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Optimus AUX to cost around $650; final pre-production proto on show

Optimus AUX to cost around $650; final pre-production proto on show

Art Lebedev Studios have released an image of what they're calling the "final pre-production prototype" of the Optimus AUX, which presumably means that commercial versions of the 15-key OLED 'board will look this way.  They've also, finally, given an indication of price: around $650.

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Logitech diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition announced

Logitech diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition announced

Logitech have announced a Mac-version of their super-skinny wireless keyboard.  The Logitech diNovo Keyboard Mac Edition has the same 0.87-inch depth, 3.2mm key travel and high-gloss, semi-transparent plexiglass casing (with brushed aluminum palm-rest), but Mac-specific keys including Mail, Safari, iTunes, Exposé, Cover Flow, Dashboard, QuickLook and Spaces shortcuts.

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Optimus Aux prototype breaks cover

Optimus Aux prototype breaks cover

Optimus have released photos of the newly assembled Aux prototype, the fifteen-key accessory that will use the same OLED technology as its Maximus full-QWERTY sibling.  While it's arguably straightforward to produce a slick prototype and then ruin things with a shoddy production run, we have to give the Optimus guys credit here: the Aux looks great.

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Datamancer Ergo Steampunk ergonomic keyboard

Datamancer Ergo Steampunk ergonomic keyboard

Take one rare IBM Model M-15 split ergonomic keyboard, add a flourish of Steampunk mods, and you end up with this, the Datamancer Ergo.  A custom commission, the Ergo combines the M-15's inverted slant, a velvet wrist-rest and an integrated buttonless trackpad, together with violet LEDs and an etched acanthus-leaf pattern.

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Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

Thanko Heated & Cooled USB keyboard

"Cold hands, warm heart" goes the old saying, but if you're more keen on melting the ice around your digits than you are reassuring people of your genial nature then Thanko's new keyboard might appeal.  As well as looking monstrously well built, the USB 'board includes both a fan-cooler and warmer function, designed to keep your hands clement despite the weather.

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iKey BT-87-TP Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard meets NEMA 4X specs

iKey BT-87-TP Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard meets NEMA 4X specs

If you're an ultraportable device user and you want to keep working even when conditions aren't all that great, iKey may have the keyboard for you.  The iKey BT-87-TP Rugged Bluetooth Keyboard is a 12.01 x 7.75 x 2.03 inch fully-sealed slab of ruggedized data entry, with an industrial silicone keypad and ABS polycarbonate case that together met NEMA 4X specifications dirt, dust, water, ice and corrosive resistance.

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Toshiba Satellite NB100 netbook hands-on suggests cramped controls

Toshiba Satellite NB100 netbook hands-on suggests cramped controls

Toshiba's NB100 netbook (aka the NB105) may not step outside the box with its spec sheet, but that won't stop buyers being drawn to the reliable brand name.  TechRadar had a brief hands-on with the NB100 recently, and found that while the 120GB available hard-drive space is capacious and the Ubuntu OS smooth with its 512MB of RAM, the keyboard was smaller than on rival machines. 

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HTC Touch HD Pro with slide-out keyboard in development?

HTC Touch HD Pro with slide-out keyboard in development?

Is there a slide-out keyboard version of the HTC Touch HD in the works?  That's the latest rumor surrounding the upcoming super-smartphone from the company, whose habit of launching a "Pro" version of touchscreen handsets with a QWERTY slide-out section has led some to predict an HTC Touch HD Pro could be in development.

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Optimus Aux renders: size, key tweaks and port changes detailed

Optimus Aux renders: size, key tweaks and port changes detailed

Two Optimus posts in one day almost smacks of Maximus hype, but it's Friday and we do have some slick new renders of the recently-christened Aux.  Optimus have tweaked the design from its initial, Pultius form: gone are the odd gaps between the columns, and an extra USB port has been added to the back.  Optimus originally suggested that the USB could be used to daisy-chain multiple keypads together.

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Optimus Aux is new name for Pultius OLED keypad

Optimus Aux is new name for Pultius OLED keypad

Optimus Labs' Pultius prototype - a numeric keypad using the OLED-embedded keys from the company's full-sized Maximus keyboard - will likely be released with the name Optimus Aux, according to the latest post on the company blog.  The fifteen key add-on will offer a lower-priced point of entry to people wanting customizable keys but unable to afford the full Maximus.

 

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Dell Inspiron 910 netbook confirmed for Thursday 4th says WSJ

Dell Inspiron 910 netbook confirmed for Thursday 4th says WSJ

Dell having grudgingly confirmed that the Inspiron 910 netbook is coming this week, now the Wall Street Journal has stepped in with an email from Box.net that confirms it will specifically drop on Thursday 4th.  Box.net, an online file store and collaborative workspace, was also confirmed to be preinstalled on the netbook

Logitech Illuminated Keyboard: 9.3mm deep with backlit keys

Logitech Illuminated Keyboard: 9.3mm deep with backlit keys

Logitech have announced their thinnest ever wired keyboard, the blandly-named Illuminated Keyboard at just 9.3mm deep.  As the title suggests, the keys are all backlit; they also use Logitech's PerfectStroke technology, so even though there's minimal depth there should still be reasonable typing feel.

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