Use mouse or physical keyboard with your next e-reader? Bluetooth could make it happen

By David Rothman
July 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

One of the great hits of TeleRead right now is Chris Meadows’ post on using a Bluetooth mouse with an Android tablet. I’m not surprised. But what about E Ink machines like the Paperwhite? As with text to speech, Bluetooth is missing from Amazon’s E Ink devices. Don’t know [...]

Review: 1 Voice Bluetooth Ear Warmers

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

You know how sometimes that thing you wanted without even realizing you wanted it comes along? That was my reaction when I received the email from 1 Voice about their new Bluetooth ear warmers. They sent me a sample, and I was eager to try them out, especially since temperatures have been dropping, [...]

BlackBerry gets injunction against Typo keyboard; plans to refocus on keyboard phones for business

By Chris Meadows
March 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s an update concerning BlackBerry’s suit against the Typo keyboard, a Bluetooth thumbboard add-on for iPhones (backed by Hollywood’s Ryan Seacrest!) that hewed a little too closely to Blackberry’s own patented keyboard design. Opining that BlackBerry was likely to succeed in the [...]

You can use a Bluetooth mouse with your Android tablet!

By Chris Meadows
March 20, 2014 // 16 Comments

Also, the sky is blue, water is wet, and the sun is warm. That’s probably what some of you are thinking upon reading that headline. But I’m pretty sure there must be plenty of people out there who aren’t aware of this yet, just because it’s not what you would assume a (non-Windows) tablet [...]

Assassination game Dustcloud closes its Kickstarter project, plans to relaunch in 30 days

By Chris Meadows
January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Just a brief update on an article from a couple of weeks ago: Dustcloud, the laser tag assassination game using short-range radio zap guns that link by Bluetooth to a smartphone, has decided to cancel its Kickstarter and relaunch in 30 days with some changes. The writing was pretty much on the [...]

Dustcloud brings virtual assassination to the digital age

By Chris Meadows
January 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Everything’s better with smartphones. Reading, navigating, playing silly games…and possibly, that might soon include laser tag. Yesterday I found out about a game called Dustcloud, which is undergoing a Kickstarter right now that wants to combine laser tag, the game of “Assassin” (often [...]

Alcatel Magic Flip ereader could be the most ebook-friendly accessory of this year – or any other

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Attentive (and loyal) TeleRead readers may remember that I dubbed the upcoming Alcatel OneTouch Hero possibly the one smartphone I’d most like to have on account of its e-ink cover, intended to double as an easier-on-the-eyes ereader accessory. Now, according to news from CES relayed via [...]

Blackberry files suit over Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo keyboard case

By Chris Meadows
January 3, 2014 // 3 Comments

Remember that “Typo” Bluetooth iPhone keyboard case backed by Hollywood’s Ryan Seacrest? It essentially grafts a BlackBerry style keyboard onto an iPhone. Well, it turns out that BlackBerry is not amused that the Typo is effectively a rip-off of the iconic keyboard design from their [...]

In the future, concealed embedded computers might spy on you

By libertyc
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

On his blog, Charlie Stross ponders how small the electronics necessary to power computing and wi-fi have become, and wonders if the next great malware frontier might be physical spy devices concealed inside Bluetooth keyboards or other innocuous accessories. If it’s a keyboard, all someone needs [...]

To solve a pet peeve, Ryan Seacrest funds development of Bluetooth keyboard case

By libertyc
December 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

When most of us aren’t satisfied with the current state of mobile technology, we don’t have any recourse but to hope that someone comes up with something better. But if you’re a high-powered, wealthy Hollywood go-getter, you have a few other options. GigaOm and AllThingsD are reporting that [...]

Bluetooth keyboards are good enough for tablets

By libertyc
November 15, 2013 // 5 Comments

On ReadWriteWeb, Brian Proffitt opines that the one thing that will keep tablets from dominating the mid-sized mobile device market is the lack of a decent built-in keyboard. Tablets are light and good at doing many of the same things people use laptops for without the extra laptop bulk, but they [...]

Barnes & Noble to sell Bluetooth Nook speaker

By libertyc
March 1, 2013 // 1 Comment

Engadget recently reported on a Nook Bluetooth speaker making its way through the FCC. Considering all the rumors and other news about Barnes & Noble lately, it’s nice to see that the Nook line isn’t being ignored. However, we’ll have to see about pricing. Bluetooth speakers are [...]

tyPad keyboard case for iPad, and the incredible exploding netbook

By libertyc
September 17, 2010 // 4 Comments

The Gadgeteer has a review of an interesting-looking gizmo, the tyPad wireless Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad. This $129.95 case combines a binder-style case and a Bluetooth keyboard, effectively turning the iPad into a laptop. (Although the review doesn’t mention Sena, the picture of this [...]

Wired Gadget Lab on the iPad sheet music page turner foot switch

By libertyc
July 24, 2010 // 1 Comment

Charlie Sorell of the Gadget Lab takes a look at this potentially highly useful gadget. Full report [...]

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