Apple released a new 16-inch MacBook Pro to replace the 15-inch MacBook Pro as Apple's large laptop option.The new 16-inch MacBook Pro ditches Apple's controversial "butterfly" keyboard in favor of a more traditional keyboard with a scissor mechanism.Apple's butterfly keyboards weren't universally liked.On MacBook laptops with Apple's Touch Bar, the escape key is a touch button.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Apple revealed a new 16-inch MacBook Pro on Wednesday, and apart from its unusual screen size, two things about the new MacBook Pro stick out.
Getting a gaming keyboard can improve your performance make gaming more enjoyable -- plus, you don't have to spend more than $100 to get a decent one.We tested out a bunch starting as low as $30, and while you'll find some features missing or cheaper materials used, compared to higher-end models, these all performed really well for the money (well, except one).Just like picking out a new gaming mouse, getting the right gaming keyboard has a lot to do with personal preference, from ergonomic design to whether you prefer RGB lighting, a mechanical gaming keyboard, a wireless keyboard, or a full-size keyboard.Also, some keyboards might feel great for gaming, but you might not like it for day-to-day typing.You can check out this glossary of keyboard terms, too, to help narrow your preferences.For example, Corsair's $74 K63 and HyperX's Alloy FPS Pro TKL at $70, which were recommended by our readers, are worth checking out in addition to what we have here.
A great iMac deserves a great keyboard.However, the alternatives below offer some compelling offers as well, especially if you’re in need of an affordable replacement or a higher-end model with mechanical switches.Logitech K750 wireless solar keyboardThe strip at the top of Logitech’s advanced keyboard will help you keep the battery charged.The panel at the top right will show you how the solar charge process is going, too.This highly durable, top-tier mechanical keyboard will satisfy all your click-clacky needs while still offering excellent performance and long-lasting, coat-protected keys.
Everybody's gone quaffin', quaffin' USAOn Call Welcome back to On Call, The Register's weekly womble into the sometimes sticky situations readers find themselves in when responding to a user's plea for help.This week's missive from the front line comes from "Walt" and dates back to when Back to the Future was gracing cinemas and the world was a simpler and considerably less connected place.Walt's story takes us to the mid-1980s and the fine US city of Milwaukee in the US state of Wisconsin.The bank had also issued each rep with a login and password, and a "three strikes and you're out" policy was strictly enforced.Walt explained the problem: "A blocked login was a Bad Thing as password resets were done via an overnight batch process, so once a login was blocked, it was blocked for the rest of the day."
“Swappable switches give this keyboard an indefinitely long lifespan.”Detachable USB cable is durableSolid build with rubberized feetGame mode is useful and simpleRGB lighting doesn't cover entire keycapOnly F keys can be remapped
Are you worried about whether you can use directTV on your android tablet? If yes, then say goodbye to the tension. The large screen Android tablets allow you the flexibility to relish this app. SO, enjoy watching TV and getting the splendid experience of it on your tablet. Large screen tablets are in high demand for viewing purposes.
You may have already heard of optical mice, which have been around for decades.You may have even heard of optical keyboards, which have also been around for quite a while, at least on desktops.Razer, however, claims to have one-upped its rivals and, by extension, allows its users to gain an “unfair” advantage over their competition.It has just announced what it bills is the world’s first optical laptop keyboard which can be yours provided you’re willing to buy the only laptop it is available on.You might wonder what’s the big deal with optical keyboards in the first place.The difference is simple but potentially world-changing in certain scenarios.
We have picked out keyboards for the iPad Pro that double as protective cases, but we also have some options that just focus on adding a great typing experience to your favorite tablet for work or play.If you’re looking for content for your new tablet, be sure to check out our picks for the best iPad Pro games and our favorite drawing apps for the iPad Pro.The cover is designed to be lightweight and slim and with a magnetic intelligent sleep/wake function and power-saving ABS keyboard.The adjustable stand, which supports the sleep/wake function, holds your iPad in landscape position.Get used to seeing Apple’s keyboard on this list, because it’s always going to be one of the best options for your iPad Pro.It’s certainly on the expensive side, but the protection it offers with that magnetic backplate is solid, and the flexibility to use your iPad Pro in multiple styles is invaluable.
Microsoft has a new range of keyboards on the way, and they have two additional keys for you to get to grips with.To the right of the space bar on the new versions of the Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard and the Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard you'll find dedicated Microsoft Office and emoji buttons.The two new keys join the existing application/menu and Windows shortcut keys which have now become familiar to everyone, and they are likely to prove divisive – or at least one of them is.The Office key is not entirely new, as it has been seen on a handful of keyboards already, and provides an easy way to access Windows 10's Office apps.In addition to this, the Office key can be used in conjunction with a second key to launch individual Office apps – such as [Office]+[W] for Word, and [Office]+[X] for Excel.While it could certainly be argued that the Office key is a helpful aid to productivity, opinion about the dedicated emoji key will probably split opinions.
If you love clicky, tactile keyboards -- or frankly, are at all picky about the feel of a keyboard -- chances are you can't stand the quiet but shallow-travel, mushy keyboard on the Razer Blade 15 line.So Razer went back to the drawing board for its thin-and-light gaming laptop and emerged with a new low-profile optical switch that combines more of a mechanical-switch feel with the speed and low-profile advantages of optical technology.The keyboard launches today in one model of the Blade 15 Advanced, the configuration with the Core i7-9750H, 240Hz 1080p screen, RTX 2070 and 512GB SSD; the keyboard ups the price by $49 to $2,649, and Razer will be rolling it out to additional configurations next year.Razer also took the opportunity to add a Quartz Pink model of the Blade 15 Advanced entry configuration (joining the pink Stealth) for the same $2,000 as its basic black sibling.At rest, an optical switch blocks an IR beam; when you press, the block briefly moves so the beam can hit the opposite side, which initiates (actuates) the keystroke.The underpinnings, which otherwise seem quite similar to a scissor switch, provide the clickier feel and dictate the 55g actuation force.
The Tap Strap is one of the more interesting gadgets to hit the market last year.It’s a Bluetooth keyboard with an integrated optical mouse that you wear over your fingers like flexible brass knuckles.The idea is to make it easy to type and navigate your devices in a super-compact package – and needing only one hand.It makes for a keyboard that’s accessible in all sorts of places, even if there’s a learning curve to get used to it.The Tap Stap 2 just launched today, launching at $200 and its main new addition is the ability to use the wearable as an air mouse.While previously you could use it as a mouse by placing your hand on a desk and moving it around like a regular mouse, the air mouse feature lets you navigate simply by waving your fingers around with a few gestures.
After endless hints, rumors, and reports, Microsoft finally unveiled its vision for the future of dual-screen devices.It’s called Windows 10 X, and it’s the software that runs Microsoft’s new platform for devices with two screens.Windows 10 X is designed to take advantage of a device like the Surface Neo and the newly teased Surface phones, while also balancing its functionality as a proper Windows 10 device.These dual-screen devices don’t have physical keyboards attached, so Windows 10 X has to make up for that with a more helpful virtual keyboard.You can still attach a physical keyboard, and Microsoft showed such an accessory available for the Surface Neo.Its position changes how the device works, either enabling a portion of the screen for using apps, enabling a touchscreen, or other features.
The largest experiment to date on mobile typing sheds new light on average performance of touchscreen typing and factors impacting the text input speed.Researchers from Aalto University, University of Cambridge and ETH Zürich analysed the typing speed of tens of thousands of users on both phones and computers.Their main finding is that typing speeds on smartphones are now catching up with physical keyboards."We were amazed to see that users typing with two thumbs achieved 38 words per minute on average, which is only about 25% slower than the typing speeds we observed in a similar large-scale study of physical keyboards."Most people achieve between 35-65 WPM" The authors call the difference between typing on a keyboard and a smartphone "the typing gap" and predict that as people get less skilled with physical keyboards, and smart methods for keyboards improve further (such as auto-correction and touch models), the gap may be closed at some point.The fastest speed the researchers saw on a touchscreen was a user who managed the remarkable speed of 85 words per minute.
You can set up a keyboard and mouse to use on your PS4, but not every game supports it.The PS4 uses the Dualshock 4 controller by default, and all PS4 games are designed to use it.All games on your PlayStation 4 are built to be played with the default controller, called the Dualshock 4.However, if you're used to playing PC games, you might be used to the precision of a keyboard and mouse instead.In fact, most won't — some, like Call of Duty, will even ban you from multiplayer if you use them, because a keyboard and mouse give a competitive advantage.Few games natively support keyboard and mouse, but you will be able to use it to navigate the system menus, and use the PS4's web browser with it.
For those that spend a lot of time typing, they often end up choosing a mechanical keyboard. There are a lot on the market though, and it can be tough to figure out what the best one is to buy.A mechanical keyboard buyers guide has been made to assist everyone in their search for the best 60% mechanical keyboard. 
Just as Apple made available iOS 13.1 and iPadOS after a rather messy rollout, the iPhone maker is warning users of a security issue impacting third-party keyboard apps.The bug — unresolved in its latest updates released yesterday — could potentially allow keyboard makers to gather keystroke data without your knowledge and relay it back to their servers.Third-party keyboards like GBoard, SwiftKey, and Grammarly can be run either as a standalone app or can request “full access” to communicate with other apps and provide additional features.But according to a support document released by the company yesterday, a bug in the software might cause these apps to gain “full access” even if it wasn’t approved in the first place.Noting that the bug doesn’t affect Apple’s built-in keyboard or other keyboard apps that don’t make use of full access, the company said it plans to address the issue in an upcoming software update.It’s worth highlighting here that “full access” also allows the keyboard developer to capture all keystroke data and everything you type, prompting Apple to issue an advisory of this sort.
Apple rolled out iOS 13.1 and iPadOS earlier today, which should fix some of the bugs found in the pretty rocky iOS 13.0 release.But the company is already warning customers about another bug it hasn’t gotten around to resolving just yet.As detailed in this support article, Apple says that third-party keyboards installed on iOS 13 and iPadOS might be able to gain “full access” even if you haven’t authorized this.Keyboards with full access can send data to the internet, and that could potentially include whatever it is you’re typing.Apple plans to fix the bug “soon” in an upcoming software update.iOS 13.2 has already entered beta testing, so, presumably, the patch will be included whenever that is released to all iPhone customers.
“The Huntsman Tournament Edition is perfect for e-sports, just ok for everything else.”Quieter than the original HuntsmanSleek, lightweight, and efficient designReplaceable and durable PBT keysPBT keycaps attract lots of dustDoesn’t come in different colors
If you do any heavy business work on your phone or tablet, you know tapping your fingers on a screen can be a bit frustrating.Simply, it’s no replacement for a real keyboard.Thankfully, high-quality portable Bluetooth wireless keyboards are available to help.Of course, with many companies creating their own models, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.We’ve narrowed the search down to the best Android Bluetooth keyboards for any phone or tablet, and many of these options will also work with your mobile, Windows, or Mac devices.Editor’s Note: We will be updating this list as more Bluetooth keyboards are released.
You can change the keyboard on your iPad to a different language or layout.First, you will have to add a new keyboard in your iPad's settings, and then you will have to select it as your keyboard when typing.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.While iPads ideally come preloaded with the standard keyboard for your country or region, you may prefer to write in other languages.Luckily, the iPad can quickly (and without any additional charge), add keyboards for other languages, from Arabic to Welsh.You just need to know how to access them.