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Brookstone introduces virtual keyboard, pocket projector

updated 06:32 pm EDT, Fri June 22, 2012

Lines laser-based keyboard up for August release

Retailer Brookstone is to release two projection-based products over the next two months. The Virtual Keyboard will project a full-size QWERTY keyboard onto a surface when pocket-space is an issue, and the HDMI Pocket Projector is a battery-operated HD display.

Small enough to fit on a keychain, the Virtual Keyboard can connect to portable devices using Bluetooth, and projects a 72-key keyboard using its built-in laser. The Lithium-ion battery is claimed to last more than two hours, and is rechargable by micro USB.

The HDMI Pocket Projector uses an 85-lumen LED light source to display a 1080p image up to 60-inches in size. Two one-watt speakers plays the accompanying audio, both through the HDMI connection and a standard headphone socket. The 3500mAh battery lasts for two hours, and also allows for 5V USB charging of accompanying devices.

The projector will be on sale from July 1 for $300, and the Virtual Keyboard for $100 in August.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bigmig

    Joined: Dec 1969


    MS Surface Killer

    Microsoft just got pwned.

  1. jchunter

    Joined: Dec 1969


    1080p image: not true

    I checked the specifications for the projector on Brookstone's web site and contrary to this article the device does not project a 1080p image. It takes a 1080p signal and down-rezzes it to 480p which isn't the same thing at all. A 1080p image, down-rezzed to 480p and then blown up to 60" with a paltry 85 lumen lamp is going to look awful. I don't see how this device merits any mention, other than as something to avoid.

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