not a Mac user. I had a MacBook once but I used Windows on it and eventually tired of messing with Boot Camp and sold the thing. I have never felt the desire to own a Mac desktop, because I like to roll my own custom computers.
The PC version of Final Fantasy XIV will be released on September 30, so I wasn’t surprised when I learned that several FFXIV-themed peripherals were going to be released. But I was surprised by how ugly they look.
If you’re getting annoyed with your touchscreen devices, instead of getting a Crackberry, why not try this ultra-tiny keyboard with your existing gadgets?
As is often the case with strange and unusual gadgets, this one comes to us courtesy of Brando and is perfect for “travel, school, or any other working environment with a Bluetooth enabled laptop“.
I have a few friends that use Blackberry smartphones, and every time I hear them bitch about the things not working well this or that I tell them to get an iPhone. Typically, they say something about the lack of a keyboard and I have to refrain from punching them in the spleen.
I’m a sucker for robots playing musical instruments. But despite the technical skill it took for the team to get a PR2 robot programmed to play both keyboard and drums at the same time, he just seems a little lonely up there on the stage without some other robot companions.
Here’s a keyboard designed for the ultimate computer geek. It’s got three, count ’em, three, keys – a zero, a one, and a done button.
If you don’t understand it, you probably shouldn’t be reading Technabob.
Similar to the design of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis keyboard, Microsoft Applied Science’s prototype input device features a completely customizeable digital keycaps and a full-color touchscreen at the top.
The adaptive keyboard can automatically adjust images on the keyboard and touch panel to match the appropriate application context.
One of the cons of using a laptop is that the screen is positioned below eye level, causing people to hunch and overall be in an uncomfortable sitting posture. It’s easy to solve this problem if you’re at home or in the office – you can either get a monitor, or use some sort of prop to raise the laptop’s screen and then use a separate keyboard.
Woot! Art Lebedev Studios has just posted this image of their soon-to-be-real follow up to their incredibly cool (but pricey) Optimus Maximus OLED keyboard, and it looks spectacular.
The new Optimus Popularis keyboard design features higher resolution keys than the previous model, and will sell for “less than $1000”, which is about $600 bucks less than the Maximus.
iPhone haters really like to rag on the fact that the phone has no actually keys, only virtual ones. This somewhat impractical, but clever add-on aims to fix that shortcoming.
By taking a small wireless Bluetooth keyboard, and crafting a hinged mount for it, modder Pachimon managed to do what we once thought was impossible – give the iPhone actual keys!
I will say that my favorite Disney movie from my youth hands down is Tron. That was a cool flick and the only thing I really remember Jeff Bridges from. With the new Tron:Legacy film set to hit theaters you can count on lots of product tie-ins for the flick.
Miss the arduously slow process of typing on a mechanical typewriter? Me neither. But if you’re longing for that 5 word-per-minute typing speed, you might want to check out these retro typewriters that have been converted into USB keyboards.
Gaming accessory maker Penguin United is developing a peripheral for the PS3 that will allow gamers to use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. It’s called the Eagle Eye, and as you’ll see in the demo below, it works really well.
The guys working on Rock Band 3 revealed to USA Today that the new game will add new advanced gameplay modes for “pro” players – but the big news is…. drumroll, please… a keyboard!
Yep, and this keyboard won’t just have five color-coded buttons on it.