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All posts tagged "keyboard"


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Your Tablet Needs a Keyboard

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/0...eyboard-review/

"Logitech’s Tablet Keyboard comes in two versions; one for the iPad and one for Android 3.0+ slates. Same price — $69.99 — slightly different hotkeys for the different operating systems. I used the Android model for a week and a half for writing everything from short emails to long blog posts. Is this accessory worth your time and money?"

Tablets are great portable computing devices, but some find that software keyboards lacking. The solution is, of course, a keyboard! Why limit a tablet to a simple slate like device when you can add on things like a keyboard, or even a hardware pointing device! Still, there are times when a hardware keyboard is faster or easier for a lot of people though it does add one more thing to put in your bag. Thankfully, you do not have to take it out all the time, and use the lean, trim slate as it was meant to be. The only real compromise I can see is that using this keyboard can only be used in a situation where you have access to a flat surface.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Features Videos

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Slates & Tablets" @ 11:00 PM

http://www.netbooknews.com/23540/as...+(Netbook+News)

"The ASUS Eee Pad Transformer is seeing early action in the UK as we saw somebody unbox one the other day and now ASUS UK has their own walkthrough videos touching on various features of the tablet hybrid."

First video provides information on hardware features. Quite impressive!

I'm impressed by how rock-solid everything looks. It seems like the tablet really is locked-into the dock.

Game playing is quite impressive, excellent performance, and sound quality.

Lastly, some information on apps. Android Market is fully supported on this Honeycomb system.

Not a lot of information is available on release schedules for North America, but some early pricing shows that the tablet and dock will probably be sold and priced separately, with the tablet priced at about $400 for the 16GB model (about $500 for the 32GB model) and the dock (keyboard and ports) priced at about $150. ASUS appears to understand that they need to beat the iPad 2 and their Android competition on price, and offer compelling features to potential buyers. After looking at these videos, I personally think that this could be a very, very serious competitor in both the tablet and netbook markets. This is a likely candidate for my first Android device!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Which Shift Key Do You Primarily Use?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Talk" @ 12:00 PM

After reading Chris' post about what makes a perfect keyboard, it got me thinking about Shift keys. In Canada, many laptop brands ship their laptops with a French/English keyboard, and when they do, the left shift key is cut in half to make room for an extra French-language key. The net result is that any touch typist trying to use that keyboard, if they're not accustomed to it, will constantly be missing the left shift key. I'm one of those people, and I flat-out refuse to purchase any laptop that doesn't have a full-sized shift key. That means no HP laptops for me - every single one of their consumer laptops sold in Canada have the shrunken left keyboard; it's one of the main reasons I tend to go for Dell laptops. I'm pleased that Apple allows you to choose what kind of keyboard you want on your laptop and wished more companies offered users that choice. If I primarily used the right shift key, however, I wouldn't have my choices curtailed.

What about you? Which shift key do you primarily use? I use the left shift key 100% of the time - never even touching the right-hand shift key.


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