Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob in Your Mailbox Every Day! Join our Mailing List!
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Speed USB Smart Pad Supports Multitouch Gestures: Let Your Fingers Do the Zoomin’ and Navigatin’

by Paul Strauss

Yeah, yeah, Apple is probably going to announce some sort of wondrous new multitouch input peripherals when it makes its rumored product announcements this week, but does that mean that Windows users can’t have at least a little multitouch lovin’ in the mean time? I don’t think so.

speed_usb_multitouch_pad

With this nifty Smart Pad peripheral from Speed, you can add not only an external numeric keypad to your laptop or desktop, but one that works as a true multitouch input device. The compact Smart Pad plugs into any available USB port, and ships with software which lets you start using multitouch gestures to control window movement, mouse buttons, image zooming, scrolling, and other interactions with your computer. The touchpad can support 1, 2 and 3-finger gestures, many of which work with all programs.

speed_touch_pad

There are also a number of specialized gestures that work with popular programs like the MS Office suite and Adobe Acrobat. No word on whether orĀ  not there’s any multitouch drawing apps that’ll work with the Smart Pad, but I’m hoping that somebody will hack one together since the hardware could certainly support it.

Just keep in mind that these early drivers pictured below are in Korean, but I’m hopeful the final version ships with English software.

smart_pad_software

The Smart Pad’s specs say it works with Windows XP/Vista, though, so I’m not sure if there are any compatibility issues with Windows 7, which has native multitouch support. The device ships this November and is available for pre-order over at Brando for $40 (USD).




Post a Comment:

Want a personal avatar on your comments? Sign up for a free Gravatar now!

Note: All comments with links in them will be held for moderation in order to prevent spam, so you may not see your post appear immediately.


« Previous
Next »

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Doctor You: Wear Your Name on a Gallifreyan Pendant

Doctor You: Wear Your Name on a Gallifreyan Pendant

Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Make Your Own Mini Star Wars BB-8 Droid

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus

Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo