Carrying a “mobile' keyboard around for use with smartphones and tablets doesn't really allow you to be as mobile as you would without it. Sure, many fold up and can be easily stored in a backpack or handbag, but what if a mobile keyboard was so small you could hang it from your keychain. What if this keyboard didn't have any “keys” at all?
Introducing the CTX Virtual keyboard. Available now from Brookstone, the CTX projects a usable laser keyboard onto just about any flat surface – it looks like something straight out of a movie, but I assure it's the real deal. It projects a laser outline of your standard QWERTY keyboard while an optical sensor tracks finger movements while you type.
The CTX can sync up with just about any smartphone using Bluetooth and the on-board battery is supposedly good for up to 2 hours of constant typing. When the juice runs out you'll need to charge it via USB.
The CTX Virtual Keyboard will set you back about $100 and, even though Brookstone won't be shipping them out until October, there's nothing stopping you from placing an order right now – aside from the weird looks you'll be getting when you start “typing” on the picnic table.