Name: Celluon Magic Cube (or Virtual Keyboard at Hammacher Schlemmer)
What it is: A palm-sized Bluetooth device that projects a laser keyboard on a flat surface. The keyboard, 93/4 inches wide by 4 inches deep, pairs with an
The good: I hate my iPhone's little keyboard, so this gadget has proved indispensable when I needed to jot down some notes or compose emails. Though Hammacher Schlemmer tested the device with typing speeds as high as 400 characters per minute, I haven't gotten nearly that fast because the keyboard isn't quite touch-typing size, so I have to hunt and peck. The biggest challenge when using the Magic Cube is trying work when people begin hovering around, especially at
The bad: I wish the keyboard were slightly larger to enable me to touch type. I'd love a shade that would allow me to use it outside. Even on a cloudy day, the keyboard is hard to see outside.
Cost: $199.95 (Amazon.com was cheaper at press time.)