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Microsoft Kinect’s First Official TV Ad Goes Live [Video]

Microsoft Kinect’s First Official TV Ad Goes Live [Video]

Now that we know the 17 Kinect-capable titles heading to the controller-free peripheral in 2010, and we know just how to set up our living rooms to get the best playing experience, it's time that we finally get our eyes on an official TV advertisement from Microsoft. While there's been other commercials out there, apparently they weren't the "official" kind. But, Microsoft has finally unveiled the first official TV ad for Kinect, showcasing the human side of it.

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Final Fantasy XIV PC Peripherals Break Cover

Final Fantasy XIV PC Peripherals Break Cover

Final Fantasy XIV is coming to the PC on September 30th, and with a large title like a Final Fantasy title, it's expected that accessories with the logo on them would break into the wild. And, sure enough, we've got not only a keyboard, but plenty of other peripheral goodies for you PC gamers who plan on spending a large amount of hours plugging into the Final Fantasy universe.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Shows Off Again in Marketing Images

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Shows Off Again in Marketing Images

Teased once, and shown off on a German website not soon after, the Microsoft Arc Touch mouse seems to be a legitimate device ready for the mainstream consumer. Of course, this is Microsoft we're talking about, so they could be teasing all of this just to tell us it's not a real product, after all. Plus, unless Microsoft is outlining when to release these "leaks," these are German sites getting their hands on these images, and sharing them with the world.

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Razer BlackWidow & BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboards Unveiled

Razer BlackWidow & BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Keyboards Unveiled

When it comes to keyboards, the mechanical variety usually provides the most travel between you pressing a key, and its input. That usually means a more "clicky" feel, and most people tend to prefer this type of keyboard. As of now, Razer's line-up of keyboards, like the Lycosa and Arctosa, are scissor-switch keyboards, which means they don't have the same kind of travel. But, Razer's about ready to let loose their first variations of mechanical keyboards. Introducing the BlackWidow and BlackWidow Ultimate.

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Microsoft Hardware Doesn’t Want You to be so Touchy, Teases New Product

Microsoft Hardware Doesn’t Want You to be so Touchy, Teases New Product

When it comes to Twitter, sometimes simpler is better. And that's exactly what Microsoft's Hardware division is doing. Using the micro-blogging service to tease their followers of some new, impending piece of hardware, they've piqued the interest of everyone who'd be interested in something "flat." There's no other clue than that, and the image that you see here, but from the looks of it, it would seem that Microsoft's got a new peripheral on the way.

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Asus Eee 30GB USB Hard Drive is 1.8-Inches, Only $30

Asus Eee 30GB USB Hard Drive is 1.8-Inches, Only $30

When it comes to external hard drives, you don't want something that's as big as your keyboard sitting on your desk, next to your monitor. The whole idea is to have something compact, but that's perfectly capable of holding all of your necessary data. And, when it comes to the new Asus Eee 30GB hard drive, you'll have to keep it limited to the bare essentials.

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Miniguru Keyboard Axed, Not Coming to Retail

Miniguru Keyboard Axed, Not Coming to Retail

At the beginning of the year, we showed you a concept for a new keyboard, called the Miniguru. With plenty of features to make typing purists out there happy, we were pretty excited about the possibilities it brought to the table. But, alas, today we are reminded all too well that a concept is just a concept, and they can come to an end all too quickly. Just months after its debut, it looks like the Miniguru keyboard isn't coming.

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse tipped as Apple Magic Mouse rival

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse tipped as Apple Magic Mouse rival

A new product listing for a Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (product code RVF-00003, with an MRSP of around $70) has prompted speculation that the company are preparing their own rival to Apple's Magic Mouse.  istartedsomething spotted the scant details online, together with an arctouchmouse.com placeholder, and drew some tentative connections between the presumed new peripheral and the prototype multitouch mouse Microsoft demonstrated as part of their Mouse 2.0 research last year.

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Taiji tablet hides stowaway Bluetooth keyboard [Video]

Taiji tablet hides stowaway Bluetooth keyboard [Video]

Remember BYD's Snaptop concept, the Snapdragon-powered tablet with a wireless Bluetooth keyboard hiding in the rear panel?  It looks like someone at Taiji Electronics has been paying attention; they're apparently bringing along their new slate to Computex 2010, a VIA C7 1.2GHz based Windows 7 tablet, and it stores a Bluetooth keyboard in the back section complete with a kick-stand.

Video demo after the cut

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Diamond BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter supports 1080p HD

Diamond BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter supports 1080p HD

DisplayLink adapters capable of outputting 1080p Full HD are relatively rare beasts - so far we've spotted a Lenovo model on the market, for a heady $129 - so Diamond Multimedia's $75 BVUMD3 USB Display Adapter Plus tickles us exactly where we want it to: in our wallets.  The compact device allows you to hook up a DVI or VGA monitor to a regular USB 2.0 port on your PC, notebook or netbook, and you can plug in up to six at any one time.

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Project Natal tipped for October; response lag measured

Project Natal tipped for October; response lag measured

A relative gush of Project Natal information today, with BBC presenter Jonathan Ross apparently tipping an October launch date for the motion-control gaming system, while MTV take on another timing issue by measuring the peripheral's lag.  Ross had been trying Natal at a Microsoft event this week, and proceeded to tweet "Natal on Xbox is impressive. Not quite there yet I think but they have until October and if they get it right... sky's the limit."

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