Two companies are working on devices that use a laser to project an image of a keyboard onto a flat surface which can then be typed on as if it were actually there. Last year, VKB Ltd. announced that it had developed the first one of these. Pin Change Co. has licensed this technology and plans to release a product based on it later this year. The first version will consist of a separate projector that connects to the handheld with a wire. It uses a built-in, rechargeable, Lithium-ion battery that is good for two hours of continuous typing. The projected keyboard is 11 by 3.5 inches. It can be used on any firm, flat surface with no protrusions greater than 1 mm. However, it doesn’t work well outdoors. There will be drivers for both Palm OS and Pocket PC devices.
Virtual keyboards coming this year
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