I love mechanical keyboards. I love the way my fingers spring off the keys, and I love the clickety-clack noise I make while I’m typing away--it’s the sound of productivity, as if I’m at The New York Times belting out a breaking story. Mechanical keyboards may not seem like they have a place in Apple’s scissor-key world, but once you start using the Das Keyboard, you’ll understand why it’s favored by gamers and programmers everywhere.
This is the scenario: You’ve got an Apple Wireless Keyboard. You’ve got a Magic Trackpad. You want to keep them together. Henge Docks has your back.
The Clique is a hunk of white plastic that perfectly fits the Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad, keyboard on the left and trackpad on the right. And that’s...pretty much it. Each device snaps into the Clique snugly, and my hands quickly got used to having the two conveniently located side by side.
February is winding to a rapid close, which means we should hear something about that rumored iPad 3 event next week -- likely in the form of an invite for the media to attend. After all, the powers that be in Cupertino aren’t going to take this new U.S. Proview lawsuit over the iPad name trademark too seriously, especially when they have a fancy new tablet being queued up, probably as we write this. In the meantime, let’s all head into the weekend by catching up on the rest of the day’s news for this fine Friday, February 24, 2012.
There’s a lot to love about the way iOS works, but sometimes you just need a little bit more from it. Take the built-in keyboard, for example. It gets the job done for texting and typing in shorter bursts, but for those aspiring novelists, businessmen with a presentation to finish, or extremely dedicated Internet forum trolls, the default keyboard may not cut it. Thankfully, there are a handful of options in the App Store that provide a functional alternative. From the keyboards for the socially addicted to the professional typist on the go, here are eight of the most helpful alternative keyboard options.
We've heard reports of Macs falling asleep and having trouble waking up after an install of Lion. It might sound like something out of Sleeping Beauty, except without the Prince to kiss your Mac and wake it up. If you're having problems waking up your Mac, try troubleshooting it with these suggestions after the cut.
Wow-Keys didn’t need to be flawless for us to love it. The potential for awesomeness was huge: a computer keyboard that charges our phones and lets us switch between typing and texting is enough to get us seriously excited. So we were willing to forgive a few faults for that kind of functionality…just not this many.
I can finally dust off my Apple Wireless Keyboard and use it -- and it’s all thanks to LMP’s ingeniously designed Bluetooth keypad. For me, numpads aren’t optional -- reaching to the right to bash numbers, symbols, and that big fat Enter key is permanently hardwired. This clever keypad un-amputates the Wireless Keyboard by snapping easily but sturdily onto the edge of the keyboard, gripping it firmly enough to make the pair feel like one device.