Keyboards

Saitek PK17U Cyborg gaming keyboard – might come alive and blind you with its lights

This keyboard almost scares me a little, I mean its certainly intimidating to look at. It has too much lighting, I mean there are all the lights and such on the bezel above the keys, and then there are 3 different colors of backlights that can be adjusted in brightness or even mixed in an color combination with the other two colors and then common gaming keys have their own special lighting as well as metal key caps.

Intel’s Netbook goes bye bye – now called SmartBook

Actually Intel is referring to the whole line of these notebooks as Netbooks, so technically it’s not totally gone. But, the notebook isn’t actually being manufactured by Intel so they are letting all the manufacturers of this platform of notebooks choose their own name for theirs.

Right now there is a manufacturer in Malaysia, they are calling theirs the SmartBook. There will be two different models, both with Intel Celeron processors, a half gig of RAM, and b/g WIFI.

Dell leaking like a sieve – new laptops abound

First we get the leak of the Dell Latitude XT2 tablet which will be available this fall. Then today we have rumor of a new semi-rugged notebook from Dell as well as an entire line replacement in the business sector.

Spectrum ZX Laptop – blast from the past

I am no computer historian but when the two computers that made up this beast are referred to as old and older, its pretty obvious this stuff is old. So some guy took a Spectrum ZX and a Toshiba Libretto 110 and smacked the two together.

Sanwa peripherals have touch pads built in

Reminiscent of your notebook, these keyboards, presumable designed for desktop use, are wireless keyboards with touch-pads built in. I don’t know how many of you are a fan of your laptop’s touch-pad navigation methods, but I am assuming the percentage is low.

Three new phones from Toshiba coming soon

In order, there is the G910, G710, and G450. Sure, the 910 and 710 have keyboards which clearly mean they are smartphones, and thus interesting, but I kind of like the 450 the most out of all of them.

Matias Folding Keyboard – great for users on the go

If you have ever used a laptop, the smaller the better for this example, then you know that the keyboards on those ever-shrinking devices just aren’t even close to the keyboard on your desktop. Well, now, you can get the convenience of mobility and compactness that your mobile computer offers up, but with a full sized keyboard.

It even has a separate num pad, I am not in accounting or anything that uses a significant amount of numbers, but my num pad on my desktop is still nearly invaluable. So if you are in a number-intensive field then using the num pad that you have to use a function key to access is probably less than ideal to say the least.

Sub-$500 Optimus Maximus keyboards coming soon

Those hoping to get their hands on the uber-expensive (and equally cool-looking) Optimus Maximus keyboard are going to be a bit disappointed. They've completely sold out of their first run. The good news is that those that already preordered will be getting their units as early as next month, and new (lower) prices are on the way.

Optimus Maximus plays with crowd in Moscow

Whenever we or anybody else reports on developments in Art Lebedev's Optimus Maximus camp, someone invariably pops up shouting "render!"  Well, either the Optimus guys are getting a whole lot better with their Photoshop skills, or they really did show off a working prototype of the OLED-keyed 'board yesterday in their Moscow store.

 

Optimus Maximus OLED key video demo

Look beyond the rubbish camera work and here we have the first live video of Optimus' Maximus keyboard showing video on one of its OLED screens.  And while whoever was filming didn't tweak their focus well enough to give much of an impression of screen quality, at least the frame-rate appears to be reasonable - after all, you're unlikely to be watching a full-length feature film on your F11 key!

Terpstra MIDI Keyboard – It has how many keys?

My current keyboard has a total of 143 keys. Do I use them All? No, there are several keys that I never touch, unless it's by accident. So what do you think I would do wit a keyboard that had nearly double the amount of keys?

Logitech Classic Keyboard 200

The name just about says it all, its just a plain old USB keyboard, no frills or anything. There aren’t dedicated media keys, nor integrated hotkeys, just a play keyboard.

So why would this be at all important? The reason is as follows, it’s supported by the Wii Menu version 3.1.

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