Pros Light-weight, excellent keyboard layout.
Cons Poor finger-position-recoginition, slow response, a little bulky.
Summary After using the Celluon Laserkey CL800BT at both CES 2006 and CeBIT 2006, I have decided that it just isn't ready to market. The device is very slow and sometimes unresponsive.
Besides, if I'm like most people the device will be too bulky. I mean, who wants to carry around yet another device?
The technology needs to be integrated into a phone or PDA; it's a technology that shouldn't have been used to build a new device in the first place.
After discussing this with the CEO during CES it became clear that Celluon is yet another tech company run by a man that is a brilliant engineer, but a poor entrepreneur. I'm willing to bet the device doesn't make it very far.
Pros Full size, small size, wow factor
Cons Power consumption, lack of tactile feedback
Summary First time I tried this technology was about 3 years ago during a prototype demo in Hong Kong. The CL800BT performs reasonable for what it is designed to do.
The concept is usable (assuming you have a compatible device) and it does not aim for competing against a normal keyboard. It is ideal for travelling and in a meeting room.
Personally I like the concept but I am still looking forward to someone actually embedding this Israeli patent into a well designed smartphone with e.g. Windows Mobile and VGA screen in such a way it's seamlessly integrated and invisible when not used.
Who will be the first doing this obvious convergence???
"buy at your peril"on by gsorozco
Pros projection works
Cons product doesnt work and has no support
Summary the phone support nos., are fax lines in korea (+13hrs). they don't answer either email address. in the end had to return the product
"Great idea!"on by rturner2
Pros Solves the poor data entry for PDA and other portable devices
Cons Needs a flat surface to use it, does it work in strong sunlight?
Summary I haven't used this device, however it looks like a brilliant idea.
There are two issues with portable computers / PDA / phones which are:
1) data input is difficult and slow
2) the size of the screen dictates the size of the device.
This solves the first issue with data entry and should be integrated into PDAs and phones etc. If people do not like it, then they can still use the current methods.
I see little point in upgrading my windows mobile PDA until a technology like this is integrated into it!!!
"very good for PDA's"on by akira2
Pros small and compact
Cons need to set up on a hard surface...problem to body
Summary tapping on a hard surface for a period of time can cause hand injuries. change that and it'll be a best buy...