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iTiny Bluetooth Keyboard Shown Off, Makes Portable Typing Worthwhile

iTiny Bluetooth Keyboard Shown Off, Makes Portable Typing Worthwhile

Bluetooth keyboards aren't a new market. Even the miniature versions of the portable pieces of tech aren't all that new, either. But, that's no reason to ignore them. Especially not the good ones. And while the iTiny Bluetooth Keyboard is new to the market, it's certainly not the smallest, nor is it the only one to support connections to Sony's PlayStation 3.

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Mad Catz offers amBX lights and gaming keyboard

Mad Catz offers amBX lights and gaming keyboard

You don’t hear much about the Philips amBX stuff anymore. A few years back the gear was going to be the next big thing in gaming. The core system was speakers, fans, and lights that made the room colors look like the game and blew in your face when you were doing things like driving or flying to make it more realistic.

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EFO offers tiny credit card size Bluetooth keyboard for iPad and iPhone

EFO offers tiny credit card size Bluetooth keyboard for iPad and iPhone

Typically, when I think of adding an external keyboard to my iPad or iPhone, I want one that has larger keys than the device has by default. Apparently, EFO isn't aware that many of us feel that way judging by the tiny keys that the Mini Bluetooth Wireless keyboard packs.

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Logitech unveils new MK520 wireless desktop

Logitech unveils new MK520 wireless desktop

Logitech has been quiet for the last several months and all the sudden over the last few weeks the company has whipped out a bunch of new gear. The latest new offering from Logitech is the Logitech Wireless Combo MK520 that includes a mouse and a keyboard.

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Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

Optimus Popularis Images Make an Appearance Online

We've been covering the Optimus Popularis for what seems like forever, but there's a good reason for that. Even before it got delayed, and ultimately changed, it was a great keyboard. And now that it has been altered, slimmed down, and the keys made to work a bit more adeptly with a user's hands, we can safely say that it's going to be a great keyboard. And now that we get to see the first images of the keyboard, and not in a drawn-up fashion, we're even more excited.

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The Daily Slash: June 24th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 24th 2010

We're at the tail-end of the week, and we're not going to lie: we can feel it. All the way to our bones. If you're getting paid this Friday, hopefully you've already decided on something to buy yourself -- gotta spend that earned money, right? Or, maybe you've already waited in line for the thing you wanted to get yourself? That's probably the case. But, moving away from the Apple-phone for a short time, let's take a look at The Best of R3 Media. First up, we've got a software update for the EVO 4G coming soon, an updated keyboard that we want, and some wireless syncing for BlackBerrys. And then, in the Dredge 'Net, Hulu's still being passed around, RIM does pretty well for itself, and head to a Microsoft Store to play some Kinect.

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Lapara Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Supports iOS and Android

Lapara Mini Bluetooth Keyboard Supports iOS and Android

Digital keyboards seem to be the big thing now-a-days. That has a lot to do with Apple's iPhone (did you hear? Over 600,000 iPhone 4s pre-ordered!), and of course there's plenty more out there for anyone to use, and get accustomed to. But, sometimes you just need to feel those physical keys under your fingers, and we completely understand where you're coming from. Don't want a thick phone? Maybe it's time you look at a Bluetooth keyboard. Don't want a full-sized one? Here's your perfect middle-ground, then.

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Optimus Popularis: thinner, faster & simpler than Maximus

Optimus Popularis: thinner, faster & simpler than Maximus

Art Lebedev Studios are slowly dripping out details on their second-generation keyboard, the Optimus Popularis, and they're certainly hitting the keywords we geeks love to hear.  The keyboard - which will have displays for keys - will be thinner, faster and simpler for less money than its Maximus predecessor, though considering that costs around $1,600 "less" is a relative term.

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Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboard Packs in a Cooling Fan for Long Nights of Gaming

Thermaltake Challenger Pro Keyboard Packs in a Cooling Fan for Long Nights of Gaming

Cooling fans aren't new to the PC market. For most rigs, especially the high-profile gaming units out there, they're pretty much a necessity. Long hours, and constant usage can make any system overheat if it's not checked at constant intervals. But, we'll go ahead and admit that we never expected a keyboard to get the cooling fan treatment. Well, here's one after all.

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Adesso MKB-135B is full size mechanical keyboard gaming goodness

Adesso MKB-135B is full size mechanical keyboard gaming goodness

Normally when we talk about gear from Adesso, it's a keyboard aimed at the general home user or the HTPC fan looking for wireless tech. Today Adesso has announced a new gaming keyboard that sounds very nice with full mechanical keys. That will perk the interest of many gamers out there.

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Flat input system Cool Leaf, a mirror-like surface devoid of keys

Flat input system Cool Leaf, a mirror-like surface devoid of keys

Cool Leaf is an input system that’s one hundred percent flat, and keyless at that.  Created by Japanese company Minebea, the technology debuts as a series of input devices, ranging from a keyboard, a remote control, and a calculator.

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Microsoft Pressure-Sensitive keyboard contest winners announced [Video]

The results for Microsoft’s pressure-sensitive keyboard competition are in, and there are some interesting uses for the prototype ‘board.  The peripheral can track not only which keys are pressed but the force with which they’re hit, and it’s that which “Most Useful” first prize winner SafeLock takes advantage of; the password app not only matches up an eight-character code, but measures flight time, hold time, maximized pressure and a curve fit to measure pressure over time for each keypress.

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