Smartphone’s gave us touchscreen technology and it can be found almost everywhere, from tablets to tables, but only where the technology has been installed. For the rest of us it is a matter of making do, but it does not have to be that way especially if a device called Haptix can get enough funding in place. The Haptix device is very clever because once connected it can turn any flat surface such as a table top into a multitouch surface that is easy and fast to use.
Here is why the Haptix device could revolutionise entertainment for us;
Haptix turns ANY surface into a multitouch surface. It is a sleek bar that you can place flat or clip on something elevated to enable multitouch on any flat surface, such as a table, window, or screen. You can then control any computer by tapping, pinching to zoom, or swiping to scroll on that surface itself. It’s as intuitive and natural as a multitouch screen, just without the actual screen.
Once in the stores this device will cost around $70 (£45), but currently it can be pre-ordered from as low as $59 (38) but only if your are quick!