The all new Kensington Ci70 USB keyboard is ultra slim for those seeking minimal usage of work space real estate. In addition, the Ci70 includes a small USB hub for connecting those USB powered gadgets.
The USB keyboard comes with two full size USB type A connectors to connect MP3 players, cameras and promotional USB drives and one mini-USB connector for syncing mobile phones and digital cameras.
Kensington indicates the USB keyboard is 35% smaller then a typical keyboard, but don’t mention the height of this “slim design.” It appears to be about 1.5cm at the keyboard and 3cm at the back where the hot buttons are located.
The Ci70 retails for $50, but we found it at Amazon for just a little less.
“It’s a USB hub two computers use.” Sounds off doesn’t it? It’s not. What the Kensington ShareCentral does is provide a single USB box you can plug your USB devices into so they maybe shared between two computers. This is ideal for printers or scanners that need to be shared between computers (small office). Or ideal for placing a USB hard drive on a small network for automated backup. Or simply a KVM switch to centralize your keyboard, video monitor and mouse between two PCs. Actually I could use that now between my “work” computer with dual monitors to my “test” PC which could use dual monitors.
I spotted the ShareCentral while over at GizmosForGeeks earlier today. They had a good point:
Chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably got multiple computers in your household, but on the other hand, you’ve probably decided against cluttering your home with multiple printers, external hard drives and the like. But it can be such a pain to keep swapping those devices amongst your various computers. Enter the Kensington ShareCentral USB sharing device.
If this bit of news peaked your interested you can check out the latest price on the Kensington ShareCentral at Amazon.
It’s not often you hear “vertical” and “keyboard” in the same sentence so I jumped on this article when I heard Kensington re-styled their C170 keyboard to include a vertical mounted USB port.
So now that I’ve settled the vertical+keyboard question, the next is why? Look at the picture, then make the jump.
Kensington eases the pain of laptop life with their all new re-designed notebook USB docking station. The SD200V is a tower update to it’s predecessor, the SD100, a wedge shaped design.
The SD200V allows dual view of monitors with it’s beefed up “DualView” boost feature. Max support is 1280×1024 pixels. The notebook dock station connects to your laptop via a single USB port. From there, you can sync up a VGA monitor, keyboard and mouse along with connection for stereo-out and microphone-in port.
The Kensington dock station includes front USB port for easy connection (although we’d like to see more) and ability to hot swap USB devices and other peripherals without the need to reboot your notebook.
Price set at $139 and pre-orders are being taken at Kensington.
ViewSonic is offering their wide screen 19″ LCD monitor for 158 after$40 mail-in rebate. Free ground shipping. Offer good through 1/31/07. If you haven’t made the upgrade to a flat screen monitor then grab the GetUSB Dealz and make the jump.
The Optiquest Q19wb-2 19″ widescreen LCD integrates high brightness and contrast ratios with super-fast video response. Enhance your productivity with this widescreen display that lets you work in two applications or documents side-by-side. Enjoy the crystal-clear, blur-free video and graphics delivered by broadcast-quality, 5ms video response. Built-in speakers deliver rich, stereo sound.
Store you’re VoIP phone in the PCMCIA slot, recharge your VoIP phone from the PCMCIA slot – the Vo200 Bluetooth Internet Phone is right on target. If you’re into VoIP phones this is one sexy looking unit.
The sleek design is designed for simplicity with auto detecting Bluetooth signal upon power up, what is now standard echo cancellation technology and compatible with virtually any VoIP service (Skype, MSN, Yahoo, Google Talk) 3 hours of continuous talk time, 30 hours standby time and a blinking light when only 10% of the charge is remaining. Nice built-in stand too. For one wireless, cable free