A newly discovered set of wireless keyboard vulnerabilities can let hackers take over your keyboard and secretly record what you type. It's called KeySniffer, and it spells death for millions of wireless, radio-based keyboards.
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Of course one-handed keyboards exist. Sure, it's not a peripheral you'd give much thought to (if ever), but circumstances could necessitate the need for a typing device you can use with a single limb. Maltron is one such provider and its range of Single Hand keyboards look as futuristic as they do retro.
Vintage Computing has put together a collection of the most delightfully wacky peripherals from the classic Mac era. Here are our favourites.
Depending on how much you like your hobbies, you'll be prepared to spend a good deal of cash on them. Think you'll like flying drones? $2000 for a DJI Phantom 3 Professional and you're set. Think you'll like snapping photos? Prepare to drop a couple of grand on a good DSLR or mirrorless camera and a couple of grand more on lenses. In that context, Razer's pro-grade podcasting and Twitch streaming mic seems affordable. At $399, it's pricy, but you get what you pay for.
The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver is one of the hidden gems of PC gaming — it lets you play loads of Windows PC games from the couch with controllers you already own. Later this year, a $US25 dongle will let you do the same with your Xbox One gamepads too!
About a year ago, I set out to find a keyboard that made using my desktop PC tolerable in the living room. I found the Logitech K400. It's a small, inexpensive keyboard with comfortable keys, plenty of media center buttons and — most importantly — a built-in touchpad. Today, Logitech is launching an update: the K400 Plus. It's... different. Not better. Not worse.
Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will try their hardest to sell you on PlayStation, Xbox and Wii. But maybe you'll have already spent your money on an alternative game console: a Steam Machine. Today, you can pre-order the fabled Steam Controller, the Steam Link streamer, and one of two different Linux-based gaming PCs.
Roughly three million years ago, when I'd just started at Gizmodo, Logitech's Performance Mouse MX won our Best Wireless Mouse Battlemodo. It was a triumph of ergonomics and it was a joy to use. Well, almost four years later, it's received an update: the MX Master.
"This is stupid," I try to tell myself. "Weren't music games just a fad?" For one long minute, I struggle to hit a single note on my plastic axe, as game developers and PR people fire eye-daggers into the back of my head. But then, all of a sudden, it clicks. I'm strumming up a storm. I'm playing the new Guitar Hero — and it's surprisingly awesome.
A few weeks ago I found a crazy idea on Kickstarter: A gamepad that basically lets you touch your television without leaving your couch. It promises to track your fingers and display their location on the TV before they touch down. Now I've tried it. It's promising, but needs work.
Your keyboard is boring — it doesn't do anything special or unique. You could change that: some crazy bastards in China have built a keyboard that's secretly a quad-core Android PC.
Sometimes the integrated inputs on your Chromebook just simply aren't good enough (looking at you, Chromebook 11 trackpad). But the OS is still new enough that not many major manufacturers directly support it. Sure, Chrome OS is supposed to be plug-and-play compatible with any USB HID peripheral, but this nest of un-pairable wireless mice on my desk suggest otherwise.
We were super excited when we heard about Pressy — the extra button for your Android phone — a few months ago. Now its Kickstarter is hella funded and it's getting one more cool new feature: it can give your phone secret cheat codes.
Key-shaped USB flash drives have guaranteed we never forget to bring our important files ever again. Taking the same approach, Bluelounge's Kii guarantees you always have an emergency iPhone or iPad charger on hand — as long as you remembered to lock your home and bring your keys.