If extremely cool gadgets are your thang, the Eee Keyboard, from whom else but those makers of the Eee, might just take your fancy. Upon first glance, it’s a basic keyboard with a small display akin to the Optimus Tactus keyboard. But upon closer inspection (and a quick read-through of what it does), it’ turns out that underneath its keyboard exterior, lies an entire PC.
Here’s a keyboard that not only respects the alphabet, it respects our need to implement abbreviations into out messages and IM’s. For the beginners (or the one finger at a time typists) the keyboard is laid out alphabetically and is activated with a press of the ‘ABC’ button. Those who posses more adroit typing abilities than a typical beginner, can switch the ‘ABC’ button off for the standard QWERTY keyboard experience. These letters are laid out underneath the keys in alphabetical order, in red. For its last trick, the Fast Finger Keyboard does typical IM abbreviations (‘LOL, ‘CYA’ ‘BTW’) with the push of the ‘F’ key to make your abridged conversation reach your IM buddy in a nice and speedy fashion.
Now I love my gadgets. My phone is my prized possession and when on occasion it has fallen into the toilet it has plummeted me to the depths of despair.The idea of volunatrily submerging items of tech, seems farfetched but Seal Shield has made it a reality with their line of dishwasher friendly mice, keyboards amd remote controls.
Ooh, a keyboard that demands a sense of humour! How fab!!. The space bar says ‘ I need myspace’ and the Delete key is labelled ‘Oops!’ Wow!! this is like, sooo much fun. And it’s pink- or hadn’t you noticed?? In the ten reasons why you must have one they’ve listed that it’s ‘better looking than s
I can’t think of many circumstances where you’d *need* a colourful keyboard. Perhaps if you were working in the accounts department of the Care Bears, or if you were particularly worried about going colour blind and needed an instantly accessible checking mechanism. But even if you don’t fall into either of those (quite specific) categories, how could you not crave one of these?
I don’t want to panic anyone, but the weather report says it’s going to get to 27 degrees today, which is about seven degrees more than I’m happy to sit in front of a computer at. If I’d found out about this in advance, I could have prepared, perhaps with the USB fanning keyboard.
Something tells me this keyless touchscreen concept is aimed at the boys, or girls of a lesbian persuasion. Only because its makers Art Lebedev, have put their pervy little heads together and are attempting to attract potential customers with a bit of tongue on tongue action from t.A.T.u (remember them?) slap bang on the keyboard’s concept art. Lesbian action aside, the concept keyboard doesn’t have any physical keys, just a clean keyboard slate, so there are no restrictions on their shape or size.
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Warning: you’re about to have one of those “Oh man, that’s so gosh darn simple why didn’t I think of that?” moments. Sorry about that.
This is a skin you can lay over your Mac keyboard which will provide colour and graphic references to all those keyboard shortcuts you know you should memorise but have never really got round to.
Ever since watching Tom Hanks dance around on that massive keyboard in Big, I’ve always wanted to have a go, or better still own my very own giant keyboard. So imagine how ecstatic I was when I cast my eyes on this beauty. Yes I know it’s not a musical keyboard, but it’s a keyboard nonetheless which allows you to type with your socks on.
As it was National Secretaries Day yesterday we’ve decided to pay homage to this appreciation/celebration of administrative duties carried out by secretaries worldwide (even though we’re a day late). Take a look at our top ten list of office gadgetry, great for practicality, convenience and general all round silliness all in the name of this unofficial holiday.
1. Vacuum Cleaner USB mouse
Fed up of those old McVities crumbs getting stuck to your hand as you’re typing away?
Keyboards? Sexy? Those to words really never felt like they should be used in conjunction as one brought up images of clunky keys tapping away, whilst sexy conveyed sleek sophisticats and a little bit of purring. Well now those categories have merged and produced the Slim Blade, the loveliest piece of desktop equipment I’ve ever use
Kids. They love happy slapping, reality TV and texting. And it’s this last great love affair that cre8txt are catering to, with their new translating keyboard. It plugs into a free USB port, and can then be used to type in the same way that you type on a phone keypad. The software translates the text slang into the real actual English language.
Allowing the ultimate in easy reconfiguration, the Optimus Maximus keyboard from Art Lebedev has an OLED in every key, simply containing an image file which can be transparently changed – if you want DVORAK, ancient Greek, Sanskrit, Cyrillic, Morse, or some mishmash alphabet of your own devising, just program it in. The display is housed below a transparent button which is the moving part, so the displays themselves are protected. Each button pops out discretely so the whole thing can ACTUALLY BE CLEANED unlike nearly all TOTALLY DISGUSTING keyboards. Layout is stored in an SD card and it also has two extra USB 2.0 ports. The next batch is due out just before Christmas, and you can preorder now for 1256.86 €. [Camille]
Apple’s much-rumoured all-in-one iMac range has finally been unveiled, and among the line-up are gorgeous brushed aluminium 20″ and 24″ widescreen machines. They’re all Intel Core 2 Duo- based, of coruse, and feature the ultra-thin keyboard that is to replace all Apple keyboards in the future. The iSight webcam that has become a staple feature of iMacs is still in place, with iLife ’08 on board.
The 20″ iMac starts at…
Ulright boys, just, uh, run your fingers over my Angel Kitty USB Keyboard Bra to bring up those, uh, stock quotes. Okay, that’s as far as I got with that. Seriously, it’s a keyboard that’s molded like a bra, and like nearly all bras, it’s probably not really in your size and is probably really filthy uncomfortable. It will also get you plenty of geeks staring at your chest, but I mean, they do that anyhow. About £65. [GT]
Great news for everyone who knows how hard it is to clean your keyboard or is just sick and tired of staring at QWERTY every time they sit down at the computer. Make your own DVORAK – or ZOBLAW if that pleases you – with this offering from Fujiitsu. The LiberTouch customizable keyboard allows the user to remove the keys with a tool that seems to work like a bottle opener. The keyboard also comes with a single USB port. No price as yet. [GT]
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