Published on July 9th, 2012 | by Kira0
The Magic Cube Projection Keyboard: Not Quite Magic
Need s quick easy keyboard fo the go? Something small and bkue tooth frie dly? The only problem, well the biggest problem, of this keyboard is whaat yiu see in front of you..
Ah, I have switched back to my normal keyboard, a bit of a relief. As I was saying: the The Cube Laser Projection Keyboard and Multi-Touch Mouse is a great idea. When I saw this product, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Nothing is cooler than tapping on your desk and it actually doing stuff on your computer (Mac or Windows), mobile device (Apple and Android), or tablet/iPad. The Magic Cube is small and lightweight, making it very easy to travel with, much easier than any normal keyboard or alternative. It comes with a USB cord or it can connect to your computer or iPad through Bluetooth, and works perfectly well wired or wireless. Its cute sci-fi body projects a red laser beam keyboard onto whatever surface you like. Some surfaces are definitely better than others; the more difference there is between the surface and the red laser, the better.
Now that we are past how cool this gadget is, we need to talk about how well it works. As you may have gathered from above, it is not the easiest to type on. I played with it for a while and didn’t see much of an improvement in the first couple of hours; it’s possible that the adjustment curve is a bit lengthy. I found that the “keys” along the edges were the hardest to make respond- but that is unfortunately quite a few of the keys. In addition to the keyboard not responding ideally all the time, I found the placement and design of the keyboard itself annoying. Most of the punctuation is at the top of the keyboard, an unneeded change from default QWERTY. The mouse function also let us down a bit, though some folks did manage to get it to work fairly consistently.
Again, I think the idea of this keyboard is a great one. It grabs attention, and is portable, though will require a recharge after about three hours. But it will not be replacing our normal keyboards anytime soon. If regular setups, though, strain your wrists, this may be a good option to check out, as we did find it quite comfortable! Available widely, we recommend ThinkGeek, where it runs about $180.