Briefly: Cider Showdown, Razer Launches Membrane Keypad, Australian Takes On Google Glass

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Razer outs new membrane gaming keypad, 10 cider favourites compared, Meta Smart Glasses set to challenge Google Glass.

  • There's not much else like sipping on a chilled cider — but which are the best tipples? PopSugar Health & Fitness has compared and contrasted ten of the most popular brands, with a focus on calorie counts.
  • Razer today launched the Razer Tartarus, a membrane gaming keypad created with ergonomic comfort and infinite customisation options. The new keypad boasts 25 programmable keys including an eight-way directional thumb pad and 128 different command options. The Razer Tartarus is available now for an RRP of $129.95. Click here for more information.
  • The Meta is a giant, augmented-reality headset that you strap to your face which can be used for virtual gaming, facial recognition and 3D visualisations to help you in your day-to-day life. Co-created by Australian expat Ben Sand, powered by two 960×540 transparent TFT LCD displays with a 23-degree field of view, the unit is powered by a 720p camera, a 320×240 infra-red depth camera and a 9-axis sensor array. You can see a video of the Meta in action and read about its development over at Gizmodo.
  • If you're keen to indulge in some zombie gaming mayhem this weekend, Microsoft is currently offering Dead Rising 2 for free to all Xbox Live Gold Members. The full download usually costs $49.95. [Via OzBargain]


    The cider comparison is not so much a focus on calories as a "nothing but calories" exercise... and they don't even bother to normalise for different bottle volumes.

    The Razer Tartarus is ridiculous; an almost identical copy of the Belkin n52te but more than twice the price? No thanks.

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