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Published on July 9th, 2012 | by Kira


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.

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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