We already covered the announcement of the new Matias tactile-keyboards but couldn't resist descending into the show floor in order to get a quick hands-on with the Canadian-made kit. The USB-powered boards contain a Bluetooth module and a physical button (with a blue LED) that you can switch between typing on your desktop and wirelessly to your device.
Likely because it’s designed to be more stationary than travel-friendly, the keyboard is chunkier than those built into cases. Measuring just over a foot across, and about 6.6” deep, it ranges from 0.75” at its thickest, the back end, to about 0.5” at the front. Made of mostly matte black plastic—there’s a ring of glossy material around the exterior—it feels sturdy, but not as dense as one might expect. The 23.
If you're a special sort of person -- I don't know, like a tech writer-- the ASUS PadFone is old news. Since June 2012, Engadget hasreviewedthreeversionsof the phone, which comes with a tablet-like dock allowing you to transform it into a big-screen slate.
Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with 2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1). The aluminum keyboard has an84-key US layout with scissor-switch keys for quiet, accurate operation. It’s only 9.50″ X 4.70″ X 0.25″ and weighs 0.56 pound, so it’s great for taking along in your gear bag. The rechargeable lithium-polymer battery provides 100 hours of use or 30 days of standby between charges.
After seeing a few accessories from Rapoo recently, I'm beginning to take more notice of the company. A few weeks ago we looked at the company's colorful T120P Wireless Touch Mouse , and this week we have a really nice-looking wireless keyboard from the company.
This fall marks20 yearsthat Microsoft has been making keyboards (make that "computer hardware," as it was quaintly called back in 1994). Ironically, though, as the company approaches this milestone, it's now making accessories not just for PCs, but... Smart TVs? Yes indeed.
Office for iPad has arrived, but while there's little question now that tablets can be used for productivity, sometimes it takes a real keyboard to get proper work done. Thankfully even before Office's much-anticipated release, Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad Air and iPad mini have proliferated.
Google’s mobile operating system Android has been given an upgrade this week, moving from codeword "KitKat" to Android "L". Today we’re exploring what’s involved in Android L, showing especially what this new version of the software will look like to you, the end user.
When Apple released the iPad mini with Retina display, some people were disappointed because it was slightly thicker than the original. That meant it was probable that many accessories for the original wouldn’t work with the newest model. That’s not the case with the Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & 2. I no longer have the original iPad mini, but I can vouch that this keyboard case fits the new, thicker iPad mini with Retina display. Let’s give it a closer look. I received the Minisuit keyboard case in a yellow/chartreuse color that doesn’t seem to be available any longer. The only branding on the keyboard is the tone-on-tone Minisuit logo at the bottom left.
You want a keyboard for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but you don’t want to deal with the usual undersized keyboards with non-standard, cramped layouts that are the norm. The Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices is a full-sized keyboard with the standard layout and tactile feedback you’re used to with Apple keyboards. It has iOS function keys, a 3ft long cable, and is available with either the old 30-pin connector or a Lightning connector. Since it doesn’t use Bluetooth, it has the “security of a direct-wired connection.” It doesn’t have batteries, but instead draws power from the iOS device. The Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices is $59.99 at Griffin
A recently discovered Samsung patent may shed some light on a new device. This isn’t believed to be a new smartphone or wrist wearable, though. The patent in question is thought to be the keyboard for an unannounced head wearable, much like Google Glass.
The Passport is a big phone, but that doesn't mean it feels awkward to use. CrackBerry writes that it should fit in your pants pocket without a problem, although it will probably occupy your entire pocket. Since the edges are slightly curved, it's easy to pick the Passport up from a flat surface like a table, which can prove difficult with some smaller thin phones.
In Quantum Break , the game is about heroes, the show is about villains. The folks at Remedy Entertainment have shown off a teaser trailer for their new hero game Quantum Break today, sparking interest once again in the idea that the public would buy the Xbox One just to have one title.
As much as smartphone and tablets let us do things with a swipe or a tap, we inevitably find ourselves with the need to hammer away with a keyboard. Unfortunately, that usually means either dishing it out on a virtual keyboard, or carrying around a portable, or sometimes non-portable, physical keyboard.
We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem – they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you.
The idea of a virtual keyboard on a smartwatch seems very laughable for some, but Minuum has been at the forefront of revolutionising how we use keyboards, and they believe it will work on devices as small as wearables.
Officially announced and released in beta form yesterday, iOS 8 has been billed by Apple as the biggest update to iOS since the release of the App Store, though the vast majority of its changes aren’t initially obvious after you install it.