keyboards

Stephen Hawking's New Speech System Has SwiftKey Suggestions

Stephen Hawking’s famous computer-generated speech system just got a whole lot better. Intel redesigned the software he’s been using to pick out his words for almost 20 years, and the new version comes complete with SwiftKey predictions.


You Can Almost Finally Buy That Keyboard-Shaped Waffle Maker

It first graced the Gizmodo front page way back in 2007, but finally, seven years after we all first really wanted one for ourselves, that keyboard-shaped waffle maker could really be yours. Assuming, of course, its creator’s $US50,000 Kickstarter campaign reaches its funding goal — so close, but yet still so far.


No One Needs A One-Button Hashtag Key, But I Want It Anyway

Are you sick and tired of hitting two keys before each and every hashtag? Have you lost hours at work hunting down the # on your keyboard? Has your pinky been injured from awkward shifting positions? No? Me neither. But isn’t this little hashtag keyboard cuuuuuuuute?


You Can Actually Play A Game Of Snake On This Hacked Backlit Keyboard

If Solitaire and Minesweeper have been stripped from all the computers at work but you’re still after a discreet way to kill a few minutes, you owe a debt of gratitude to Jeroen Domburg who successfully hacked a backlit Coolermaster QuickFire Rapid-I mechanical keyboard to play the classic game of Snake — which you might remember from an old Nokia phone.


A Keyboard With Letters Replaced By Pokemon Has You Now Catching Typos

You don’t necessarily have to be a touch typist to use this custom keyboard created by Ingrid Pierre, but if you’re not you will need to know the names of the most popular Pokemon since the letters on the 26 alphabet keys have all been replaced by their correspondingly-named pocket monsters.


Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard: Australian Review

Hardcore gamers. Full-time typists. People with a fair bit of disposable income. These are the target markets for Roccat’s high-end gaming peripherals, including the $229 Ryos MK Pro, an incredibly well constructed and fully featured mechanical keyboard. It’s ridiculously customisable, too, if you’re the kind of gamer that needs to set up 50 different macros for your weeknight WoW raids.


Why Everyone Wants To Kill The Mouse And Keyboard

In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it’s odd that we’re so desperate to throw them out the window.


Logitech's New iPad Keyboard Hides Mechanical Keys In A Spillproof Skin

Cleaning up after a spill is made even worse when your toppled drink also destroys your keyboard. So it looks like Logitech has removed the waterproof keyboard from its iPad cases and turned it into a standalone wireless unit, called the Keys-To-Go, that’s designed to work with your iOS devices, Apple TV, and of course your Macs should you not trust yourself with Apple’s own keyboards.


I Built A Keyboard From Scratch

I made a keyboard — let me tell you about it! I’m even typing this post using the keyboard I built. How meta. This has been a fairly involved process so there is a lot to discuss. The main goal of this post is to talk people through the things I went through and what I wish I knew before I had started this project.


Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Mechanical Keyboard: Australian Review

Keyboards are pretty simple things. They’re basically a bunch of keys on a board, right? Some are more fancy than others, of course, but that’s really just flashy lights and complicated pieces of mostly superfluous software, and massively over-engineered keycaps and switches. Why would you spend money on a mechanical keyboard when there are dozens or hundreds of cheaper alternatives out there? The answer is more complicated than you might think.