You will have heard about the amazing latest Asus Eee HTPC all in one multi media keyboard earlier on at some point during last week. Now the specs have finally been revealed! Still no word on pricing though, I wonder how much it will actually cost when it does come out as claimed, in three to six months time.
So without further a due here are the specs you’ve been waiting for…
Remember our previous post about the concept of dream iPhone Pro? Now here is another version of the iPhone Pro from Mat, as Apple is unlikely to release an iPhone with a physical sliding Keyboard. Mat has created a potential physical keyboard accessory for those people who hate touch screens. The keyboard looks simple but blending nicely with the iPhone itself. It is a much smaller and portable keyboard compare to the one which is available on the market (produced by BTKeyMini). Just in case you didn’t know about it, click here to our previous post about that keyboard.
You will recall not very long ago, we were sent the fantastically glossy, super lightweight, latest netbook from Dell, the Inspiron Mini 9. It’s taken us some time to review fully in detail, but as you will see in our review below we think Dell has done a great job in bringing us this netbook,
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While we were lazying our way through the Christmas break, it seems the U.S. Patent Office were doing quite the opposite. They revealed this interesting new patent application from Apple called Swipe Gestures for Touch Screen Keyboards. Apple suggests the use of swipe gestures to be used on top of the iPhone’s on screen keyboard in order to provide the user with quick access to common keys.
Here’s a quoted example of how this new patent will be used practically…
For example, erasing and basic punctuation insertion, directional swipes (also referred to herein as “swipe gestures”) over the alphabetic keys can be used as an alternative to striking certain keys. Because the Space and Backspace keys are quite frequently used, they are logical candidates for the rightward and leftward swipes, respectively. Leftward and rightward swipes intuitively match the cursor travel caused by these symbols. Following this cursor movement analogy, the Enter/Return may be invoked by a downward swipe, and a Shift/Caps may be invoked by an upward swipe. Alternatively, as the Enter and Shift functions may be less frequently invoked, these may be substituted for other functions as well. One alternative mapping for the upward swipe, for example, could be to activate an alternative numeric and punctuation keypad or a particular punctuation symbol like an apostrophe or period.
While no actual realistic product has actually come up, you will probably be able to imagine that it’s much like Apple’s latest multi touch enabled MacBooks but I would say it sounds more suited for the advanced users and also those who will appreciate quick access shortcuts. Let’s face it, you’re not going to find an old granny that will remember precisely which combination of strokes to go for to launch certain application.
This isn’t something that myself as an iPhone user is particularly excited about, but it seems a new update for the T-Mobile G1 will soon give its users the ability to type texts (possibly emails and more?) on its screen instead of having to spring out the full keyboard from underneath just to type ‘Hi’.
Have you found typing on the iphone difficult? Ever thought something could be done about it, apart from slimming down so that your fat fingers can shrink abit (I have!). With iPhone’s tiny touchscreen keypad, it makes typing emails or messages extremely hard and time consuming. This deivce called the BTleyMini, has been designed to solve the above problem.
The BTKeyMini is a bluethooth keyboard which is designed for iPhone and iPod Touch. Using your iPhone’s bluetooth connection, you can sync the keyboard shown above with your iPhone thus no wire is required. There is also a flap on the keyboard which is presumably there to hold the iPhone in place.
Although the BTKeyMini sounds promising and convenient for texts and emails. I don’t think there are that many people that type so much on the iPhone to the extent that they would want to carry a separate keyboard along with the iPhone. Some businessmen might do but then most of them also have laptops and netbooks these days.
[via Coolest Gadgets]