Sony may not have made mention of the Playstation Move Racing Wheel during its E3 Media Briefing, but the Playstation Blog has all the details on the accessory that's targeted at LittleBigPlanet Karting and other Move racers. The company says that the oddly-shaped Move Racing Wheel, saying that it will offer "precise motion tracking" despite its weird looks. You can pick one up in the fall for $39.99, but you'll need to supply your own Move controller to make use of it.
Ari Zagnoev’s Combimouse is a keyboard and mouse arranged in an odd sort of way. The right unit is the right side of a QWERTY board that can be moved around for comfort and operates in keyboard mode unless it is switched. The company calls the switch “effortless and intuitive.” We call it one more thing to fall off the desk, although they say it was tested by college students who found it convenient. By the way, they are also looking for investors if you think they have a hit on their hands.
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Yesterday, Elecom showed off their Micro Grast designer mice. Today, it’s Logitech’s turn with their 2.4GHz wireless V220s. Available in a Limited Edition of 6 different designs, the Nano-receiver is practically plug into USB and forget it. The mouse has an indicator light for battery left and hits automatic sleep mode when not in use. With 1000 dpi optical tracking, match it up to your designer laptop for $29.99.
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Elecom’s Micro Grast laser mouse was designed by Tony Stark, the man that also created Iron Man. Plug into your USB port and the M-PG2DL has a micro receiver, compact size and buttons for forward and backwards. Ergonomically correct for better control, it has 60 hrs. of usage per charge, a frequency of 2.4GHz and communicates via a DS-SS system. Choose one of eight colors at a price of $89.95.
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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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Verbatim has gone colorful with its new Nano Wireless Mouse. The tiny receiver can be plugged in to your USB plug and left in a laptop or netbook or slid onto the bottom of the mouse so you don’t lose it. The 2.4 GHz ergonomic mouse works for both left and right-handers and has a programmable roller button. Compatible with Windows and Mac, it comes in 6 different colors and has a price of ~$25.00, depending on where you shop.
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For those who like to surf the Internet in bed or a reclining chair, Filco has unveiled their a 2-in-1 mouse. The BTLS90 is a 800 dpi mouse with a gyro sensor that will work on your desk, lap or nothing, similar to a Wiimote. Its 550mAh internal battery can be recharged via USB port. Of course it has Bluetooth accessibility and is ergonomically correct. No price or date out has been released.
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Asus debuted a series of LCD monitors at the recent CeBit 2009. The VH192C and VH196 are energy-saving and have an advanced optical film for better images. The Aspect Control switches between full screen and 4:3 aspect ratio. The Asus VH192C LCD monitor also features a Color Shine panel for better clarity, image color, density and saturation, and best of all can be connected via WHCI or wireless USB host wireless adapter.
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Joen Hwan Ju’s RITI Printer runs on used coffee grounds or tea leaves. To use the eco-friendly device, one places the leftovers in the ink case on the top, inserts a piece of paper, then moves the case left and right and the image is printed. Joen mentions that another perk is that you will get the smell of the beverage, which undoubtedly would be closer to aromatherapy than your basic ink. The idea is nice but we’re not so sure about the time to print and clean-up afterwards. Joen’s prototype is part of core77’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition.
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There’s a new mouse in town. Cyber Sport’s Orbita has a built-in compass to calibrate movements in 3D. The wireless 3-axis mouse does without a scroll wheel. Instead, users rotate it left or right. It also has a series of buttons for clicking. Ergonomically designed, it features a programmable interface with multi-function platform. The Orbita is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later. You can pre-order now for £82.10 (~$126.00) and expect a January delivery.
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