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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Goes International

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iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Goes International

Customers working in languages other than US English should be happy to learn Apple now offers the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard in a number of international layouts, all featuring the same dark gray design of the original.

The languages on offer are British English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Korean and Thai. The localised layouts come complete with differences related to the language in question, such as full support for right-to-left language in the case of the Arabic version. Such adjustments make sense, since iOS 9 already has comprehensive right-to-left language support.

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Portable Watch Charger Hits Kickstarter

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Portable Watch Charger Hits Kickstarter

ThanoTech suggests the charger supplied with the Watch is not an as ideal as Apple believes it is-- necessitating the need for the Diskus, the first portable MFi-approved Watch charger.

The first notable feature of the Diskus is it replaces Lightning connectivity with a regular micro USB port. This allowed the makers to replace the 6-foot cable included with the Watch with a much shorter 1 foot alternative, and means users can borrow a micro USB cable from any other device they might have around.

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Lian li Presents KB-01, KM-01 Keyboards

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Lian li Presents KB-01, KM-01 Keyboards

PC case maker Lian Li launches the set of peripherals first shown back at CES 2016-- the KB-01 Bluetooth keyboard, the KM-01 wireless keyboard and mouse combo, and the PT-M5 oversized mouse pad.

Both keyboards feature chiclet-style keys backed with scissor switches arranged in a standard 104 key layout complete with combo media keys and LEDs for num lock, caps lock and battery level. The underside of the keyboards houses power and pairing buttons together with rubber non-slip feet and flip-out rear stands.

As the name suggests the KB-01 connects to just about any device, including PCs, Macs, smartphones and tablets, via Bluetooth. Wired connectivity is also available via mini USB port. Power comes through x2 standard AAA batteries, and colour options include blue, gold or silver.

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Edward Snowden Designs Surveillance-Proof iPhone Case

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Edward Snowden Designs Surveillance-Proof iPhone Case

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is continuing his anti-government surveillance work from his current exile in Russia, with a design for an iPhone case able to prevent snooping by outside parties.

Designed in collaboration with Andrew "Bunnie" Huang-- the founder of Bunnie Studios and the first person to hack the Xbox-- the iPhone case concept is described in a paper titled "Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance." Primarily aimed at journalists, activists and rights workers, the case accesses the phone antennae through the SIM slot, and warns users through alarms and a small mono-colour display on the outside of the case.

Dubbed the "introspection engine," the add-on requires the SIM card to be installed in the case itself. It monitors all the radios inside the phone, including GPS, Bluetooth, wifi and cellular modem.

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Razer Presents iPad Pro Keyboard Case

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Razer Presents iPad Pro Keyboard Case

Razer announces the Mechanical Keyboard Case-- a self-explanatory accessory for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro offering what the company claims are superior buttons.

The "mechanical" part of the name comes from what is described as "the world's first low-profile mechanical switch." The result, according to Razer, provides the same feel and performance as a mechanical keyboard from slim chiclet keycaps.

Most other iPad keyboards use a membrane or other similar technologies to detect key presses.

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Kickstarting the "Most Advanced Gaming Mouse"

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New Zealand-based Swiftpoint presents what it claims is "the most advanced gaming mouse ever made"-- the Z, a rodent complete with accelerometer, gyroscope, OLED display, force sensor, tactile feedback and 17 physical buttons.

The above mentioned sensor array allows users to pivot, tilt and roll the mouse for an extra level of game control. For instance, the company suggests it as a means for flight simulator control by lifting and moving the mouse in the air, or tilting for crouch or lean controls in a shooter without need to press a keyboard button.

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Nintendo, Smartphone Accessory Maker?

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Nintendo, Smartphone Accessory Maker?

Gaming giant Nintendo looks to smartphones and tablets as a next growth market-- and the company hints it will even go as afar as making mobile device accessories in the quest for new business.

"Physical controllers for smart device applications are available in the market and it is possible that we may also develop something new by ourselves," general manager of entertainment planning and development Shinya Takahashi says at an annual shareholders meeting. "I believe Nintendo's way of thinking is to look at whether action games are really not impossible (without a physical controller for smart device applications) to create and how we can make it happen to create such a game."

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Asus ROG Presents Ranger Backpack

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Asus ROG Presents Ranger Backpack

Customers wanting to move their PC and related gear around might be interested in the Asus ROG Ranger, a backpack promising a durable means for doing so.

According to the company the backpack is made from water-resistant 1260D Gucci polyester, and can resist any wear and tear. Adding further "tough protection" is a built-in polyurethane cover one can put over the backpack in case of rain. When done the cover simply folds up and tucks back into a zipper at the base of the pack.

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Das Keyboard Kickstarts Cloud-Connected 5Q

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Das Keyboard Kickstarts Cloud-Connected 5Q

German keyboard specialist Das Keyboard takes to crowd funding to spur interest in its latest offering-- the 5Q, a "cloud-connected, open API RGB mechanical keyboard."

As the company puts it, the cloud-based smarts allow users to fully customise the keyboard, with controls as granular as setting individual colours for each keys. Such control presents some interesting use cases, such as having a key change colour whenever an email from a specific contact is received or setting the number keys to display customer satisfaction as a bar graph.

Handling the control of such functionality are services such as IFTTT (IF This Then That) and a keyboard API, one Das Keyboard dubs Q.

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