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You're doing it wrong, or why using an iPad keyboard is like attaching a sail to your car

Earlier today Rene posted an interesting piece called The state of the mobile keyboard…and what comes next! and it got me thinking: I'm fully aware that some people have no problem writing long amounts of content on the iPad. I envy those of you who do. I just can't. And I can't help but feel like using a keyboard with the iPad is just wrong.

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Ultrathin Touch Mouse needs one minute charge for an hour's use

Logitech has announced the Ultrathin Touch Mouse, designed for use with laptops and tablets. The device connects via Bluetooth and features a touch surface compatible with OS X's multitouch features.

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CODE Keyboard offers quiet, backlit mechanical keyfeel

Jeff "Coding Horror" Atwood and Weyman Kwong of WASD Keyboards have collaborated to create the CODE Keyboard. It's available in 104 and 87-key configurations and can be thoroughly customized using removable key caps and a row of DIP switches on the bottom.

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GhostStand elevates your MacBook six inches on transparent rails

Twelve South's latest creation is the GhostStand, a new stand for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro laptops. The stand is constructed of lucite, with metal rails inlaid with silicone to provide a non-skid surface for the MacBook to rest on.

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The best Bluetooth tenkeyless keyboards for Mac

Wires are ugly; they create clutter and can get tangled and generally are just a nuisance. Fortunately all Macs have had Bluetooth for a long time, so you have wireless alternatives. "Tenkeyless" keyboards eschew a numeric keypad; many people don't need them, so keypads take up extra space that you just don't need on your desk. Few companies produce Mac-specific Bluetooth keyboards; fewer still have keyboards we can recommend. Here are three that I think are excellent choices for a wireless desktop setup.

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Garmin's pricey HUD moves turn by turn directions from iPhone to windshield

When it comes to getting from point A to point B in your car, it's nice to have a phone that knows the way. Garmin, the maker of GPS systems and mapping software, has developed a new Bluetooth accessory that should make it easier to get there: the HUD (short for Heads Up Display). Coming in September, the HUD works with iOS, Android and Window Phone 8 devices alike and gives your automobile a taste of jet fighter technology.

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Sony's rumored Lens Camera range could change the way we look at mobile photography

We often say, that the best camera you have is the one you have with you all the time; your smartphone. In many cases that's true, allowing us to quickly capture those priceless snaps that otherwise may never be. I've been spending a lot of time with mobile cameras in recent days and weeks, particularly the Nokia Lumia 925 – results coming soon – and I'm really starting to believe in that.

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Wacom announces pressure-sensitive Intuos stylus for iPad

Wacom has announced a new, pressure-sensitive stylus for the iPad called the Intuos Creative Stylus, paying homage to the branding of their famous tablet line. The Intuos Creative Stylus connects to your iPad 3, iPad 4, or iPad mini using Bluetooth 4.0, and features shortcut buttons, along with support for palm rejection. These features help make creating more natural, says Wacom:

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Logitech's new iPad mini keyboard is thin, light and promises great battery life

Logitech is having another crack at making a killer iPad mini case with the release of this, the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio. As the name implies, it's a ridiculously thin folio case for the iPad mini, that packs a Bluetooth keyboard within so you can get down to some serious typing.

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Lightning aside, that 30-pin dock connector ain't going nowhere

When Apple introduced the iPhone 5, fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini, they also introduced the Lightning connector, a new interface to replace the 30-pin dock connector that had been standard equipment on all iOS devices up to then. While the Lightning connector is the heir ascendant, is it time to say goodbye to the old 30-pin Dock Connector?

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