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Gadget Corner: Keying it in

Text messaging just got easier

 by Gabriel Trujillo
 published on Thursday, October 27, 2005

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Typing messages on cell phones is difficult because of the microscopic buttons. While your thumbs throb at the sight of your phone, they'll cheer for I-Tech's new virtual laser keyboard.

The device uses both infrared and laser technologies to project a full-size computer keyboard on to any surface. Once the keyboard appears, just tap the keys and it will feed into any compatible personal digital assistant, Smartphone, laptop or computer.

The virtual laser keyboard is compatible with most cell phones, computers and PDAs except Macintosh. The keyboard sells for $199.99. For a complete list of compatible products and purchasing information visit

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