Man, it seems like years ago that a small company in Israel introduced us to a light projected keyboard interface. If you remember it, it displayed a red keyboard template and the projector was able to determine what key the user was pressing and translate it to text on a screen. This enabled the user to completely get rid of a physical QWERTY keyboard and provide extra space on the desk (which I could use considering I’m using two keyboards at the moment). But Light Blue Optics is taking it to a whole new level with Light Touch, a complete keyboard and display interface which brings computing to just about any surface.
The Light Touch system uses a tiny, iPod sized laser projector to project an interactive image onto any surface. In addition to the Qwerty Keyboard, it also display images like a small monitor display. Currently, the technology is WVGA resolution, but the images are auto focusing. The Light Touch is also WiFi and Bluetooth capable with 2GB of on board memory and a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB of additional memory.
No word on price or availability but the Light Touch will be unveiled this week at CES in Las Vegas, so there will probably be more details forthcoming.
Hat Tip – GadgeTell