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After a full year of broken promises on a highly anticipated product from ASUS, could we be so lucky that it's finally reached the end of development and final retail EeeKeyboards are about to enter the market thick and fast?
Judging by this official press release from ASUS having just gone up, it seems very likely. Though even with this, we're still yet to be given the final and most important piece of the puzzle; an official release date for the product...
Amazon started listing it for pre-order a short while back, but it isn't able to give an exact date of availability either.
Anyhow, if you brush over the specs in the press release, like what's packed in for the $599.99 U.S. price tag and happy to hold out for a short while longer, you might like to lock one in now for pre-order.
As you may have read earlier this week, ASUS' EeeKeyboard looks to be finally on the home straight to reaching the market with Amazon now listing it for pre-prder.
Following this news, Sascha of Netbooknews has managed to not only confirm that mass shipments will commence as of today, but also got hold of a final production unit in advance and shares both a separate unboxing video along with a full hands-on and software walkthrough.
Hands on :-
As mentioned, shipments of the ASUS' EeeKeyboard begin today with the 16GB SSD version costing $549 U.S. and the 32GB one $599.
For the first time we are seeing concrete evidence that the launch of ASUS' EeeKeyboard is nigh with it being up for pre-order in the states.
Amazon has listed it for an asking price of $599 which fits with what we heard it would cost as far back as January this year.
A quick reminder on the specs; it's powered by an Atom N270 processor (1.6GHz), 1GB of DDR2 memory, 16GB SSD, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, Gigabit ethernet, HDMI out, integrated UWB receiver, a few USB 2.0 sockets and a 5-inshc sized LED-backlit multi-touch display with resolution of 800x480. It will run Windows XP Home out of the box.
No definitive word on a shipping date yet, but the fact it's gone up for pre-order is indicative the wait won't be long now.
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If Microsoft's Arc Keyboard is to your taste but the black color isn't, Amazon has a new version on sale that has is dressed in a shiny white with lime green backing.
But apart from the color change, the unit is much the same, measuring 311 x 53.8 mm (no numpad) and sporting 2.4GHz wireless for connectivity, making it a good option for HTPC users.
Amazon is offering the keyboard for $59.95 and shows that shipping of the white version will commence in June.
With continuous promises followed by further setbacks on the launch of ASUS' Eee Keyboard, it's easy for many of us to begin thinking it'll never end up seeing light of day.
However, ASUS maintains it's coming and says they're definitely now on the home straight in bringing it to the masses. Apparently it will begin shipping through U.S. channels by the end of this month.
Looking back over all we've heard and seen in previous reports, the EeeKeyboard is a compact Atom powered platform packed inside a keyboard. It sports a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen running a resolution of 800x480 and uses an Atom 1.6GHz processor together with 1GB RAM, choice of 16 or 32GB SSD and GMA 950 integratedf graphics.
Connectivity wise, you get Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, D-Sub and HDMI outputs, a few USB ports and an external Ultra-Wideband antenna. The unit is said to begin selling at between 5 and 600 dollars U.S.
Thanks to the folks at Techconnect for the heads up on the latest news. Let's hope it sticks this time, ASUS.
Sharkoon have made leaps and bounds in recent times, proving themselves to be capable of producing some very high quality peripherals and accessories including their X-Tatic Digital 5.1 Headphones, QuickPort HDD docking station series, top to bottom lineup of PC chassis' carrying extensive feature-sets at attractive prices and much more.
Another product they introduced not too long ago, their FireGlider Gamer Mouse was another big tick for many looking for a well featured, comfortable gaming mouse, giving six programmable buttons, weight-adjustment capabilities and DPI selector key (for up to 3600 DPI). The only issue with this was the outer design, using a flamboyant flame decoration that would have been an eyesore for many who wanted something more quiet looking.
Sharkoon took note of this and have delivered an all Black version of the same full featured mouse that should make it much more attractive to many potential buyers.
The FireGlider Black Edition gaming mouse carries an MSRP of just 24.29 Euros. For further details, check out the full press release over here.
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I bet that their are a lot of us who don't realize how much power our various gadgets and gear draws from the wall outlet when we think they aren't in use. TVs are a big source of this phantom power use as are computers and printers.
One place you might not think of power being wasted is the charger for your mobile phone. Most mobile phone chargers draw the same power from the wall when plugged in no matter if a phone is connected to the charger or not. AT&T figures that wastes enough electricity each year to power 24,000 homes.
AT&T has a new green charger set to debut in May called the Zero Charger. The device has special tech inside that lets it disconnect itself from AC power when it detects that there is no phone attached. The charger will also be able to be used with future phones and will sell for about the same price as a replacement charger today.