Thursday, May 27, 2004

Air Keyboard

Love the convenience of a PDA, but hate entering info using graffiti or a built-in micro-keyboard? Then this item is for you.

It uses a laser to display a keyboard on any surface. Can't call it a virtual KB, because it is there. Sort of. The device then scans the displayed KB with an IR beam 2mm above the surface to detect when your fingers interrupt the pattern. Holy Star Trek, Batman!

Probably works best for, you should pardon the expression, "touch typists." FWIW, the thing is backordered awaiting some sort certification (FCC?). Can a real Air Guitar be far behind?

The remaining question is: Will it work with the Oqo mentioned below?


At 3:26 PM, Blogger Kelley Ender said...

That's pretty cool, but I think that not having any keys to push down would take a while to get used to.


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