Keyboards archive

  • Apple iPad Keyboard Dock review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Apple iPad Keyboard Dock review

    By 2 July 2010

    Apple's iPad, as we all know, comes without a keyboard but what if you want to actually do some typing, what then? There are two options actually available to you. The first is to get a Bluetooth keyboard and connect it wirelessly to the iPad. The trouble...

  • Optimus Popularis: Smarter than your average QWERTY
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    Optimus Popularis: Smarter than your average QWERTY

    By 1 July 2010

    Remember back in 2007 when Optimus created quite a fuss with its OLED button toting Maximus keyboard? Well, it's at it again with a slimmer keyboard on the horizon - the Optimus Popularis. If you don't remember then let us fill you in. The Optimus Maximus...

  • Mad Catz Eclipse Litetouch Keyboards bring Tron themed input to your desk
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    Mad Catz Eclipse Litetouch Keyboards bring Tron themed input to your desk

    By 2 June 2010

    Mad Catz has released two new keyboards for gamers that blend traditional keys with a touch of touchscreen sophistication, and some sci-fi looks too boot.   The Eclipse Litetouch Keyboards, coming in both wired and wireless versions, claim to offer...

  • Google adds virtual keyboard to Search
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    Google adds virtual keyboard to Search

    By 30 April 2010

    Google has announced a little bit of extra assistance for people who regularly find themselves trying to type in a non-Latin script on a Latin keyboard - an on-screen keyboard that appears next to the search box. The company says that it's conducted research...

  • Cideko Air Keyboard released
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    Cideko Air Keyboard released

    By 29 April 2010

    A company called Cideko has built a wireless keyboard that includes an accelerometer, enabling you to wave it around and use it like a mouse. It's aimed at people with a laptop or nettop plugged into a TV. It functions fully as a regular 80-key QWERTY...

  • Is this how we will type in the future?
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    Is this how we will type in the future?

    By 2 April 2010

    The keyboard is a funny thing, designed to slow typists down so the arms of a typewriter didn't get stuck, it's left us having to learn where a stack of keys have been placed randomly on a keyboard. Yep, we are talking about you Mr QWERTY. But how will...

  • ThickButtons makes Android keyboard dynamic
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    ThickButtons makes Android keyboard dynamic

    By 24 March 2010

    During the course of your English-speaking life, you might have noticed that certain letters don't go after others very often. For example, it'd be rare to see a word that features the letters J and G right after each other. So when you're typing, it's...

  • Auto Smiley turns your real smiles into :)s
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    Auto Smiley turns your real smiles into :)s

    By 24 March 2010

    A coder named Theo Watson has developed a bit of Mac software called Auto Smiley that uses your webcam to monitor your face while you're typing. If you smile, it'll then automatically insert a ":)" into whatever you're writing. It uses openFrameworks...

  • Microsoft Arc keyboard review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft Arc keyboard review

    By 1 March 2010

    Microsoft's Arc keyboard takes a very different approach to typing than your regular bog-standard offering. But does that mean that it's a better, more comfortable, experience? We put it to task writing news and reviews for Pocket-lint to find out. There...

  • Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard  review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Microsoft SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard review

    By 24 February 2010

    Keyboards are rarely the world's sexiest PC parts, but you'd have to be odd not to appreciate a certain je ne sais quoi about the Microsoft SideWinder X4. It's by no means a subtle design. Its keys are stuck closer together than your average finger tapper,...

  • Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home
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    Microsoft Arc keyboard launches for use around the home

    By 16 February 2010

    Microsoft has rather grandly heralded the "redesign of the keyboard as we know it" as the Arc Keyboard is announced for sale in the UK. The Arc Keyboard, which joins the Arc Mouse in Microsoft's range of higher-end peripherals, is designed to be "small...

  • Artist creates keyboard handbag
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    Artist creates keyboard handbag

    By 11 February 2010

    A Portuguese artist named Joao Sabino has created a handbag covered in computer keys. 393 of them, to be precise - that's nearly as many as four regular keyboards. Sabino says of the design: "Keybag is a "container" built with 393 keys from computer keyboards....

  • Nanopoint releases KSK-6001UELX keyboard
    Gaming

    Nanopoint releases KSK-6001UELX keyboard

    By 11 February 2010

    Nanopoint has expanded its KeySonic range of keyboards with a new model - the gaming-focused KSK-6001UELX. It's got both anti-ghosting tech and backlighting for playing in darkened rooms. The anti-ghosting technology allows you the ability to press up...

  • Logitech wireless MK710 mouse'n'keyboard launches
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    Logitech wireless MK710 mouse'n'keyboard launches

    By 10 February 2010

    Logitech has announced the Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 that claims an industry first 3-year battery life for the keyboard, the mouse and the Logitech Unifying receiver. "No one thinks about changing batteries until they have to, but when that time...

  • Microsoft unveils SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard
    Gaming

    Microsoft unveils SideWinder X4 gaming keyboard

    By 1 February 2010

    The model numbers for Microsoft's SideWinder range of gaming peripherals appear to be in a bit of a mess. The SideWinder X6 and the newly unveiled X4 are keyboards, whereas the SideWinder X3, X5 and X8 are mice. Then there's a SideWinder Mouse with no...

  • Logitech reveals Touch Mouse app
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    Logitech reveals Touch Mouse app

    By 1 February 2010

    Logitech has just announced an iPhone application called Touch Mouse, which lets you use your handset on a Mac or PC as a multi-touch trackpad. The idea is that when you've plugged your laptop in to your TV, but you can't be bothered to shift that big...

  • evoMouse launches Pet and Cube mouse controllers
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    evoMouse launches Pet and Cube mouse controllers

    By 10 January 2010

    We've seen keyboards projected onto tables before, but at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a company called evoMouse has taken the concept a step further - adding mouse and multitouch support. The evoMouse Pet is a small, four-legged, animal-shaped...

  • Ion iType for iPhone takes communcation back a few years
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    Ion iType for iPhone takes communcation back a few years

    By 8 January 2010

    In one of the more bizarre moves you'll see at CES 2010, the iPhone has been given it's own full QWERTY keyboard. ION, of luxury USB drum kit fame, is showing off the ZX Spectrum meets Palm Foleo device which is essentially a desktop dock for the popular...

  • Mad Catz launches Eclipse mice and keyboards
    Gaming

    Mad Catz launches Eclipse mice and keyboards

    By 8 January 2010

    At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Mad Catz - who you might know as a gaming accessories company - has launched the "Eclipse" series of peripherals, marking a move into more general-use territory. There's the Eclipse Litetouch keyboard, which...

  • Countdown to Christmas: HP offers 20% discount on PC accessories
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    Countdown to Christmas: HP offers 20% discount on PC accessories

    By 16 December 2009

    HP has announced a host of Christmas-related reductions on a variety of its accessories, which include cases, mice, keyboards, webcams, headsets and batteries. Most of the discounts are around the 20% mark, but there's 40% off batteries - although a spare...

  • Gboard launches for Gmail users
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    Gboard launches for Gmail users

    By 4 December 2009

    We've seen some niche products in our time but this takes the biscuit - an American company is offering a numeric-style keyboard add-on accessory just for Gmail users. The "Gboard" USB gadget works with both up-to-date Apple Macs and Windows-based PCs...

  • Kensington launches Pro Fit mouse family
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    Kensington launches Pro Fit mouse family

    By 27 November 2009

    Kensington has released a new range of mices with the introduction of the plug and play Pro Fit family of input devices. In the words of Kensington, the Pro Fit range is "designed to fulfil businesses demand for reliability, performance and comfort"....

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware
    Gaming

    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - gaming hardware

    By 9 November 2009

    2009 has been something of a glass ceiling for gamers. Yes, the software has continued to come and in more inventive ways than ever, but it's been pretty much the same kinds of consoles available on the shelves. At the same time, at E3 this summer, we...

  • Logitech launches G110 gaming keyboard
    Gaming

    Logitech launches G110 gaming keyboard

    By 16 October 2009

    Logitech has announced that it's launching a new gaming keyboard - the Logitech G110. It's a direct successor to the G11 and includes a number of the same features as its technological father. It shares media controls, illuminated keys, and twelve macro...

  • Microsoft's 2009/10 accessories lineup
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    Microsoft's 2009/10 accessories lineup

    By 18 September 2009

    Microsoft has shown off its full 09/10 range of mice, keyboards and webcams and Pocket-lint was on hand to get photos of everything. Most of these products we've seen before in the form of a press release, but here's some close up shots of what they look...