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You can now buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately

You can now buy Apple’s Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately

Apple has updated its accessories range, now offering the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately as well as redesigning the Magic Trackpad and updating the Magic Mouse. The revamp means more flexibility in how you buy some accessories: for example, it means the Touch ID version of the Magic Keyboard no longer has to be purchased with a new 24-inch iMac.

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Brydge 11 MAX+ wireless keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a proper laptop

Brydge 11 MAX+ wireless keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a proper laptop

iPad Pro owners who want to use the slate as a primary device may be interested in Brydge's new 11 MAX+, a wireless keyboard and trackpad combo that connects with Apple's 11-inch iPad Pro tablets, as well as the 4th-generation iPad Air model. With the combo, users can easily transport the iPad with a keyboard and trackpad, enjoying a laptop-like experience.

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ZAGG Pro Keys with Trackpad is a rugged iPad case that undercuts Apple

ZAGG Pro Keys with Trackpad is a rugged iPad case that undercuts Apple

Your iPad keyboard options are getting broader, with ZAGG's latest models undercutting Apple's Magic Keyboard while also offering more rugged build quality. Fitting, variously, the iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch, the 4th Gen iPad Air, and the iPad 10.2-inch, the range also includes keyboard cases with trackpads to support the latest iPadOS features.

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Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 price and date revealed

Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 price and date revealed

A few weeks ago, Samsung unveiled its new Bluetooth keyboard that was designed for on-the-go productivity even when it could be used just right at home. The Smart Keyboard Trio is one of the few of its kind that could connect to multiple devices simultaneously and also boasted some conveniences when paired with Samsung's phones. Samsung didn't say, however, when it would be made available but the press release in Germany kindly provides those missing key details, at least for that market.

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Brydge Air MAX+ adds a keyboard and multitouch trackpad to the latest iPad Air

Brydge Air MAX+ adds a keyboard and multitouch trackpad to the latest iPad Air

Brydge has launched a new wireless keyboard for iPad, complete with a multi-touch trackpad, this time aiming to help turn the iPad Air 4th Gen into a more capable laptop replacement. Like the 12.9 MAX+ for the larger iPad Pro announced last month, the new Air MAX+ combines a full QWERTY keyboard with a trackpad that supports multi-touch gestures in iPadOS.

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Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch is a durable keyboard case for students

Logitech Rugged Combo 3 Touch is a durable keyboard case for students

Logitech has introduced a new keyboard case designed for the seventh, and eighth-generation Apple iPad called the Rugged Combo 3 Touch. The case was specifically designed for students and educators and is made available to schools. The slim protective keyboard case has an integrated multi-touch trackpad and is aimed at schools using the iPad as part of their education curriculum.

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Brydge 12.9 MAX+ iPad Pro keyboard supersizes the trackpad

Brydge 12.9 MAX+ iPad Pro keyboard supersizes the trackpad

Brydge has revealed a new keyboard for the latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th Gen), increasing the size of the trackpad to make it even more capable as a laptop alternative. The company has also announced a new firmware update for all Brydge iPad keyboards with trackpads, which adds some much-requested functionality.

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Your new 2021 iPad Pro 12.9″ won’t work with your old Magic Keyboard [Updated]

Your new 2021 iPad Pro 12.9″ won’t work with your old Magic Keyboard [Updated]

Apple's Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro may have been the biggest nudge in making the tablet a more capable laptop replacement, but don't expect the removable folio case to play nicely with the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro. Despite the recently-revamped largest iPad Pro looking, on the face of it, identical to the 2018 and 2020 versions of the tablet, a slight increase in thickness means a big hit on your wallet if you're upgrading.

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Apple Magic Keyboard 2021 has Touch ID built in

Apple Magic Keyboard 2021 has Touch ID built in

There's a new wireless keyboard from Apple this week with a collection of features that make previous models look obsolete. This new Magic Keyboard (revealed and released in the year 2021) has its own Touch ID sensor - meaning you'll be able to log in to your iMac (or whatever computer you're using*) with your fingerprint.

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CharaChorder Lite lets you type whole words like you’re playing a piano

CharaChorder Lite lets you type whole words like you’re playing a piano

If typing one key at a time on a QWERTY keyboard isn't fast enough for you, the new CharaChorder Lite keyboard offers an interesting alternative. The product looks just like an ordinary QWERTY keyboard but allows users to type entire words at a time using 'chords' as if they were playing the piano. The result, the team claims, is a typing speed of up to 250 words per minute.

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Alienware updates m15 R4, m17 R4 laptops with Cherry MX Ultra-Low Profile keys

Alienware updates m15 R4, m17 R4 laptops with Cherry MX Ultra-Low Profile keys

Generally speaking, mechanical keyboards are usually only the domain of desktop PC gamers. While they’re more of a rarity on gaming laptops, Alienware is doing what it can to change that, today announcing a new configuration option for both the m15 R4 and m17 R4 laptops that outfits them with mechanical keyboards. Specifically, these laptops use Cherry MX Ultra Low-Profile Keys, and Alienware says that these two laptops have the distinction of being the first in the world to be designed in collaboration with Cherry MX.

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Razer Huntsman V2 keyboard just made every key 2x as useful

Razer Huntsman V2 keyboard just made every key 2x as useful

A keyboard by the name Razer Huntsman V2 was revealed overnight with a bonkers new feature. The Razer Huntsman V2 Analog keyboard, as it's also called, works with dual-step actuation. This means that each key on the keyboard can activate two functions - one once you've pushed the key down one distance, and another once you've reached the full compression of the key.

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