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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad promises six month battery

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad promises six month battery

Logitech has outed its latest accessory for Apple's new iPad, a super-skinny combination Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard and protective cover. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad hooks up to your third-gen slate - as well as the iPad 2 - via a magnetic clasp, and props up the tablet for text entry or video playback. Like Apple's own SmartCovers, it automatically wakes the iPad from sleep mode when opened.

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SwiftKey 3 Beta and where you can get it

SwiftKey 3 Beta and where you can get it

This week the folks at the digital keyboard app group SwiftKey are releasing their third big iteration, SwiftKey 3, to the Android masses absolutely free. Of course you'll have to be part of their VIP community, and this release is only a Beta, and they'll want you to give them feedback so they can make a better product for the future. But all that out of the way, SwiftKey's method of pre-releasing a beta product for testing has been in place with them now for many moons - and it appears to be working!

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SwiftKey 3 Beta Hands-on

SwiftKey 3 Beta Hands-on

This week the folks at SwiftKey are releasing their newest customizable learning digital keyboard replacement app for Android, SwiftKey 3, and we're taking a look at it here in Beta form. SwiftKey has for many moons been a king of 3rd-party keyboard creation for the Android platform, and true to their promise for each new release, this Beta version has been released for free to the entire SwiftKey VIP user community - 30,000 strong! This version has several big additions from the last full release including new UI, themes, and Smart Space - let's have a look!

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Roland JP-50 rediscovers synthesizer roots

Roland JP-50 rediscovers synthesizer roots

More news out of Musikmesse, music fans. Roland are set to introduce a new line of Jupiter keyboards, with modifications made after fans expressed disappointment over the move away from classical synth features. Fear not, as Roland have heard the uproar and are looking to make things right with customers.

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Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard digitizes human words in real time

Yamaha Vocaloid Keyboard digitizes human words in real time

It's a strange advancement in the way we work with music when we take the human language and compile it into a computer, only then to re-play it in the order we wish: Yamaha wants to take this process an extra step into the future with the Vocaloid Keyboard. Using the already in place Vocaloid library of digitized voices, Yamaha has created a keyboard which uses two sets of keys, one of them setting up the human vocal cues, the other a traditional keyboard setup which pushes the human voice out depending on the notes the user has chosen. The result has the potential to be really magical.

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KORG microKEY MIDI keyboard lets you jam on an iPad

KORG microKEY MIDI keyboard lets you jam on an iPad

Fancy banging away at a different kind of USB keyboard all day? KORG have today announced that they’ve updated their line of microKEY USB powered MIDI keyboards. The original 37 key model is joined by a larger 61 key version, as well as a miniature offering with 25 keys. Not only that, but they’re bundled with the KORG Legacy Collection, a software synthesizer suite.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Full Size Keyboard Dock Review

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Full Size Keyboard Dock Review

Just this past week we got our hands on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 LTE, a perfectly excellent tablet from Samsung carried by Verizon and reviewed and full by us. This week we've got our hands on the official Full Size Keyboard Dock, as it were, and it's looking to be the perfect companion for this already pretty nice little device. What we're going to look at here in this relatively brief review is build quality, speed of connection, and expansion abilities - spoiler: it does pretty good in all these categories.

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Das Keyboard offering mechanical model for Macs

Das Keyboard offering mechanical model for Macs

Das Keyboard is preparing to offer Mac users its Model S Professional mechanical keyboard, which promises to deliver the ultimate typing experience, especially for those nostalgic of the legendary Apple Extended and Extended II keyboards. The Model S offers the same great clicky feel but with more advanced features and a slick new design.

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Art Lebedev Mini Six and Optimus Popularis launching at last

Art Lebedev Mini Six and Optimus Popularis launching at last

The relatively short history of the Art Lebedev line of customizable keyboards is a tragic one when you consider how much we've wanted to get our hands on every single one of these OLED screen per-key boards and their subsequent delays, but now we're really getting down to business here in 2012 with not only the Mini Three and the Aux, but the Mini Six and the long-awaited Optimus Popularis as well. The great thing about these boards of keys is that not only are they customizable in their functions, they are each of them their own OLED display*, this allowing you to show yourself whatever you like to tap. While the original Optimux Maximus has been out for some time (2007), we've been waiting for the full expansion for what seems like an eternity.

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