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Hammacher Schlemmer outs a $200 laser-generated virtual keyboard for smartphones and tablets

0. phoneArena posted on 12 Jan 2012, 10:23

The Magic Cube projects a virtual keyboard with red lasers from a slit at its top to any surface, connects to your gizmo via Bluetooth, and lets you type the futuristic way, using your whole screen real estate. It is 3" tall, can detect up to 400 characters per minute, and has two and a half hours of battery life...

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posted on 12 Jan 2012, 10:37 1

1. AngusNG12345 (Posts: 37; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)

cool lol

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 10:47

2. dws93 (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

WoW that's so cool , but my question is does it support other languages or only English ???

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 11:30 2

3. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

This technology was already there in Hotels in Japan, about 10 years ago.

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 11:45 1

4. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)

always one

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 12:04

5. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)

pertty cool that its made to be supported by other smartphones other than the iphone

posted on 12 Jan 2012, 13:12 1

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

This is what it says on their website word for word, "Compatible OS: Android 2.0/2.1/2.2, iPhone/iPad 4.0, any device with Bluetooth HID support" Here is their site:


posted on 12 Jan 2012, 12:55 1

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I recall seeing this either conceptualized or advertised back when Palm Pilots and Treos (the PDA era) were huge. Good to know it's not priced crazily, but I'd want to be able to test it before putting that sort of money down on something like that, especially with as small as separate Bluetooth keyboards are getting, especially the roll-up type

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