iPads and iPhones are wonderful devices that have achieved enormous popularity. But while these devices strive for perfection, they do leave a bit to be desired for those of us that sorely miss the keyboard. If you’re like so many users that really do prefer a keyboard when you have to get some serious work done, then have a look at this cutting-edge new innovative keyboard device for the iPad and iPhone as well as Android Phones.
The Virtual Laser-Generated Keyboard is the latest keyboard invention that projects a laser-generated keyboard image onto any flat, opaque surface. A Class II laser draws a full-size 9 3/4 inch wide by 4 inch high keyboard and renders 3/4 inch square keys with a bit of drop shadow for visual depth.
The Virtual Laser-Generated Keyboard has an optical sensor that detects your finger placement at different locations on the keyboard in three dimensions. And an infrared horizontal plane is projected just millimeters above the surface which detects the actual contact your finger makes with the keys when the infrared plane is interrupted.
The virtual keyboard device translates the detected key strokes into the appropriate character code and sends to your iPhone, iPad or Android device via the Bluetooth radio interface, so no wires or cables needed.
The Virtual Laser-Generated Keyboard can keep pace with even the fastest typists, able to track typing speeds up to 400 characters per minute. The rechargeable battery provides up to 2 1/2 hours of typing from a 1 1/2 hour charge using the included USB/AC adapter. The virtual keyboard device dimensions are 3 inches high by 1 1/2 inches wide by 1 1/4″ deep, and a light weight 2 1/2 oz.
The Seagate Go Flex Satellite Portable HDD is a half a terabyte (500GB) portable hard disc drive with an integrated wireless streamer that allows a user to bring their entire media library with them at all times. The Go Flex Satellite device is practically a normal Go Flex half a terabyte hard disc drive that is packed along with a rechargeable lithium polymer battery, 802.11b/g/n, a Wi-Fi module and a web server.
The Seagate Go Flex Satellite Portable HDD also comes with a free Go Flex media application for iOS devices that you will need to download at the site. The hard disc drive also appears as a local storage that scan sync up to three devices at one go. Unfortunately, there isn’t an application for the Android yet but it was announced that the release date for Android will be sometime during this summer. So till then, Android devices can stream media to their smartphone through the web browser.
You can also transfer content from your Windows or Mac OS with the media sync software and the software is made to only allow files that are compatible with your own iOS to be transferred. For users with only 3.0 USB computers, the device also comes with a 3.0 USB cable that allows you to do file transfers to your PC.
The Go Flex battery has up to 25 hours of standby life and can stream up to 5 hours of video. It also comes with a car charger and an AC adaptor charger and the Seagate Go Flex Satellite Portable HDD is set to arrive in stores in July 2011. Market value for this item is at $299.99.