peripherals

FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

An EKG reader by the name of KardiaBand is officially the first Apple Watch medical accessory to be approved by the FDA. This device works with the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rate. KardiaBand allows users to take a single 30 second EKG on their own wrist with a tap.

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HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support

HDMI 2.1 arrives with Dynamic HDR and 10K support

HDMI Forum has announced that the HDMI 2.1 specification, which was announced back in January, is now available to all HDMI 2.0 adopters. The latest specification is ready for the future of display hardware, namely very high resolution ranging up to a huge 10K. The new HDMI specification also supports Dynamic HDR and boasts a bandwidth of 48Gbps.

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Larger Razer Phone teased by CEO amid DAC talk

Larger Razer Phone teased by CEO amid DAC talk

The CEO and co-founder of Razer defended the company's lack of headphone jack on their brand new Razer Phone this week. Users submitted "feedback" on the subject over the past week, and Razer's Min-Liang Tan responded this weekend in kind. The changes, he suggested, came not because of industry trends, but because there are more important things to fill that space with - like more battery capacity.

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Star Wars x Otterbox portends The Last Jedi

Star Wars x Otterbox portends The Last Jedi

This week the folks at OtterBox are bringing that sweet, sweet Lucasfilm licensing action to iPhone cases. A limited set of hardcore cases are coming with Star Wars on their backs from the company responsible for some of the most hardcore cases for any object, ever. Included in the collection is a Lord Vader, Rebel Red, BB-8, Storm Trooper, and On Ahch-to.

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DxO ONE Android edition just popped up with USB-C

DxO ONE Android edition just popped up with USB-C

This morning the folks at camera rating group DxO revealed a new version of their iOS app and slipped in mention of a new device. The new device will work with Android, coming with a USB-C connector rather than a Lightning connector for iPhone. This version of the device will likely operate extremely similar to its iPhone/iPad-based relative.

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SteelSeries Apex M750 mechanical keyboard has Discord integration

SteelSeries Apex M750 mechanical keyboard has Discord integration

SteelSeries has launched the Apex M750, a mechanical keyboard designed for gamers who want something colorful, capable, and with Discord integration. The M750 features QX2 mechanical switches, plus RGB lighting with every key and the company's own Engine Apps, the latter of which works with the Discord messaging platform. Thanks to the integration, Discord users will get notifications for chats and more in the form of lights.

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Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

Kensington VeriMark Fingerprint Key locks your laptop with USB

This year is the year of fingerprints for security - if it weren't already abundantly clear, here's another bit of proof. This is the VeriMark Fingerprint Key by Kensington. This device is just about as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets - or as simple as a fingerprint scanner gets when it's not already embedded into a device. This fingerprint scanner is a USB dongle - and it lets the user log in to their notebook.

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Razer Destiny 2 peripherals collection is made for PC gamers

Razer Destiny 2 peripherals collection is made for PC gamers

Razer has taken the wraps off a new line of PC gaming peripherals, all of them branded with Destiny 2 imagery. The collection is comprised of a keyboard, mousepad, and headphones, all of them designed specifically for gamers; the game itself, of course, doesn't arrive for a couple months, and so it's no surprise the peripherals aren't available yet, either. Fortunately, we do have the details.

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Logitech’s whole Powerplay mouse pad wirelessly charges its gaming mice

Logitech’s whole Powerplay mouse pad wirelessly charges its gaming mice

If gamers have been the long-standing wireless peripheral hold-outs, then Logitech thinks it finally has the answer to cutting the cord. Four years in the making, the Logitech G Powerplay system is the mouse and keyboard maker's foray into its own wireless charging system. Rather than go for one of the off-the-shelf approaches already in the wild, Logitech developed its own suited to the demanding requirements of the PC gaming community.

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Elgato’s Stream Deck is a game streamer’s studio controller with LCD buttons

Elgato’s Stream Deck is a game streamer’s studio controller with LCD buttons

Game streaming on platforms like Twitch are increasingly popular, and Elgato is expanding beyond just capturing your play and helping streamers look more professional with a new studio controller. The Elgato Stream Deck promises an end to keyboard shortcuts and juggling different windows to handle precut media, social networking, graphic overlays, and more, with a set of customizable LCD buttons.

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Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is for serious typists

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard is for serious typists

Those who spend a significant number of hours typing everyday know the importance of a good keyboard. If you're a serious typist of one sort or another, the regular Surface keyboard isn't going to cut it. Thusly enters Microsoft's Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, an offering to go alongside the new products Microsoft announced today. The keyboard is compatible with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Studio.

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Logitech K780 Multi-Device keyboard types on Windows, Mac, or Smart Devices

Logitech K780 Multi-Device keyboard types on Windows, Mac, or Smart Devices

You can work from a tablet or a smartphone if you need or want to, but the catch is that typing on an on-screen keyboard isn't exactly comfortable or fast for most of us. Logitech has a new keyboard that is designed to allow you to type on multiple devices that will make typing as fast for your smartphone or tablet as it is at home on your PC. That new keyboard is called the Logitech K780 multi-Device Wireless Keyboard.

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