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MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

MacBook butterfly keyboard lawsuit will proceed after all

Apple may have finally changed back (or changed forward) to a more familiar keyboard mechanism in its new MacBook Pro but that doesn't change the past one bit. It is also not enough, apparently, to save the company from having to fight a class-action suit hurled against it over its previous "butterfly" keyboards. It tried to get that case dismissed but was shot down, effectively giving the green light to move the case forward in court. That is if it isn't settled out of it first.

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Razer Blade 15 Advanced debuts world’s first optical laptop keyboard

Razer Blade 15 Advanced debuts world’s first optical laptop keyboard

You may have already heard of optical mice, which have been around for decades. You may have even heard of optical keyboards, which have also been around for quite a while, at least on desktops. Razer, however, claims to have one-upped its rivals and, by extension, allows its users to gain an "unfair" advantage over their competition. It has just announced what it bills is the world's first optical laptop keyboard which can be yours provided you're willing to buy the only laptop it is available on.

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iPad on-screen keyboard could feel like the real thing in the future

iPad on-screen keyboard could feel like the real thing in the future

On-screen keyboards have become a fact of life but that doesn't make them enjoyable to use. That's especially true for tablets that have large screens that would have been more comfortable to use with larger and more spacious keys. Typing on flat glass with nothing but subtle vibrations of the entire screen will always feel unnatural for some people. Apple's newest patent may offer screen typists a reprieve, that is if it ever becomes and actual implementation.

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Logitech G PRO X keyboard serves up user-replaceable mechanical switches

Logitech G PRO X keyboard serves up user-replaceable mechanical switches

Logitech G has revealed a new mechanical keyboard for its PRO line, and it's bringing an interesting twist to the table. The Logitech G PRO X, as the keyboard is officially called, allows users to swap the mechanical switches themselves. Owning multiple sets of switches to go along with the G PRO X quickly becomes an expensive proposition, but it sounds like the keyboard will offer a level of customization we don't often see outside of DIY circles.

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Fleksy keyboard for Android can now play videos because why not

Fleksy keyboard for Android can now play videos because why not

Remember the days when third-party virtual keyboards for smartphones were the craze? No? How about the time before TV? Fleksy seemingly wants to take a stroll down memory lane to make the case for its latest Fleksyapp, a.k.a. mini addons that give that Android keyboard a bit more functionality. By partnering with VBoard, that "bit more" becomes searching for and even playing videos while you type out messages to your friends about, what else, those videos playing above your keyboard.

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Logitech MX Master 3 Review: MagSpeed mouse and MX Keys keyboard

Logitech MX Master 3 Review: MagSpeed mouse and MX Keys keyboard

Given how much time we spend with our hands on a keyboard and mouse, it's no surprise that people take peripherals seriously, and it's just that audience that Logitech is targeting with its new MX Master 3 range. The MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse and MX Keys keyboard are the fifth generation of the accessory-maker's MX-series, and while you may think getting text and cursor control right would be straightforward, it turns out keeping peripheral-enthusiasts happy is harder than it seems.

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Logitech G915 Lightspeed low-profile gaming keyboard first impressions

Logitech G915 Lightspeed low-profile gaming keyboard first impressions

Logitech has long offered its low-latency Lightspeed wireless tech in its gaming mice, but now it's coming to a keyboard. Today Logitech revealed the G915 and G815 mechanical keyboards, with the former employing Lightspeed to make it a suitable wireless choice for gaming. Like many gaming keyboards out there, the G915 and G815 are mechanical, but they're using Logitech's new low-profile GL switches instead of the typical Romer-G switches we're used to seeing.

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16-inch MacBook Pro to also avoid dreaded butterfly switch keyboard

16-inch MacBook Pro to also avoid dreaded butterfly switch keyboard

Apple has always been famous for bending backward to create beautiful and thin products but of late it has also been infamous for the compromises it makes towards that goal. One of the most recent incidents involved not the iPhone but the company's MacBooks. It seems that Apple is finally ready to put its butterfly switch past behind it and will be moving on to scissors switches starting not in 2020 but with the 16-inch MacBook Pro coming later this year.

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Mokibo Bluetooth keyboard is also a large multi-touch touchpad

Mokibo Bluetooth keyboard is also a large multi-touch touchpad

While there's a wide variety of keyboards and mice available for desktops users, users on the go have fewer choices if they want to keep the number of peripherals they bring low. There are Bluetooth keyboards that do come with a touchpad but those can hardly be called portable. Enter the Mokibo, a rather ingenious new keyboard that combines both keyboard and mouse in one thing and light package. Not by shrinking the touchpad to almost unusable levels but by enlarging it to the same size as the keyboard itself.

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MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

MacBooks will soon ditch accursed butterfly keyboard according to Kuo

Apple has been lauded for its beautiful products but, for some, that design focus has a darker side as well. The company has been accused of sacrificing practicality and even usability for the sake of beauty or thinness and the 2015 MacBook's butterfly mechanism has been used as the prime example of that. At long last, the company is reportedly willing to put that behind it and, according to the famed Ming-chi Kuo, it will be switching to a new scissor switch design that, hopefully, won't have any negative side effects.

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The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

The Brydge keyboard to make your iPad Pro a MacBook is shipping

With iOS 13 promising to make the iPad Pro even more flexible as a laptop replacement, the arrival of the Brydge Pro keyboards for the tablets probably couldn't have come at a better time. Announced late last year, the keyboard accessories are finally up for order, if you can't do without MacBook-style input for your 11- or 12.9-inch slate.

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Surface Pro Pride Type Cover marks Stonewall’s 50th anniversary

Surface Pro Pride Type Cover marks Stonewall’s 50th anniversary

Technology is and should be inclusive and, today, the companies that make them are proud to proclaim their inclusivity as well (whether they actually are or not is a different question). Every year, these companies find ways to show their support not just for their own employees but also for the LGBTQI+ community at large. This year, to celebrate "Stonewall 50", Microsoft is encouraging supporters to show their pride with a special edition Surface Type Cover that literally shows their pride.

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