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Ever felt like the need for a dual-screen laptop? Well, Engadget have had a sneak peak at some new Acer hardware - as they announced a range of new devices at a New York press conference last week, the message they were putting across? Keyboards are out, Kenny Powers is in (and by Kenny Powers, I mean touchscreen keyboards instead of the physical keys).
Acer announced a range of tablets, with most of them Android-powered. Sizes of the tablets ranged from five to ten-inches each. Acer's Iconia laptop is the gem here - ditching the usual keyboard on a laptop for a 14-inch touchscreen which matches the main display. This is not something Acer are releasing and forgetting about, Acer has hinted this might be a change for them and it will be a first in a series of products that will unravel over the next few years.
Photo printing is supposed to get easier when Air Print hits iOS 4.2 any time now. For those that either have older iPhones that aren't iOS 4 friendly or you're too lazy to update your OS, the Bolle BP-10 is the printer for you.
The BR-10 is compatible with all iPhones all the way back to the original and delivers standard A6 4"x6" prints that can be either one photograph or a collage of several. Bolle's iPhone app handles all of the settings and printing responsibilities; just tell it what to print and go. The BP-10 is pretty spendy at $192, but with no current competition in the market (save Air Print, I suppose) you're gonna pay a Apple-sized premium for this device.
Razer has today announced a new gaming peripheral - the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad. It was co-developed by Belkin and designed to give gamers the "upper hand with cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort."
The Razer Nostromo features a 16-button keypad layout and form factor that is optimally designed for greater intuitive access to critical gaming commands across all game genres. For marathon gaming sessions, a soft-touch rubberized wrist pad cradles the palm and significantly reduces hand fatigue and wrist strain.
When it comes to gaming mice gamers tend to fall into two general categories. You have your low sensitivity gamers who like to be able to make big hand movements when they are controlling their character. You also have high-sensitivity gamers that like mice that move a long way on screen with tiny hand movements. What mouse you choose will depend on what type of gamer you are. If you are the low-sensitivity type of gamer, Tt eSports has a new optical mouse for you.
The mouse is called the Azurues and has some interesting features built-in. It has adjustable sensitivity with a switch from 400 dpi to 1600 dpi. Considering that the high-end laser gaming mice have sensitivity upwards of 5000dpi, this mouse is certainly for the low sensitivity gamers out there. Tt eSports is aiming this mouse at FPS gamers, but it will work for any type of game.
Not all keyboards are up to the rigors of gaming. If you have ever tried to play a FPS or other game with a junk keyboard that shipped with a cheap PC you have seen more ghosting than most haunted houses and know exactly what I mean. When it comes to gaming keyboards, not all of them are created equal either. Many gamers lust after a gaming keyboard with mechanical keys more than one packed with macros and other features many won't use.
A company called Zowie Gear has unveiled a new gaming keyboard with mechanical keys called the Celeritas. The company says that the keyboard is the perfect weapon for competition where response time and the ability to move freely are essential. The Celeritas is designed specifically for competitive gamers. The keyboard has 18K gold plated brown mechanical switched for increased durability and better feel.
It seems like it was just last week that Blu-ray burners were a thousand bucks and almost no one had them. Once HD DVD died off the price for Blu-ray players and drives for computers started to come down and today you can pick up a BDR for your PC pretty cheaply. Sony Optiarc has a bunch of Blu-ray drives that it offers for computer users and it has added a couple new offerings to its line.
Both of the new drives share the same features and the only difference is that one of them is packaged for retail sale and the other is an OEM drive. The drives are both half-height 5.25-inch internal optical drives that use the SATA port for connectivity. The drives can burn to single layer 6x media at 12x speed.
Logitech are going where no [wo]man have gone before... Solar powered keyboard territory.
In the land of practicality - this might be useful, but here we go: It's an ultra-slim 1/3-inch profile, with a full slate of laptop-style chiclet keys, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 has ambient light solar panels install on the top of either side, which means you should never have to plug it in for charge - interesting.
On the short list of notable gaming peripheral makers along with Logitech is Razer. The company has been crafting weapons for gamers for years now and has offered a mouse specifically for MMO gamers in the past with lots of buttons and macro features to make play more fun. Razer has now announced a new gaming keyboard called the Anansi Expert MMO gaming keyboard that is designed specifically for the MMO gamer.
The keyboard has seven thumb-based modifier buttons that allow the player to increase their command count from the roughly 12 most keyboards offer to seven times that amount. The keyboard supports over 100 programmable keys and has macro recording on the fly during play. The keyboard supports up to 20 different profiles for individual games or for each player avatar at the press of a button.
If you try to work from an iPad exclusively, it can be done but you will not want to do that with the onscreen keyboard for an extended period. Thankfully, the iPad supports Bluetooth keyboards and you can connect an external keyboard to the iPad and work all you want in comfort. The iPhone and iPod touch also support a BT keyboard in later models.
Photography shop Adorama has been rolling out all sorts of new products into its catalog for a long time and it has a wide range of gear that has nothing to go with cameras today. The latest new item from the company is a BT keyboard called the iBoard Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard. The iBoard supports the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and has some dedicated keys to access sites with one button press.
The iPad is a great tablet that can replace a notebook or a netbook for many users. There are many folks out there that have an iPad that probably never take it out of the house. If you are this sort of user and you want a nice mount that you can use to mount the iPad in the kitchen, bathroom, or office where it will be safe and easy to use the Griffin Cabinet mount for iPad may be perfect.
The mount does just what the name implies with a special mounting option that allows the thing to be mounted to any cabinet on the front, side, or bottom. The mount is made so that it can tilt 90-degrees front and back to allow the iPad to fold flat against the bottom of a cabinet. It will also rotate 360-degrees around to allow the iPad to be viewed at any angle.