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#1 VROSA

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 12:09 PM

New technologies showcase the not-too-distant future

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You schlep a PDA, cell phone or other handheld gizmo but aren't particularly fond of its cramped keyboard (assuming it even has one). You are loath to carry an accessory keyboard. Entering text is painful. Canesta, whose new chips will turn up in a variety of portable devices during the first half of next year, lets people type on an imaginary standard-size Qwerty keyboard.

Yes, imaginary. You place the Canestasized (my word) device on a table or desk and it projects a laser image of a keyboard onto the flat service. As you peck away on the projected image, Canesta's "electronic perception technology" turns the movement of your fingers into keystrokes. The faux keyboard can even function like a mouse.

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edw...9-24-baig_x.htm


I really dont know if i can type without real keys to touch... :talker: anyway it is a cool thing.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:42 PM

I think it will be something like this. I find it cool, but not sure that everyone will get used to it. Personally, I would :talker:

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:45 PM

That's cool!!! Vrosa can you direct link that article, all I got to see was the main page. But serb-man's pic was sweet!!!

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 08:30 AM

Oh ! my mistake... direct linked :talker:

There are some other cool things there...

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:54 AM

For $180 bucks anyone can have this, will need Bluetooth of course...

http://www.thinkgeek...ing/input/8193/

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:12 AM

thats so cool have too look into that

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:28 PM

This one is a beauty Tweak, i didnt know it was already being sold ... :)

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:26 PM

looks like this guy is having fun with it:
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 03:09 AM

View Postvrosa x64, on Oct 20 2006, 09:28 AM, said:

This one is a beauty Tweak, i didnt know it was already being sold ... :talker:


I just happen to be on the site earlier in the day and saw it, not sure I'd enjoy it myself though.

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 01:22 PM

I want one of those "Minority Report" monitor/keyboard/mouse/touchpad/multi-touchpad/pointing-device thingy!

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Posted 26 March 2007 - 04:37 PM

I don't find it comfortable :chriso: , i do like to feel the keys from my keyboard under my fingers. And how the hell to feel which letter to press if you don't feel the keys, I don't like to look at the keyboard.

Edited by i++, 26 March 2007 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2007 - 05:19 PM

You don't have to look at the keyboard. All you have to do is find home row and then you shouldn't need to look at it anymore.

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 06:12 PM

View PostSerb-Man, on Oct 17 2006, 09:42 AM, said:

I think it will be something like this. I find it cool, but not sure that everyone will get used to it. Personally, I would :cool2:

So ... that's for HopScotch Typing???
Would it still be called a Typo? or a Stumble?


I've tried a lot of things for my Axim, but none really have excited me. I saw the laser board a while back ... and just don't have a flat surface when I wanna type on the train.
So, I still use either the block rec. or the tinny screen keyboard :pray:

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:48 AM

They need a dragon speak (if i remember right that is the wicked voice program that actually works).

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:13 PM

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They need a dragon speak (if i remember right that is the wicked voice program that actually works).
I can say that it works well I have tryed it




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