Lest you think ASUS' Computex 2013 range is all tablets and glossy ultrabooks, never fear: the company also has some new desktop PCs, kicking off with the Mac mini-rivaling VivoPC and its matching hybrid VivoMouse controller. Angling for a spot under your TV, the ASUS VivoPC is a compact Windows-powered media center, while the VivoMouse tries to take on the duties of a mouse, a touchpad, and a remote control all in one.
Logitech isn't short on keyboards for the iPad, but for those sick of changing batteries its new wired version may be the answer. Billed as ideal for the classroom - where, as Logitech points out, more and more schools are deploying Apple's tablet as a learning aid - the new 'board would also work in a home desktop setup, with versions for both the new Lightning port on the iPad mini and fourth-gen iPad Retina, and a Dock Connector model for older slates.
Mophie has been making battery cases for various smartphones for a number of years that extend the runtime between charges. Some of the most popular battery cases that the company offers are designed for Apple's range of iPhones including the new iPhone 5. Mophie has announced a new battery case for the iPhone 5 that promises to significantly increase the runtime of the device.
Nokia's Asha 501 may be catching the attention this morning for its slick design and $99 price, but the new DC-18 charger isn't going to let a smartphone get all the style kudos. It may only be an external power pack, but the Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 manages to look better than most such bricks we've seen, though its 1,720 mAh capacity probably means you'll only get a single recharge out of it.
Back in late March, I talked about a new gaming peripheral but it turned up on Crown source funding site Kickstarter called the Stinky Gaming Footboard. The device was a gaming controller that allows you to use your feet to and control input to various video games. The project was originally seeking $75,000.
If you've been using the iPhone for a long time and upgraded to the iPhone 5 when it launched, I'd wager you have a number of accessories, such as speaker docks, in your house or office that you can no longer use. That's because the iPhone 5 went to a new docking adapter that is incompatible with previous generation chargers and accessories without using an Apple adapter. That adapter isn't exactly an attractive solution and may not work with some speaker docks.
There are a lot of things you can do with the tablet such as the iPad other than simply surfing the Internet, replying to e-mails, and watching video. Many professional and semiprofessional artists all around the world use iPads and other tablets as digital art books. You can draw on these tablets with various applications using your fingers or other accessories.
Mophie may be best known for its Juice packs for the iPhone, but the company has made one of its rare Android detours with a battery case for the HTC One. Shipping now, in black at least, the Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One squeezes a 2,500 mAh battery - 200 mAh more than the One itself has - into a bow-backed shell for the smartphone, that the company claims can boost runtime by 100-percent.
It's taken a while - a very long while - but Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock has finally hit shelves, offering Mac users a simple way to hook up a workstation's-worth of peripherals by stringing a single cable. First announced back in January 2012, and clearly missing its original release date in September of the same year, the $299.99 Thunderbolt Express Dock offers three USB 3.0 ports, gigabit ethernet, and a pass-through Thunderbolt connector of its own, among other things.
When it comes to accessories for your iPhone or iPad, there really are accessories for every need. If you need to be able to attach a microscope over the camera lens of your iPhone or iPad, there is an accessory for that. A company called Bodelin Technologies has introduced a new accessory for the iPhone and iPad called the ProScope Micro Mobile.
If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you're roaming using something like an iPhone and you make a bunch of calls or get bored and play a game while waiting for your plane to land, your phone can be almost dead before you know it. If you don't have access to an outlet or some sort portable battery you could end up out of touch for an entire day.