The Phantom is actually shipping – the Phantom Lapboard that is

product1.jpgThe Phantom console has been a sort of running vaporware joke for years now, as many of you must know. So how weird is it that they’re actually putting out a product that looks kind of cool? Actually, to be honest, I’m not sure how it’s supposed to work – I can’t see myself typing with the keys at a 22-degree angle, but the device itself looks pretty solid, and it even works with OSX (but not Vista). Kind of expensive, though.

The console, the subject of Penny Arcade’s ridicule not just once but twice over the years, seems to have metamorphosed into a “service” which sounds suspiciously similar to Valve’s popular Steam platform. Well, if it ever sees the light of day, you’ll hear about it here. Oh, and the store’s got a kind of outdated security thing going on, but I think it still works.

Phantom Lapboard product page