Why Everyone Wants to Kill the Mouse and Keyboard

In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight, and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it's odd that we're so desperate to… » 10/30/14 4:06pm 10/30/14 4:06pm

Logitech's New iPad Keyboard Hides Mechanical Keys in a Spillproof Skin

Cleaning up after a spill is made even worse when your toppled drink also destroys your keyboard. So it looks like Logitech has removed the waterproof keyboard from its iPad cases and turned it into a standalone wireless unit, called the Keys-To-Go, that's designed to work with your iOS devices, Apple TV, and of… » 10/28/14 8:54am 10/28/14 8:54am

The 1,300-Person Quest To Build the Perfect Mechanical Keyboard

The keyboard is functionally invisible. It's the single piece of hardware you touch the most. But despite being your primary interface with the digital world, it's remained almost unchanged for decades, ignored, except for the small community of enthusiasts who design, program, and build their own—like the Infinity… » 10/15/14 11:00am 10/15/14 11:00am

How Predictive Keyboards Work (and How You Can Train Yours Better)

Almost all of us have a predictive keyboard on our smartphone, which suggests upcoming words for super-fast typing. Even so, they're not perfect, and sometimes turn up hilarious results. Luckily, it's not hard to train your keyboard to understand you, once you know how it works. » 10/08/14 11:28am 10/08/14 11:28am

A Custom, All-GIF Keyboard Is Coming to iOS Because Of Course It Is

Now that iOS 8 is opening its arms to the various third-party keyboards of the world, we're finally starting to see the fruits of many a developer's labor. But PopKey has gone above and beyond the call of duty with a fully customizable keyboard that's all GIFs all the time. Just like god intended. » 9/12/14 12:31pm 9/12/14 12:31pm

This Mechanical Keyboard Switch Sampler Is My New Favorite Desk Toy

Lifehacker called mechanical keyboards one of the Top 10 Superior Tech Products You'll Never Go Back From , and we agree. There are a whole lot of mechanical keyboards to choose from, and while Lifehacker put together a great guide to choosing the right one for you, there's no substitute for actually trying the keys. » 9/04/14 2:45pm 9/04/14 2:45pm

This Vintage Typewriter Is Actually a Keyboard For Your Tablet

For some of us who type all day for a living, the world is too quiet. We pine for the whir of the Xerox machine, the rattle of rotary telephones, the clackety-clack of the typewriter. A slightly romantic vision, maybe, but no longer completely impossible, thanks to this keyboard modeled to look exactly like a vintage… » 7/10/14 6:40pm 7/10/14 6:40pm

Fleksy Messenger Makes Typing on a Smartwatch Slightly Less Impossible

Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch can be handy for checking your text messages without whipping your phone out of your pocket. But it's impossible to type on—literally, you can't reply to texts on the watch. Fleksy just changed that with Messenger, a Gear 2 SMS messaging app that brings Fleksy's intelligent keyboard to the… » 6/18/14 10:00am 6/18/14 10:00am

Your Heart Won't Skip a Beat When You Spill On Fake Keyboard Coasters

Despite their remarkable ability to survive daily abuse, you still can't help but feel a little panicked when you've accidentally spilled a drink across your keyboard. Unless your keyboard's made from soft, flexible silicone and is specifically designed to be used as drink coasters, and not for typing. » 6/10/14 12:40pm 6/10/14 12:40pm