Archive for the ‘Peripherals’ Category

Gboard – The Gmail Keypad That Makes Emailing Easy

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As a big fan of Gmail, I was thrilled when I first read about the Gboard, a custom keypad that’s supposed to make accessing Google’s email client, a breeze.

The Gboard is an interesting concept that features 19 colorful buttons, each asigned to a Gmail shortcut. All you have to do is plug it in one of your USB ports and handling emails will be a lot smoother. The Gboard will come in handy to those of us who check our email accounts every 5 minutes or so.

Check the full specs of the Gboard, after the break. You can own it for $19.99.

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Flying KeyMouse Is Just What the Name Says

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One of the coolest keyboard and mouse combinations ever invented, the wireless Flying KeyMouse makes you feel like you’re using a Wii remote.

The 2.4 Ghz USB Wireless KeyMouse features 75 keys, a tiny design that makes it ultra-portable, and introduces a smart concept called an air mouse. Using a new kind of position technology, the Flying KeyMouse has you waving through the air, in order to handle the cursor.

Suitable for any environment, thanks to its lightness and ingenious design, the Wireless Flying KeyMouse costs only $59 and can be picked up from Brando. You have to admit that’s a bargain, considering the fun you’ll have trying to do a simple task, like opening a folder.

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Liu Yi’s Mouse Is Toe Operated

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If you needed any more proof that we live in a world where physical disabilities can be overcome with the help of technology, Liu Yi’s toe mouse concept should do the trick.

The Chinese designer’s mouse takes full advantage of our natural ability to grip stuff between our toes, allowing disabled people to easily operate it. Its ergonomic shape makes it a perfect fit, between the big toe and the second one. The sensor beneath the two toes act like the left and right mouse buttons.

Thanks to its flip-flop design, the toe mouse will feel familiar even to those who haven’t used it before, allowing practically everyone to handle a computer. Check out more photos of the Toe Mouse, after the jump. (more…)

Hori HP3-87 PS3 Dock for Gaming on the Go

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As awesome as the Sony PSP is, it just can’t match up to the gaming experience offered by the PlayStation 3. But sadly, Sony’s gaming console isn’t portable, or is it…?

Japanese peripheral company,Hori, has developed a nice-looking dock for the PlayStation 3. The HP3-87 features a 720p display and stereo sound, and lets you enjoy your favorite video-games, even when you live home. This might not match up to the  HD television you have in your home, the 1366×768 resolution is more than satisfying for an 11.6 inch display.

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Mad Catz Announces F.L.Y. 9 Flightstick for Xbox 360

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Featuring the awesome Mad Catz trademark design, the Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 flightstick for the Microsoft Xbox 360 looks amazing.

It’s true there aren’t nearly as many flight simulators as there used to be a few years ago, but that didn’t stop Mad Catz from announcing a kickass flightstick, for Microsoft’s gaming console. The Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 builds on the original Cyborg series for the PC, with a few added buttons.

A few of you may be set back by the $100 price tag, the Mad Catz Cyborg F.L.Y. 9 flightstick is sure to put a dent in many Xbox fans’ pockets.Check out more cool pics of the F.L.Y. 9 after the jump.

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Razer Launches Gaming Mouse For Left-Handed Gamers

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The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand Edition is a new gaming mouse created by Razer and it was designed for left handed gamers. Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, the presindent of Razer in the USA claims that the mouse was designed exclusively for the left handed gamers community which has a large membership.

The Razer DeathAdder Left Hand gaming mouse has an ergonomic design and features a 3500dpi 3.5G infrared sensor with 1000hz polling. It also has 5 programmable buttons. The peripheral can be purchased from Razer for $59.99.

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Microsoft Launches Trio of HD Webcams

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The Microsoft LifeCam line just got three fresh new editions, all capable of 720p HD video. The LifeCam HD-5000 and HD-5001 webcams look slightly different, but have very similar components. They are both priced at $49.95, and Microsoft prides itself on supplying the only 720p HD widescreen and autofocus webcams, for under $50.

The LifeCam Hd-6000 webcam is aimed at notebook, and apart from 720p video and autofocus, it sports a 360 degrees rotation view that allows you to show the world your surroundings. All three HD webcams feature TrueColor technology, making you look even better than in real life.

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Microsoft Hardware Brings Three New BlueTrack Technology Mice

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Microsoft has unveiled three new mice that are based on the BlueTrack Technology. This technology makes any mouse to work on virtually any surface which is very practical considering the fact that there are people working in airports, buses or any other place where there isn’t a suitable surface for mice. These three new peripherals are the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, the Wireless Mouse 2000 and the Comfort Mouse 4500.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 has a normal size and comes with a Nano transceiver that keeps it plugged in all the time.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 2000, which is smaller in size, has a minitransceiver that can be snapped onto the mouse’s bottom when not in use. Both Mouse 2000 and Mouse 3500 have ambidextrous design with rubber side grips.

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Bamboo Keyboards and Mice Grow Popular in China

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China has been looking for a more environment-friendly solution to replace the common plastic keyboards and mice. And it appears they’ve stopped at bamboo.

According to Jiangxi Bamboo Technology Develoopment Co. Ltd., China’s only bamboo keyboards and mice manufacturer, their products have really taken off lately, at a national level. Production of bamboo peripherals began in 2008, and so far the products were exported mainly to foreign markets, in America and Europe, where they’ve enjoyed great success.

But, at the beginning of 2009, franchised stores opened in Shanghai and Ningbo, and China instantly fell in love with bamboo keyboards and mice. It’s nice to see one of the world’s major polluting countries taking a step towards preserving the environment, however small it may be.

Check more photos of bamboo gadgets (including bamboo LCD) after the jump.

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MSI 3-in-1 Peripheral – The Mini HTCP Keyboard

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MSI announced their new computer peripheral that acts as a keyboard, mouse and remote at the same time, the Mini HTCP Keyboard with Motion Sensing Mousing.

The device has wireless connection but it can also be hooked up via USB. It also features an accelerometer that transforms it into an air mouse by tilting the mini keyboard in any direction. The accelerometer replaced the old gyroscope system which was not so successful, probably because of the high power consumption.

The Mini HTCP Keyboard will be available outside Germany in the next few months at the price of $108.

Via eveythingusb

The Robotmouse – Strange Computer Peripheral

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This is one of the strangest computer peripherals I’ve ever seen. The Robotsmouse, as it is called, was created by Aaron Ristau and has a round body design. Its buttons for left and right “click” look like those of an old typewriter while the scroll wheel looks like something archaic. At the top of the mouse, a LED will illuminate your palm with glowing red light and also you’ll need to stick your finger through that loop when you are using it, as you can see in the video below.

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Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 Keyboard and Mouse Feature 3-Year Battery Life

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Logitech has announced today their new keyboard-and-mouse combination, the Wireless Desktop MK710, that seems to resolve the problem of changing batteries. The peripherals have a three-year battery life and feature the Logitech Unifying receiver, Logitech Incurve keys, an integrated LCD dashboard that offers information about battery life, Caps Lock etc.

The Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 will be available this month in Europe and we should see it in the US too from April. The selling price is somewhere around $100.

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Microsoft Announces Sidewinder X4 Keyboard

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Microsoft has apparently been working on improving gaming control, and today announced its new anti-ghosting keyboard, the Sidewinder X4.

The new Sidewinder keyboard has a series of features meant to give gamers more control over their in-game experience. Features like the macro-recording mode, adjustable backlight and profile switching are sure to make gaming a lot more enjoyable.

But the most interesting thing about the Microsoft Sidewinder X4 is it’s anti-ghosting feature. It basically allows you to press up to 26 keys simultaneously and have your input detected correctly. The keyboard’s hardware independently scans each key, thus eliminating any ghosting problem.

Microsoft will launch the Sidewinder X4 keyboard in March, at a price of $59.99.

Mobience smallQWERTY – For When Touch Just Isn’t Enough

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Although lately everyone seems obsessed with touchscreen technology, there are those who still long for the good old days of the QWERTY keyboards.

Korean company Mobience thought to come to the aid of touchscreen smartphone users who feel like going back to the QWERTY keyboard, every once in a while. Mobience smallQWERTY is a wireless device that connects to touchscreen devices, allowing users to text via the QWERTY keypad, or on the virtual one,usable by touch.

There are yet no details on how Mobience smallQWERTY really works, but you can see it in action, after the jump.

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Dust Vacuum Mouse Keeps Your Desk Clean

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Play video games or clean your desk, what will it be? Now, thanks to the USB Dust Vacuum Mouse, you can do both at the same time.

A simple 800 dpi optical mouse, with a cleverly built-in miniature vacuum cleaner, the Dust Vacuum Mouse won’t blow your mind when it comes to performance, but it’s perfect for cleanliness freaks who can’t stand dust on their desks.

The 100 grams-heavy USB mouse features a dust-bin at its back end, but it’s very small and you have to empty it pretty often, unless you want it to burst in your face. It’s not the world’s greatest gaming mouse, but I think it’s worth $12.69.

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Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. Is One Strange Mouse

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It’s not even on the market yet and the Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse, from Mad Catz, has already been called the world’s ugliest mouse and even the antichrist.

Looking like it’s been put together from leftover materials, and featuring a large number of bolts, screws and buttons, the Cyborg R.A.T. is definitely bizarre-looking. But I for one love bizarre and the R.A.T might just be my next gaming mouse. That’s if it’s comfortable enough, cause, after all, that’s what counts the most.

The top of the line Cyborg R.A.T. has the following features: wireless, fully adjustable, 5600dpi laser; programmable; weight system; powered by rechargeable batteries. Prices for the Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. gaming mice vary between $49 and $129 and will be shipping sometime in Spring.

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