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Brando 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard with Trackball and IR Remote

on Friday, April 6th, 2012

You can control your home theater setup with this handy 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard with Trackball and IR Remote from Brando.  One side has a 51-key keyboard with function keys and a trackball.  The other side is a universal remote that can replace your pile of remotes if you teach the remote their functions.  You can Read More…

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FelTouch Bonepad 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard and Touchpad

on Thursday, March 1st, 2012

This small USB keyboard from Brando combines a keyboard, mouse, and multi-touch functions into one compact device.  The FelTouch Bonepad 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard is 5.9″ X 3.3″ X 0.7″ and weighs only 3 ounces.  It comes with a USB dongle to pair the Bonepad with Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac, or Linux computers with USB HID keyboard/mouse, Read More…

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CELLMACS iPhone 4/4S Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case and Stand Combo Review

on Monday, February 20th, 2012

Sometimes when I’m being nostalgic and remembering how much I loved the Palm Treo smartphone, I start wishing my iPhone had a physical keyboard. Real keys beat touchscreen keyboard keys any day right? I decided to find out by trying the iPhone 4/4S Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case and Stand Combo from CELLMACS, which adds a slide out keyboard Read More…

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Freedom Input’s Freedom Pro Bluetooth Keyboard Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Back in the day when Palms and PDAs ruled the portable electronics market, you could get several designs of folding or mini keyboards to connect to your PDA to turn it from a ‘consumptive’ device (that mostly displays content) to a ‘creative’ one (one that allows you to easily create new content). Sure, you could Read More…

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Matias One Keyboard Works with Both Your Computer and Your Smartphone

on Monday, January 30th, 2012

The One Keyboard from Matias is designed to plug into your computer (PC or Mac) for use as a keyboard and a 2-port USB 2.0 hub.  The standard model (shown above) is also designed to “connect wirelessly” to your iPhone or via Bluetooth to other smartphones for easy data entry.  You switch between the computer Read More…

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Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis Programmable Keyboard

on Sunday, January 1st, 2012
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Keyboards have been around for years.  They come in different shape, sizes and colors.  But what if I want a keyboard that can change functionality depending on which program I have open?  Art Lebedev’s Optimus Popularis is a beautifully engineered keyboard where each key is actually a mini screen.  Each key on the Optimus Popularis Read More…

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Add a Keyboard to Your iPad or iPad 2 – Directly on the Screen

on Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

I don’t like using the on-screen keyboard on my iPad.  There’s no tactile feedback, so I can’t tell if my hands are in the correct position nor if I actually struck a key.  The TouchFire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad looks like a very promising way to add a tactile keyboard to your iPad without having Read More…

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ZAGG Introduces ZAGGkeys FLEX Universal Keyboard Accessory for Smartphones and Tablets

on Thursday, November 10th, 2011

There seems to be a gazillion Bluetooth keyboards available for the iPad and other tablets, but most of them are designed specifically for one device and are often built into a case that can only accommodate that device.  The ZAGGkeys FLEX keyboard from ZAGG looks like an interesting alternative because it’s device agnostic. It can be used with Apple Read More…

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Logitech’s K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard is now available for the Mac

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Last December, Andy reviewed the K750 and loved it. The only problems with it were the lack of a Mac specific version that could take advantage of the special apps required to view charging info and the special function keys didn’t work. Those problems are now history because Logitech has just announced a Mac version Read More…

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Rapoo keyboard makes Apple Wireless keyboards jealous

on Friday, October 14th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

At least I wish I could use the Rapoo Keyboard with my iMac. This skinny wireless keyboard from Brando has a sexy look and cool features that include a touchpad that can be toggled to a number pad. Unfortunately it is only compatible with Window 7 / Vista / XP computers. It’s available now and Read More…

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Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

About three years ago I started moving our family towards a cable/satellite free lifestyle. One of my first projects was building a Home Theater Computer. AMD had recently introduced the 780g chipset that would allow me to build an inexpensive, quiet machine that would handle streaming HD video without the need for an internal video Read More…

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Magic-Pro ProMini BT-Joy Bluetooth Keyboard Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Friday, September 16th, 2011
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

I like keyboards; I like big, full-sized keyboards like my Logitech G15 on down to my one-handed Lenovo N5902 Multimedia Remote. I could barely play “Chopsticks” on the piano and when it comes to 0n-screen keyboards. I’m all thumbs…in the wrong way. We have three tablets in our home (Apple iPad, Asus Transformer and HP Read More…

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Crux Case Crux360 iPad 2 Keyboard Case Review

on Thursday, September 8th, 2011

There are many people that roll their eyes when iPad and other tablet owners pair a physical Bluetooth keyboard with their device instead of using the onscreen keyboard. They say why don’t you just buy a laptop if you want a real keyboard… I say there’s nothing wrong with having the option to trick out Read More…

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Cideko Air Keyboard Chatting – Wireless typing and chatting for your PC

on Monday, September 5th, 2011

It might have a goofy name, but the Cideko Air Keyboard chatting looks like it might be a worthy input device for your home theater computer. It’s a wireless keyboard with an integrated 3D motion sensing mouse, earphone, and microphone. It’s rechargeable and is compatible with both PCs, Macs and Linux computers.  Instead of using Read More…

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Lenovo Multimedia Remote Upgraded

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Over a year ago we cut the cable/dish around here and began using Home Theater PCs, and various extenders and it has worked out much better than I had hoped. My wife and two sons have been delighted with the selection of content available and we’re saving almost $125/month by not having DirecTV. All went Read More…

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Logitech Launches Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab

on Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Back in February, I reviewed the ZAGGmate iPad Keyboard Case and now there’s a version available from Logitech for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This case / keyboard combo snaps over the tablet when not in use and doubles as a stand and Bluetooth keyboard when you need to type on the go. Shortcut keys Read More…

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Brother PT 1290 Label Maker Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I had previously reviewed another label maker by Dymo which is plugged into the USB port of your computer. Using built-in software, you could create and print labels from your PC. I also made a snarky comment about handheld labelers and needing to be an expert texter.  The P-touch 1290 label maker from Brother is Read More…

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Snugg Magic Cube Virtual Laser Computer Keyboard

on Thursday, July 21st, 2011

I’m not sure how this will be an improvement over the virtual keyboard on a tablet screen, but the Magic Cube Virtual Laser Computer Keyboard  from Snugg will project a full-sized keyboard on your work surface.  It can be used with tablets, smartphones, and any computer that can use a Bluetooth keyboard.  It’s £169.99 (about $275) Read More…

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Cool Leaf Keyboard brings Capacitive input to your Windows PC

on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The Cool Leaf keyboard features 108 backlit capacitive keys with a mirrored surface. Since this is a capacitive touch screen type keyboard, the keys have no travel. No worries though, you can customize beep sounds upon a successful key press and sensitivity can also be adjusted. At this time, the Cool Leaf keyboard is only Read More…

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Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Wireless keyboards and mice can be a real boon to a lot of users. They can offer freedom of movement, supplement smaller keyboards on laptop, etc. You can find an amazing range of options now- ergonomic, enhanced, bare basics, and more. They are also considered a security no-no. The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 addresses this Read More…

ClamCase updated for iPad 2

By: Karen Nelson
on Saturday, June 25th, 2011

ClamCase has developed a nifty product to make you iPad 2 seem and feel more like a netbook.  This product has been around for the iPad, but has  received a makeover to become iPad 2 specific.  The case’s shell has cutouts to accommodate the back camera and built-in iPad speakers.  It has four unique positions:  keyboard case, Read More…

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IOGEAR 2.4GHz Multimedia Mini Keyboard Review

on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Remember the days when your TV had a dial that you turned to tune in the three channels you could watch?  There was no remote (other than us kids), but then there were no peripherals attached to the TV, either.   Watching TV today is much more complex with DVDs, Blu-ray, internet-connected televisions, multimedia players, and Read More…

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CompuExpert WOW-keys Keyboard for Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPod touch

on Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Plug your iPhone or iPod touch into the WOW-keys Keyboard from CompuExpert, and you can charge and sync your iOS device (iOS 4.X) using a USB connection on your computer.  You can enter text into your iOS device using the QWERTY keyboard, and there are hotkeys that let you control your iPhone/iPod’s functions while it’s Read More…

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ZAGGmate w/Keyboard for iPad Review

on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Trying to turn the iPad into a laptop replacement can be an easy or difficult task depending on your needs. I failed at that task when I tried to do it last Fall during a vacation to Florida. I wish I would have had a ZAGGmate w/Keyboard at that time, I think it would have Read More…

Rocketfish Advanced Series iCapsule Keyboard Case for Apple iPad

By: I Yarom
on Monday, January 31st, 2011

On one hand, it looks like Apple is not interested in adding a keyboard to their iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad). Furthermore, according to rumors Apple might reduce the physical buttons, like the home button, in future devices. On the other hand, there is a growing trend of cases with an integrated keyboard for Read More…