Thinkgeek has an interesting virtual keyboard for iPad. It’s a small device/projector that will projects red light onto a flat surface where you can interact with the projection. We have seen this technology for quite awhile for desktop system, but now it’s turn for tablet device to get this accessories. Well, I supposed it’s useful as typing on the flat tablet screen with small QWERTY interface is difficult for some. At least, using this kind of Cube Laser Virtual keyboard will be easier.
This virtual keyboard will projects out all the form and function of a normal keyboard (minus the keypad). Cube Laser Virtual keyboard even let you turn the interface into mouse mode so you can interact with your fingers-only. But sorry, it seems there is no multi-touch functionality in this mode (or we could be wronged), but it has an impressive detection rate of up to 400 characters per minute.
Even though the above image is showing that the keyboard is used on an iPad, it’s actually compatible with many devices. That’s included Android devices, Windows 7 Phones, Windows OS and Mac OS.
Here is the details of the specs of Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard:
- Projects a full-size laser keyboard onto any flat surface
- Allows the convenience of full-size typing in a tiny form factor
- Connects wirelessly via bluetooth to iPhone, iPad, many Smartphones and most Laptops
- Mouse mode allows you to use your finger as a mouse rather than typing when using with a laptop.
- Rechargeable battery lasts for 150 minutes of continuous typing
- Charges via USB. No drivers to install
- Compatibility: iPhone 3GS/4, iPad (iOS4), Blackberry tablet, Android 2.0 and higher, Windows Phone 7, Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS
- Interface: Bluetooth HID and USB 2.0
- Keyboard Layout: 19mm sized QWERTY layout
- Detection rate: Up to 400 characters per minute
- Operating Surface: Most flat opaque surfaces
- Battery duration: Approximately 150 minutes, 700mAh built-in rechargeable battery
Thinkgeek is currently selling this Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard for $169.99.