High-tech keyboard delight!

Seems I am a bit of a gadget geek. I love anything new and techie. Even though, according to hubby (my very own in-house IT tech guy) I seem to have a force field around me that sends anything electronic and computerized into spasms of shock. I like them but they do NOT like me. I think the only electronic gadget I haven’t had issues with yet is my Kindle (knock on wood). Ahhh…it’s a torrid and drama filled love affair!

So, given my obsession with electronics, you know I’m a HUGE lover of the new tablets out there! Although, I have to admit I hesistate in my purchase of this new shiny and wonderous toy because…well…I hate touch keyboards! With nails and large fingers tips it’s a recipe for typing disaster. I am constantly back spacing and facing auto-correct insanity. Not to mention, those keyboards take up precious screen real estate!

Well sit down and hold on to your panties cause I’ve got the solution for us! It’s techno and it’s fahhhbulous!!! Say hello to my new BFF the virtual keyboard!


Seriously, this is the shit! It’s like electronic techno heaven.

The Bluetooth box projects a laser-generated keyboard onto any flat, opaque surface, providing an instant keyboard. I mean, can’t you just see this for your iPad, iPhone, or Android phone.

The keyboard it generates is 9 3/4″ wide by 4″ deep with 3/4″ keys. It recognizes keystrokes in 3D by an optical sensor that detects finger placement at different areas on the keyboard. And wait…it actually distinguishes between a finger hovering above a key and actually touching the key. Seriously?!?!?!? Yes! Using an invisible infrared horizontal plane projected JUST above the surface, it detects actual contact with “keys”. NO WAY?!?!?!?! Can you say ahhmazing!!!

It can keep pace with typing speeds up to 400 characters-per-minute (A) impressive but B) who the hell can type THAT fast…seriously?!?!?!). With a full charge, the virtual keyboard lasts for a solid 2.5 hours.

That means I can take this baby anywhere and voila, instant fully functioning keyboard! I can see it now. Hubby and I are out touring around the trails in the Rhino. We stop so he can have a little fish and I can whip this bad boy out, hook up my phone and get to writing! O.M.G. I bet I could project the keyboard right on the tailgate of the Rhino. Set up a little stool and there I’ll be; writing my book on the back of my bike!!! I’ll be forever known as the tailgate writer. I’ll be famous. People will line up to get my books. This is gonna be GREAT! Wait…hmmm…I wonder if it’s dust proof???

So I know you are chomping at the bit. Where can I get this? How much is it? Well, you can order yours here for a mere $199.95. And of course, it comes with the Hammacher Schlemmer lifetime guarantee, which means that if you don’t like it for any reason; you can return it for exchange, credit, or refund.

Do you think you could make use of the virtual keyboard? How do you like touch keypads?

It’s Twisted Tuesday and that means it’s time to enjoy a smile, giggle or laugh…here’s hoping I’ve provided it in spades…enjoy!

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  1. That is mucho-coolio!!

    Hey, I have that affliction too, with electronics. Bizarre things will happen that have never happened before to electronic devices. Ah well … I still keep plugging along. So far my Mac is compatible with my ‘aura’. 😉

    • Isn’t it fahhhbulous!!! If it wasn’t quite so pricey, I’d be all over it in a heart beat. I might just have to save my pennies. LOL!
      It’s sooo nice to meet a fellow techno force field friend. Alas, it is our cross to bare.
      It’s a Mac. I think they are more resistant to our types! LOL!

  2. The hubs and I were just discussing this keyboard the other day. Our letter obsessed child would have a field day with it. (Kinda expensive for a toddler toy, though. 🙂 )

    Thanks for including me in your post!

  3. That is so awesome! I’ll have to put it on my wish list. Along with a tablet. The only problem I see is that together they are probably the same cost as a super portable laptop. Oh, decisions decisions.

  4. Dammit, Natalie, this virtual keyboard thing could be the hottest invention since Dr. Scholl’s inserts!

    BTW — thanks for putting my post on your deliciousness list.

  5. Wow, Natalie, you find the coolest stuff, girl! I love the stuff in the HS catalogs. So if you get it, let us all know how well it works – you can our our guinea pig. Hey, it’s for research! 😉

  6. Ok…you had me until the price tag! i hate those touch keyboards!

  7. I heard about these. Sounds a little too sci-fi for me. 🙂 Funny thing is you have to by the little projector thing which is smaller than a keyboard, but still gotta carry it around.

  8. I am a tech junkie, and I blame that on my hubby, also a professional computer geek. I have a Smartphone, Mac, iPad, iPod. We have two PS3’s, one for upstairs and one for the downstairs family room. Our home computer is networked so that anything on our hard drives can be streamed thru the PS3… it goes on.

    But I do love that keyboard. I may have to add that to my list, although I don’t mind the touch screen on the iPad as long as I don’t have to write long emails. Then I get pissy. But you know what I love to use my iPad for the most? Recipes. It’s a fantastic virtual recipe book. And an expensive one, lol.

    • OMG I LOVE you Stacy!!! I am sooo jealous…a girl after my own heart!! Woot woot!!
      I can totally see how amazing an iPad would be for that. It’s a little more portable than a laptop for that type of thing. But yes, definitely an expensive recipe book. WAHAHA!

  9. Oh my goodness, the hubster is going to go APESHIT over this. I give it two weeks before he has one sitting on his desk…

  10. Elena Aitken says:

    That is very cool. And seriously, Natalie, a SMALL price to pay to be known as the tail gate writer! ha ha. Love it!

  11. That is amaaazzziiinnggg!!!!

    Let me know how it works Tailgate Writer! 🙂

  12. Woah… Is that for REAL? Maybe this techi-treat will be nicer to you, seeing as it’s translucent and all?? 😉 I bet I’d love it. I appreciate and use my iphone touch screen, but man, does it ever make for some texting hilarious—potentially dangerous ;)—mishaps. The other day I tried to type ‘I love your thoughts.’ It came out I love your *thongs*! LOL

  13. Love. Want. Must. Have.

    I love my iPad, but I’m with you on the touchscreen keyboard. Even without nails and stubby little fingers, I suck at touchpad. This would be so handy! My husband can actually type that fast, I know, I hate him, too. You should here him in the man cave, it’s like keyboard on steroids. Sheesh. Makes me look like an amateur and I’m pretty fast!

    You’ll be famous as the tailgate writer! You slay me. Absolutely slay me.

  14. Wow, this sounds terrific – easy to use, more-than-portable and oh so cool. But I must be devil’s advocate and ask, “Laser? Wonder what does this do to your hands in a long run.” Hopefully it’s safe but, obviously, there are no studies. Hmm. There – see? Angela ruins the fun, haha. Sorry. I know you love me anyway 🙂

  15. The tailgate writer… Now there’s a log line for ya. Way cool gadget.

  16. I want one. Please pretty pretty please

  17. 400 CHARACTERS per minute is not very fast actually. I can type 100 words per minute. I also wonder about ease of use. For those of us who do touch typing and never look at our fingers, it seems like this would be a massive fail since there’s nothing to actually…you know, touch. You’d have to actually look to see where the keys were supposed to be. Still, I can’t argue that it is epically cool for what it is.

    • LOL – I think I misunderstood and thought it was 400 words. Ummm yeah, 400 characters would be way more doable. 🙂 LOL!! And you may have a point, I am not entirely sure how this would work for touch typist (I am one as well). I’ll have to try and see if there are any reviews. Either way, you said it best, it is epic cool for what it is. Anything laser makes me drool.

  18. Lol. I’m blown away. Maybe holographic TVs aren’t that far away after all.

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