peripherals

Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Available Now for $32.99

Genius Navigator 905BT Wireless Bluetooth Mouse Available Now for $32.99

Considering some of you out there are probably heading back to school around this time (or if you're already there), you might be looking for a new electronic toy to buy. And hey, if you can write it off as a school-related purchase, why not, right? That's what Genius is hoping to rope you in with, as they've just announced their new Navigator 905BT wireless mouse, featuring Bluetooth technology inside.

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PlayStation controller buttons explained (by the man who designed them)

PlayStation controller buttons explained (by the man who designed them)

The origins of the PlayStation controller's triangle, circle, square and cross buttons can't exactly be described as a mystery on a par with the disappearance of the Mayans, but we've always been pretty curious about where the four symbols came from.  Now we know, thanks to a Famitsu magazine interview with Teiyu Goto, the man responsible for the external design of PlayStation consoles, their peripherals and accessories, for the last 17 years.  In among detailing the distinctive dual-grip design, Goto says the four symbols were actually an attempt to keep things straightforward while rivals were using letters.

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SmartFish ErgoMotion Mouse Now Available for $49.95

SmartFish ErgoMotion Mouse Now Available for $49.95

The mouse changes all the time. Perhaps not in such revolutionary ways that people take notice each and every time it happens, but it certainly happens. SmartFish has just released a new design on an old favorite, and they're hoping that it's bold and new enough that it will capture the attention of consumers out there. And, considering it's the first to feature a patented swivel mechanism, they may just be on to something.

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Bluetooth iPad keyboard case crosses FCC [Updated]

Bluetooth iPad keyboard case crosses FCC [Updated]

Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad aren't exactly rare, but we're still waiting for that perfect pairing: something portable, that doesn't add too much bulk and that makes for an impromptu netbook replacement when you need to batter in a few thousand words on the move.  Shenzhen Paoluy Silicone Technology Co.'s new iPad keyboard case (BL-BKB76), freshly spotted at the FCC, certainly looks like it could hit at least the first two points.

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iControlPad for iPhone production parts now shipping [Updated]

iControlPad for iPhone production parts now shipping [Updated]

It's been a while since the iControlPad team told us the release of the snap-on iPhone gaming controller peripheral was imminent, but general availability looks like it could be fast approaching.  Team member Craig Rothwell has been tweeting photos of the first mass produced sections, and while he's yet to show the central control panel it's obvious how everything will come together.

Update: More photos and availability information after the cut

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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse gets premature unveil

Last we heard, Microsoft's Arc Touch Mouse was due sometime next month; that hasn't stopped German retailer notebooksbilliger jumping the gun and putting up their product page.  According to their details, the Arc Touch Mouse is a wireless peripheral that physically bends for comfortable mousing but flattens out for easier transportation.  It has a large touch-scroll sensor - presumably the grey bar running between the buttons - for easier navigation.

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