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Samsung Galaxy Folder may return flip phone to fashionability with Android

Samsung Galaxy Folder may return flip phone to fashionability with Android

With the Samsung Galaxy Folder, a smartphone from this worldwide manufacturer will single-handedly bring back the fashionability of physical QWERTY keyboards. At least that's what the tip is from Korea along manufacturing lines where the smartphone is said to be being built. There it's rumored that large amounts of reports of "discomfort" have been rolling in on the backs of their massively successful touchscreen-only device lines - and it may be time to create yet another Galaxy handset.

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Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad eschews Bluetooth for old-school connection

Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad eschews Bluetooth for old-school connection

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.

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Swype now available via Google Play

Swype now available via Google Play

Nuance has rolled out its latest update for Swype, bringing with it some new keyboard themes, and a few other improvements and and change. The big news, however, is that for the first time Android users can get the keyboard app from Google Play, which has a limited-time special price of $0.99, after which point you'll have to shell out an unspecified amount.

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Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

Minuum Android keyboard sparks crowdfund interest with one-row layout

This week a set of developers hoping to create a new way for users to use touchscreen-based keyboards have seem some significant success, finding 873% of their goal met in their first crowdfunded venture. The app environment these developers have presented is "Minuum Keyboard", one created for Android devices initially, here showing off the entire English alphabet in a single row near the bottom of a smartphone or tablet screen. Having met their Indegogo goal several times over, they're now headed for a June release for the software in beta.

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Cooler Master unveils CM Storm QuickFire Stealth keyboard

Cooler Master unveils CM Storm QuickFire Stealth keyboard

When it comes to keyboards for gamers and touch typists, many people prefer the old-fashioned mechanical keyboard. Most of the keyboards we use today feature membrane keys that don't have the same sort of click as old-school fully mechanical keys. Gaming peripheral manufacturer CM Storm has announced the launch of the new mechanical keyboard called the QuickFire Stealth.

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Flexible keyboard with clickable keys means more comfortable and accurate typing

Flexible keyboard with clickable keys means more comfortable and accurate typing

There are number of flexible and portable keyboards on the market today designed to interface with everything from laptop computers to smartphones and tablets. The problem with many of these thin and flexible keyboards is that the keys offer very little tactile feedback making typing difficult and uncomfortable. A company called Strategic Polymers Sciences is showing off a new flexible keyboard that has keys that provide more tactile feedback.

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Corsair announces Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with customizable backlighting

Corsair announces Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with customizable backlighting

Yes, Corsair is making keyboards now, and they have been for a little while. Their latest creation is called the Vengeance K70, and they just announced it to along with the previously-announced Vengeance headsets. Essentially it's a fully-mechanical keyboard that comes with customizable backlighting, which in this case means that you can control the lighting for each key independently.

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