We are not sure if the resounding typewriter-like clicks of this keyboard would bode well in an office environment, but it does have a distinctive minimalist look that is unlike any other keyboards out there at the moment.
The round keycaps on the Lofree keyboard are designed for the writer in you to type with ease, and relive the good ol’ typewriter days of Hemingway, Kerouac and McCarthy with the Gateron mechanical switches that make every articulate word you type sounds like it’s coming out of an Underwood or a Royal.
The wireless keyboard is compatible to all OS systems, yes, including those of your mobile phones. You can also pair the keyboard to up to three devices, and switch among them easily. Lofree comes in three colours – Pure White, Turquoise Blue and our personal favourite, Sandstone Black – and it is available for pre-order here.
P Ramlee Google Doodle
Last Wednesday would have been the late actor/director/writer/musician P Ramlee’s 88th birthday. Google celebrated Malaysia’s favourite star with a Google Doodle, highlighting his contribution towards the country’s art industry via an illustration of him sporting his signature thin moustache with a checkered suit, sitting on a director’s chair with a loud-hailer in hand, a stack of scripts in the other, and a guitar leaning against the chair.
James Blake’s ‘My Willing Heart’ music video, featuring Natalie Portman
Sorry Beyonce, but Natalie Portman stole our hearts this week when she appeared in James Blake’s music video for his newest single, ‘My Willing Heart’ – very much pregnant. In the black-and-white video, Portman was said to have posed for her favourite musician just days before giving birth to her second child, Amalia. The video even featured snippets of the yet-to-be-born baby kicking to the soothing rhythm of Blake’s music in Portman’s swelling belly. Definitely something to show off to the kids when they are older, eh?
iPhone (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is now available in bright red, in the company’s continuous support towards (RED), a Global Fund AIDS charity that funds HIV/AIDS programs and helps deliver an AIDS-free generation around the world. The special edition phone holds the same tech specs as the pre-existing iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models in Jet Black, with a capacity of 128GB and 256GB, respectively. Orders for the (PRODUCT)RED iPhone starts online tonight at 11:01PM here.
Samsung Galaxy S8 leak
In light of their competitor’s special edition release, there has also been a leak this week in regards to Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 phone, set for an unveiling date at March 29. Samsung aims to win back the hearts of many after the number of explosive debacles last year. The new phone, which may or may not be named the Galaxy S8, may be available in black, silver and even violet, and will most probably roll out their voice-command AI helper Bixby.
The new phone will carry forward the edge-to-edge display, but without a bezel, which means a possible 5.8-inch screen display. This also means the home button has to be shifted somewhere else, like the back of the phone next to the camera and on-screen fingerprint sensor, and perhaps, even an iris scanner for a facial recognition feature.