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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.