Don't-Miss Input device Stories
If you’re looking for a way to get video from your webcam onto your iPhone or iPod touch, give Air Cam Live Video a look. It streams video to your mobile device with relative ease.
Versatile presentation aid combines a remote, mouse control, and laser pointer is a comfortable, easy-to-use Bluetooth accessory.
This wireless mouse features a unique arc design that allows it to fold up for transport. Macworld's Jackie Dove is impressed with the Arc Mouse's combination of looks, feel, and convenience.
If you’re looking for a Mac-styled keyboard but you’re not a fan of Apple’s own, Moshi’s Celesta is a stylish and functional alternative, albeit one that doesn’t offer as many special keys or as much customization as some other keyboards we’ve tested.
VisiKey’s Wired Enhanced Visibility Internet Keyboard is unique among keyboards we’ve tested in that it’s designed for increased visibility. It also has a number of useful multimedia features and programmable buttons. However, the quality of its keys hampers an otherwise solid offering.
Kinesis' Freestyle Solo is a true ergonomic keyboard with a good design, multiple mounting options, and lots of useful, made-for-Mac features.
Razer's ProType is a unique keyboard that offers many specialized and programmable keys, as well as an integrated iPod dock. However, its size and system requirements may turn off some potential buyers.
i-Rocks' KR-6170M i-mini X-Slim offers surprisingly good typing feel for such an inexpensive keyboard, but you do get what you pay for: it offers none of the special features and extra keys that are common these days, and it has some key-layout oddities that may frustrate touch typists.
Microsoft’s small, attractive Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 is a competent wireless pointing device. If you’re running Windows on your Intel Mac, you might find it to be of more interest.
Despite a few key-placement oddities, Matias’s Folding Keyboard is a unique portable accessory that lets you pack a full-size keyboard in a relatively small amount of space. However, the lack of a locking mechanism makes it a poor choice for use on your lap.
Provided you like its MacBook-like keys, Apple's wired Keyboard is a solid offering. But it's the smaller Wireless Keyboard that stands out from the crowd.
Logitech’s diNovo Edge Mac Edition is a standout keyboard thanks to its great key feel, very good layout, useful special features, and attractive design.
The affordable RF-7550A is a good mouse—not a great mouse, but a solid five-button RF-wireless unit that at 3.5 ounces is heavy enough to be comfortable but light enough to be portable.
The ProClick Mobile takes Razer’s excellent high-precision 1,200 dpi optical resolution technology, and packages it into a smaller wireless body. The ProClick Mobile is available in four colors.
The Kensington SlimBlade Media Notebook Set is inarguably a stylish group of wireless input devices. Its three-piece matching keyboard, numeric keypad, and scroll-ball mouse would be sleek and attractive additions to any desk. Unfortunately, stylish does not necessarily mean well designed—and in this case, form forgot to follow function.