Nerdgasm: i.Tech’s virtual laser keyboard hits the market
i.Tech Dynamic, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based Hutchinson Harbor Ring, has released the groundbreaking Virtual Keyboard (VKB).
The device itself is a “zippo lighter” sized projector that stands upright on any flat surface. When activated, it beams a full sized “virtual keyboard” in red laser light onto your desk, table, airline tray or what have you. The keyboard, which can be formatted for English or Russian Qwerty setups, activates each key when your finger interrupts the laser beam, complete with an optional “tapping” sound.
The VKB connects via bluetooth to your laptop, tablet or phone. It’s compatible with Palm OS 5, Symbian, PocketPC, Windows Smartphone/XP and… “limited” Mac OSX support. Reviewers have noted problems pairing the VKB with computers installed with anything other than the BlueSoleil bluetooth driver.
Now, I’m sure you’ve been waiting; the pricetag? A hefty $169.99, well worth it if you bleed tech-savvy, but most of us can probably be convinced to live without it. As the distribution Web site says, this product is a “must gift for every HighTeck Savvy”. For real, they say that.
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