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AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard Review and Giveaway

Product Reviews

AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard Review and Giveaway

Today, I will be reviewing the AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad/iPhone, which is Amazon’s own take on the Bluetooth keyboard niche. This keyboard currently sells for $45 on Amazon, and we bought this unit ourselves in order to provide an impartial review. It gets even better, of course: we are giving this unit away to one lucky reader. Read on to find out exactly how this keyboard fared and how you can win it!

10-09-2012
AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard Review and Giveaway
Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail

Internet

Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail

Get the most out of Gmail by learning all of its keyboard shortcuts. With Keyrocket for Gmail you’ll be shown a notification every time you use the mouse instead of a keyboard shortcut, helping you learn the shortcuts and reminding you to actually use them. This Chrome extension shows you a simple popup every time you do something with your mouse that could be done with your keyboard. This means you learn to use the shortcuts while you’re actually using Gmail, saving you the time of actively learning them.

25-08-2012
Quickly Learn Gmail’s Keyboard Shortcuts With KeyRocket For Gmail
Need An Affordable Keyboard For Your Tablet? Here Are Some Good Options

Product Reviews

Need An Affordable Keyboard For Your Tablet? Here Are Some Good Options

If you’re getting a fair bit of use out of your tablet and looking for a keyboard to go with it, you may have no idea where to start. There are plenty of options out there, so it’s good to have some idea what you’re looking for when you begin your search. What do you really need to know? What basic options are there? How much should you expect to pay?

12-07-2012
Need An Affordable Keyboard For Your Tablet? Here Are Some Good Options
Learn Your Keyboard Shortcuts Using CheatSheet [Mac]

Mac

Learn Your Keyboard Shortcuts Using CheatSheet [Mac]

If you’re growing tired of constantly moving your hand back and forth from your mouse or trackpad to the keyboard in order to launch or quit an application, pause iTunes playing, or copy or paste text, it’s probably time you start learning how to use keyboard shortcuts. For the Mac, there’s a new free application in the App Store called CheatSheet that provides you with a simple, single-click action.

18-06-2012
Learn Your Keyboard Shortcuts Using CheatSheet [Mac]
Improve Text Entry On The HP TouchPad – Use a Bluetooth Keyboard!

Android

Improve Text Entry On The HP TouchPad – Use a Bluetooth Keyboard!

One of the things that becomes increasingly apparent the more you use an HP TouchPad (or any tablet computer) is that a software keyboard is only good for so much writing. After a while, you need a hardware keyboard to take the strain – many errors can be made with a software keyboard, regardless of how good your multi-touch display might be.

14-06-2012
Improve Text Entry On The HP TouchPad – Use a Bluetooth Keyboard!
How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity

Web Culture

How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity

If you’re reading this on a computer, look at your keyboard. Chances are it’s a QWERTY keyboard, or something closely modeled after QWERTY, like AZERTY for French or QWERTZ for Germany. Is that really the best keyboard for modern needs? I say, definitely not. Try out an alternative layout called Colemak.

08-06-2012
How I Quickly Mastered A Superior Keyboard Layout Without Losing Productivity
Learn To Type Really Fast With The Intelligent Touch Typing Tutor TIPP10 [Cross Platform]

Linux Mac

Learn To Type Really Fast With The Intelligent Touch Typing Tutor TIPP10 [Cross Platform]

Learning to type fast is almost a survival skill in the Darwinian digital jungle. It’s directly related to saving time you put into a work and improving your productivity. You just need to be methodical with your practice. Handholding you through your typing lessons is this free cross-platform software.

01-06-2012
Learn To Type Really Fast With The Intelligent Touch Typing Tutor TIPP10 [Cross Platform]
ShareMouse – Use One Mouse & One Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

Mac Windows

ShareMouse – Use One Mouse & One Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

Better even than a multiple monitor set-up, is the multiple computer set-up. A familiar phenomenon for the geek with a laptop for on the go and a desktop computer at home or at work. Instead of splitting your computing power over several displays, you’re putting several disjunct systems in parallel. Then again, it’s almost comical how you have to juggle your computer mice and keyboards.

21-05-2012
ShareMouse – Use One Mouse & One Keyboard Across Multiple Computers
Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout

Windows

Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout

As some of you guys may know, I have been using an alternative keyboard layout for years. It is called Colemak, and it is brilliant. But using such a layout puts me in an awkward position when I need to work on someone else’s computer. I can type on a conventional QWERTY keyboard, but not nearly as fast. Also, having to constantly switch back and forth between your layout and QWERTY could really slow you down. The solution?

24-04-2012
Learn A Better Keyboard Layout & Take It Everywhere With You Using Portable Keyboard Layout
Monitor Usage Of Your Peripherals Competitively With WhatPulse

Windows Linux

Monitor Usage Of Your Peripherals Competitively With WhatPulse

In my 13 years of internet experience, I can’t even imagine how many keys I’ve pounded or how many times I’ve clicked that poor mouse. Using WhatPulse now, it’s not something I have to imagine. I can know exactly how much usage I’ve put on those peripherals. But why would I want to?

22-04-2012
Monitor Usage Of Your Peripherals Competitively With WhatPulse
A Handy Keyboard Shortcuts List for the Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8

Windows

A Handy Keyboard Shortcuts List for the Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8

Not having to reach for your mouse to do the most routine task is one huge benefit I enjoy every day. That’s because I’ve memorized my list of Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts, and I use applications like Fingertips. Though there have been so many changes to the perspective of personal computing since Windows 7 was dropped, Windows 8 did a good job in recognizing that these are important.

06-04-2012
A Handy Keyboard Shortcuts List for the Upcoming Microsoft Windows 8
5 Heavy Duty Mechanical Keyboards For The Hardcore Gamer

Gaming

5 Heavy Duty Mechanical Keyboards For The Hardcore Gamer

We’ve made quite a song-and-dance about mechanical keyboards here at MakeUseOf, and now that more and more manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon they’re no longer specialised bits of kit reserved for the upper echelons of PC gaming. If you’re wondering what the fuss is about you might want to read our relevant Technology Explained feature.

13-01-2012
5 Heavy Duty Mechanical Keyboards For The Hardcore Gamer
How Does A Mechanical Keyboard Work? [Technology Explained]

Technology Explained

How Does A Mechanical Keyboard Work? [Technology Explained]

For geeks, mechanical keyboards are the holy grail of input devices. They’re relatively rare, they’re expensive, and require some explanation for people to understand them. It’s everything a geek could ask for. If you’re not a keyboard enthusiast then you’ve probably heard of mechanical keyboards and their wondrous benefits, but you may not know how they work.

28-10-2011
How Does A Mechanical Keyboard Work? [Technology Explained]
The 3 Steps To Setting Up Your Android Tablet’s Touchscreen Keyboard

Android

The 3 Steps To Setting Up Your Android Tablet’s Touchscreen Keyboard

Over a year after the initial launch of the iPad, we are finally seeing some decent tablet alternatives on the market. Recent legal quarrels between Apple and Samsung indicate that competition will be fierce. Obviously, the most recent Android Honeycomb tablets are up to par, even in the eyes of Apple.

01-09-2011
The 3 Steps To Setting Up Your Android Tablet’s Touchscreen Keyboard
Speak Your Email & Text Replies Instead Of Typing Them With FlexT9 Keyboard [Android 2.1+]

Android

Speak Your Email & Text Replies Instead Of Typing Them With FlexT9 Keyboard [Android 2.1+]

Typing on a tiny touchscreen is not an inherently fun activity. I can’t remember the last time I heard someone say “Gosh, I love how I keep making embarrassing typos with this tiny keyboard!” Thankfully, there are some very smart people who are working to make typing on a portable device a more bearable experience.

30-08-2011
Speak Your Email & Text Replies Instead Of Typing Them With FlexT9 Keyboard [Android 2.1+]
Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]

Web Culture

Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]

Once the love of all geeks, laptops are now defending their turf against smaller, lighter tablets that provide excellent battery life. While it’s not clear if tablets are the cause, laptops have seen their sales stall out recently. Yet in spite of their position as the new gadget wonder-child, some tablets try to be more like their older brethren by offering a physical keyboard.

18-08-2011
Why Tablets Shouldn’t Have Keyboards Included With Them [Geeks Weigh In]
How To Install The iSwipe Keyboard On Your iPhone [Cydia]

iPhone and iPad

How To Install The iSwipe Keyboard On Your iPhone [Cydia]

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m perfectly happy with my iPhone’s keyboard but I have yet to see someone attempt to make a good version of the Swype keyboard – until now. As long as your iPhone is jailbroken you will now be able to install the iSwipe keyboard and Swype away.

27-07-2011
How To Install The iSwipe Keyboard On Your iPhone [Cydia]