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Apple MacBook Pro 16 Keyboard Tear Down
Say goodbye to the butterfly keyboard, and hello to the new Magic Keyboard in Apple’s latest 16″ MacBook Pro with a refined scissor mechanism that delivers 1mm of key travel and a stable key feel, as well as an Apple-designed rubber dome that stores more potential energy for a responsive key press. IFixit has already managed to get their hands on a unit and tore down the keyboard for the internet to see. Read more for the video and additional information.

Logitech Bluetooth K480 Keyboard
Logitech’s Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard is compatible with smartphones, tablets, computers and more, all for $19.99, today only, originally $49.99. This handy accessory comes complete with an integrated smartphone / tablet cradle, which makes it a breeze to switch between typing on three different Bluetooth devices – just turn the Easy-Switch dial to switch typing between them. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.

Aura Keyboard Projector
Photo credit: Vincent Wang
Forget touchscreens, the Aura is a keyboard-shaped, all-in-one computer that projects images directly onto your retina. In other words, it uses eye-tracking Infrared Illuminators that track your gaze as well as reflection patterns to ensure a crystal clear projection onto your retina. The keyboard itself features a sleek, ergonomic concave design with Glow Thru keys with haptic feedback that illuminate in low-light conditions. Read more for additional pictures and information.

Apple MacBook Pro Computer Keyboard iFixit
Photo credit: iFixit via The Verge
Apple announced new versions of its MacBook Pro laptops with faster Intel chips and another change to the keyboard that the company says will fix issues experienced by users earlier this week. The new 13-inch model starts at $1,799, while the 15-inch begins at $2,399. These refreshed MacBook Pro laptops include an updated keyboard design with “new materials” that should improve its performance, and substantially reduces the problems with double-presses and no-presses being registered. Read more for the iFixit tear down video and additional information.

Royole RoType Rollable Keyboard
Flexible keyboards are nothing new, but Royole’s latest creation, the RoType, features a transparent design that can be rolled up. At just 0.04mm thick, the surface is covered in a special film with integrated circuits, and it can stretch as well as curl up without deformation. To type, simply touch the surface like you would on any other keyboard. Read more for a video from CES 2019, additional pictures and information.

Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Keyboard

Corsair’s K70 RGB MK.2 mechanical gaming keyboard is touted as the best in its class, and it’s being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $159.99. It comes equipped with a lightweight durable aluminum frame and 100% CHERRY MX gold-plated contact key switches for the reliability and accuracy you demand. That’s not all, CORSAIR iCUE software allows for sophisticated macro programming, vivid dynamic multi-color illumination and full-system lighting synchronization. Product page. Read more for another video review and additional information.

Razer Ornata Chroma Keyboard

The Razer Ornata Chroma Keyboard combines a soft touch with a crisp tactile click, thanks to its mecha-membrane typing experience, and it’s being offered for just $66.99 shipped, today only, normally $99.99. Razer’s Synapse configuration tool lets you easily rebind buttons, assign macros, save profile configurations to the cloud, and explore advanced capabilities. The individually backlit keys are powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customizable color options. Custom mid-height keycaps are designed for quicker actuation without missing a single stroke. Product page. Read more for a full video review and additional information.

Star Wars Keycaps
Sure, there may be unofficial Star Wars keycaps on the market today, but for those seeking an official alternative, you’ll have to shell out $250. That’s right, the Star Wars Galactic Empire DSA keycap is officially licensed by Lucasfilm, and boasts a color scheme that appears to be straight from a Death Star computer, complete with a lightsaber key. Novel Keys is offering Two two different kits – Full Aurebesh or Aurebesh with English Sublegends – and both come complete with 8 unique novelty keycaps to show your loyalty to the Empire. Read more for additional pictures and information.

VicTsing RGB Keyboard

VicTsing’s RGB Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard offers a mechanical feel with 12 multimedia keys, all for $12.99, today only, originally $69.99. Six-zone dynamic RGB backlight with seven vivid RGB lighting modes allow you to personalize the backlight according to your preferences. Backlit brightness can be switched among five levels. The backlit also can be turned off to prevent light pollution. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.

The Tap Strap Keyboard

Say goodbye to carpal tunnel syndrome, which affects 10% of the American workforce, and hello to “The Tap Strap”. This futuristic device isn’t a piece of jewelry, but rather a wearable keyboard that looks like brass knuckles of sorts. This virtual keyboard is compatible with iOS or Android devices, and has applications in the accessibility field, offering the vision impaired a speedier way of composing messages. Simply place your fingers through fabric loops, and each finger represents one of five vowels, while tapping a combination of fingers gets you different letters. Continue reading for another video and more information.