Here’s something abit more radical to start you off with your week. Everytime we stumble over Instructables we find something great, this time we’ve found this geeky DIY which turned an old IBM electric typewriter into a fully working computer keyboard.
I certainly remember having one of these around the house when I was growing up but I never thought it would be of any more use since PCs came along. Maybe now is the time to get it out, instead of taking it down to the museum!
I have to agree with the creator of this genius project though, is it a typewriter that’s a computer keyboard? Or is it a computer keyboard that’s a typewriter? If you’re prepared to sacrifice your old antique then hit the jump and find out what you’ll need to setup this cool, geeky project.
According to a leaked roadmap of upcoming phones for later this year from Walmart, the below is called Morrison or aka Bigfoot. Many believe this isn’t going to be a new HTC Android phone instead, a revised version of the G1 or second gen G1 if you like. As you can see it sports a full slide-out HTC-style QWERTY keyboard, great for those who are keen on texts. BGR reports that the Bigfoot is likely to drop in October later this year for $148 with a 2-year agreement at Walmart. As for us in the UK, we’re not too sure whether it will actually make its way here.
Not very long after the Magic arrives, it looks like HTC and Google have been busy. Here’s a snapshot that’s been leaked featuring the HTC “Hero”.
The picture doesn’t look as if its been photoshopped and the HTC Hero looks to be an Android phone with a wider screen, same old “chin” but without a trackball which is abit unlike other Android phones currently available.
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Cyber Clean‘s Cleaning Compound or cleaning rubber as some might like to call it was demonstrated at The Gadget Show Live this morning and it actually seemed to work quite well! Excellent for cleaning computer keyboards, touch screens and all the places that our dirty fingers would touch without realising all the germs that we leave behind afterwards.
Motorola has announced the launch of a new mobile phone – QA4 Evoke. Similar to a number of phones including the iPhone, Palm Pre, BlackBerry Storm, etc, it has a full touchscreen but also with a sliding keypad. It seems that the mobile phone maker is taking into account want we all like to see – a physical keyboard.
LG is increasing the buzz on its 13.4mm thick GD900 handset ahead of the upcoming CTIA Wireless Show 2009. The GD900 which you will recall was first shown at the MWC 2009, Barcelona. Its been said that this time, the 7.2 HSPDA slider with world’s first transparent glass (not plastic folks!) keypad will be functional, running LG’s new S-Class UI on the three inch display. GD900 features a vibrational haptic feedback and the transparent keypad seems to double as a touch-sensitive mouse pad. The GD900 will be available in Europe and Asia in May.
Just like it was suggested yesterday by Google, Dell’s latest ultra thin luxurious flagship – Adamo is now available and you can order it online worldwide wherever you are. As you may be aware, the Adamo is available in white (Pearl) and black (Onyx). In addition to that the specs differ by a tiny bit with Desire being the bigger brother of Admire. The below is a breakdown of the official specs and pricing for those in the UK and US.