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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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Matias Tactile One Keyboard for your iPhone, Mac, and PC

Matias Tactile One Keyboard for your iPhone, Mac, and PC

If you're often having to juggle between typing for your work and typing text messages on your iPhone, here's a new keyboard from Matias that does it all. The Matias Tactile One Keyboard lets you instantly switch back and forth between your iPhone and your PC or Mac with the push of button, much like having two keyboards in one. Plus, it's built with buckling spring keys so that even the most discerning typists will be impressed.

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Razer Star Wars: The Old Republic touchscreen keyboard hands on

Razer Star Wars: The Old Republic touchscreen keyboard hands on

The gaming world sat up and took notice when Razer released its Blade gaming laptop with a built-in video touchpad and assignable buttons. Now they're showing off a more conservative desktop keyboard with the same features, and themed it for the ultra-popular Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online game. We checked out Razer's CES booth for a quick demonstration.

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Swype beta works with Dragon Dictation and ninja finger puppets

Swype beta works with Dragon Dictation and ninja finger puppets

Despite an increasingly wide range of virtual keyboard apps, Swype remains a popular option for many Android users, primarily because of its baked-in status on a wide variety of high-profile phones and tablets. The latest beta for Swype brings some real competition to Google's voice input in the form of Dragon Dictation support, allowing the long-running speech to text software to directly input to text fields. Nuance Communication, the publishers of Dragon Naturally Speaking, bought Swype a few months ago.

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Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 eyes your iPad

Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000 eyes your iPad

Microsoft has outed a new keyboard, the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 5000, targeted at mobile professionals hoping to do some serious text-entry on their iOS, Android or Windows tablets. On sale later this month, the wireless peripheral offers the hardware division's familiar Comfort Curve design along with low-profile keys and a few helpful shortcuts such as volume.

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Number Keypad Film for Touchpad provides the missing link for MacBook

Number Keypad Film for Touchpad provides the missing link for MacBook

This week a rather simplistic approach for getting that all-powerful number-centric keyboard of calculations, aka the keypad, has been revealed by designers Gong Huachao and Wang Hui. What we've got here is a transparent film that fits over your touchpad that shows numbers and a few buttons for calculations, this working with an application that allows your computer to recognize the different taps you make on the touchpad as the numbers and symbols you've tapped. A better strange use for the above-average sensitivity of the touchpad on your MacBook has never been seen.

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SwiftKey Android keyboard developers grab $2.4m investment boost

SwiftKey Android keyboard developers grab $2.4m investment boost

This week the the group TouchType Ltd, best known for their keyboard application by the name of SwiftKey - as found on the Android Market this week on sale for 10 cents, mind you - have attained $2.4 million USD (£1.5m) in Series A financing to "accelerate consumer and OEM adoption." This investment is sure to bring the keyboard app developers a whole new round of investments to bring the typing solution to the forefront of the Android mobile operating system world. The investment has been lead by Octopus Investments and will ultimately improve one of the world's most popular Android apps to a whole new level of excellent.

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Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis and Mini Six keyboards ready for pre-order

Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis and Mini Six keyboards ready for pre-order

We haven't heard much from Art Lebedev's design studio since, well, the update on the Optimus Polaris last summer. But the Russia design company know for its innovative usage of LCDs on high-end keyboards has announced today that they're taking pre-orders for both its Optimus Popularis and Optimus mini six keyboards, the former priced at 31,500P, or approximately $1086 USD, and the latter at 10,900P, or around $376 USD. That's the hefty price you pay for a sleek Art Levedev piece, indeed.

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ASUS Transformer Prime Review

ASUS Transformer Prime Review

Welcome to the next generation of Android tablets - where the year 2011 has been dominated utterly by the dual-core processor by the name of Tegra 2, so too does NVIDIA hold the next keys to the kingdom with the quad-core processor Tegra 3, and this is the city which you'll love to explore: the ASUS Transformer Prime. What you're going to get is a 10.1-inch tablet made with Gorilla Glass, radial spun Aluminum, a best-in-class Super IPS+ display, and an optional keyboard dock that brings you to the next generation of mobile: transforming devices. Will this slate / notebook Transformer Prime convince you that it's time to join the tablet world, finally, after all this time? We shall see!

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