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Take My Money: R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard

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Tablets can’t replace laptops, although keyboard attachments are helping it get there. The big pain when it comes to working on a tablet is the on-screen keyboard and the limited functionality of some apps. While there’s little you can do for the latter, there are some alternatives you can try for the former, like the R2-D2 Infrared-Projecting Keyboard .

It’s neat, it’s compact, and it looks pretty awesome, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan (who isn’t?) The R2-D2 keyboard connects to your device via Bluetooth 3.0 and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 7/8, and OSX. When you “type,” the infrared sensor detects which letter your finger is on and turns it into a digital signal.

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Best Mechanical Keyboards for your Gaming Needs

Every alternate weekday, our friends at Faveable compile a list of awesome gadgets and gear that men would love to discover.

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If you have ever been a PC gamer at some point in your life, you’d know the amount of difference a quality keyboard can make to give you an edge during gaming sessions. Most gaming keyboards use mechanical switches where each key is paired with its own spring loaded switch for improved tactile feedback. Other common features generally seen in gaming keyboard is back-light illumination, programmable macro keys, a detachable wrist-rest, built-in USB hub and more. Check the list below for some of Faveable’s top picks when it comes to gaming keyboards. The list includes some of the best models from leading brands like Razer, Logitech, Corsair and more.

Check out: 5 Best Gaming Keyboards on the Market

Massive Keyboard Developed To Replace Photoshop Shortcuts

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If you spend a lot of time working in Photoshop, you’ve probably become acquainted with a lot of the shortcuts that allow you to access the seemingly endless many functions. Some of these shortcuts are pretty complex, involving up to 4 keys and often requiring both hands. The Shortcut-S keyboard, however, wants to let you keep one hand on the mouse at all times, and to do so, it’s decked itself out with 319 keys, 299 of which are hard coded and 20 customizable. There’s an overlay graphic that’s specific to Photoshop, although the company is talking about making others for other similarly complex programs like Illustrator, Final Cut, Corel Draw, etc. Ctrl-Shift-Atl-G for Gaussian Blur? No sir, just press the Gaussian Blur button and you’re good to go. Plus, imagine how spacey your desk will look with this on it.

It’s an $89 pledge to get your own, though the campaign is currently quite far from being funded.

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Print You Own iPhone Keyboard On A Piece Of Paper

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Maybe you find the keyboard on the iPhone a tad too cramped? Your big meaty fingers make a mess of everything? Maybe you’d be better off giving this application a look, then. It’s called Paper Keyboard and involves you physically printing a special keyboard on a piece of paper. You know, like people did in 2006? Print stuff in 2D? Right, so once the keyboard is printed, you place your phone in the specially designated area and its front facing camera takes care of the rest. Its “sophisticated algorithms” track where your fingers are and register the key presses. You’re then free to use that text in other applications.

Now… we’re not sure about this one, cool as it sort of sounds at first. If you’re able to print something, there’s a good chance there’s a full computer nearby, no? So why not just use that? Like, this could be useful if you have to type a really long email and don’t want to stare at a tiny keyboard for the whole thing. But if there’s a computer nearby… what’s the point?

In any case, it’s free to download and try out, though they’ll ask for money if you want to use the in-app chat application.

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Belkin Makes Numerical Keypad To Match Your Mac’s Incomplete Keyboard

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Oh sure, maybe you don’t actually have any use for a numerical keypad. But when tax time comes around and you find yourself entering row upon row of numbers in the most inefficient way possible, you notice its absence. The YouType Bluetooth Wireless Keypad from Belkin looks just like Apple’s wireless keyboard, only it’s covered in numerical keys arranged in a way that makes using them somewhat less frustrating. Yeah, it’s annoying to have to pay $60 for the privilege, but if you find yourself cursing Apple’s designers for their omission, yet can’t stomach getting any other keyboard, then we suppose you may as well get the matching keypad.

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Combimouse is a Keyboard and a Mouse, Combined into One

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There have been a number of modded keyboards and computer mouses released in the market in the last few years, but none are quite like the Combimouse. As its name suggests, this gizmo is basically a hybrid keyboard and mouse that have been combined into one. There are essentially two parts that make up the keyboard-slash-mouse: the left, which contains the keys on the left part of the keyboard; and the right, which contains the rest of the keys and doubles as the mouse at the same time.

The Combimouse is an invention that has been a long time coming. It was invented and patented by Ari Zagnoev in 1999, and has been in development since 2003. Now, a decade later, they’re finally ready to start manufacturing the Combimouse.

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Puzzle Keyboard: Rearrange Your Keyboard However Way You Want To

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If you haven’t gotten used to your keyboard’s configuration by this time, then I doubt you ever will. It’s in cases like these where concepts like the Puzzle Keyboard will come in handy. It’s basically a modular keyboard that lets you arrange letters and characters based on your personal preferences. If you’d like ‘M’ to take the place of your ‘A’, then all you have to do is switch the keys over and snap them back into place.

With the Puzzle Keyboard, everyone and anyone can modify and customize their keyboard based on their typing habits.

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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E 7 Keyboard Reviewed

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When you think of a keyboard, you probably think of a pretty standard hunk of plastic with roughly 108 keys. Now if we’re talking about a gaming keyboard, there might be a few extra buttons and some lights to change things up. However, I bet that you wouldn’t have dreamed up anything close to the S.T.R.I.K.E 7 keyboard from Mad Catz that’s pictured above.

This monstrosity is unlike any other keyboard that I’ve ever seen. It actually breaks apart into seven different pieces (hence the number 7 in the name), to allow for maximum customization. You can move the number pad to the left side, or separate it from the rest of the keyboard entirely. There are three different wrist rest pads that can be moved to different areas.

Of course, the thing you’ll notice most is that there is a 3.5-inch LCD screen sitting at the head of the unit. This allows you to perform a variety of functions, including controlling things like volume and media on your PC. You’ll also be able to view menus for a TeamSpeak server, and use up to 36 different macros on this touchscreeen. So what is the price for this crazy keyboard? $300. This makes it one of the most expensive gaming keyboards on the market. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s worth the price, check out the full review over at GamerFront.

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Tactus Touchscreen Tablet Comes With a Virtual Keyboard You Can Physically Feel

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Tactus is all about the physical, but I don’t really mean that in the physical sense. You see, with the popularity of touchscreen devices, some people have been clamoring for a keyboard that still retains the feel of the earlier physical keyboards that these mobile devices came with. You’d think having a virtual keyboard feel like a physical keyboard is a near impossible thing, but apparently it’s not because Tactus has managed to do just that.

You might remember the display that they introduced over a year ago, which created physical buttons on the surface at will or on command. It looked good, even at that time while they were still working on its development. Now Tactus has unveiled a 7-inch tablet that makes use of the technology at CES 2013 in Las Vegas, showing off just how well their display works on actual devices.

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