Freelance writers all over the globe have sprung for iPads and iPhones to increase their mobility. An office that’s Location Independent represents the freelance writing way of life. But it gets a bit challenging to type on a small iPad keyboard when you’re sipping a delicious salted mocha latte, while working at the neighborhood Starbucks.So what’s an industrious freelance writer to do when setting up a mobile office by the pool or at the coffee shop?
Enter the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard for iPad and iPhone from ThinkGeek. This nifty little device is about the size of an old-fashioned matchbox. The device projects a full sized QWERTY keyboard onto any flat surface – yes, even your favorite corner table at the local diner will work, or the granite surface at a posh cocktail bar.
You can take your mobile freelance writing office to a variety of places, then tweet to your friends. They’ll turn green with envy. Conduct your freelance work fabulousness from varied and sundry spots, such as:
- Swimming pool – bikini clad, donning your shades, sitting under a portico; the portico needs to feature outdoor furniture with a flat surface of some sort
- Beach – sitting under one of those huge umbrellas, while a hot cabana boy brings you a drink adorned with an umbrella; bring your lapdesk along for keyboard projection ease
- Ski resort – at family’s Park City va-cay home or the posh coffee and drink bar at the bottom of PayDay mountain
- Sitka, Alaska – I love the cold climate and think the Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard would really transform my experience when traveling with my family
Or, just write your manifesto from the plain ol’ humdrum of your local hangout for free-spirits – for me, that’s the Hobbit Hole Cafe.
Wherever you choose to “do your thang” away from the comforts of an office, this little virtual keyboard device can make your experience much cooler (in that “groovy man” sort of way) and certainly will draw some attention.
Check out the video of this futuristic device in action then come back and share your thoughts:
It does come with a $170 price tag, but I think it’s well worth it provided the thing works the way the manufacturer claims it does. I’ll test this device in October and review it for you right here on FWD.
Share your Sparkle: So what do you think about this device and its potential to transform the mobile office?