Razer has been making gaming keyboards as long as some PC gamers have been around. That’s because the standard keyboard that comes with most PCs doesn’t typically work well for the kind of precision and timing you need in gaming.
Das Keyboards have been around and annoying folks nearby with their super clicky mechanical keys for a long time now. A new version has turned up on Kickstarter called the Das Keyboard 5Q and it has a cool new feature that turns it into a display of sorts.
Back in February, we heard about the Wooting One, a mechanical keyboard that can take analog input like the buttons on modern gamepads. Wooting recently launched the keyboard on Kickstarter, and it’s revealed that all of the peripheral’s keys will be analog, as well as a general idea of how they’re able to pull that off.
Graphics tablets usually have a couple of programmable buttons, but concept artist Wataru Kami wanted to have a more intuitive way of toggling between the Brush and Eraser tools in Photoshop as well as adjust the active tool’s tip.
Last month we checked out a hack that turned Corsair keyboards into a display. Apparently, Logitech’s Vice President and General Manager of Gaming Ujesh Desai had the same idea for their booth at this year’s PAX East.
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does, and it’s called the NexDock.
USB pedals or foot switches are not expensive, but nothing beats free. Redditor shrodingers_Cat took out all but four of the keys on his spare keyboard and then taped DVD covers over each of the remaining keys.
ColorWare’s patrons are clearly willing to pay a premium to own unique gadgets. Its Apple IIe-inspired Retro MacBook Air and iPhone 6s/6s Plus were such a hit that the company has given the same treatment to the 27″ Retina 5K iMac, along with the bundled mouse and keyboard.
In 1976, the Cray 1 supercomputer came out, the Concorde made its maiden flight, the VHS player was first released, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple, NASA unveiled its first space shuttle, and many other Wikipedia-worthy things occurred.
The computer keyboard is the most versatile gaming controller by virtue of its number of keys. But unlike mice or the joysticks on gamepads, those keys typically have only two states: not pressed and pressed. Until now.
I love Fallout 4 and I’m mostly too lazy to bother changing my everyday Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for one of the hordes of gaming keyboards I have. 99% of the time when landing head shots on Supermutants from afar, everything goes swimmingly.
Laptops and even desktop computers are getting touchscreens. But Redditor tokyopress’ computer has keyscreens. He made a Processing 2.0 program that turns his Corsair backlit keyboards into crude but cool displays.
Tokyopress’ program takes advantage of GitHub user ccMSC’s unofficial OS X and Linux driver for Corsair’s K65, K70 and K95 keyboards.
What are you looking for in a keyboard? Comfort? Feel? Functionality? The folks at Ultimate Gadget Labs believe they’ve created the only keyboard you’ll need. It may even replace your mouse. They call it the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard.
I like waffles, video games, and computers so this is a trifecta for me. Nexon is a company that makes video games and it has a computer museum in South Korea. At that museum is a café that serves up some very cool treats for visitors to snack on.
Chevrolet’s PR team can go wild with their press releases on a daily basis if they can get their hands on Tom Scott’s gargantuan setup. The YouTuber remapped the keys on 14 computer keyboards to stand for all of the emoji he could get his hands on, made the appropriate sticker legend for each key and then hooked up all the keyboards to one computer.