It’s not only iOS devices that have a good grasp of touchscreen UIs, Microsoft isn’t bad at them either. However, there are only a few computers available that allow you to use gestures, and one of those is the Microsoft Surface.
Here’s an unusual add-on I stumbled onto at CES earlier today. It’s made by a Korean outfit called Touch UI, and the case is called the Back Touch. It does exactly what it sounds like – it gives you a second touch surface on the back of the iPhone 4.
Want to play the guitar, but don’t want to deal with those pesky broken strings and having to keep it in tune? Misa Digital’s Kitara is a unique all-digital guitar that replaces strings with a touchscreen for strumming and buttons for frets.
While I don’t own a tablet like the iPad, I do think that they are cool to use and definitely make reading books and watching media fun. The Kno tablet is aimed at students and designed as a modern-day replacement for textbooks.
The supersized Table Connect is currently being made by three Austrian developers, and it is a sight to behold. It’s a 58″ touchscreen table that connects to an iPhone 4/3GS, enabling one-to-one control of the phone and of course a ginormous screen for viewing content.
If you live in a cold environment where you have to wear gloves during the winter and fall, or work somewhere that you need gloves working devices that use a capacitive touchscreen is usually impossible. The problem is that capacitive touchscreens need the conductivity of your skin to work.
Seriously though, this is impressive stuff. John Salvo, who together with a friend made a couple of iPhone 3GS costumes last year, took the next step and built himself an iPhone 4 costume, complete with a 40″ LCD touchscreen panel.
Fujitsu seems to be a staunch believer in the saying that more is better. The company showed off a dual-touchscreen smartphone concept at CEATEC 2010. Seeing it in action, it’s not that far out, allowing for portrait and landscape view via a handy “swing action” feature.
I look a good design concept as much as the next guy, but the designer of the iPhone Next Generation concept has balls bigger than an iPad to rip off Steve Jobs’ gadget. Samuel Lee Kwon, watch out for Apple legal ninjas and keep an eye on the mail box for the inevitable cease and desist that is coming your way.
I’ve played with a bunch of different news readers for my iPad, and while most of them seem to get the job done, I’ve only come across a couple which really take advantage of the iPad’s native capabilities.
This innovative technology can be rolled out onto any non-metal surface to transform it into a touchscreen.
Created by Displax, Skin is paper-thin and flexible, and when applied, can detect up to 16 finger touches at once.
I really like my iPad but I am always afraid when I am trying to use it and the gestures it supports standing up that I am going to drop it. This is really only a problem when it’s a gesture that needs two hands.
Here’s a handy little gadget you might want to set on your desktop. The Mamemo digital notepad is sort of like an electronic replacement for Post-it sticky notes.
The compact box is about the size of a small calculator, and features an LCD screen onto which you can take notes using a stylus.
Apple rumor website LOOPRumors said on Tuesday June 22 that they received “a tidbit of information” suggesting that Apple is currently working on an iMac capable of running both OS X and iOS. In other words, a touchscreen iMac.