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Skeptical Investigation

A Keyboard Made Out of Lasers

3be57ae1491cb6f289a32e69f0560588We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically.

We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Copyright pending.)

THE CLAIM
That the suspiciously small Magic Cube can project a laser keyboard onto a flat surface and let you type freely and easily on your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. And that it actually works.

THE INVESTIGATION
Our legendary team of technicians set the cube up on the nearest iPhone, with the magical help of Bluetooth. Then, behold: a red keyboard of light showed up on the desk. After a few minutes of people uttering the word “lasers” in awe, one brave technician stepped up to the plate and attempted to type.

THE VERDICT
It makes a noise every time a key is struck, which is at first reassuring and then, after a while... not reassuring. The period key is not in the right place. And it’s sensitive to the point that you’ll probably have to go back to the classic hunt-and-peck method rather than the home row style Mrs. Beacon beat into you all those years ago. But, still... lasers.

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