The Magic Cube: Will Your Next Keyboard be Virtual?
Given the rate of change with computers over the years, what's with the lack of change in keyboards?
Our computers have decreased in size 99% over the last 10 years, but keyboards? They're still the same. We still accumulate years’ worth of lint, dust, and potato chip crumbs. Heaven forbid we want to use our computers while eating a cheeseburger or the keys will be greasy for the next 3-6 months. Do we really need all those keys? Why do they keep adding more functions to the function keys?
So far the best anyone's been able to do is give us canned air or a keyboard cover.
Our frustrations with keyboards appear to be never ending, but maybe we shouldn't speak so soon.
Though it may not win any awards for product title originality, the magic cube is a portable device that projects a laser keyboard onto any flat surface. You can't get food stuck in it, spill a super-size ultra-hot coffee on it or dislodge any of the keys from gaming too hard.
And the best part: it's compatible with iPhone, Android, iPad and any Bluetooth enabled device. We have enough to worry about between running down our smart phone batteries with hours of web surfing, tweeting or Facebook stalking that we can barely have time to read through our text messages for any wayward autocorrect fixes.
Gone are the days of touchtone keys, out-of-this-world typos, hitting the return key by accident on the iPhone or wishing your thumbs weren't so big. The magic cube is super portable, has mouse capabilities, and handwriting recognition software.
The possibilities are nearly endless. For those of us who spend the better part of everyday texting, we can now do so with increased speed and agility. Are you a student? Set up on your desktop. The professor will never know what you're doing. Texting at work? Never easier.Continued on the next page