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Logitech’s new wireless keyboard has a crafty trick for creative pros
At IFA 2017 Logitech’s latest premium wireless keyboard adds a dial allowing creatives to easily manipulate functions in apps like Photoshop.In a way, you could say that Logitech’s Craft Advanced Keyboard...
Logitech claims new wireless mechanical gaming keyboard is better than wired
Over at PAX West, Logitech has revealed a pair of new gaming peripherals in the form of a nifty-sounding wireless mechanical keyboard and partner wireless mouse.Nestling under the Logitech G brand, the...
New BlackBerry phone with no keyboard is on the way
While many enjoy BlackBerry phones for their tactile QWERTY keyboards, those who prefer touchscreens may take an interest in the company's next handset.TCL, the manufacturer behind the BlackBerry brand,...
Asus Transformer Pro T304
As Microsoft continues to push forward with developing premium computers, there’s still room in the market for copy cat-like devices that aren’t nearly expensive, yet are nearly as capable as Microsoft’s...
Linx 12 x64
The latest Microsoft Surface Pro is among the best tablet PCs ever made. Some might say it is the best tablet, full stop. But its price, at £800 for even the lowest model, puts it out of reach for many...
Logitech G413 gaming keyboard with Romer-G mechanical switches is now in India
Flourishing its mechanical gaming keyboard lineup, Logitech on Monday launched its G413 mechanical gaming keyboard in India. The keyboard comes with Romer-G mechanical switches with key backlighting system....
Lenovo Miix 510
The 2-in-1 tablet hybrid is certainly no longer a novelty. The market is now flooded with devices with detachable keyboards that offer up Windows 10's capabilities as a tablet and desktop OS. And, of...
How the original iPhone blew the BlackBerry away with the first accurate on-screen keyboard
Ten years ago this week, the first iPhone was released. And one of the biggest surprises for reviewers at the time was that the touchscreen actually ... worked. "The most remarkable thing about iPhone...
Microsoft’s new keyboard banishes passwords with a built-in fingerprint sensor
Microsoft has launched another keyboard (with a partner mouse) which is a spin on the Surface Keyboard that emerged last fall, although this variant adds a very nifty extra: a fingerprint sensor.Microsoft...
The best BlackBerry KEYone deals and prices in June 2017
It's been a long time coming, but the BlackBerry KEYone has finally been released in the UK and (whisper it quietly) it's actually rather good. A comeback story to match Liverpool in Istanbul or Elvis's...
Teardown experts play spot-the-difference with new MacBooks and last year’s models
The teardown experts over at iFixit have got their hands (not to mention Torx screwdrivers) on Apple’s refreshed MacBook and MacBook Pro which were recently unveiled, and have reported back that there...
Teclast X3 Plus
Here’s a Chinese manufacturer that has decided to stick to what it does best rather than diversify. Teclast only designs and sells tablets (and their close cousins, 2-in-1 convertibles) when its rivals...
MSI launches new gaming keyboard, mouse and headset
Computex 2017, the most important show of the year for the computing products saw the launch of a slew of new PCs, gaming laptops, and convertibles. Taiwanese company MSI showcased several gaming devices...
MSI GT75VR Titan
The GT75VR Titan is the first MSI gaming laptop to see a mechanical keyboard truly designed for a notebook. "Actually, the MSI GT80 Titan was the first," you might well exclaim – but that was a 18.4-inch...
Cooler Master’s eye-catching MK750 mechanical keyboard comes with its own CPU
Over at Computex, Cooler Master has revealed a host of new peripherals, led by a rather tasty-looking mechanical keyboard, alongside some mice, a gaming headset and fresh PC cases.The headline revelation...
The MSI GT75VR Titan looks like the ultimate desktop replacement
The GT83VR Titan might be MSI's mechanical gaming keyboard beast of a laptop, but it’s not the only one anymore now that the company has also introduced the GT75VR Titan.The centerpiece of the MSI GT75VR...
Corsair K68 is built to resist Mountain Dew spills and Doritos dust
Imagine fighting your hardest to win a team battle in Overwatch and just when you think you can take that victory swig, a Mercy flies in with a last ditch revive. Your hand jumps back to attention on...
Could Apple’s latest patent move point to a virtual keyboard for future MacBooks?
It appears that Apple is still serious about exploring the idea of some kind of fully virtual keyboard for its notebooks – or perhaps an entirely new hybrid device – if a freshly updated patent is anything...
Logitech Universal Folio turns almost any tablet into a 2-in-1 computer
If you use a tablet as part of your professional or academic repertoire, it's likely you also need an attachable keyboard. However, your options are usually limited by what keyboard can match your tablet's...
BlackBerry's big comeback revealed with BlackBerry KeyOne release date
BlackBerry KeyOne is the big comeback for everyone's favorite (and pretty much only) option for a smartphone with a tactile physical keyboard.It's being dubbed the world's most secure Android phone, runs...
How to fly with your gadgets
Main image credit: British AirwaysInflight entertainment is dead. Or is it? It's long been presumed that tablets and laptops were making seat-back screens on long-haul flights increasingly pointless,...
Download of the day: Synthesia
SynthesiaSynthesia is a brilliant little game for Windows that works much like Guitar Hero, but for the piano. It's fully customizable, and can be used just for fun, or as a real training tool.Select...
Apple's Touch Bar could be heading to the iMac next
Just a few hours ago (as of this writing), Apple said it was serious about making Macs great again. Hours later, we've learned that part of that plan could be a Touch Bar-equipped keyboard designed for...
Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08 gaming keyboard
There was a time, long ago, when Creative exclusively made sound cards and other audio related tech. Being quite so niche these days isn’t realistic, and they now offer a selection of PC peripherals under...
Galaxy Tab S3 review: The high price of a well-rounded Android tablet
reader comments 10 Share this story Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn.Samsung continues to compete with Apple's iPad with the revamped Galaxy Tab S3. Two years ago, the company released 8.0-inch and...
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
The Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboard line has long been a go-to option for demanding PC gamers, where the quality of your key switches can mean life or death in an online tournament. For its new Razer...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 price: how much does it cost?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 price has been announced today – and you should get ready to spend as much money on it as you would on an iPad Pro.It'll cost $599 in the US (about £490, AU$780), according to...
WordStar: A writer’s word processor
EnlargeRobert J. Sawyer reader comments 19 Share this story This essay was written in 1990 and updated in 1996 by Robert J. Sawyer, the sci-fi author writer behind such novels as Flashforward and more...
Microsoft Surface Keyboard
Microsoft has released the Surface Keyboard, a full-size keyboard aimed at making typing on the Surface Pro 4 more comfortable.While Microsoft’s latest Surface Pro tablet does a good job of replacing...
Logitech’s pro gaming keyboard could make you a sharper shooter
Logitech has unleashed a new mechanical keyboard aimed at pro gamers that's been designed in conjunction with eSports veterans (namely the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Cloud9 team).The G Pro Mechanical...
The BlackBerry KeyOne has been unveiled at MWC 2017, and along with that slightly awkward name you'll find a handset which could struggle to fit in to today's mobile market.Originally unveiled at CES...
MSI GT83VR Titan
In the world of PC gaming hardware, we’ve come to accept gaming laptops as a fine path to get your game on, albeit a limited and expensive one. Firms have risen to challenge the limitations of the form...
Overwatch director speaks out against console mouse/keyboard adapters
Game so hard that glowing cracks form in your keyboard and mouse. reader comments 25 Share this story Regardless of where you fall in the long-running debate between keyboard/mouse and analog stick controls,...
Acer Swift 7
Since the arrival of the 12-inch MacBook, Apple’s rivals have responded in kind with enough super thin laptops to practically create a new subcategory. It’s one that we like to call ultra-thin, ultra-luxurious...
Apple’s Magic Keyboard and Trackpad become one with MagicBridge
Ever wished your Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 were connected together in one seamless unit? Well, you might want to check out the new accessory for the Mac ecosystem which achieves exactly...
Keyboard comeback: BlackBerry Mercury reveal is set for MWC 2017
Following the release of the DTEK50 and DTEK60, BlackBerry's next step in its Android-making venture - colloquially named the BlackBerry Mercury - is on the horizon.The news broke via a newly activated...
Acer’s tough TravelMate is a fresh spin on the 2-in-1 laptop
Acer has launched a new convertible laptop aimed at students and designed to be durable enough to take a bit of punishment in the classroom, offering impressive battery longevity to boot.The TravelMate...
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Corsair arguably put RGB keyboards on the map, and now its most premium option yet, the K95 RGB Platinum, takes things to an inevitable extreme with an integrated light bar. Beyond providing 16.8 million...
A more advanced guide to total Android customization
reader comments 1 Share this story Further ReadingThe (updated) history of AndroidWhen Android was brought to market, it was pitched as an open, customizable OS that was the antithesis of Apple's lock-down...
If the rule is three’s a charm, then the Aorus X9 proves mechanical keyboards on gaming laptops are officially in.Not too long ago the dream of a mechanical keyboard seemed only possible by literally...
5 gaming peripherals from CES 2017 that’ll make your computer drool
Though it’s not advertised as a gaming keyboard, the Cherry MX Board Silent takes the beloved G80-3000 and makes it quieter. For those who like to sneak a few rounds of Overwatch in the office, this keyboard...
Corsair’s flagship keyboard goes bonkers with a built in light bar
Corsair is kicking off the New Year with a bang and a new flagship K95 RGB Platinum mechanical gaming keyboard.From the bottom up, Corsair claims this is its best keyboard yet. The frame is made of aircraft-grade...
A brand new BlackBerry is coming in 2017, and it has the physical keyboard that’s forever been missing from your modern day Android phone.Unveiled at CES 2017, this still unnamed BlackBerry phone has...
Acer Predator 21 X
Updated: We've had a bit more time to play with the Acer Predator 21 X at CES 2017 and have updated our impressions.We'd scoff if you told us about one of the Acer Predator 21 X's crazy features. A curved...
BlackBerry Press launching with keyboard and mysterious extras
The BlackBerry Press looks like it’ll be launching at CES 2017, coming with a fan-favorite keyboard but also some ‘glimpses of the future’.Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry DTEK60, a new phone has been...
Google's updated keyboard app finally makes it to Android
It was quite a few months ago that Google launched an updated, renamed keyboard app for iOS, and the Mountain View company has finally got around to releasing the same app for its own mobile operating...
Vensmile K8 Mini PC
Geekbuying sent us the Vensmile K8, an entire computer that is about the size of a standard keyboard which is foldable and costs just over £137 (around $170, AU$230) – not a bad price for what you get...
10 best iPad Air 2 cases 2016
The iPad Air 2 is no longer the best iPad on the market - that honor goes to the iPad Pro 9.7. But it's still slim, stylish and powerful.It's also very popular, and as it's been out for a while there...
Lenovo Packs Plenty of Features Into Its Thinkpad X1 Yoga Ultrabook
REVIEW: The Yoga X1, Lenovo's newest business ultrabook, picks up where the popular X1 Carbon left off with features and quality that has long been a hallmark of the ThinkPad Line. At first glance, it’s...
Six months after its iOS debut, Google’s Gboard revamps the Android keyboard
reader comments 5 Share this story Gboard. It's Google Search, in a keyboard. Press the "G" logo to run a search. Search results will show up in place of the keyboard. Tapping on "share" will paste the...
Lenovo Yoga Book review: A keyless keyboard that will get you talking, not typing
reader comments Share this story Video shot/edited by Jennifer Hahn.Lenovo made a unique device with the new Yoga Book. I like to describe it as a device the size of a netbook with the design of a convertible...
Some people like their gaming laptops to resemble silver space vessels, complete with metallic trims and flashing RGB lights that evoke images of afterburners in the night. Others care more about the...
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900
If the sun is beginning to go down on the era of 1080p gaming, the Lenovo IdeaPad Y900 is the absolutely stunning sunset that marks the end of the day. OK, that's a little dramatic, as full HD is here...
Best Logitech keyboard: 5 best keyboards for gaming and general use
Logitech has been making keyboards for many years now and, like its mice, cater to everyone from desk-bound professional office workers to gamers who rely on their sharp reflexes to be victorious online.Whether...
New laptops make traditional keyboards touchy
NEW YORK -- Can the venerable laptop keyboard get more touchy-feely — and in a good way?We’re about to find out. Higher-end models of Apple’s MacBook Pro now come with a narrow touch screen above the regular...
Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2016)
Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro, the version without the new Touch Bar, is a curious laptop. On one hand, the "Pro" moniker suggests that it's aimed at professionals just like every model in the line-up...
The best keyboard of 2016: top 10 keyboards compared
Keyboards matter more than you might think. Sure, they aren't glamorous, so we tend to take them for granted. But given the sheer percentage of our lives that we spend clicking away away at them, finding...
Hands-on with the new MacBook Pros, their keyboard, and the Touch Bar
reader comments 32 Share this story The 15-inch MacBook Pro connected to a bunch of accessories. The 15-inch and 13-inch models next to each other. Andrew Cunningham The lower-end version with the row...
Microsoft's new Surface keyboard is something out of a Dali painting
The newly announced Microsoft Surface seems to be getting quite the unique set of peripherals. Not only did Microsoft announce a literal dial for their new all-in-one desktop, but also a new keyboard...
Razer Blade Stealth
Razer’s first attempt at a creating an Ultrabook was dramatic, but ultimately underwhelming. The Blade Stealth came with hardware and a lower price to rival top Ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 and the...
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its component fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark