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Clicks keyboard case gives the iPhone Pro the physical keys it wasn’t really missing

Most modern smartphones are touchscreen-only devices that let you use virtual keyboards or voice when you want to enter text. But a generation of smartphone users that got their start on BlackBerries and Palm Treos continue to hold a soft spot in their hearts for physical keyboards. Clicks is a new startup co-founded by some […]

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Ready or not, Windows PC keyboards are getting a dedicated Copilot key for Microsoft’s AI assistant

Microsoft has been betting big on AI over the last few years. But if you haven’t had much use for features like the company’s new Windows Copilot AI assistant, it’s been pretty easy to ignore. It’s going to be a little harder soon though, because Microsoft has been working with PC makers to include a […]

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Kwumsy K3 mechanical keyboard has an adjustable 13 inch touchscreen display and SSD enclosure built in

The Kwumsy K3 is a mechanical keyboard with 82 keys. But it also features a 13 inch, touchscreen display above the keyboard, giving you another way to interact with your computer or mobile device. While this isn’t Kwumsy’s first keyboard + display combo device, the new model takes things to the next level by allowing […]

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This custom Steam Deck keyboard is slim enough to squeeze inside the Deck’s carrying case

The Steam Deck is a handheld game system with a touchscreen display, built-in controllers, and a custom GNU/Linux-based operating system designed for gaming. But it’s also a full-fledged computer capable of running a wide range of applications. Some of those applications work best with a keyboard, but the Steam Deck doesn’t have one built-in. And […]

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LILYGO T-Deck is a $50 BlackBerry-like device with WiFi, Bluetooth and optional LoRa support

The LILYGO T-Deck is a pocket-sized device with a 2.8 inch, 320 x 240 pixel IPS LCD display, a BlackBerry-like thumb keyboard, and an ESP32 dual-core processor. While it’s not exactly a smartphone, it could make an interesting platform for building a handheld messaging device or dumb terminal, among other things. One thing to keep […]

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Lilbits: Brydge collapses, and your next TV might be free (with persistent ads on a second screen)

Using a mouse for extended periods of repetitive activities like audio editing wreaks havoc on my wrist, so I picked up a vertical mouse a few years ago which seems to help a bit. I’ve also tried a few trackballs, but have never really gotten the hang of using them. But I really like the […]

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Punkt MC01 Legend is an Android phone with a QWERTY keyboard, minimalist design… and no plans for a commercial release

Swiss consumer electronics and design company Punkt has been selling a line of simple phones with barebones design and features for a few years. But it turns out that before building the Punkt MP01 and MP02 mobile phones, the company designed an Android smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard… but decided against manufacturing and selling it. […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Fold images leaked, Intel’s desktop roadmap leaked

Google’s been working on a foldable phone for quite some time (possibly several phones, as rumor has it that the company has scrapped a few models and started over). But according to the latest rumors, Google could launch a Pixel Fold in May, 2023. Now we have a better idea of what it could look […]

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Google Japan designed a gigantic, single-row Gboard keyboard as a joke (but you can build one if you want)

Google may have stopped putting out dozens of April Fools’ videos every year, but Googlers in Japan still love a good joke – and the latest is ridiculous keyboard that they’re called Gboard Bar Version. It’s a single-row keyboard with every key laid out end-to-end in a highly impractical way. It makes for plenty of […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo Legion Y700 Ultimate Edition gaming tablet, Winamp 5.9, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4

The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gamers, with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage. It launched in China in February and started shipping globally (via third-party sellers) in April. Now Lenovo has introduced a new “Ultimate Edition” […]

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The Poly Keyboard uses tiny OLED displays as keys (DIY, work in progress)

The Poly Keyboard is a DIY project to create a keyboard with tiny OLED displays beneath each key, allowing you to switch languages, layouts, or other functions via software. It’s been under development for a few years, but this month the creator of the project assembled the first functional prototype of the keyboard… or at […]

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Lilbits: 3rd-party widgets for Windows 11, restore MS Store apps on a new PC, and more from MS Build

Microsoft’s Build developer conference is taking place this week, and Microsoft has already announced a bunch of new and upcoming software and service updates coming for developers and end users. One of the most intriguing is ARM-native versions of the company’s developer tools, plus a new ARM-based PC for developers set to launch later this […]

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Unihertz Titan Slim smartphone with BlackBerry-style keyboard hits Kickstarter for $249 and up

The Unihertz Titan Slim is a modern smartphone with one significant retro feature: it has a physical keyboard that looks like something ripped off of a BlackBerry phone. Now available for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the Titan Slim is the latest in a line of niche phones from Unihertz, a company that also […]

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Lilbits: The latest Unihertz BlackBerry clone, why Pebble failed, and a dip in PC shipments

Unihertz plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign soon for a modern phone with some retro-inspired features including a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard. The upcoming Unihertz Titan Slim will be the latest in a line of unusual phones from Unihertz, which has made a habit of releasing niche smartphones aimed at fans of old-school features like […]