I bumped into the Logitech G Pro series by accident: I was in Japan when I (urgently) needed an external mechanical keyboard. Upon looking and testing at the local selection in a Yodobashi store, the Logitech G Pro series was the best I could find at the time. I got one and was quite impressed with the quality.Later on, Logitech came out with what seemed to be unimaginable, for a […]
In order to make laptops thin and light, companies have had to design low-profile keyboards. The problem with low-profile keyboards is that it isn’t always the most pleasant to type on, which is why over the years, we have seen Apple come up with ways to try and create a better laptop keyboard.
A few years ago, Apple attempted to reinvent the laptop keyboard by introducing what they called the butterfly switch mechanism. This was supposed to result in an even thinner keyboard. Unfortunately, it was found that the switch’s design was pretty bad and led to many issues involving keyboard failure.
One of the reasons why mechanical keyboards aren’t a present in laptops is because of the design of the switch that is simply too bulky for a lot of laptops. Sure, there are some laptops that do feature mechanical keyboards, but for the most part they still tend to feel rather bulky because even though it uses a low-profile switch, it still isn’t exactly very flat/thin.
The Keychron K3 has been announced and we managed to get our hands on a unit for review. If you’re looking for a mechanical keyboard that’s small and lightweight enough for travel, then maybe this is the keyboard for you.
In the mechanical keyboard enthusiast scene, seeing 60% keyboards is a pretty common sight. However, for the longest time ever, mainstream keyboard makers have stuck with full-sized designs or at the very most, shrunk them down to TKL which takes away the number pad. However, these days we’re starting to see a trend emerge, with Corsair being the latest to hop on board.
Regardless of whether you use a regular membrane keyboard or a mechanical keyboard, the concept of its functionality is the same – you press down to complete the circuit and register the keystroke. However, Razer thinks that they can challenge the current concept of mechanical keyboards by launching the Razer Huntsman V2.
When it comes to keyboards, a lot of us are probably familiar with full-sized layouts where it comes with the function row and a numpad. However, not everyone needs a numpad. In fact, for some, numpads actually get in the way when they try to use their mouse, thus forcing users to spread their arms out wider which can get uncomfortable.
While the Raspberry Pi series of computers aren’t always known to be the most powerful, they are pretty small and relatively self-contained, making them ideal for DIY projects that need to be powered by a computer. However, it looks like The Foundation is taking Raspberry Pi to the next level with the Raspberry Pi 400.
Razer is known for their gaming peripherals, and if you’re in the market for a new gaming mechanical keyboard, then you might be interested to learn that the company has since announced their latest keyboards that come in the form of the BlackWidow V3, which will be available in a full-sized model and a TKL model.
One of the advantages of building a custom mechanical keyboard is that you can pick the switch you want to go inside of it. The switches affect not just the sound, but also the feel, where some switches have springs that are lighter or heavier depending on your typing preference. However, Apple thinks that they might have something that could beat that.
The other day, Apple officially announced its new iPad Air which not only comes with a brand new design, but also the use of the A14 chipset that will also find its way to the iPhone 12 later this year. If you’re looking for a potential laptop replacement, you might be interested to check out Logitech’s latest offering.
Razer is a company that is probably best known for creating gamer accessories and peripherals like keyboards and mice. They typically feature “gamer” aesthetics which means dark colors like black along with colorful RGB lighting. While there’s nothing wrong with this look, it might not necessarily be ideal in places like an office.
When it comes to small form factor keyboards like 60% models, those are typically used more in the keyboard enthusiast circle. However, it seems that these smaller form factor keyboards are starting to catch on because the other day, Razer announced the 60% Huntsman Mini, and now it looks like ASUS has joined in as well.
Thanks to Apple’s iPad Pros now offering support for trackpad, we’re starting to see companies such as Logitech launch keyboard accessories for the iPad Pros with trackpads built into them. The resulting design is a tablet that kind of looks like a laptop, but in case you didn’t fancy the design, you’re in luck.
One of the new accessories that Apple launched with their iPad Pro is the Magic Keyboard accessory. This basically introduces a more proper keyboard with more sturdy switches compared to the Smart Keyboard accessory. The only downside is that it is actually rather pricey as far as accessories are concerned.
Razer has been putting out mechanical keyboards for quite a while now, and it looks like the company is back with its latest keyboard in the form of the Huntsman Mini, which is based on its Huntsman series of mechanical keyboards with the optical mechanical switches. However, as you can clearly see in the photo, this will come in a new form factor.
If you’ve ever typed out long paragraphs on your smartphone or tablet using the on-screen keyboard, you know that it isn’t exactly a very pleasant experience. There’s something about using a physical keyboard with tactile feedback that makes it easier, but Apple thinks that they can change your mind.
Apple’s iPad supports the use of external keyboard and in more recent years, mice as well. However, the use of the keyboard and mouse are mostly for general use, like typing up documents, surfing the web, sending emails, and so on, but that is soon set to change as Apple will be bringing keyboard and mouse support to gaming on the iPad.
One of the benefits of Apple shifting to ARM-based chipsets is that it might address thermal issues that one might associate with regular computer processors. This also means that Apple could do away with additional components like a fan, and as a result, we could be seeing thinner laptops from the company in the future.