The latest on Microsoft is that they have axed the Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapters from their list of peripherals being offered for the Surface Tablets. Although it made its debut in September last year, in six short months the product is 'out of stock' and will never be restocked again.
Das Keyboard has been making some of the coolest mechanical keyboards out there for several years. The company made its name on the back of a keyboard years ago, that was so loud and clicky it came with a set of earplugs for your coworkers to wear in the office. Das Keyboard is back with another version of their clicky mechanical keyboard that looks very cool.
In an attempt to make sure it understands what you are trying to say, or in this case, type, Google has endowed its Android keyboard with SwiftKey-like abilities. Now the kebyoard will be able to make smarter predictions and suggestions based on what it learns not only from your own habits but also from data stored on Google's own products.
Today Razer has announced its latest device for gamers, the Razer Mechanical Switch, which is the company's first mechanical switch keyboard designed for game play. The company says it has engineered the keyboard from the ground up, doing so with a focus on its gaming customers, rather than the typists such devices are often aimed at.
Samsung has developed a new virtual keyboard system that uses augmented reality and twiddling your fingers to replace physical keys, mapping the button layout to different points on the finger. The technology, revealed in a Samsung patent filing, places a dynamic key map over different sections of the fingers, and then relies on a camera to spot which is selected by the user's thumbs. The keyboard could have applications for wearable devices, like the rumored "Samsung Galaxy Glass" tipped to arrive sometime this year, or for alternative text-entry on tablets and phones.
Logitech has announced a new member of the Harmony universal remote family. This isn't a normal remote control like the other offerings Logitech has had in the Harmony line for so long. This is a keyboard aimed at making it easier to type on various game consoles and set top boxes.
During CES 2013 Panasonic launched a new rugged tablet called the Toughpad FZ-G1. That tablet offered no physical keyboard from Panasonic and was a touchscreen only device. There are plenty of keyboard accessories on the market that might work with that Toughpad, but there are few rugged options that can survive the environment the FZ-G1 is meant to live in.
There are plenty of keyboard apps out there for users of Android smartphones. Most of the keyboards are serious bits of software that aim to make typing better than it is on the standard Android keyboard. A new keyboard app has entered beta for Android users that is not so serious.
Ever the keyboard app-creating developers looking for another road into the iOS world of typing, SwiftKey has revealed an app called SwiftKey Note today, ready for one-shot saving of ideas. This app allows the user to work with SwiftKey's quick-type keyboard with all its various powers alongside full inclusion with Evernote account authorization.
Matias isn’t exactly a household name when it comes to keyboards and other computer peripherals, but the company has a number of offerings. Matias had several keyboards on display this month including the Wireless Secure Pro keyboard that went up for pre-order this month. Matias is back with another keyboard for those that need ergonomics.