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Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard

BATTOP's Ultra Slim Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard boasts a QWERTY layout with hot keys customized for the iPad, but it's compatible with pretty much all Bluetooth-enabled tablets, laptops, and computers. Powered by two AAA batteries, this keyboard is good for 700-hours of continuous use. Get it here for $10.99. Continue reading for a video review (Anker T300 is same model).

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R2-D2 Virtual Laser Keyboard

IMP's R2-D2 Virtual Laser Keyboard is no longer a concept, and can be purchased, but unfortunately, it doesn't come with The Force. For those who are seeing this gadget for the first time, it basically projects a virtual keyboard onto your desk or table, letting you text or type via compatible Bluetooth devices - iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android devices, tablets and OS X / Windows computers. Expect to shell out over $300 for the privilege of using the astromech as a keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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QWERTY Keyboard History

QWERTY keyboards are used everyday, but have you ever wondered how the layout came to be? If so, it was devised and created in the early 1870s by Christopher Latham Sholes, a newspaper editor and printer who lived in Milwaukee. In October 1867, Sholes filed a patent application for his early writing machine he developed with the assistance of his friends Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soule. The QWERTY layout became popular with the success of the Remington No. 2 of 1878, the first typewriter to include both upper and lower case letters, via a shift key. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos of today, including some awesome waffle iron hacks.

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R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard

There are these keyboards, and then this Star Wars R2-Q5 virtual keyboard. While it may look similar to R2-D2, this mech was charged with storing the Emperor's plans against the Rebel Alliance within its memory bank as well as being personally responsible for programming hyperspace co-ordinates directly into Emperor Palpatine's shuttle during covert missions. Continue reading for a video of it in-action and more information.

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Celluon Epic Laser Projection Keyboard

Celluon's EPIC Laser Projection Keyboard is currently being offered for only $88.89 shipped, today only, originally priced at $169.99. Perfect for mobile devices, EPIC is a portable projection keyboard that doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse. With a single flick of a switch, it projects a full-size, laser QWERTY keyboard. Product page. Continue reading for an in-depth video review and unboxing.

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FAVI Mini Keyboard

FAVI's FE01-BL Mini Wireless Keyboard makes typing on mobile devices much easier, and for just $19.99, today only. 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 another video overview, more product images and additional information.

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TextBlade

No larger than a standard pocket knife and weight just 1.5-ounces, WayTools' TextBlade consists of 3 separate modules that when placed in close proximity to one another in the correct orientation, magnetically snap together to form a functional wireless keyboard. The smart keys feature capacitive touch technology to bring multi-touch functionality to each individual physical button, enabling 6-different characters to be placed on each key with 19mm finger spacing. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing chocolate 3D printer.

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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.


[via Amazon]

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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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