Azio MK Mac USB Keyboard: Connected peace of mind at a bargain price

Azio MK Mac USB Keyboard: Connected peace of mind at a bargain price

Apple’s Bluetooth keyboards are useful in those situations where you’re just running a single version of the operating system on a Mac, but you can run into some oddball situations if you load up a beta OS or are running virtual machines. That’s where a USB keyboard can come in handy, as it’s immediately recognized by any version of the OS. Get one that’s made for the Mac — the Azio MK Mac USB Keyboard ($79) is perfect for those situations where you need a wired keyboard.

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Need a new Magic Mouse or Keyboard? Check out these renewed units on sale

Need a new Magic Mouse or Keyboard? Check out these renewed units on sale

Mice and keyboards get a workout and probably fail more often than any other Mac component, and sadly they’re not cheap! If you’re tired of banging on the “n” key to get it to type properly, find that your Magic Mouse has lost its magic, or are just discouraged by how old your keyboard and mouse look, we’ve got the solution with these renewed Magic Mouses and Keyboards. There are three ways to buy ‘em:

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Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard: Colorful backlighting, great feedback

Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard: Colorful backlighting, great feedback

Many of the Mac keyboards we use everyday have some rather boring attributes; they’re flat and sleek, but that’s about it. Backlighting is limited only to the MacBook Pro line, and it has an uncanny resemblance to that place where Jony Ive makes his videos — it gives off a white glow. If you want a keyboard that has the wonderful feel of a mechanical keyboard and that has a variety of colorful backlight options, look no further than the Vinpok Taptek Mechanical Keyboard (US$199, only $89 to early-bird supporters on Kickstarter).

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Review: Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Review: Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Logitech makes some really nice keyboards for the iPad Pro, with the CREATE keyboard being my go-to keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. I recently purchased one of the smaller iPad Pros, and was provided with a Logitech Slim Combo Keyboard Case for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. After about 10 days of testing, here's my take on this versatile keyboard case.

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Logitech MK850 Performance Keyboard and Mouse: A winning combo

Logitech MK850 Performance Keyboard and Mouse: A winning combo

I've been impressed with Logitech's accessories for quite some time, currently using one of their excellent CREATE keyboards with my 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The new Logitech MK850 Performance Combo (US$99), consisting of a wireless keyboard and mouse, is top-notch in performance and design.

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Typeeto: A free Mac utility for sharing your keyboard with other devices

Typeeto: A free Mac utility for sharing your keyboard with other devices

We nerds end up getting a lot of different devices, and sometimes it gets crazy if you want to use a Mac Bluetooth keyboard with one of them for a test. With many keyboards, you have to un-pair from the Mac, then pair with the new device. Want to type on your Mac again? Un-pair from the device, then pair with the Mac again. Eltima Software has a great solution in the form of a free utility for Mac called Typeeto that makes it simple to pair a Mac keyboard with an iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android device, you name it.

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Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: Typing Currency Symbols on the iOS Keyboard

Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip: Typing Currency Symbols on the iOS Keyboard

The US keyboard on the iPhone and iPad has a surprising number of extra characters that you can type...if you know how to find them. In today's Apple World Today 60-second Video Tip, we'll show you how to type international currency symbols like the pound, euro, and more.

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Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro: The keyboard Apple should have made

Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro: The keyboard Apple should have made

Since I first picked up my 12.9-inch iPad Pro last November, I've used the $169.99 Apple Smart Keyboard.  While it's nice -- and I do love the use of the Smart Connector so I never have to worry about charging the keyboard or pairing it with my Pro -- there are some things that have made me wish I had another keyboard. I've had the $149.99 Logitech CREATE Keyboard Case for just a short time, but already find it to be a much better keyboard than the one Apple created. 

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Mac peripherals could someday change their appearance based on what task they’re performing

Mac peripherals could someday change their appearance based on what task they’re performing

Future Mac peripherals could change their appearance based on what task they’re performing. Apple has been granted a patent (number 20150370339) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an “input/output device with a dynamically adjustable appearance and function.”

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