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Viper made with recycled keyboards

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 4th, 2008

Viper made with recycled keyboards
Not sure what to do with your old keyboards? Why not make an awesome, but completely harmless viper out of them. Harmless to everything but computer mice at any rate. Awesome. Totally awesome I say. The only thing better would be to use black keys and create an even larger King Cobra. Man, I would like to see one of those kids get bit. Is that wrong?

Dynamo Green keyboard uses kinetic energy

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 1st, 2008

Dynamo Green keyboard uses kinetic energy
The Dynamo Green Keyboard is a pretty pretty interesting one. Supposedly it helps you lower your monthly power bill, but there’s one catch. You have to keep typing. That’s because it has the capability of harnessing the power of kinetic energy when typing, turning the energy into electricity, which will then help power the computer you’re using.

It’s a neat idea, but I think you would have to be a speed typer who never removes your fingers from the keys in order to get the job done. And how much would you save? I think what we have here is a cool keyboard that may or may not glow like it’s radioactive, for £59.99.

Keyboard with built-in PC

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on March 24th, 2008

Keyboard with built-in PC
Desk top space is a precious thing. We save it wherever we can, but it just seems to get reclaimed by something else. This should help. The ZPC-GX31 will save you desktop space by putting an Intel Core Duo PC with a CDRW/DVD drive and a card reader inside a “normal size keyboard”.

Some features are Dual Display capabilities, 4MB of DDR2/667MHz RAM, 1Gb LAN and DVI interface. They claim that this is a complete personal computer that takes up no more space than a typical keyboard. Just put it on your desktop, plug in a monitor and you are done. You can customize the ZPC-GX31 All-in-One PC to fit whatever your needs may be, which makes the price range anywhere from $629 to $1099. While it does admittedly look like an old Commodore 64 I still have to ask myself, is this the future as far as home PC’s are concerned?

Microsoft unveils new wireless laser desktop combo

Posted in Keyboards by Nino Marchetti on March 11th, 2008

Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000Microsoft is showing off today a new wireless laser desktop combo which is somewhat designer focused. It is called the Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 and it prices around $130.

The Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 7000 is what Microsoft called “Windows Aero inspired.” It offers up a thin design in the keyboard, complete with “smoked” translucent border and “floating” keys which can be personalized. The keyboard also is designed to be ergonomically friendly.

Keyboard Organizer cuts down desk clutter

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on March 5th, 2008

Keyboard Organizer
Look around your desk and keyboard area. Go ahead. I’ll wait. You see all that clutter that’s taking up valuable real estate? I’m not judging you. It happens. The Keyboard Organizer wants to help you keep your keyboard area tidy and organized. It’s the world’s first patented storage caddy inside of a working keyboard!

Think of all the stuff you can hide from your friends. Granted, it’s probably going to be all useless stuff like paperclips and Rainbow Brite stickers, but it’s always cool to have a hiding place. It works all the latest PCs as long as you still have PS/2 input. And you can get one for only about $50.

Optimus Maximus keyboard finally shipping

Posted in Keyboards by Darrin Olson on February 21st, 2008

The Optimus Maximus keyboard is finally shippingIf you pre-ordered one of those Optimus Maximus keyboards last year then you might be seeing it on your doorstep soon as the Art Lebedev studio has finally started shipping them, at least the ones without the passive keys. In case you don’t remember, this keyboard is the one that has an individual OLED display for each key, letting you customize each display and function the the Configurator software which is also available for download now.

The Art Lebedev site is showing four different configurations of the keyboard ranging in price from about $1560 USD for a keyboard with all 113 active keys, down to just $462 USD for a keyboard with just the spacebar active. The company says you get sucked in with just the one key to start with and buy more active keys to replace the passive ones as you can afford them. The passive keyboard models will be available in another month.

Silver Seal keyboard wards off germ nightmares

Posted in Keyboards by Nino Marchetti on February 12th, 2008

silver-seal.jpgYou work in an area, like a hospital, where contagious germs abound. Or, you are simply very germ phobic. Either way you probably wouldn’t mind getting your gloved hands on a computer keyboard which is dishwasher safe. Meet the Silver Seal from Seal Shield, announced first last year and now available.

The Silver Seal keyboard is, according to Seal Shield, fully submersible, dishwasher safe and manufactured from special plastic. This plastic is antimicrobial, using “all natural” pure silver ions embedded in it to ward off germs. Silver is described as a “natural antibacterial product” – hence why it has been incorporated into the plastic.

Buffalo keyboard & Skype phone combo

Posted in Keyboards,Skype by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2008

Buffalo keyboard & Skype phone
With the BKBU-SKJ109/SV Buffalo keyboard and built-in Skype phone, you’ll have everything you need to communicate with the outside world right at your fingertips. This would be a great addition to any evil villains HQ, whether your mind is on the business of the day or taking over the world by night.(Though you might look a tad dorky on the phone as it looks a bit like a toy.)

The receiver is Skype certified, so it’s pretty much ready to go. You just need Skype on your machine and the appropriate software. The downside, as mentioned earlier is that the set is pretty small. I know they didn’t want to make the keyboard larger then necessary, but it is a bit funny looking. That’s okay though, once you take over the world, no one will laugh. Until then just tell yourself size doesn’t matter.

CES 2008

Logitech offering new keyboard/mouse combo

Posted in CES 2008,Keyboards,Logitech,Mouse by Nino Marchetti on January 8th, 2008

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 RevolutionLogitech has revealed at CES a new keyboard-and-mouse combination which features its well regarded MX Revolution cordless laser mouse and a premium keyboard. It’s called the Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution and it is set to price at around $170.

The Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5500 Revolution features prominently Logitech’s MX Revolution mouse. It sports a special scroll wheel, among other features, which lets users either zip through Web pages and documents or lets them have precision movement through lists and such. It’s joined by a keyboard which has a built-in LCD screen to display information like ime and date, calculator, temperature, Web site favorites, a keystroke counter, e-mail updates and media information, such as band and song titles.

CES 2008

diNovo Mini from Logitech: a couch potato’s friend

Posted in CES 2008,Keyboards,Logitech by Nino Marchetti on January 5th, 2008

Logitech diNovo MiniSay you have your PC connected to your television. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a small keyboard to help you control your PC entertainment? Logitech has your answer at CES – the new Logitech diNovo Mini, priced at around $150.

The Logitech diNovo Mini is a mini-keyboard which uses Bluetooth 2.0 technology to communicate with a linked PC. Through the diNovo Mini you can control Web and media functions like you were using a full keyboard. There’s a self described “ClickPad” which can be used either as a touch pad for mouse-like functions or as a directional pad to navigate and make selections. The ClickPad features as well two backlight modes.

Flexible keyboard & Skype dial pad with USB Hub

Posted in Keyboards,Skype,USB by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2008

Flexible keyboard & Skype dial pad with USB Hub

This flexible Keyboard & Skype dial pad with USB hub is super versatile, bendy, multimedia coolness. They claim that it’s a virtually indestructible, washable, roll-up keyboard with a Skype dial pad, built in microphone and speaker as well as having 2 USB ports.

A plus for alot of people is that, being washable, this keyboard will be very hygienic. That means less getting sick. Just wipe up any spilled liquid with a damp cloth and it’s clean. Since it’s bendable, it’s ultra Portable and easy to store. Just shove it in a backpack or briefcase. It has a bunch of great qualities for only $59.99.

Optimus Tactus concept keyboard

Posted in Keyboards,News,Optimus Maximus by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2007

Optimus Tactus concept keyboard

The team behind the Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard, has another cool concept for another keyboard. It doesn’t have actual keys, which means no restrictions on their shape and size.

Any part of the keyboard is fully programmable and capable of displaying an image. It would also feature a typing mode and a video mode. Very awesome indeed. It really opens up the interface to all kinds of possibilities, literally putting everything at your fingertips.

Everglide reveals new slim gaming keyboard

Posted in Controllers,Everglide,Keyboards by Nino Marchetti on November 16th, 2007

Everglide DKTBoardGaming peripherals developer Everglide is out today with a new gaming keyboard/mouse pad combo which borrows some ideas from Razer. The Everglide DKTBoard is priced at around $70.

The Everglide DKTBoard is a slim, backlit keyboard with a brushed-aluminum chassis. Everglide says it uses a “slim keycap structure” for better key response and tactile feel while gaming. There exists on the keyboard eight one-touch hot keys and the size of this input device is detailed as being 402mm x 148mm x 24mm.

Cyborg parts to keep your gaming skillz leet

Posted in Keyboards by Chetz on November 3rd, 2007

Saitek Cyborg KeyboardThe Saitek Cyborg Keyboard comes in that black-on-silver motif that tells visitors to your domain that you’re serious about your PC gaming. The keyboard has a ton of nice features that tell us it will be a valuable friend during our upcoming “Unreal Tournament 34″ deathmatching including having metal plating over the most commonly used gaming keys; multi-color backlighting which you can adjust for brightness as well as choose your favorite color combos; a dozen programmable macro keys; a wrist resting station; USB, audio and microphone ports and gold-plated connectors. So where’s the Big Gulp connection port?

New Razer gaming gear enhances PC play time

Posted in Controllers,Headsets,Keyboards,Razer by Nino Marchetti on October 4th, 2007

Razer Lycosa gaming keyboard is customizable, fast and illuminatedRazer, a gaming hardware specialty company, today unveiled two new PC gaming accessories. The Razer Lycosa keyboard and Piranha headset are both priced at around $80 and will be available in November and October respectively.

The Razer Lycosa offers an extremely fast response time to allow for more efficient gameplay. Its keypads are illuminated, non-slip and made of rubber as well as being full programmable. There’s also customizable gaming profiles, a USB port, detachable wrist rest and dedicated media keys.