Keyboards

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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Razer Mercury Collection 2019 revealed with nine all-white accessories

Razer Mercury Collection 2019 revealed with nine all-white accessories

For the past couple of years, Razer has been re-releasing some of its gaming accessories as part of its Mercury Collection, which gives all of those peripherals a white redesign. Today, Razer revealed the Mercury Collection for 2019, and there are nine accessories joining the collection in all, from mice and keyboards to microphones and even a PlayStation 4 controller.

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Razer BlackWidow 2019 leads gaming peripheral price cut pack

Razer BlackWidow 2019 leads gaming peripheral price cut pack

The Razer BlackWidow 2019 is a slight redesign of the classic keyboard with adjustments to bring the price down for the masses. This keyboard rolls with Chroma lighting as well as an 80-million keystroke lifespan, so you know its colorful and long-lasting as such. The Razer BlackWidow 2019 is one of a collection of accessories given a reboot this week by the gaming company.

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SwiftKey gets automatic incognito switching in latest beta

SwiftKey gets automatic incognito switching in latest beta

The newest SwiftKey Beta update arrived today, bringing with it one simple, important change: automatic incognito switching. The new feature is designed to simplify switching from regular to incognito browsing modes by automatically toggling the keyboard when the user is typing in a sensitive field. When in incognito mode, the keyboard won't remember what the user types.

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SwiftKey for Android gets built-in search for rapid web browsing

SwiftKey for Android gets built-in search for rapid web browsing

Microsoft has released an update for its mobile keyboard SwiftKey, giving Android users access to a built-in search bar. With this new feature, users can directly browse the web and share the content they find with others, eliminating the need to toggle between an app and web browser. As expected, the new feature uses Bing as its search engine.

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Razer BlackWidow Elite mechanical gaming keyboard detailed with on-board memory

Razer BlackWidow Elite mechanical gaming keyboard detailed with on-board memory

Razer BlackWidow Elite was revealed today, bringing the original gaming-ready mechanical switch-toting keyboard back with a new set of features. This version of the keyboard has the ability to run with green, orange, or yellow Razer Mechanical Switches, allowing the end user the exact sort of switches they desire most. This keyboard is the first in the BlackWidow line to come with Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage "for up to five profile configurations that can be saved for use anywhere."

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Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Here’s how Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboard actually performs

Not since Baywatch in the days of Pamela Anderson has silicone proved so fascinating to so many, as Apple using it in the third-generation butterfly keyboard on the controversial 2018 MacBook Pro. The reworked keys are, Apple insists, all about reducing noise, but that hasn't stopped plentiful speculation that in reality they're intended to address the spate of stuck buttons that forced the Cupertino firm to offer free repairs.

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Razer Huntsman keyboard delivers opto-mechanical key switches

Razer Huntsman keyboard delivers opto-mechanical key switches

This week the folks at Razer delivered their first keyboard with opto-mechanical key switches. Those are keys of the sort which combine infrared technology to detect key-press and mechanical clicking, for all those people who love the clicking. If you love clicking, this keyboard is the clicking keyboard for you, because it's clicky - and also has the benefits of the other sort of gaming keyboard, which generally does not have clicking.

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Belkin USB-C keyboard is made for Chrome OS, Chromebook Tablets

Belkin USB-C keyboard is made for Chrome OS, Chromebook Tablets

Belkin made one of the first USB-C keyboards in the universe, and today they've revealed it to the world. This isn't the FIRST USB-C keyboard in the world, but it's easily set to be one of the best-selling. That's because Belkin is a go-to brand for accessories, and given the relative lack of Chrome OS-centric accessories in the world today, Belkin might well be in a great position here to get a real stack of cash.

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