Zagg has launched the first of three tablet cases designed to fit nearly any Android tablet available, whether a name-brand slate or a generic device from an unknown company. In addition, the Auto-Fit is spring-loaded and hinged, allowing the tablet to be adjusted like a laptop display.
Office for iPad has arrived, but while there's little question now that tablets can be used for productivity, sometimes it takes a real keyboard to get proper work done. Thankfully even before Office's much-anticipated release, Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini have proliferated. Head on past the cut as we look at the best from Zagg, Logitech, Belkin, and Microsoft.
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.
Matias has put its new wireless keyboard, the Secure Pro, up for pre-order on its website. With the keyboard, which is compact in nature and has a no-nonsense business design, comes wireless connectivity and 128-bit AES encryption to keep data away from prying eyes, which the company says is the strongest encryption you can get with a wireless keyboard.
SwiftKey got a new theme for winter this week. It's called "Ice", and it is what it sounds like. The alternative keyboard shows off a wintery look with snowflakes that collect at the bottom of the display as you type. The update in which the theme is included also includes an array of bug fixes.
Nokia has released a somewhat misleading commercial having a go at a tablet that could be interpreted as an Apple iPad while touting its own, new Lumia 2520 tablet. The ad focuses on the competitor tablet's lack of a keyboard and allegedly shorter battery life. The problem with the ad is that it fails to mention that the attachable Nokia Power Keyboard that makes mechanical typing possible on the 2520 -- and extends the tablet's battery life by a claimed 50% -- doesn't come standard with the 2520.
The custom PC gaming company ORIGIN PC has released three new PC gaming peripherals designed to look as sleek as they perform. The BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard ($140) and Taipan mouse ($80) are solid pieces of gaming hardware with some handy gaming features built-in, and the Goliathus mouse mat ($20) gives you smooth, reliable control in any gaming style. All three are now available at the ORIGIN PC Gear Shop.
Apple has introduced its latest iPad, the iPad Air, which we got our hands on earlier today. Following this, Belkin has announced three keyboard models for the new slate, each offering its own features for users of many varieties, whether an on-the-go casual user or a business power user. All three will be available for purchase in early November.
In what could very well be a big shake-up for the accessories industry built around Apple's mobile smart products, it's been tipped today that the company is making its first of what may be many accessories for the iPad 5. This fifth-generation iPad is set to be revealed tomorrow in an event that will also play host to the 2nd generation iPad mini as well as a set of new MacBook Pro units to usher in iOS 7 for tablets (already in the wild today) as well as OS X Mavericks. Apple's first accessory for the iPad 5 (outside the current Smart Covers) is said to come in the form of a Keyboard Case.
SwiftKey has rolled out the latest beta app update. This one brings the app up to version 22.214.171.124, but before anyone knocks this as simply being a bug fixing update in the beta process -- there are some worthwhile changes and improvements this time around. The folks at SwiftKey have this listed as bringing "layouts for living" which is another way of saying more options in terms of keyboards.
The folks at ROCCAT have revealed release information at last for the keyboards it showed off earlier this year at CES 2013. Three models appear in this series, each of them with a "top of the line" quality - as marked by ROCCAT, of course, for the whole collection. There's a standard RYOS MK, another with full backlighting with the name RYOS MK GLOW, and a biggest-and-best model called RYOS MK PRO with all of the features of the other models paired with per-key lighting and its very own SDK for software development.