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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.


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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.


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Logitech's Wireless Combo MK270 is currently being offered for only $17.99, this week only, originally priced at $29.99. With a robust long-range wireless connection and long-lasting power between battery changes, this sleek keyboard and mouse give you the everyday reliability of a corded setup - minus the clutter. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • Reliable 2.4 GHz wireless connection: A tiny Logitech Unifying nano-receiver connects both the keyboard and mouse using just one USB port.

  • Long battery life: Get up to 24 months of keyboard power and 12 months of mouse power without changing batteries.

  • Eight hot keys: Instantly access your movies, music, the Internet, e-mail, volume, play/pause and more.


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Geeky LEGO brick master Jason Allemann started this project with an old keyboard and as some you can tell, all of the keys are held together with Technic axles. The completed and functional QWERTY layout laid atop the keyboard's sensor pad and circuit board. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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New Trent's Airender 2.0 iPad Air Bluetooth Clamshell Keyboard Case is currently being offered for only $49 shipped with coupon code: 1HOTDEAL during checkout, today only, originally priced at $69.95. Stylish design, metal hinge, all around protection with a reliable Bluetooth connection - all this in a lightweight design: just 2lbs with iPad installed. Product page - make sure you enter coupon code: 1HOTDEAL during checkout. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Notable features:
  • High quality hard clamshell case with matte finish and all metal stand.

  • Ultra-low profile Bluetooth keyboard, with spacious, optimized key design for comfortable & quiet typing experience.

  • Upgraded metal, multi-adjustable arm/stand for vertical and horizontal iPad Air positions.


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Favi's FE01-BL Mini Wireless Keyboard with Touchpad is currently being offered for only $15.99, today only, originally priced at $29.99. This keyboard is a great accessory for your laptop / desktop PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Android-powered gaming systems (Ooya, etc.). Its small compact frame allows you to carry it anywhere and maintain full control of your system. Product page. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

Notable features:
  • LED backlit keys.

  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, charges via the included USB cable.

  • 2.4GHz USB wireless receiver; works up to 30 feet away from the keyboard.

  • Compatible with the USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0 standards.


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