Mice / Keyboards
It’s the dawn of a new era for the stock Android-running Nexus gadget line, as Google intends to target the mainstream, upper-tier tech market with the family’s fresh 6 and 9-inch members. The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet are slightly tougher sells than their predecessors, costing $650 and $400 respectively.
No matter how good the voice recognition or swipe-to-type software, nothing really beats a standard keyboard for writing notes or laying out ideas. There’s something about letting fingers hover, waiting to attack the keys with purpose, like a trapdoor spider snatching up unsuspecting prey. What? That’s not how the rest of you type? Give it a shot – it’s fun.
When it comes to me being mobile and productive, less is more. That’s why the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smartphone (phablet) is my device of choice, compared to a desktop or laptop. I can have more power and information at my fingertips, all in the space that fills a pocket. I do as much as I can from the comfort of my hammock, impossible for a PC and awkward with a laptop.
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest hardware to upgrade to, Logitech recently unveiled the world’s fastest gaming mouse.
How about a wireless mouse that also is a wireless scanner? An intriguing idea, and one now seeking crowdfunding.
No matter how great your voice-recognition or finger-swiping app is for text input, it doesn’t quite match the feel and appeal of a keyboard. Words and corrections fly faster with fingers than any other way. And how can you not love the gentle flurry of clicks as you tweet or update a Facebook status?
When it comes to enjoying content on a laptop versus that of a flat-panel TV, the choice is pretty clear; bigger is better. That’s why HDMI connectivity, gaming consoles, and Roku sets are so popular, since we can stream content to the large screen. The only real struggle comes down to being able to control and search content.
Slowly and surely I’ve been finding more reasons to not watch cable programming. Price, of course, is the primary factor, but now that I’ve been spending more time looking, I can find content I want online.
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Type a lot but don’t want to bother with a laptop? How about a foldable full-size keyboard for your smartphone or tablet? That’s the question iWerkz answers with its new Universal Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard. Roughly the same size as the Mac keyboard I’m using to type this, minus the calculator buttons and a few others, more »
Cambridge, U.K., startup Novalia says it will demo a low-cost, patented manufacturing technology at CES that would allow Bluetooth 4.0 control to be added to paper, cards and plastic. The technology is said to combine standard print processes like screen print, flexography, and offset lithography with capacitive touch technology. An embedded Nordic Semiconductor nRF51822 System-on-Chip is attached to the more »