Review: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad

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There’s no shortage of reasons to be writing on Apple’s iPad: emails, memos, office suites with word processors and spreadsheets, angry internet comments…

Apple’s tablet can do it all, but a lot of people aren’t so keen on the on-screen keyboard. This is partly why Apple included Bluetooth keyboard integration into the iPad, and why other tablet makers, including Asus with the Eee Pad Transformer and Lenovo with its U1 Hybrid saw fit to create tablet-cum-laptop devices.

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad is probably the best iPad keyboard we’ve seen, though. It’s a standalone Bluetooth keyboard that’s been customised with iOS control keys, and a case for the keyboard that doubles as an iPad stand.

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The extra functions added to the keyboard are a Home button key, a lock/unlock key to wake the iPad, media controls, a key to bring up the on-screen keyboard if you so wish, and even a key to put the iPad into Photo Viewer mode. There’s also a Search key, which takes you to the Spotlight screen (although you can’t use Spotlight with key commands alone, which is a bit of a shame).

The keyboard is right up there with the best we’ve used. The keys aren’t too small, but the unit is still compact. Pressing keys has a nice responsiveness to it – they aren’t too resistive or too soft.

The keyboard is powered by AAA batteries, which lasted plenty during our testing. There’s a battery indicator light on the keyboard, though, so you’ll know when it’s getting low.

Now, even if this were just a keyboard, we’d be totally recommending it for iPad owners. But it’s also got the case.

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The slip case for the keyboard doubles as a stand for the iPad, opening up once you’ve removed the keyboard to reveal a panel that fits across the bottom to hold it in a triangle.

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The iPad then sits in a little holder, which is on a slider, so you can adjust the angle of the iPad so it’s at a comfortable viewing angle. The case feels really well-made (as does the keyboard), and is what puts this setup over the top, since it’s not even that expensive in the grand scheme of things.

iPad owner? Want a keyboard? Get this one.

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Android 2 i8000 Omnia, something is moving

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Android 2 i8000 Omnia, something is moving

After watching HD Omnia Windows Mobile 7, arrive at some information about porting Android Omnia i8000 2. The project began a few months but right now there seems no real hope. There have been small steps forward, but unfortunately for now you can not get anything working. The reason seems to lie in the Android source code released by Samsung that are incomplete. What is missing are some very important parts that would preclude this possibility of porting. Despite this, something is moving, and we show below.

New 1.0 FINAL Trhottlelauncher Windows 7 Phone and theme. Video in action on HD2

After the beta showed last year is available Trhottlelauncher final version 1.0 for Windows Mobile devices. The program allows you to have a really cool interface with widgets, support for OpenGL and is completely customizable thanks to a number of downloadable skins.

Besides being able to see in a video to follow the program in action in its original form, you can also see a skin for Trhottlelauncher about to be released shortly. The theme recreates in a fluid and functional Windows 7 Phone including the three now famous keys. The videos show the theme in action on a HD2 Sony Ericsson X1 and although it will be compatible with many other devices.

X2, have a new X-Series from Nokia?

According to the latest rumors and information provided by the Indonesian authorities, Nokia may soon introduce the new X2 (RM-618). As already announced, having a low ID number, the X2 should be a low-end device, although details are very few available.

The phone should only support GSM, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, with the addition of the Bluetooth module.
We hope to receive more information as soon as possible.

Firmware 3.0 is one year old ..

Exactly one year ago, Apple released the first beta of iPhone 3.0 firmware, allowing you to discover new features that would come later with the official update: cut, copy and paste, MMS, tethering, Spotlight search, Voice Memo, purchasing in- app, turn-by-turn directions, stereo Bluetooth, landscape keyboard, and more.

Now, a year later, we arrived at firmware version 3.1.3 and SDK 3.2 beta release. In addition, we have gone from 30 million iPhone and iPod touch on the market to over 75 million (150,000 iPad pre-order), not to mention the ever application in the App Store app that now surpass 160,000.

Returning to wish the iPhone OS 3.0, we look forward to the release of the first beta of firmware 4.0.

Google is also coming on our televisions with Google TV

Google and its world are increasingly invading our everyday lives. Android with its thousands of uses we will soon see in uncommon equipment: fridges, ovens, cordless telephones and who knows what else. Soon Chrome OS will be installed on netbooks and internet tablet but the strata Google does not end there. According to The New York Times, Google has partnered are Sony and Intel to create a platform for television called Google TV.

The agreement will bring the web experience inside of our house without using a computer. The new televisions will have an integrated Intel Atom processor and is not excluded that the hardaware is very similar to that of the classic netbook, which will allow you to run a particular system (perhaps an adapted version of Chrome OS) that allow you to surf the net , stay connected to Google services and some social networks, and probably also handle other features.

A new experience, more and more connected to the Internet and Google increasingly oriented.

In 2010, sales of desktop computers will also increase due to the iMac

In recent years, including purchases that people make, we see more and more increase the number of netbook at the expense of desktop computers, which year after year continue to decline. According to the analyst for Caris & Company Robert CIHR, but 2010 will be levied for the year of the PC.

Leading the recovery we will once again Apple, for its unique and powerful iMac introduced in October last year. The growth of desktop PCs in 2010 is estimated at around 3% (high compared to the decrease of 12% in 2009), to which the iMac will contribute at least 1 / 4.

The excellent performance of the new iMac, 21.5 “and 27”, you have done that by the end of 2009, sales of the latter had reached a very high number.

The iMac has contributed to record sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and the month of November 2009 recorded a growth of 74% over the same month of 2008.

Caris & Company analyst continues praising Apple for having kept entirely intact the average selling price of the iMac, leading many people to the actual upgrade from the old to the new version of iMac.

For 2010 we expect, for what the department that covers everything Mac, a growth of more than 1.6 times the industry average.

Next step: iMac Multitouch ….

Tablet PC for Samsung in 2010?

Samsung has always sought new ways and new forms of mobile communication. Back in 2007 launched the Samsung Q1, a small touch screen computers belonging to the range of UMPCs (ultra) with external USB keyboard that has undergone several upgrades over the years. A very interesting technological solution but has never been as successful as hoped. The year 2010 has become the year of the Korean Tablet and the company seems interested in developing a device belonging to this category of products.

Philip Newton, director of the division of Samsung Australia, has announced that the company is working on a Tablet PC is that:

“Our Tablet very high processing power and seamless connectivity”

Nothing is known about its actual pictures of this tablet (the photo above is not true), but his debut should take place in summer and become a new competitor to the iPad. It will be interesting? Samsung’s hard to say but knowing the screen is definitely among the best on the market.

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