Gaming peripherals are great because they are built to last long, since gamers aren’t always delicate with their devices. They also pack plenty of features, making them more useful than just plain-Jane peripherals.
Gaming peripherals, while pricey, are quite durable and full of features that even the sternest desk-jockey can appreciate. Recently, I saw a couple of LED-powered keyboards that had me drooling, since they lit up very brightly to highlight gaming keys.
Cooler Master has announced a new gaming keyboard that has those clicky mechanical keys that gamers know and love. Clicky keys are also favored by touch typists thanks to nice tactile feedback and the fact that the clicky clacking can drive your cubicle mates insane.
If you have a HTPC in your living room or spend a lot of time using a tablet or smartphone and wish you had a small keyboard, check this out. A company called FAVI Entertainment has released a palm-sized keyboard that supports just about any portable device on the market including Android tablets and just about anything else with Bluetooth connectivity.
USB hubs can be slightly boring, especially when you go through them quickly. It’s one of those pieces of hardware that easily breaks down due to either cheap construction, the constant plugging and unplugging of devices, or both.
Everyone’s lining up to get the stuff they had printed out at the lone, office printer. As the line grows longer, the people start to get crankier. And before you know it, someone’s picking a fight from someone who belongs in another department.
After releasing the Magic Bar charger for Apple’s wireless keyboard and trackpad, Mobee continues their war on (disposable) batteries with the Magic Charger, which uses inductive charging to wirelessly charge the Magic Mouse, using a base station that is, uhm, wired to your computer’s USB port.
The geeks at Double Research & Development have unveiled a new computer input device that is able to sense input from Sally and her four sisters.
The thing looks sort of like a mouse with five finger pads attached by flat circuits.
Back when I had a real job with an office, the lady that worked in the office down from me had an old-fashioned keyboard that clicked loud enough to make you want to go postal. She drove me bonkers clicking away on it until I “accidentally” spilled a whole cup of soda into it to escape the clicks.
Back when I had a real job, there were some coworkers at the place that really pissed me off. I wanted to break a couple of them at least once a week. Knowing punching someone in the nose at work meant being fired, I would just go to the break room and throw away their lunch.
The Magic Bar might sound like a place where illusionists can gather and drink up whilst trying to pick up each other’s beautiful assistants, but it’s not. The Magic Bar is an accessory from a company called Mobee that is made to add inductive charging to your cool aluminum Apple peripherals.
While I’ve been touch-typing for years, sometimes as fast as a secretary, I’ve never tried any of the so-called ergonomic keyboards out there. Supposedly they will make you type faster and reduce some of the stress on your wrists.
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.