by Tim · Filed Under: Gadgets
THE LASER VIRTUAL KEYBOARD FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
I know the word is already on the street about the next iPhone, reported as iPhone 5, and the integration of the laser virtual keyboard. Unfortunately I don’t think the next iPhone, which I think the naming may start going along the lines of the iPad and be named The New iPhone, will have a laser virtual keyboard incorporated into it. I think it’s to soon and it hasn’t been perfected yet to be put into smaller devices. Also, I don’t think Apple will make that big of a jump incorporating big new tech items in the next iPhone.
There is already a bluetooth device that you can use with any bluetooth enabled device that will shine a nice laser onto any hard service, giving you access to a complete keyboard to type on just like you would on any desktop or laptop. If you tuned in to watch the recent TV series Alcatraz, you should have caught this futuristic tech being used in their high tech control room. Their computers didn’t have real keyboards and they weren’t using this bluetooth device either. It was built into the computers themselves shining that bright red laser keyboard on their desk.
Tech is moving fast and the desktops are being replaced with laptops and the laptops are being replaced with tablets and smartphones. I have found that with my iPhone 4s I can do just about anything I can accomplish with my laptop, except typing long documents or articles. So I tend to open my Macbook Pro up for bigger projects like that. But with an iPad or any other tablet I could get these things done, except for the keypad is not good for placing your fingers properly like you would on a normal computer keyboard. Which to solve that problem you are seeing companies develop clamshell type devices to slide your tablet into making it into an instant laptop.
The problem I see with this is that why would someone purchase a tablet and then get clamshell dock to use with it, when you can just get a nice 11″ or 13″ laptop that has much more power and capabilities and still just as portable as a tablet? It doesn’t make sense so I don’t see this device holding much water in the future and eventually will end up in the tech junkyard.
So there is proof that the technology exists and I find it quite fascinating that if you watch current TV shows or movies, pay close attention to the technology being used and you can get a glimpse into the future. Just an example, but check out the movie Minority Report from 2002 starring Tom Cruise in 2002. I bet you can see some good tech being used in the film that you are now seeing in gadgets today. And although I don’t see it today, I can’t wait to see what becomes of the stuff that was used in the movie Avatar.
So I think within a year or two you will start seeing smartphones and tablets, including Apple’s, incorporating these virtual laser keyboards. Which will be quite interesting to see what happens to the laptop sales.
If you can’t wait for these built in virtual keyboards and want to try your hand at the virtual keyboard via bluetooth you can check it out below.