Keyboards

Apple may ditch ink for laser-marked fabric

Apple may ditch ink for laser-marked fabric

This week a new way to print on Apple products has come to our attention. It'll be coming to your attention in just a minute, just as soon as you have a peek at the images and listen up: laser-marked fabric is what's coming up next. Apple's patent for their technique, filed this past November and released by the USPTO today, shows how Apple is working on a way to make extra-detailed printing happen on fabric.

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AZIO shows off steampunk typewriter USB keyboard

AZIO shows off steampunk typewriter USB keyboard

I've always loved having a desktop computer. Not only does it handle all of my work and gaming needs, but it grows and evolves with me. Over time I add new components on the inside, and new peripherals on the outside, depending on my tastes. Well if you're into a retro or steampunk look, AZIO has the keyboard that you've been looking for.

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Wooting One analog keyboard hits Kickstarter

Wooting One analog keyboard hits Kickstarter

A few months ago, I wrote about an interesting new keyboard that was being worked on. Usually when a keyboard has a new feature, it's related to lighting, or displaying some sort of additional information. However, the Wooting One promises to do something that no other keyboard on the market can do.

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Razer announces first US retail store in San Francisco

Razer announces first US retail store in San Francisco

When you think about going to the store to satisfy your gaming habits, you have some wildly different options. You have your stores that happen to have electronics departments, you've got electronics stores with decent gaming sections, and then you've got game-focused stores like GameStop. One major gaming hardware maker thinks that these options just aren't good enough, so they're opening their own store.

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Google Keyboard update makes one-handed typing even easier

Google Keyboard update makes one-handed typing even easier

There are times when you're using your phone, and you just don't have two free hands to operate everything. If you need to occasionally use your Android phone with just one hand, you'll be happy to know that Google has recently released a huge update to their keyboard. And it's going to make your one-handed life a lot easier.

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Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

Wooting One is the world’s first analog keyboard

There are many different types of keyboards that are available. Rubber domes, buckling-springs, scissor-switches, mechanical switches, and more are out there for your choosing. However, they all have one thing in common. Every keyboard out there is digital, and one company is looking to change that.

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ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

ROLI Seaboard RISE 49 brings four octaves of MIDI control

The newest edition of the ROLI Seaboard RISE MINI controller rolls with a full four octaves of sound. This version of the machine has expanded the original in a big way just four months after the original's first release. With the RISE 25, it would appear that the creator's expectations have been surpassed to such a degree that a far larger version, the RISE 49, was required. Access our original review of the smaller edition to see what this machine is all about, then expand through the future.

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SwiftKey 6 arrives with double-word prediction and more

SwiftKey 6 arrives with double-word prediction and more

SwiftKey has announced a new update for Android, rolling out SwiftKey 6 to users. The app first went into a public beta a few weeks ago, and after some further refining it is rolling out to the general public. The new version brings with it several new features, chief among them being double-word prediction, which predicts the next pair of words you’ll say in a single instant rather than just single-word predictions.

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SwiftKey’s next Beta predicts 2 words, closer to reading you mind

SwiftKey’s next Beta predicts 2 words, closer to reading you mind

This week the Beta release of SwiftKey 6.0 includes several new features, one of which is double word prediction. This updates the current one-word prediction feature present in the stable version of SwiftKey Neural. This updated SwiftKey Beta 6.0 works with a revamped emoji panel as well - and a completely overhauled settings menu. This new version - like the old one - doesn't actually climb in to your brain to see what you're going to write - instead it learns from your typing patterns and predicts what you're about to say.

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Apple opens test lab to show how products are perfected

Apple opens test lab to show how products are perfected

It would appear that Apple is heading in a direction that would suggest openness - that is, according to their most recent opening of labs. Working with the folks at Backchannel, Apple has shown off a set of images and details that suggest they (still) take product testing seriously. Above-and-beyond seriously, testing not only the look and feel of the products they create, but the sound. And not just the sound for loudness - they're making certain their mouse hits the right note when it clicks one way or the other.

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Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Review

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 Review

A keyboard with a set of bright, blinking green lights on it isn't generally the first thing you think of when you think top-quality hardware. With Razer and the BlackWidow Ultimate 2016 edition keyboard, you get the unlikely combination of high-end pro-gamer ready hardware and bright, flashy, blinky green lights - in programmable combinations of blinks, no less. For those of you that own the 2014 edition of this keyboard and wouldn't try any other keyboard ever again - now's the time to trade up.

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Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard mini-Review

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard mini-Review

It's time to dive back in on one of the biggest up-and-comers in the straight-to-consumers gaming peripherals game: Corsair. With the Corsair STRAFE, users work with the same high-quality mastery in mechanical keyboard clicking as the rest of the recent Corsair Gaming RGB light-up series, but here the options - and therefor the price - take a cut. You still get the high-end German-made quality of Cherry MX switches, of course. If you like lights, but you don't need the full rainbow, this chop of a keyboard might be right up your ever-loving red-lit alley.

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