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SteelSeries Apex M750 keyboard spectacularly showcases new QX2 mechanical switches

SteelSeries launched its M750 keyboard to showcase the company's new QX2 mechanical switch. We took the new keyboard for a spin, and here are our thoughts.


Why mechanical keyboards are better than traditional membrane keypads

I made the switch to a mechanical keyboard five years ago, and I never looked back. Here's why I prefer mechanical keyboards for typing on and gaming.


Topre REALFORCE RGB review: A world-class keyboard with a hefty price tag

This $250, Japanese-made keyboard is not only hard to find, it's unlike anything you've seen before ... in a very good way.


Is it worth paying out for more expensive mice and keyboards?

Investing in a quality mouse and keyboard can make an enormous difference when playing intense games or spending a good few hours writing up walls of text. The question is: do you really need to spend more in good peripherals?


ASUS Cerberus keyboard review: Spill all you want, it doesn't care

ASUS recently launched a water resistant gaming keyboard. So we had to get one and spill water all over it. For science.


ROCCAT brings RGB lighting to its Ryos MK FX gaming keyboard

ROCCAT, a popular gaming accessory manufacturer, has introduced its RGB-lit Ryos MK FX gaming keyboard. This fully-customizable keyboard will set you back €199.


11 keyboard tips that will help you type faster on Windows 10 Mobile

The keyboard could be the most frequently used tool on our phones. We use it to write emails, notes, send messages, tweet, search the web, and more. Whether you're already a pro at typing or just getting familiar with your new Windows 10 Mobile device like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will help you type faster. We'll show you 11 ways that might help.


Nyko Type Pad for Xbox One review

The Nyko Type Pad is a small wireless keyboard that plugs into the Xbox One controller. It features a unique analog nub for navigation, dedicated shortcut buttons, and glow-in-the-dark keys. But does this accessory have what it takes to compete against Microsoft's official Chatpad? Read our detailed review with video to find out!


The keyboard for Windows 10 on Phone has a virtual precision pointing stick

File this under subtle but cool. Windows 10 for phone has a new addition to the keyboard: a precision pointing stick, akin to the famous red nub on Lenovo keyboards.


Logitech's K480 Bluetooth keyboard connects to three devices simultaneously

Logitech is no stranger to Bluetooth keyboards, but with the newly announced K480 the accessory maker is looking to connect three different devices at the same time, regardless of the computing platform.


HP's gesture-tracking keyboard on sale later in June for $99

While Leap Motion is still selling its gesture-tracking add-on for Windows 7 and 8 for $79.99, there will soon be another way for people to quickly use the technology. HP has recently revealed that it will begin selling its keyboard that has the Leap Motion sensor hardware built inside the case.


Microsoft Research is building a gesture-sensing physical keyboard

Microsoft Research has posted a report, as well as the video above, about their prototype for a new, gesture-reading, mechanical keyboard. The prototype, built using the keys of an Apple wireless keyboard (oh, irony, sweet sweet irony), uses a low-resolution matrix of infrared sensors placed between the keys to detect gestures, such as swiping and pinch-to-zoom, on the keyboard.


Do you swipe with your Windows Phone 8.1 keyboard?

Word Flow is the new name for the keyboard in Windows Phone 8.1. That keyboard includes a Shape writing feature where you swipe letters on the keyboard as opposed to the traditional touch-typing method. You slide your finger across the keyboard, pausing ever so slightly on the keys you want used and the software does the rest to create the words (here's our hands-on video).

While many will swear by Shape writing (it even set the World Record for typing speed), some aren’t yet sold on this new keyboard feature. WPCentral reader, PxuLL, has started this discussion over in the Forums asking if you use Shape writing.


Hands on with the new swipe keyboard in Windows Phone 8.1

We’re here at Build 2014 in San Francisco. Microsoft is showing off Windows Phone 8.1 to the world for the first time. Cortana and the notification center might dominate headlines, but it’s the smaller features in Windows Phone 8.1 that really make it a joy to use. One change you can look forward to is the new keyboard. Ready to swipe?


Windows Phone 8.1's new swipe keyboard revealed on video

Windows Phone 8.1 is shaping up to be a major OS update. Though there are a few big ticket new items, there are also a lot of under the hood fixes too. One of those in-between additions will be a new swipe-based keyboard. We mentioned this addition in our 8.1 features list and other articles not as a third-party replacement, or Swype from Android, but rather Microsoft’s own addition to the stock keyboard.

This morning, Unleash The Phones have posted a video purporting to be that very keyboard. Indeed, we can confirm its authenticity at this time.


7 keyboard tips that will make you type faster on Windows Phone

The keyboard on Windows Phone works really well. We can type really fast on it, but maybe it’s because we’ve been using Windows Phone devices for a while now. Whether you’re already a pro at typing away several emails or just getting familiar with a new Windows Phone device, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will make you type faster. We’ve gathered 7 keyboard tips that will help new users or those who may have not had the time to experiment.


Review: Lenovo's Miix 10 Keyboard Case

Last month we reviewed Lenovo’s Miix 10 and I found the overpriced Atom powered Windows 8 tablet to be less than impressive. One of the possible saving points for the unit might be its optional detachable keyboard; today, we are taking a look at that keyboard and deciding if it lives up to the typical Lenovo keyboard (aka: superb) or falls flat on its face.


Grantophone a Windows Phone app for the musically inclined

Grantophone is one of those Windows Phone apps that may not appeal to everyone but could prove interesting for those who are musically inclined. It is a feature rich musical instrument that is full of expression and creative potential.

Grantophone has been updated several times since we last looked at the music app and after receiving several tips to revisit the app, we are shining the spotlight on it once again.


Microsoft asks students to imagine the limit of Surface - we learn there is none

Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced the next generation of their Surface tablet hybrid. The Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 were announced alongside, the Surface Music Cover, a new “blade” which allows users to easily remix music on a special touch sensitive cover. The venture has shown us that Surface has many capabilities beyond a typical keyboard and the Surface team headed to the Art Center College of Design to find out exactly how far Surface can go.


Microsoft announces new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop - your hands love you again

Microsoft has always had a skill for developing ergonomic keyboards and mice; their latest addition to the computer accessory world appears to be no exception. The company has just announced the new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop.


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