The BEST keyboard for typing

Started Oct 31, 2007 | Discussions thread
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At a Computer Fair last May .....

... there was a new "projected" virtual keyboard being demonstrated. Because of great interest - and my limited time - I could not get close enough to see it properly - and it was one day before I returned to Spain from UK visit.

It seemed that the keyboard was projected on to the desk - one simply put fingers on the "keys" to generate the required text on the monitor. No, I have no idea how one overcomes shadows but I think it was being projected from the lower part of the monitor - perhaps some form of a laser beam? - wish I could have had a go.

Anyone heard of this at all? These days, nothing would surprise me

I did find some links but have not heard of anyone using one in real terms.

http://www.virtual-laser-keyboard.com/
http://www.alpern.org/weblog/stories/2003/01/09/projectionKeyboards.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2000/dot_life/2326077.stm

Only question is ..... how would you clean one - furniture polish on the real desktop?

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