Keyboard

Type-Hover-Swipe: Microsoft’s prototype gesture keyboard

Type-Hover-Swipe: Microsoft’s prototype gesture keyboard

Microsoft Research has shown off its latest work in the motion-control category: the Type-Hover-Swipe mechanical keyboard. With this device comes a keyboard equipped with small sensors between the keys that detect gestures in a mere 96 bytes, allowing for device control.

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Logitech Ultrathin keyboard case for iPad gets thinner and lighter

Logitech Ultrathin keyboard case for iPad gets thinner and lighter

Logitech has announced that it has updated its Ultrathin clip-on keyboard cover for the iPad. The updated keyboard cover is offered for the iPad air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with retina. The original cover for the iPad mini launched in 2013. Logitech says that the new keyboard cover is thinner and lighter than the original.

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Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard targets tablets and TVs

Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard targets tablets and TVs

Microsoft has a new wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad, the All-in-One Media Keyboard, targeted at living room users, smart TVs, Xbox One, and tablets. Offering both a full-sized QWERTY layout - along with a few useful shortcuts - the AIO Media Keyboard also slots on a multitouch trackpad on the right, for easier navigation.

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Logitech illuminated K830 keyboard lets you control a HTPC in the dark

Logitech illuminated K830 keyboard lets you control a HTPC in the dark

Logitech has unveiled its latest keyboard and this one is aimed at the people sitting in the living room trying to control a HTPC from across the room. The keyboard is called the Logitech Illuminated Living-room Keyboard K830 and its big feature is backlit keys. Having backlit keys means that the keyboard is easy to use in a dark room while you watch a movie or your favorite TV show.

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Office for iPad Keyboard Case review round-up

Office for iPad Keyboard Case review round-up

Office for iPad has arrived, but while there's little question now that tablets can be used for productivity, sometimes it takes a real keyboard to get proper work done. Thankfully even before Office's much-anticipated release, Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini have proliferated. Head on past the cut as we look at the best from Zagg, Logitech, Belkin, and Microsoft.

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Microsoft Surface wireless keyboard adapter axed

Microsoft Surface wireless keyboard adapter axed

The latest on Microsoft is that they have axed the Surface Wireless Keyboard Adapters from their list of peripherals being offered for the Surface Tablets. Although it made its debut in September last year, in six short months the product is 'out of stock' and will never be restocked again.

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Das Keyboard 4 packs clicky mechanical keys and multimedia controls

Das Keyboard 4 packs clicky mechanical keys and multimedia controls

Das Keyboard has been making some of the coolest mechanical keyboards out there for several years. The company made its name on the back of a keyboard years ago, that was so loud and clicky it came with a set of earplugs for your coworkers to wear in the office. Das Keyboard is back with another version of their clicky mechanical keyboard that looks very cool.

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Google Keyboard updated to learn from Google apps and services

Google Keyboard updated to learn from Google apps and services

In an attempt to make sure it understands what you are trying to say, or in this case, type, Google has endowed its Android keyboard with SwiftKey-like abilities. Now the kebyoard will be able to make smarter predictions and suggestions based on what it learns not only from your own habits but also from data stored on Google's own products.

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Razer Mechanical Switch: a first for gamers

Razer Mechanical Switch: a first for gamers

Today Razer has announced its latest device for gamers, the Razer Mechanical Switch, which is the company's first mechanical switch keyboard designed for game play. The company says it has engineered the keyboard from the ground up, doing so with a focus on its gaming customers, rather than the typists such devices are often aimed at.

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Samsung AR keyboard tech has you twiddling your thumbs

Samsung AR keyboard tech has you twiddling your thumbs

Samsung has developed a new virtual keyboard system that uses augmented reality and twiddling your fingers to replace physical keys, mapping the button layout to different points on the finger. The technology, revealed in a Samsung patent filing, places a dynamic key map over different sections of the fingers, and then relies on a camera to spot which is selected by the user's thumbs. The keyboard could have applications for wearable devices, like the rumored "Samsung Galaxy Glass" tipped to arrive sometime this year, or for alternative text-entry on tablets and phones.

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Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard makes streaming-media device control easier

Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard makes streaming-media device control easier

Logitech has announced a new member of the Harmony universal remote family. This isn't a normal remote control like the other offerings Logitech has had in the Harmony line for so long. This is a keyboard aimed at making it easier to type on various game consoles and set top boxes.

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iKey FZ-G1 Jumpseat fully rugged keyboard unveiled

iKey FZ-G1 Jumpseat fully rugged keyboard unveiled

During CES 2013 Panasonic launched a new rugged tablet called the Toughpad FZ-G1. That tablet offered no physical keyboard from Panasonic and was a touchscreen only device. There are plenty of keyboard accessories on the market that might work with that Toughpad, but there are few rugged options that can survive the environment the FZ-G1 is meant to live in.

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