Keyboards

Microsoft Pressure-Sensitive keyboard contest winners announced [Video]

Microsoft Pressure-Sensitive keyboard contest winners announced [Video]

The results for Microsoft's pressure-sensitive keyboard competition are in, and there are some interesting uses for the prototype 'board.  The peripheral can track not only which keys are pressed but the force with which they're hit, and it's that which "Most Useful" first prize winner SafeLock takes advantage of; the password app not only matches up an eight-character code, but measures flight time, hold time, maximized pressure and a curve fit to measure pressure over time for each keypress.

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Logitech announce Unifying USB receiver plus new wireless peripherals

Logitech announce Unifying USB receiver plus new wireless peripherals

Logitech have announced a new "unifying" USB receiver for use with its latest wireless keyboard and mice, which allows up to six of the company's compatible devices to be connected with the one receiver.  The Logitech Unifying Receiver will land in the US and Europe in September 2009, bundled with the new Wireless Keyboard K350 and K340 models, the Marathon Mouse M705 in early 2010, and the Wireless Mouse M505 in August this year.

 

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Combimouse merges keyboard and mouse [Video]

Combimouse merges keyboard and mouse [Video]

It may look odd, but this ergonomic keyboard promises to free up your desk from the tyranny of your mouse.  Well, from the tyranny of a separate mouse, anyway; the handiwork of an Australian inventor, the Combimouse turns the right-side of the keyboard into the mouse itself, using cleverly placed contacts to figure out when you're trying to use it to to control your cursor.

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DIY Keyboard Pants

DIY Keyboard Pants

Is that a CAPS lock across your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?  The puns may be awful, but Zack Hoeken's keyboard pants are just plain awesome.  Seemingly crafted from an existing fabric keyboard that's been split across the legs, they're both geekily fashionable and fashionably usable.

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ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS Eee PC Keyboard landing June from $400

ASUS are planning two versions of the ASUS Eee PC Keyboard, one using wired HDMI and the other featuring Wireless HDMI, according to company chairman Jonney Shih.  The ASUS Eee PC Keyboard - which builds an Intel-powered nettop into a QWERTY keyboard, along with a 5-inch touchscreen, and is intended for multimedia use - is on target for a Q2 2009 launch, with Shih suggesting June was most likely.

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