A long time ago on a keyboard far, far away


If you like using those virtual keyboards that are projected on the table in front of you, you might be interested in this keyboard projector.  If you are also a die-hard Star Wars fan, you’ll definitely be interested in the R2-D2 Original Sound Virtual Laser Keyboard.  The robot stands 3.8” L x 2.75” W x 1.9” D and uses a red diode to project a keyboard that’s 9.45″ X 3.96″ in size at a distance of 3.95″ from the base of the robot.  The internal lithium-ion battery gives you 2 hours of type time after a 3-hour charge.  The Bluetooth keyboard (Bluetooth v3.0 Class 2,HID Profile) can sense up to 350 characters per minute when used with a compatible device:  iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 6, Android 4.0 and higher, Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS X, and Blackberry 10.  BigBadToyStore is accepting pre-orders of the R2-D2 Original Sound Virtual Laser Keyboard for $299.99; shipment is expected in January 2015, and you won’t be charged until the unit ships.

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3 comments… add one
  • Chris December 30, 2014, 1:49 pm

    But not iOS 7 or 8? That certainly limits it.

  • Chris Paragas December 30, 2014, 9:22 pm

    Agreed with Chris, but cool regardless!

  • Yeppers December 31, 2014, 9:05 am

    So just because the hardware is encapsulated in an R2D2 casing the price goes up by over 200 bucks from a standard version? Nice try but I’ll pass!

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