We are constantly losing our keys to the point that we have to put them on a hook so we always know that they are not in the refrigerator, between cushions or lurking somewhere under the bed. Now there is a solution with the Security Guard Keyfinder. The retro device attaches to your keychain and the next time your keys disappear, just put your lips together and blow. He will let you know where they are hiding after your whistle. Own your own guard for £7.99 (~$13.00.)
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The Hunt-and-Peck Keyboard is designed for kids and those adults who never learned to type. In addition to a regular QWERTY keyboard, you get an ABCDEF one as well. It will toggle from standard keys to common IM abbreviations. Plug into your USB port on your PC or Mac and one finger type away with no software needed. The keyboard also has “www” keys and a price of $21.00 at Amazon, about the same price as a learn to type audio tape.
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A team from UCSD came up with a way to steal keys without detection. Their SNEAKEY system used teleduplication to take an image of these keys from 195 feet away using imaging equipment, then managed to duplicate them with computer vision algorithms. You can read the details of the studies that were conducted in both laboratory and real settings on their site. The moral of the story is that even though these were the good guys, always keep your keys in your pocket when not needed.
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For those who want more color in their lives, Luxeed’s Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard should do the trick. With 430 LEDs, each key can light up when you press it or you can get a wide variety of lighting settings that can be saved on four preset buttons. The keyboard comes in black or white at a size of 15 x 7.5 x 1-inch and has a standard USB connection. Compatible with Windows XP/Vista, Mac or Linux users can get the keyboard but will have no effects. The Luxeed peripheral will set you back $199.99 and if you want a matching keypad that doesn’t light up, it is an additional $34.99. Frankly, they make us a bit dizzy.
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