By Lisa Johnston
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San Francisco — Kensington announced the first model in a new family of hard-shell tablet cases to be released this year, the Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Keyboard for iPad.
The case is designed for second- through fourth-generation iPads and features an anodized soft-touch finish that resists fingerprints and smudges. The removable Bluetooth tactile keyboard is optimized for touch-typists, the company said. The KeyCover also acts a stand in both portrait and landscape modes.
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Newark, Calif. — Logitech has extended it Ultrathin keyboard line to include a scaled-down version for the iPad Mini.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Mini is a slim protective aluminum Bluetooth keyboard cover with cosmetics to match the Mini's finish. Its EasyType keyboard offers a QWERTY layout in a 7-inch form factor, adding iPad Mini function shortcut keys for commonly used commands such as copy and paste. It doubles as a hands-free viewing stand.
Las Vegas — Ten One Design is demonstrating its Pogo Connect pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus at its International CES booth next week and is hosting a Drawing Challenge to give away an iPad.
CES attendees can stop by Ten One Design’s booth, North Hall 6032, to design a custom masterpiece in two minutes or less using the Pogo Connect, for the chance to win an iPad and Ten One Design’s full line of Pogo styluses. The winner will be chosen based on creativity, uniqueness and ingenuity.
Newark, Calif. — Logitech joined the Windows 8 fray with the introduction of three computer accessories that are designed specifically for use with the upcoming OS.
The T650 wireless touchpad, Touch T620 mouse and Zone Touch T400 mouse are all engineered to replicate the touch-friendly interface of Windows 8. All use the company’s Unifying technology, which enables users to pair up to six Unifying-capable devices with just one USB receiver.
Glen Cove, N.Y. – Broadfield Distributing is offering a one-box solution for long-term data archival to Blu-ray discs.
The company's BluStor bundle includes a compact Pioneer BDR-XD04 burner drive, two blank 50GB BR-R 6x discs and Digistor Rewind software for a suggested $149. A BluStorXL bundle for $199 swaps in two 100GB BDXL 4x discs.
The company said the bundles were brought to market to address the growing needs of videographers, editors, photographers and other digital content creators for a safe, secure and long-term archiving solution.
Newark, Calif. - Logitech has unveiled a new washable keyboard, the K310.
With the exception of the USB cable, this keyboard can be submerged in up to 11 inches of water, and drainage holes at the back of the keyboard allow for quick, easy drying, the company said.
The key characters are laser printed and UV coated so that the letters do not fade when washed.