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Keyboard Waffle Iron

You're looking at the original Keyboard Waffle Iron concept (top) that New York-based designer Chris Dimonio came up with, but now the gadget has become a reality, albeit in a much more portable form. To make that perfect keyboard-shaped waffle, simple pre-heat the iron, coat with a non-stick cooking spray, add your favorite batter recipe, close the lid, and flip it at the 2-3 minute mark. Continue reading to see it in-action as well as for the Kickstarter page.

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FAVI Mini Keyboard

FAVI's FE01-BL Mini Wireless Keyboard is currently being offered for only $19.99, today only, originally priced at $65.73. Use the built-in laser pointer for presentations at work or on the road. This keyboard must be turned on to use the laser pointer. While the keyboard is on, just press and hold the laser pointer switch. Product page. Continue reading for more product images and information.

Notable features:
  • Three-in-One multimedia wireless keyboard (keyboard, touchpad, laser pointer).

  • Built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery charges via any standard USB port.

  • Auto sleep and wake.

  • Touchpad supports horizontal or vertical use.

  • 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver, works up to 30 feet away.


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Punching Bag Keyboard

Sure, it may take ages to type even one email, but these punching bags enable one to get a nice workout while doing so. Berlin-based design studio Bless has created the world's first punching bag keyboard, and to type, users simply hit or kick the key they want. The studio says, "A living and punching statement against a work routine seated in front of a screen that, through its immobility, causes aches and pains that require an investment of time in exercise to remedy it." Continue reading for a video showing it in-action and more information.

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Celluon Epic

Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Epic is a mobile projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of switch, Epic projects a full-size QWERTY keyboard in a safe form of laser. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.

Notable features:
  • Compatible with any devices with these operating systems: iOS4+, Android 4.0+, Mac OS X 10+, Windows XP+, Blackberry 10 devices.

  • Bluetooth V3.0, HID Profile Ver 1.0.

  • Built-in Lithium-ion Polymer Battery, Capacity: 660 mAH @ 3.7V.

  • Works on all flat, opaque surface.

  • Adjustable brightness, sensitivity and sound feedback.


[via Amazon]

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R2-D2 Keyboard

R2-D2 is known for holographic projections in the movies, but now fans can experience the technology in a different kind of way. As you can see, this gadget projects a virtual keyboard onto your desk or table, letting you text or type via Bluetooth using any compatible device. The laser-projected red hologram has a range of around 10 meters (over-32 feet) and even emits R2-D2 sound effects with every button press. Product page. Continue reading for more information.

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There are laser keyboards, and then AirType, a key-less keyboard that essentially lets you type on any surface. Just slide each of the bands over your palms, and you're ready to go. In addition to recording your finger movements, it even learns your bad habits and will help correct them without you ever noticing. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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What's old is new again, or at least with Qwerkywriter. Simply put, this is a mechanical USB keyboard that comes complete with the click feedback found in old typewriters. It's compatible with tablet via an integrated stand, and also boasts a detachable USB cable.Continue reading for a video, more information and a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

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iClever's Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard is currently being offered for only $10.99 with coupon code: ZJKEN7O5 at checkout, today only, originally priced at $39.99. Designed for iOS Andrew Windows systems, you can use the full QWERTY keyboard with a Bluetooth connection to get the very best out of your devices. Product page - make sure you enter coupon code: ZJKEN7O5 during checkout for the additional discount. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • 3-in-1 Cross-platform mini bluetooth keyboard,designed for iOS Android Windows systems.

  • Work with latest Bluetooth version 3.0, compatible with most tablets and phones on the market.

  • QWERTY layout with hot keys customized for iOS Android Windows systems.


[via Amazon]

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In 1829, William Austin Burt patented a machine called the "Typographer" which, in common with many other early machines, is listed as the "first typewriter". The keyboard remained the primary, most integrated computer peripheral well into the era of personal computing until the introduction of the mouse as a consumer device in 1984. By this time, text-only user interfaces with sparse graphics gave way to comparatively graphics-rich icons on screen. If computer keyboards existed 185-years-ago, this is what they might've looked like. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video compilation of heartwarming Father's Day moments.

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Logitech's Wave Combo is currently being offered for only $39.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $79.99. With contoured curves in all the right places, this ergonomic keyboard and mouse give you the support you need to minimize hand and wrist strain - even after spending all day on your computer. Product page. Continue reading for a video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Powerful 2.4 GHz wireless connection with one tiny Unifying receiver that stays in your notebook.

  • Contoured laser mouse with rubber grips gives you smooth, precise cursor control.

  • Wave-design ergonomic keyboard with cushioned palm rest for exceptional typing comfort.

  • Virtually no battery changes - up to three years of battery life for the keyboard and two years for the mouse.

  • Operate up to 30 feet (10 meters) with the receiver in clear sight of the keyboard and mouse.


[via Amazon]

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