One keyboard to control/option/command them all.
Griffin’s Wired Keyboard for iOS devices offers full iOS key functions and tactile feedback with the added advantage of a cord that makes connections and disconnections quick, easy, and positive, with no Bluetooth pairing required. The Griffin Wired Keyboard is available in 30-pin or Lightning connector versions, and connect to the iDevice (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) via the docking port.
So you like the look and feel of a nice flat laptop keyboard but you don’t like the number row. If you are, like me, a fan of the 10 key pad (especially handy if you work with numbers all day) then Rapoo may have a solution for you. The Blade 8900 is a peripheral set which includes a low profile keyboard (17” x 6 5/8” x 7/8”) and a laser mouse.
Rapoo announced two new wireless touchpad keyboards today: the E9080 and E9180. Both keyboards feature a sleek, aluminum exterior, scissor key structure, and integrated touchpads to offer a comfortable, cable-free typing experience. And with the E9080, users will also get the convenience of a number pad.
Ah, a keyboard for the living room. How times have changed from the days when my dad you used to tell me, “Son, get up and change to channel 43 on the TV. Benny Hill’s coming on.” Now I’m the dad, and I get to hear myself say, “Son, get the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard and do a search on the Apple TV for that Benny Hill sketch with Darth Vader.”
Christmas is fast approaching, and you want to give gifts to your favorite gamers, but you have no idea what to buy. Why not a mouse, controller, headphone or other accessory to go along with their Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? They’ll be thanking your generosity every time they fire up their games.
It’s not uncommon to find decent accessories for Mac gaming these days. It’s not often, however, we see gaming products—mice, keyboards, mats, etc.—designed specifically for Mac gamers. But that’s what we’re getting from Rogue with their new Mondo series, a “… premium line of products that sport the Mac design language, and are packed with powerful features specifically designed for work and play on the Mac.”
Logitech has updated their Logitech Gaming Software for their Logitech G gaming mice and keyboards to support OS X. Prices range from $40 – $100 for the mice and $60 – $200 for the keyboards, all of which have enough buttons to take your gaming to the next level.
It’s going to be a while before I need another Bluetooth keyboard. My iPad, iMac, and (now) Apple TV are now synched up with the Logitech Easy-Switch Bluetooth Keyboard, and switching between them is as simple as hitting a button. It’s so convenient that I almost wish I had a holster or (not really) fanny pack to carry it around the house.
RadioShack now sells most of Apple’s Macintosh peripheral and accessory products on their website and brick-and-mortar stores. You can buy Apple’s keyboards and mice, USB Superdrives, AirPort and Time Capsule devices, EarPods, and a plethora of connectors, adapters, and cables. All are at prices comparable to those found at the Apple Store.
The Bluetooth Bamboo Keyboard for tablets, iPhones, and other Bluetooth devices is the newest addition to Impecca’s line of elegant, environmentally-sustainable bamboo computer accessories—claimed to be the first such bamboo computer product available in the market.
My enthusiasm for Apple system hardware hasn’t generally extended to Apple input devices—either keyboards or mice. Thankfully, there are many great third-party alternatives available to Mac users. Do you just opt to stick with Apple input devices, or do you have third-party favorites?