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Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboard Packs in a Cooling Fan for Long Nights of Gaming

Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboard Packs in a Cooling Fan for Long Nights of Gaming

Cooling fans aren't new to the PC market. For most rigs, especially the high-profile gaming units out there, they're pretty much a necessity. Long hours, and constant usage can make any system overheat if it's not checked at constant intervals. But, we'll go ahead and admit that we never expected a keyboard to get the cooling fan treatment. Well, here's one after all.

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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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