By Wesley Dores.
Nothing new under the sun, but still relatively cool: a “virtual keyboard”. How does this work you ask?
Well, ok, so, you can use the VKB (Virtual PC Keyboard) with both your laptop and PC and with a compatible mobile device, be it a Smartphone or a PDA. It uses both infrared and laser technology to produce an invisible circuit and project a full-size virtual QWERTY keyboard onto any surface. The virtual PC keyboard behaves exactly like a real one: direction technology based on optical recognition enables the user to tap the images of the keys, complete with realistic tapping sounds(!), which feeds into the compatible PDA, Smartphone, laptop or PC.
The VKB Virtual Keyboard has a wide range of applications:
- Personal digital assistants
- Cellular telephones
- Space saving computers
- Tablet PCs
- Industrial environments
- Clean rooms
- Sterile and medical environments
- Test Equipment
- Transport (Air, Rail, Automotive)
Roughly the size of a disposable lighter, (90 x 34 x 24 mm), the VKB enables users to type email or long text as easily as with a conventional keyboard. Imagine how much easier it would be if you had a proper mobile phone keyboard that fits in your pocket…
It’s $200 from here.