Our Deal of the Day today is the eBay - Logitech Alto Notebook Stand with Cordless Keyboard for $19.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: This is an excellent deal for the Logitech Alto cordless desktop stand. This stand raises your laptop up for comfortable viewing and includes a full sized cordless keyboard with 3 USB 2.0 ports. Ends 3/22/10 at 12:20PM PDT.
Left-handed people of the world rejoice. Razer has finally released the mouse of your dreams. This new left handed fantasy is called the Death Adder Left Handed edition. No, it is not your normal run of the mill ambidextrous mouse with a slight flange. No, this is a mouse designed from the ground up for left handed people.
The mouse will come with the same 1000Hz Ultrapolling technology, providing gamers with the speed necessary to make every moment count. Loaded with a 3500dpi Razer Precision 3.5G infrared sensor that you are used to in the right handed Death Adder. It will run you about $60 which is also around the same price you are used to.
I have seen some strange peripherals over the years. Many of the strangest are computer mice with tons of buttons or strange designs. Many keyboards and mice are designed to reduce pain for users and to reduce repetitive injuries.
If you like your current mouse, but want more comfort when using the thing some new gel pads called Pad and Click have surfaced. The pads are made from squishy gel that have adhesive on the back.
You stick the large round pad to the mouse where the palm of your hand would sit. The two finger pads sit on each of the mouse buttons. The idea is that the gel is soft and comfortable and allows your fingers and had to be in a more natural grasping position. The thicker arthritis versions sell for $5.99 and the normal versions sell for $4.99 on Amazon.
In knowing Valve's plans to add Mac compatible game titles to its lineup in the near future to help revive the gaming side of things for Apple's computers, Razer is quick to suit up with an announcement today letting us know they're planning to bring Mac compatible drivers out for all of its upcoming products in the way of mice, keyboards, headsets etc. including the StarCraft II peripheral suite.
"I'm very proud to say that at Razer, we are committed to supporting both Mac and PC gamers," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president, Razer USA. "We are constantly working to increase driver support for Mac with our existing Razer products and have plans to release all of our new products with dedicated Mac and PC drivers. This is a really exciting opportunity to expand the gaming industry and make it more inclusive for Mac users by providing the same level of support that we give to our PC users."
The full press release can be read here.
Deal of the Day: Logitech NX80 Black 5-Button Cordless Laser Notebook Mouse - $16.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Logitech NX80 Black 5-Button Cordless Laser Notebook Mouse - $16.99 after Rebate, Shipped Free!.
Offer: NewEgg has the awesome Logitech NX80 Cordless Laser Mouse for just $16.99 after a $5 MIR. The NX80 features Logitech's advanced 2.4 GHz cordless technology and hyperfast scrolling, MicroGear with scroll toggle, 1000dpi resolution, storable micro-receiver, and more!
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Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse - $24 Shipped Free!.
Offer: The Logitech V550 Nano Cordless Laser Mouse is one of the best values for your laptop. You get a great, accurate cordless mouse and the diminutive nano receiver (which you can just leave in the USB port) for just $24 with free shipping!
Use coupon code: 080Q525R6MB33Z for the discount. Expires after 250 uses or on 03/05/2010.
Microsoft unveiled its BlueTrack technology a long time ago. The tech helps a mouse to track better no matter the surface and it works pretty darn well. The tech has been used in wireless mice that are typically expensive until now.
Microsoft has unveiled a new line of mice using BlueTrack that includes the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, Wireless Mouse 2000, and the Comfort Mouse 4500. The 3500 and 2000 are both cordless mice with ambidextrous designs. The 3500 is sized for notebook users and the 2000 is a full-size desktop mouse.
The 4500 is the first wired mouse to use BlueTrack technology. The 4500 and 2000 will ship in April for $29.95 and $24.95 respectively. The 3500 will ship in April for $29.95. The mice can be pre-ordered on Amazon now.
Over the years, Microsoft has produced lots of peripherals for computers for gaming and general office work. With a few exceptions, the products are typically not all that exciting and have boring designs. I did like the design of the SideWinder keyboard for gamers that had the removable number pad from Microsoft, but it was the only cool product from the company in a long time.
A new design concept has been spied on Yanko Design that carries the Microsoft logo. The triangular device is a combination of a traditional mouse and a digital pen. The front tip of the triangle has the mouse buttons and scroll area that are touch sensitive and light up when pressed.
When the user wants to do some design work, the mouse can be picked up from one of the angled sides and used like a digital pen. The device looks like it would be rather uncomfortable to use as a normal mouse due to the size of the thing.
There are lots of times when people are away from home that their mobile phone or other gadget start to run out of power. There are external batteries on the market that can let you recharge while on the go and ZAGG has unveiled one of the most recent.
The ZAGGsparq was unveiled today and it is a small 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inch device with a 6000 mAh lithium polymer battery inside. It has two USB ports allowing multiple devices to be charged at once. Each USB port has 1000mA of power at 5V.
The external battery recharges form a wall outlet and promises enough power to charge an iPhone completely four times. The ZAGGsparq will sell for $129.99 normally with an introductory price of $99.99. An exact shipping date is unknown.
While we're still waiting for ASUS to officially unveil its long time coming Eee Keyboard, a separate Chinese company has took inspiration from the design and put together the Cross PC U510.
At first glace its quite similar and clearly the idea came from ASUS' design; it features a 5-inch touchscreen but doesn't have multi-monitor support, meaning if you plug in an external display the built-in touchscreen will not work. Apparently it also lacks a battery.
Specs wise, it runs an Atom 1.6GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM, includes a 250GB HDD drive as standard and uses NVIDIA's GeForce 9400 GPU to handle graphics intensive tasks thanks to the use of the ION chipset. It also includes wireless support (I would assume wireless N) and comes with Windows XP installed.
Converted pricing works out to about $570 U.S. Dollars. However, there's no word on whether or not it will become available internationally at this stage.
Any power user knows that available USB ports on your computer or desktop can quickly fill up leaving you having to unplug gear each time you need to connect something new. You can connect a USB hub to get more ports, but that adds more clutter to your desk.
A new device called the Space Bar has been developed and launched by Quirky with help from the Quirky community. The space bar is designed to add six new USB ports to your computer and hide your keyboard.
The device can hide a keyboard up to 18" long and 1.5" thick. I'm not very sure why you would need to hide your keyboard, but I guess some people like a clean desk. I'd rather see the gizmo be widened so I can sit my LCD on top. The Space Bar is available now for $42 for a three pack.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - Logitech NX80 Tilt Wheel Cordless Laser Notebook Mouse for $19.99 with FREE Shipping.
Offer: I use the previous generation of this notebook mouse for my own laptop when I'm at a coffee shop and it's been one of the most reliable I've had.
I am very picky about the keyboard that I use. I like a specific layout with keys that aren't too quiet or too loud. The keyboard has to be very flat too, I hate thick keyboards. I prefer the Logitech illuminated keyboard personally, but a new keyboard for the touch typists at there who like click clack is set to hit later this year called the Miniguru.
The keyboard is hugely customizable with a variety of colors for the keys, body, and the track stick. Said trackstick looks just like the one that Lenovo uses on its ThinkPads to me. The keys can be had printed or blank and the thing uses mechanical switches.
The keys can be arranged to the users liking with either a horizontal or vertical enter key. The trackstick replaces the mouse and the entire keyboard is designed to allow the user to always keep their fingers on the home row.
PC peripheral mob Mad Catz has let loose some info (and images) of a new range of keyboards and mice to be officially introduced later in the month.
This new range of keyboards and mice come under Mad Catz' 'Eclipse' family. Beginning with the Eclipse Wireless litetouch keyboard, this is the most expensive in the new lineup with a very sleek design with backlit scissor keys and fancy touch sensitive panel in place of the usual numpad.
It also sports a 360 degree trackball with left/right mouse buttons which helps in the instance it's used for a HTPC etc. - The touchpad has three differing modes; numpad mode, media mode and MyEclipse mode. MyEclipse mode allows for easy customization of the 12 available buttons so that they can be used for the quicklaunch of apps or websites.
The keyboard uses 2.4GHZ wireless for connectivity and a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery which is said to give up to 20 hrs sustained use. The price tag for this one sits at $129.99.
Also ready for launch is Mad Catz' standard litetouch which is basically just a wired version of the model above, but uses a metal finish and of course carries a lower price tag at $99.99.
Next up is the Eclipse touchmouse with brushed aluminum finish which uses Bluetooth for connectivity and runs off a single AA battery. It uses a 1600 DPI laser sensor, has three buttons and a touchscroll module with four-way scrolling that also supports gesture. The price at launch is said to be $59.99.
And finally is Mad Catz' new Eclipse mobilemouse which sports a die cast frame, low-profile scroll bar for 360 degree scrolling and 1600 DPI laser sensor. It connects using 2.4GHz wireless and runs off a single AAA battery for power. The mobilemouse can be purchased for the same price as the touchmouse at $59.99.
CES 2010 - Back at Computex last year Thermaltake debuted its eSports brand and idea to the world and it looks like we are about to be able to buy the first batch of products designers purely for gamers.
During our visit at CES we were shown a couple of upcoming keyboards that see many of the popular high-end gaming keyboard features, but a price that the average gamer can actually afford.
What is entirely different though is that the keyboard is able to support two cooling fans at front left and right of the keyboard. We tried out the keyboard for a short time and could definitely feel the air flowing through my hands and fingers.
It's always nice to see a company innovating and coming out with new things.
I type a lot each day and luckily for me I have never had any issues with repetitive motion injuries. Not everyone is as lucky as I am though and injuries like carpal tunnel are common for people who type a lot each day.
An ergonomic keyboard is a good way for typists to avoid or treat injuries from typing. Smartfish has unveiled an interesting ergonomic keyboard at CES called the ErgoMotion. The keyboard has keys angled for each hand and the keys can be moved further away from each other if desired.
The angle of the keyboard can also be changed. The device works with both Mac and Windows computers and connects via USB. The keyboard will ship in March 2010 for $149.99 and looks pretty cool to boot.
ASUS' highly anticipated Eee Keyboard first made its appearance at CES last year with promise to reach consumers several times throughout the year followed by further delays. However, a little birdy says it could well finally see light of day in the market next month.
The Eee Keyboard's specs are confirmed with a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB memory, 16 or 32GB SSD and GMA 950 Intel graphics. An incorporated 5-inch touchscreen is capable of a 800x480 resolution and the housing is of a sleek, metallic design. It will come shipped with Windows XP Home edition pre-installed. Pricing is said to range from $499 to $599 U.S.
This sure won't be for everyone (far from it), but if you want a mouse with buttons, buttons and more buttons, WarMouse certainly delivers with its new Meta.
This crazy looking rodent includes 18 buttons, all of which are programmable with double-click functionality. Further to these is an analog joystick on the side and of course a scroll wheel.
The laser sensor they've opted for is 5600 DPI capable and there's 512kb of flash memory packed inside with 1024-character macro support; this giving 25 modes for well known games and apps.
Practical? - Hmmmmm...... Insane? A-huh a-huh. But hey; if you force yourself to get used to it, customize the button usage to your tastes (and have a daaaamn good memory to remember what they all do), you could potentially learn to make really good use of its abilities and never look back.
WarMouse plans to release it to market early next year at around 75 U.S. Dollars.
Our Deal of the Day today is the Target - Logitech V220 Cordless Optical Notebook Mouse for $9.99 plus Shipping in Your Choice of Colors.
Offer: Great price for Logitech's V220 cordless optical notebook mouse! There's a whole cacophony of rainbow colors to choose from too. Unknown expiration date, may expire at any time.
I work on and game on a large LCD so I like mice with lots of sensitivity so I can use smaller hand movements for play and navigation. For most of us, the normal mouse form factor is just fine, but for some with hand injuries or the need to be different the Jelfin mouse may be perfect.
The mouse is a round ball style device covered in gel. The round design conforms to your hand and the gel adds more comfort. Jelfin says that the mouse is like a stress ball that can be squeezed. Sensitivity is 1000 dpi.
The mouse ship sin a metal box that can be reused for storage. Available colors include red, blue, yellow, green, and pink. The Jelfin mouse is available now for $34.95 and works with Mac and windows computers.
If you're a Gmail lover who finds themself spending countless hours a day using the service, you might like to know there's been a hardware peripheral designed solely for use with it.
It's called the Gboard and is essentially a panel of 19 color coded buttons with icons that isolate the most useful Gmail shortcuts onto a seperate USB-connected device measuring 12.3 x 8.8 x 0.9 mm.
To fuel the Gmail addict in you some more, head over to this page and pick one up for 20 bucks.