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Tag: Touch

Iblock: LEGO Style iPod Speakers

Iblock: LEGO Style iPod Speakers
Here’s one of those things that makes me go, “why not?”: Building Brick iPod Speakers. On one hand, Lego and iPod barely have anything to do with each other. On the other hand, why not? The Building Brick iPod Speakers, aka iPod Brick, aka iBlock, but not aka Lego iPod speakers,  works with 3rd-5th gen iPods, 1st-3rd gen iPod Nanos and on the iPod touch.

Stick Your iPhone Somewhere Handy With the Soaripod

Stick Your iPhone Somewhere Handy With the Soaripod
For all those times you just can’t handle holding your iPhone in your hands, the Soaripod will hold it for you. It’s got a flexible 12-inch extension arm and clamps to any surface. The company refers to this product as “the natural evolution of a long-necked dinosaur.”

Ipong: Multi-Player Pong on the iPhone

Ipong: Multi-Player Pong on the iPhone
This nifty proof-of-concept demo shows off just one of the many gameplay possibilities for multi-player video games on Apple’s wonderphone. iPong is a variant of Atari’s classic paddle ball game, with a multi-device, multi-player twist. Using some clever trickery, players can actually bounce their ball off of their iPhone’s screen onto the display of another phone.

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch

Mixmeister Scratch: Dj Interface for iPhone / iPod Touch
Here’s a fun way to get satisfy your inner DJ. This little application for the iPhone and iPod Touch uses the multi-touch screen to let you “scratch” audio tracks just like a real turntable. MixMeister Scratch lets you choose from a bunch of digitized scratch sound effects, then lets you perform some turntable wizardry on any tune you’ve got loaded into your iPhone or iPod Touch.

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications

IPhone Coverflow for Other Applications
While a few of us are are patiently awaiting the release of Apple’s application SDK for the iPhone and iPod Touch, crafty (and impatient) developers have found ways to run plenty of their own applications on the popular media players.

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface

The Touchless Touch Screen User Interface
As much as I love my iPhone, I can’t stand getting fingerprints all over the phone’s beautiful glossy screen. So I was jazzed when the guys over at Norway’s Elliptic Labs let me know about their new touchless user interface technology.

Audocron Clock Tells Time Without Pesky Numbers or Dials

Audocron Clock Tells Time Without Pesky Numbers or Dials
Originally created in 1979, and recently revamped for a new generation, this mysterious chrome device is actually a timepiece. Rather than using hands or digits, the Audocron uses a series of beeps and flashing lights to indicate the current time.

Touchpal Brings iPhone-Like Keyboard to Windows Mobile

Touchpal Brings iPhone-Like Keyboard to Windows Mobile
When it comes to the iPhone’s slick user interface, I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Case-in-point: this new application for Windows Mobile devices which mimics, and actually improves upon the iPhone’s touchscreen keyboard.

Video Game Massage Controller: More X-Button Please

Video Game Massage Controller: More X-Button Please
What would you say to a video game console that’s not controlled by a joystick, a mouse or even a Wii-mote, but instead by the relaxing touch of massage? The Massage me jacket lets the person giving the massage get their game on while the person receiving the treatment gets to chill out.

Nintendo Ds Jumbotron: the Portable Gets Luggable

Nintendo Ds Jumbotron: the Portable Gets Luggable
An enterprising builder going only by the name “Loopy” has created a mash-up between a pair of tablet PC screens and a Nintendo DS to give birth to this monstrous offspring. Just like its portable inspiration, the Jumbotron DS has dual screens, with stylus-based control on the bottom one.

Apple Files Patent for Multi-Touch Mouse

Apple Files Patent for Multi-Touch Mouse
Looks like the iPhone isn’t the only multi-touch device Apple has up its sleeve. According to a recently filed patent application, Apple has designed a mouse with a multi-touch surface covering its entire body. The design features a mouse with a sensing surface that can be programmed to interact with objects and shapes on screen in a similar way to multi-touch screens that we’ve seen (and experienced – thanks iPhone!)

Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept

Microsoft Shows Multi-Touch Laptop Concept
Just a few weeks back, Microsoft introduced their Surface tabletop multi-touch computer. Now Microsoft Research is showing off a prototype of a multi-touch interface portable computer. By hacking some infrared sensors through the back of a standard laptop display, they’re able to track the locations and pressure from multiple finger locations.

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed

Microsoft Surface: Interactive Multi Touch Tabletop Computer Revealed
Microsoft today announced the launch of a new product line known as Surface. The tabletop system is designed to create interactive experiences using gestures, touch and objects placed on the surface of the tabletop. We’ve seen earlier research prototypes of this technology under the moniker PlayAnywhere, but now Microsoft is commercializing it.

Infinitouch: Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Panel

Infinitouch: Turns Any Surface Into a Touch Panel
QSI Corporation has revealed a new technology that lets any semi-rigid material sense touch. Any combination of materials such as glass, plastic, metal, stone or wood can become the touch input surface. Their force-based InfiniTouch technology can not only read X and Y coordinates, but even the Z-axis force, so they can sense the intensity of the touch.

Wacom Bamboo Touch Tablet Revealed

Wacom Bamboo Touch Tablet Revealed
Graphics tablet maker Wacom has announced their latest touch tablet, designed for the consumer and small business market. The Wacom Bamboo will retail for under $150 when it’s released later this Spring, and features a wide variety of features for both creative and functional uses.

Saitek Obsidian Mouse has Touch Scroll Wheel

Saitek Obsidian Mouse has Touch Scroll Wheel
Saitek recently released their latest mouse, offering a clean modern design and a unique scrolling sensor that uses touch instead of a traditional wheel input. The Obsidian mouse features a high-precision 1000DPI optical sensor, and operates wirelessly over RF.