Microsoft have quietly unveiled three new peripherals in its BlueTrack range, two new mice and a wireless keyboard/mouse set. The Microsoft BlueTrack Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 is intended for mobile use, and pairs a blue-laser mouse with a mini-USB 2.4GHz transceiver; meanwhile the Wireless Mouse 5000 has a larger transceiver and is intended for desktop use.
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.
BLAZE have announced their latest PS3 accessory, a Wireless Controller Keypad that promises to be a low-cost alternative to the official Sony attachment. Clipping to the PS3 controller without obscuring any of the buttons or sticks, the BLAZE 'board has full QWERTY together with function keys.
ASUS have been gradually transitioning to chiclet-style keyboards on their Eee PC netbooks, with the latest model to get the new style being the Eee PC 1000HA. If you're an existing owner looking longingly at the new layout, meanwhile, and specifically have an ASUS Eee PC 1000H, you can fudge your own update with the keyboard from the Eee PC 1000HE.
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.
Gigabyte have released a range of new, not exactly attractive peripherals at CeBIT 2009 this week, including the bizarrely crystal-encrusted GM-M7800S wireless mouse seen here. Obviously the one thing better than a 1,600dpi leather-clad mouse is one studded with a few Swarovski crystals that you won't even see when using it.
Further details on ASUS' rumored luxury netbook, the Eee PC Shell, have emerged, ahead of a predicted launch at CeBIT. The netbook will be known as the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA Shell, with the company focusing on giving it longer battery life than the S101 it replaces. Meanwhile the company is also believed to be bringing the Eee PC S121 to CeBIT, complete with 512GB SSD and 120GB HDD versions.
The Logitech G19 LCD Gaming Keyboard has gone up for pre-order on Amazon, promising macros, switchable key backlighting and a 320 x 240 mini-display. A panel of twelve programmable macro keys - each storing three macros - runs down the left-hand side, and there's a real-time macro recording button to quickly add keypresses.