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ROLI Seaboard Crosses a Piano with a Fretless String Instrument

ROLI Seaboard Crosses a Piano with a Fretless String Instrument

London-based tech start-up ROLI has introduced a new musical instrument line that should get musicians and audiophiles salivating. The "Seaboard" is a continuous-touch keyboard with curved "keywaves" (instead of keys) that flow into one another like waves on the sea (thus the name.) This overcomes the step-function limitations of a traditional keyboard, letting musicians bend and select pitches with absolute precision, analogous in principle to a fretless stringed instrument like a violin. The only other on-board control is a "Sounddial" resembling an iPod click wheel that allows for continuous preset indexing and fine-tuning.

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Surface 2 Docking Station, Touch 2, Type 2, and Power Cover hands-on

Surface 2 Docking Station, Touch 2, Type 2, and Power Cover hands-on

With the ushering in of the second generation of Microsoft Surface devices in the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2, the company decided to give their accessory line a boot as well. What you're seeing this week is a Type Cover 2, a Touch Cover 2, a Power Cover, and a Docking Station. These accessories will all be working with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 as well as the original Surface Pro but will not work with the original Surface RT.

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Kanex Multi-Sync wireless keyboard brings quick-switch with Bluetooth 3.0

Kanex Multi-Sync wireless keyboard brings quick-switch with Bluetooth 3.0

While there's no reason to believe that the newest keyboard device from Kanex wouldn't work with any and all Bluetooth 3.0-compatible devices, they've aimed directly at the Apple world here in the week of this accessory's launch. The Kanex Multi-Sync Keyboard works with the iPhone, iPad, iMac, and any other machine (with Bluetooth 3.0 or higher) you think would match up nicely. You've got a full Apple-esque design to the board as well as Bluetooth switching buttons - that means you can press one button for device A, then switch to device B or C with a press of one of your total of three buttons.

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Dryft virtual keyboard wants to be Swype for tablets

Dryft virtual keyboard wants to be Swype for tablets

If you're familiar with the Swype keyboard for smartphones and prefer that virtual keyboard to the one that came with your device, and you also use a tablet you might interested in Dryft. The original co-founder of Swype and its inventor, Randy Marsden, has unveiled his latest invention aiming to change tablet typing just as he did with smartphone typing using Swype.

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World’s thinnest touch sensitive surface developed by CSR scientists

World’s thinnest touch sensitive surface developed by CSR scientists

Scientists at a company called Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) have developed a very interesting touch sensitive surface the claims to be the world's thinnest. The team the scientists develop a flexible computer keyboard that is as thin as paper and who claim to be capable of transforming any area into a touch sensitive surface. CSR hails the development as the world's thinnest wireless touch surface at only 0.5 mm thick.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard and Folio promise slim iPad Mini protection

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard and Folio promise slim iPad Mini protection

Logitech has announced two new folio products aimed towards iPad Mini owners who want a bit of protection and a mobile keyboard without bidding farewell to the tablet's thin form factor. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case are both aimed at the smaller iPad model, and promise to be both ultrathin and ultralight without compromising in quality.

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Microsoft Sculpt desktop accessories offer health-centric ergonomic designs

Microsoft Sculpt desktop accessories offer health-centric ergonomic designs

Those who spend any significant amount of time every day at their desk know the discomfort that can result from an improper work setup, whether it be a stiff back or a pinched nerve. Such was reflected in a Healthy Computing Survey conducted by Microsoft, which it made available today to coincide with the launch of two ergonomic desktop accessories: the Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop and the Sculpt Comfort Desktop.

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Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech has announced a new wireless keyboard that comes with a built-in trackpad. The TK820 is a new teardrop-shaped keyboard that includes a chiclet style keyboard layout and a huge trackpad built in on the right side. It's not quite as large as Apple's Magic Trackpad or the company's own Wireless Touchpad, but it's larger than any laptop trackpad we've seen, at least.

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