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Tag: Touch

QLOCKTWO Touch Verbal Alarm Clock: Wake Up With the Words

QLOCKTWO Touch Verbal Alarm Clock: Wake Up With the Words
A while ago, we reported about the QLOCKTWO, a stylish wall clock that used words instead of numbers to show the time. It was somewhat of a big clock, and it was also quite expensive (~$1,100), which is why I kind of like this new, smaller desktop version.

Omnifer Braille iPad Case: Bringing Touchscreens to the Blind

Omnifer Braille iPad Case: Bringing Touchscreens to the Blind
Have you ever wondered if visually impaired people could use the iPad? Well, thanks to this concept, they might be able to do so, hopefully cheaper than those braille displays that are available (some of them can cost up to $10,000).

LED Mood Lights Offer a Touch of Color with a Touch of Your Fingertip

LED Mood Lights Offer a Touch of Color with a Touch of Your Fingertip
Here’s a cool way to add a little extra splash of color to your room without breaking the bank. These compact LED mood lights let you choose from 256 different colors using a clever touch-sensitive color chart on the side.

Piano Lamp: Play With Your Light

Piano Lamp: Play With Your Light
This innovative LED lamp has a touch-sensitive surface which lets you turn segments on and off with a touch of your fingertip.

Disposable Touch Paper Interface: the Way of the Future?

Disposable Touch Paper Interface: the Way of the Future?
If you ever got a chance to watch the short-lived Caprica, they had a technology just like this. Now, it looks like smart paper could soon be upon us, as the Japanese have come up with some interesting research using paper as a touchscreen.

Mathmos Blob and Flow “Light Pets” have Glowing Eyes

Mathmos Blob and Flow “Light Pets” have Glowing Eyes
The latest lighting creation from the UK house of Mathmos is definitely unusual. Designed to look like a couple of globby alien heads, Blob and Flow are what Mathmos calls “touch-sensitive light pets.” I just call them “weird, but cool.”

Skinput Uses Your Skin as an Input Device

Skinput Uses Your Skin as an Input Device
CMU researcher Chris Harrison’s Skinput is an amazing new technology. It’s a new interface concept that just makes sense, and to top it off, it’s also pretty darn cool. Input devices haven’t changed much in the last few decades.

Yantouch Jellyfish LED Lamp: 16 Million Colors Under the Sea

Yantouch Jellyfish LED Lamp: 16 Million Colors Under the Sea
This colorful saucer-shaped creature is the coolest lighting fixture I’ve seen in a long time. The Yantouch Jellyfish definitely resembles the body of the gooey undersea creature that it’s named for, but lights up in many more colors than its cnidarian doppelgangers.

Elan Smart Remote Offers a Multitude of Multitouch Interactions

Elan Smart Remote Offers a Multitude of Multitouch Interactions
This interesting new device isn’t just any ordinary remote control. It’s actually a multifunctional RF remote that can be used as a mouse, a joystick, or a remote for your HTPC. And it’s got multitouch support too!

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo
With all the buzz about tablet PCs like the soon-to-be-maybe-released CrunchPad JooJoo and sure-to-be-possible-someday Apple tablet, it was only a matter of time before the market will fill up with a variety of tablets and interfaces vying for a piece of pie in the great tablet landgrab of 2010.

Dreamtouch: Multitouch Display Counts All 32 of Your Fingers

Dreamtouch: Multitouch Display Counts All 32 of Your Fingers
As I sit here in front of my HP Touchsmart PC, I can interact with many applications using my fingertips, but due to the size of the computer’s 25.5″ display, HP had to go with an optical sensor-based multitouch screen, which is limited to detecting only 2 fingers at a time.

Peregrine Gesture Glove: Not Your Daddy’S Power Glove

Peregrine Gesture Glove: Not Your Daddy’S Power Glove
Remember those gesture control gloves Tom Cruise wore in Minority Report? Well, starting in 2010, you’ll be able to work similar magic with your fingertips thanks to the new Peregrine gesture glove. The unusual computer controller features over 30 touch points which can be used to interact with your games and other software like you’ve never done before.

Mini Wireless Text Pad: Like a Blackberry for Your Pc

Mini Wireless Text Pad: Like a Blackberry for Your Pc
I for one like my computer keyboards to be big enough for my fat fingers to maneuver without typos. But if you’re adept with using your thumbs to type on your Blackberry, you might enjoy this new accessory for your Windows PC.

Touch Dj Puts a Complete Dj Mixer in Your iPhone or iPod Touch

Touch Dj Puts a Complete Dj Mixer in Your iPhone or iPod Touch
Touch DJ is a soon-to-be-released iPhone app that lets you mix music in real time, just like you would with professional DJ equipment. Created by Amidio – the same folks who brought us the amazing noise.io

Caribbean Finger Steel Drums: DIY Desktop Reggae

Caribbean Finger Steel Drums: DIY Desktop Reggae
Ever wanted to know how to play the steel drums? Nope, me either. Maybe it’s the fact that I just don’t have room for a couple of sawed-off 55 gallon oil drums in my living room.

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface

Look Ma, No Eyes: Google Working on “Eyes-Free” Phone Interface
There must be a lot of Google employees who like to use their phones while they’re driving. The company is currently working on an “eyes-free” interface for their Android software that utilizes tactile and aural feedback together with a new way of navigating phone menus that will allow users to operate their phones using just one hand, and without even having to look at their phone’s screen.