Keyboard

  • MiniGuru keyboard tries to get you to change how you type

    Every so often, some company comes along and tries to get us to change how we type, or what kind of keyboard we use. The MiniGuru is the latest example of this phenomena. Read More

  • Coming soon for Android: the crocodile keyboard app

    The crocodile keyboard is coming to an Android phone near you on December 7! Instead of refreshing MobileCrunch every five minutes, on Monday you can instead refresh android.com every five minutes until the app is released! That’s the Christmas spirit! Read More

  • The Logitech Wireless Desktop treats your fingers to a new key design

    If the Logitech blog post about the new Logitech Wireless Desktop MK 700 is to be believed, the company has come up with a new type of key design. The Logitech Incurve keys apparently “cradle your fingers for greater comfort.” I’m all for keyboard innovation, but I think my standard white, full-size Apple keyboard also has concave keys. Read More

  • DIY laser-controlled keyboard

    This is a wacky little project. Basically you train a webcam to follow a spot on a piece of paper. Then you set “hotspots” on the image and assign commands to each hotspot. When you aim at the spot you basically “press” a button. Why would this be useful? You could potentially create a presentation system with this or help a handicapped person type with it. It’s… Read More

  • Thanko sells (almost) silent keyboard

    Tokyo-based crap gadget maker and USB specialist Thanko has a weakness for PC mice. In the last weeks, they gave you the “mid-air” mouse, a mouse with insects in it, a heated and a cooling mouse. The last one, a “silent” mouse that makes almost no sound when using it, seems to be a perfect fit for Thanko’s newest invention: a silent keyboard [JP]. Read More

  • Asus keyboard computer delayed until August

    Our own beardy Devin Coldewey had quite a tech boner for the Asus Eee Keyboard back at CES. At that time, a company representative made a “confidential estimate” that the device would be released in August. Then someone at Asus apparently got all giddy or something and it was announced that the Eee Keyboard would launch in June. Well, June’s almost over and there’s no… Read More

  • Crocodile keys hope to improve text entry accuracy

    The more time I spend using computers, the more I realize that the ways in which we interact with them suck. Typing is a pain, and I’m very inefficient using a physical keyboard. When using an on-screen keyboard, I’m even less efficient. Until someone invents a really superb way to interact with computers, I guess the best I can hope for is the crocodile keyboard layout for… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Sidewinder X6 gaming keyboard

    The rebirth of the Sidewinder brand is, I think a good thing for Microsoft. Their flashy, chunky game gear is functional and actually different — witness the X5 mouse, big enough for a Kodiak, and its upcoming big brother the X8, which looks even bigger. I was pumped to check out their new keyboard, and while it’s not exactly suited to my style of play, I can see it being very… Read More

  • This tiny wireless keyboard – it glows?


    Another day, another kind of sweet product from Brando. This time is a wireless, backlit, keyboard. And it’s tiny. Actually, this might be the ideal item for a HTPC solution. Find out at the end of December when it ships out for the low low price of $47.00. Get it for someone else. Then, if they don’t like it, you’ll know it would have been a poor investment for yourself. Read More

  • Hey guys, it's a $550 leather keyboard


    Even when I was reviewing the cream of the crop in the high-end keyboard review week, I never saw anything like this. The Gokukawa is, if I am not mistaken, a leathern keyboard. I’m not usually at a loss for words, but this is… yeah. It’s by the same people who make these lovely keyboards, which explains the price. I feel like suede would be nicer on the fingers, but… Read More

  • Review: Logitech Illuminated Keyboard


    Quick Version: The Logitech Illuminated Keyboard sports a sleek design combined with a number of functional enhancements that make it a cut above most others. While the illuminated keys are the main feature, the first thing you’ll notice upon removing it from the box is how extremely slim the keyboard is. It’s a good 75% slimmer than your traditional keyboard, and has a… Read More

  • Japanese company sells outlandish keyboard that's split in half

    Tokyo-based Personal Media is selling a QWERTY-keyboard of a special kind. The μTRON comes in two pieces and features a space bar that is reduced to a mini rectangle located at the left of the keyboard. Tab, Del, Enter and other keys have been placed in the middle of the device. The μTRON keyboard is Japan-only but this time that might not be so bad as Personal Media is selling it for a… Read More

  • Help me find a quality Apple-friendly keyboard

    Well, I’ve burned through another Apple keyboard. The last one lasted about year. Not too bad, but I’m sick of buying ‘em and I have been searching for a high-quality model with no success. What I’m looking for is something with-non membrane keys that’s equipped with an Apple key and volume control. Das Keyboard would be my ideal choice but some reviews state… Read More

  • Logitech brings sexy back with wireless DiNovo Keyboard for Macs

    Logitech might <3 Windows users more than Apple peeps, but the peripheral company eventually releases Mac friendly products like the wireless DiNovo Keyboard. Yup, Mac users get their very own Logitech keyboard complete with a command and Apple key. Other than those little changes, this $99 keyboard is the same as its PC counterpart and similar to the more expensive Edge version sans… Read More

  • OMG!! Another iPhone keyboard, this one Bluetooth OMG!!


    Hot on the heels of our first keyboard abomination we present this odd $92 keyboard for the iPhone. The BTKeyMini is available from Avalive and is on pre-order right now but it does work directly with the iPhone, which saves you from having to tear up an old third-party keyboard. Again, I’m totally OK with not having to carry a keyboard around but maybe you’re writing your novel… Read More

  • Pinky-impaling Caps Lock key aims to curb shouting

    You should all know by now the simple rules of internet etiquette – or “netiquette” as it’s so ROFL-ingly referred to in some circles. One of the first-learned and easiest-to-remember rules is that you mustn’t shout at people unless it’s absolutely warranted. Example One: “DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY DOOM 7 IT CAME OUT I THINK ALREADY BUT I… Read More

  • Thanko strikes again, now sells USB cooler and heater keyboard

    We haven’t heard from crap gadget vendor Thanko in a while, but they are back: This time, the Tokyo-based company presents a keyboard with a built-in heater and cooler [JP]. That means the keyboard will not only keep your hands warm during those cold days in winter but it’s also useful during the summer. Amazing stuff. Obviously Thanko used all their engineering power to create… Read More

  • SteelSeries making a custom Warhammer MMO keyset for the zBoard


    I’ve always been slightly skeptical about custom key setups. But, of course, I don’t usually play the types of games where a truly custom keyboard might be really handy. Maybe in Guild Wars. But I can certainly see, for games like WoW, EVE Online, and now Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, that a custom keyboard might actually be a real plus. As much as I’m used to it, it does feel… Read More

  • IOGEAR debut spill-resistant keyboard, Bluetooth laser mouse


    What is with all these computer peripherals lately? IOGEAR is betting all you collegians are going to need a bong-proof-keyboard so they’ve come out with their own spill-resistant keyboard that has a drainage hole, hot keys, thin design and a detachable rubber-coated wrist rest. Packaged with said keyboard is an 800dpi optical mouse that has back and forward buttons. Yay! This combo is… Read More

  • Spyshots of some Dell peripherals

    Jason from Techware Labs seems to have gotten himself some private time with a new Dell keyboard and mouse and I have no idea whether or not these are worth posting, but maybe some of you periphery freaks will get a kick out of it. A new Dell mouse seems to be a shot across the bow for Logitech. The text around the sensor reads “LaserStream Technology” which is a trademark used… Read More