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OCZ Sabre Gaming Keyboard
Friday, July 17th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

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OLED applications aren’t just limited to photo frames and MP3 players as you may think. Recent novelty gadgets such as fingerprint flash drive and keypad also make use of OLED. And now, OCZ finds new use of OLED to sell its pedestrian keyboard, Sabre.

OCZ Sabre is touted as a professional gaming keyboard, but oddly, the keys here aren’t backlit like that of G19, G15 or even OCZ’s own Alchemy Illuminati. The 9 customizable OLED buttons also have an amber color scheme. The bundled software will convert any digital image into icon for the OLED hotkeys, and the best part is that you can store as many sets of icons as you see fit for different applications. That is of course, if you bother finding icons closely associated with the functions you often need quick access to. Those OLED hotkeys will also change on-the-fly as you alternate between programs. Lastly, the Sabre is complete with a blue LED side-lighting. Check back for the MSRP as OCZ could be still trying to figure out the price in this troubled economy.

USB Keyboard for iPhone
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 | Author: Elaine Lee

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Keyboards are just getting better not just in the ergonomic aspects, but also the bells and whistles that come with them. So far, we’ve seen keyboards with a LCD screen, a USB speaker, a cooling fan, and even a motor that can slowly rotate itself to adapt your typing style. It shouldn’t be a surprise when someone decides to throw in an iPod / iPhone dock.

The iConnect Media Keyboard from iHome has a prominent display of slightly elevated dock. It comes with 3 inserts to fit everything from iPod nano 1G to iPhone 3G (oddly, iPhone 2G is left out). The play button is below the dock, and we have no idea why it isn’t together with the illuminated touch-sensitive media keys on top of the keyboard. The volume control section can also detect finger swipe. That’s kinda cool. You will also find a rubberized wrist rest as well as a rotating 2-port USB hub. Oddly, flipping through the manual reveals an auxiliary power connector which iHome explicitly warns users must connect the supplied AC adapter to use the “Works for iPhone” keyboard. At MSRP of $149.99, most of keyboard revenue may go into Apple tax department.