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‘The perfect computer doesn’t exist’ [Setups]

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The biggest iPad doesn't look so big next to that mechanical keyboard.
The biggest iPad doesn't look so big next to that mechanical keyboard.
Photo: Steve Troughton-Smith

App developer Steve Troughton-Smith raised a few eyebrows recently when he tweeted a photograph of his iPad Pro propped up on a stand and hooked up to a mechanical keyboard that dwarfed it in size. It looked like some ungainly desktop machine of yesteryear.

“The perfect computer doesn’t exist,” the title read.

It would be a stretch to say Troughton-Smith does all his work on that iPad setup, but he does some of it via the tablet, he told Cult of Mac.

Mac Studio workstation makeover enhances whole room [Setups]

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In an "after" picture, one larger monitor on a desk shelf instead of two on the desk opens up the space nicely.
Photo: David_Kim@Reddit.com

With so many people working from home these days, a whole lot of them spend much of their life in one room — wherever the computer setup is, that is. And that’s all the more the case in apartments and small homes. So improving the setup can have a pretty big impact.

In today’s featured Mac Studio setup, swapping out two smaller displays for one bigger one, adding a desk shelf and making a few other changes made quite a difference in enhancing the workspace.

Keychron goes big(ger) with latest custom mechanical keyboard

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Keychron's new Q5 is nearly full sized and completely customizable.
Keychron's new Q5 is nearly full sized and completely customizable.
Photo: Keychron

Following launches of other interesting mechanical keyboards in its customizable Q series, Keychron recently made the Q5 available.

The “almost full-size,” 96% layout custom mechanical Mac keyboard features an aluminum build, RGB backlighting, Gateron G Pro switches and more.

Logitech upgrades popular mouse and offers 2 new mechanical keyboards

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The new Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Keyboard pairs with the updated MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse.
The new Logitech MX Mechanical Wireless Keyboard pairs with the updated MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse.
Photo: Logitech

In its latest release, Logitech offers an upgraded MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse and two new mechanical keyboards. The new mouse is an update on the popular MX Master 3 mouse. The 3S has a quieter click and a more sensitive sensor.

And the new MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini keyboards feature mechanical switches, a departure from the existing MX Keys keyboards.

The MX Master 3S, MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini, which will ship by the end of May, all readily pair with both Macs and PCs.

Up your game with a new Keychron Q3 custom mechanical keyboard

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Keychron's tenkyeless Q3 follows the popular Q1 and Q2 custom keebs.
Keychron's tenkyeless Q3 follows the popular Q1 and Q2 custom keebs releases.
Photo: Keychron

Keychron launched its Q3 80% tenkeyless (TKL) full metal custom mechanical keyboard on Tuesday. Following sold-out initial runs of its Q1 and Q2 customizable keebs, the Q3 is a full aluminum mechanical keyboard with gasket mount design. It features hot-swappable switches, a high-grade aluminum case, QMK/VIA mapping support and more, the company said.

Here’s your chance to try another affordable, compact mechanical keyboard

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You can use Cooler Master's new 65% layout mechanical keyboard with PC or Mac.
You can use Cooler Master's new 65% layout mechanical keyboard with PC or Mac.
Photo: Cooler Master

Hardcore gamers, dedicated office workers, gear geeks — can you ever have enough choice among affordable mechanical keyboards? Well, another new one entered the fray recently when peripherals maker Cooler Master released its new CK721 Gaming Keyboard.

The new keeb sports a sleek 65% layout, customizable features and compatibility with macOS, iOS, Windows and Android.

Razer’s tiny new keyboard could be a must for gamers

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Razer's new Huntsman Mini has analog optical switches you can customize like crazy.
Razer's new Huntsman Mini has analog optical switches you can customize like crazy.
Photo: Razer

Gaming giant Razer rolled out a tiny new mechanical keyboard Friday that could be a boon for gamers. It’s a new-and-improved version of the first 60% keyboard released by a major brand. And it’s the first one to use Razer’s proprietary, super-sensitive “analog optical switches” that can be customized in multiple ways just by the force used to press the key.

It’s the updated Razer Huntsman Mini Analog. And if you’re a competitive gamer, you might want to get it before your opponents do.