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.
Now that you have iOS 8 on your iPhone, you might be wondering how to take advantage of all the cool things you’ve been hearing about. One of those neat new features is third-party keyboards, which you can now take full advantage of. Here, we’ll tell you how to get them on your device, simply and efficiently. This step-by-step guide will walk you all the way through the process of downloading and loading keyboards. It’s really easy, but a new process, so follow along!1. Go to the App Store. Keyboards may have their own placeholder, but many are listed under the “top apps” category.2.
I've reviewed a lot of iPad keyboard cases over the years, finding some that are amazing (the four-star rated US$169 ClamCase Pro for iPad Air , for example), and some that aren't that great. The new Logitech Type+ for iPad Air (US$99.99) is a billed as a protective case with an integrated keyboard.
Choice is a magnificent thing, but comes at a price. Sometimes that price is severe, and sometimes it’s $1.99. In downloading several popular third-party keyboards for iOS 8, I made several “choices”. As it turns out, you might want to hold off for a bit.
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.
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
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.
Earlier this year, we reported on Rovio's slumping financial figures and the waning popularity of its breadwinner, Angry Birds . Fast forward a few months, and now the company has announced that it will be laying off a significant number of workers to readjust.
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.
Of the list of features that will be available in iOS 8, the ability to add third-party keyboards certainly stands out. And while Apple didn't mention any of these keyboards at length in yesterday's iPhone event, that doesn't mean these third parties aren't getting closer to having a working model.
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.