LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 – Texting on the iPhone’s 3.5-inch touchscreen is about as good as you can expect, but wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to fit a full-size keyboard in there for good measure?
Celluon thinks there’s a way to do just that with the Prodigy, a Juice Pack-style battery case for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s with one interesting trick up its sleeve: it can project an interactive infrared keyboard onto any flat surface.
In theory, this means effortless typing as long as you can prop your iPhone up on a table or desk. The reality, though? Stick to texting.
Some of the new features aimed at stopping bedroom tiffs:
*One-touch, anti-snore technology allows annoyed awake user to change the position of a snoring partner by seven degrees to open nasal passages, which can alleviate mild to moderate snoring. After thirty minutes, the bed gently returns snoring perpetrator to the original sleep position.
*A gentle-wake alarm system that softly massages the sleeper awake. Because Prodigy can work on dual twin mattresses, each sleeper can be awakened individually, perfect for couples who can’t agree on a common wake time or a unified snooze-button strategy.
All this controlled from your iPhone or iPod touch. No word on pricing; makers are taking pre-orders up to May 2009.
Of course, it would mean having to give up on the liberating swift kick or annoyed shove, but perhaps one could get used to it.