Virtual Reality Keyboard Might Be Closer Than We Expect

Virtual Reality (VR) is getting more and more popular with every passing day.

Although anything seems possible in VR, things are not that simple.

One example is using real objects while wearing a VR headset.

Imagine you are in a Virtual Reality session and you want to use your keyboard. It’s not that simple, is it?

The main obstacle is that you can’t really see and feel the object. In this case your keyboard.

A simple VR representation of a keyboard is not enough.

Think how hard it would be to hit those keys positioned in thin air.

This is where Logitech comes to play.

The company promises to solve this problem.

Their solution is to perfectly align the VR keyboard with the real one on your desk.

Logitech’s solution is compatible with HTC Vive and has three essential components:

  • a physical keyboard
  • a sensor that tracks and locates the real keyboard, then displays it in VR
  • a VR SDK development library kit fir developers to play with it

Here is a video presentation from Logitech.

The VR keyboard is still in experimental stage.

Developers still have to position the hands perfectly aligned with reality.

This includes detecting finger movements. A task not that easy as it seems.

How Logitech have manage to come to such a solution is still not clear.

We can only presume they had help from HTC Vive, which already had implemented similar sensors.

At the moment, the VR keyboard is still in a concept stage.

The gadget will be officially presented on November 16th.

It’s primary target is VR gamers and apps enthusiasts.

Logitech will only ship out 50 such kits to developers.

If they will decide to integrate the technology with their own gadgets, Logitech will probably start to mass produce the solution.

Time will tell.

Personally, I would love to surf the web from my bed without worrying about my keyboard.


Presenting iStick – The iPhone and iPad Lightning USB flash drive

Most people would agree that iPhones and iPads are truly incredibly handy electronic devices. They are amazing devices capable of performing tasks that are quite impossible to achieve with other mobile phones. This iDevices boast of great looks, fast speeds and advanced Apple technology. Nevertheless, they have large memory capacities of up to 32 GB. Such remarkable features render file transfer easier than before. There comes a time when you wish for more space due to videos, apps and photos you accumulate over time. This calls for a perfect device to expand your iDevice storage and quickly migrate all that data over. However, there is great news for iPhone and iPad users; a lightning connector USB flash drive known as iStick.



Introducing the iStick flash drive

iStick is one amazing device from Hyper that is expected to benefit many iPhone and iPad users. Functioning as a flash drive, the device incorporates a compact and lightweight design. It measures 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm and weighs at only 10 g. It comes in various memory capacity that include 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and a mind blowing 128GB. It is comes in an ABS plastic and aluminum finish, or all aluminum. The drive incorporates a standard USB connector and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning at either end, with a flipping switch between them.



Performance & use

With the use of this file transfer device you can quickly transfer large file in various formats between your iDevices. Normally, iPhones and iPads have their own file format. So a file won’t run in case they do not recognize the format. This is always as a result of the mismatch of formats. However, this iphone USB flash drive provides you with a perfect solution to the problem. It can transfer various types of files to the iPhone and iPad compatible file type and then transfer the files to the iDevice so that the files are ready to use.

An included app that makes the whole process too easy. It highly supports the copy and paste functions, which makes it easier to handle by a new user. The large memory capacity enables you to save all your files. This may be in form of documents, videos, photos, and music. You can also play and view them at any time right from your iStick device. It enables 1080p HD movie streaming and direct playback. The iStick flash drive is well compatible with most iDevices including iPhone 5/5s/5c, 4th Generation iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air, and 5th Generation iPod touch. It performs exceptionally well as file transfer is done speedily.

Transferring files from your Mac or Window PC to iPad or iPhone device (and vice versa) usually proves difficult. This is due to the fact that the process involves emailing, or using other apps that may present a challenge especially for the new use. iStick offers a relief to this as it can be connected right into your PC to transfer files. Nevertheless, the process does not require any network set up to accomplish. This means that your data is sent through 3rd party servers, which protects it from hackers.

File transfer Speed

The file transfer speed featured by iStick is quite remarkable, especially when compared to other file transfer devices. The speed would normally vary depending on the type of transfer. For iStick-to-USB the speed is 12MB/s (Read) and 7.5MB/s (Write). On the other hand iStick-to-iDevice transfer speed is 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write).


The price of iStick is varies among the various available models. They sell for $129 (8GB), $169 (16GB), $199 (32GB) and $299 (64GB). Hyper has an Early Bird Special offer of 50% discount for those who will place an early order following its launch in August. Some may say this price is too much for a file transfer device but its exceptional performance and speed are really worth the price tag.




About the company who develops iStick

HYPER by Sanho Corporation is a top manufacturer of storage products since 2002. It started producing iDevice accessories in 2009 and has been actively supplying them to date. Before the iStick technology project, the company had undertaken another technological project known as CloudFTP that was very successful. Products manufactured by Hyper are of high quality, which has made it popular especially in the mobile industry.


iStick USB drive is certainly a remarkable device worth considering by any iPhone or iPad user. It gives you speed, versatility as well as enhanced security, which sets it apart from the conventional file transfer methods.