I was rummaging through some old boxes the other week, and guess what I found … the Celluon Magic Cube Laser Projection Keyboard. I was meant to review it last year, but time got the better of me and I totally forgot about it. But anyway, I thought I’d take a quick look at it and see if it does what it says on the box 😉
The Magic Cube is a compact and versatile product; it is a projection keyboard and multi-touch mouse, all in one easy-to-use product. It connects easily to any Bluetooth HID devices, including the latest iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
You can also plug-n-play with Windows operating system. With just a single flick of a switch, the Magic Cube is ready to pair with your mobile device. It fits easily in your pocket and it is perfect for on the go. You’ll be sure to turn heads the moment you start typing on the Magic Cube.
|Compatibility||iOS4 and later, Mac OS 10 and later, Android 2.0 and later,
Windows XP/Vista/7 and later, and
any Bluetooth HID devices
|Interface||Bluetooth HID / USB2.0|
|Keyboard layout||Full-sized QWERTY layout|
|Detection rate||350 characters per minute|
|Operating surface||Most flat, opaque surface|
|Battery operation||Approx. 150 minutes, 700mAh|
More infomation at Celluon’s website … http://www.celluon.com/shop_magic_cube.php
The Magic Cube is very small I have to say, and it does what it’s designed to do. And that’s to project a laser leyboard on to any service (of course, it works better on lighter coloured services than darker ones). It comes a standard USB 2.0 cable for charging the unit. One full charge will give you approximately 150 minutes of usage.
The keyboard layout is projected via a Class 1 laser near the top of the unit, and must be placed up-right on a flat service for optimum results. Well, I have to say … the keyboard quite responsive and does pretty well when I type fast. All-in-all, I was impressed with the Celluon Magic Cube.
My review may be a little late … but it’s late rather than never. Sadly, Celluon have already discontinued the Magic Cube and it’s now superceded by their more advanced model Epic. Overall, I think the Magic Cube is a nifty little accessory. It works on pretty much any device that supports Bluetooth. It’s compatible with iOS4 and later, Mac OS 10 and later, Android 2.0 and later, as well as Windows XP/Vista/7 and later. One full charge using the provided USB 2.0 cable will give you approximately 150 minutes usage, which I think is more than enough.
Costing around USD $70.00 it’s not cheap … but it is portable and offers a full-sized QWERTY keyboard layout, perfect for your iPad, iPhone ot any tablet. The newer more advanced model Epic, will cost you USD $90 – $120.