Touchjet just launched a new campaign for their WAVE device, an Android PC that turns your flat-screen monitor into a giant smart-touch display.
You can tap on this new device like you would use a large tablet. You can tap anywhere on the screen, and it will react accordingly to what you tap.
Besides games, the Android-like device uses other apps too. Any other app that’s on an Android device could be used.
It functions like an “Android PC” attached to your TV, turning any normal TV into a big touch-screen. For example, you can access Facebook or fun games, such as “Plants vs. Zombies”. You can share the screen and collaborate while playing games with a partner as well. It could definitely redefine the family TV concept.
Other apps, such as Maps, can be checked out. You can scroll around and zoom in like you normally would on a standard Android device. YouTube videos can be displayed too.
Fact is, we all like bigger screens. On such a large screen, the advantages of adding touch capability would be that you can interact with your TV directly.
The final product will be very similar to the current prototype. It will be launched on Indiegogo, with a special 8-hour price of $99, that will go up to $119.
The best uses that the touch-screen TV offers are that anybody can share their interactive experiences, on the collaborative aspect of the product. Moreover, if you’re holding a presentation, you can also annotate on top of photographs and other things.
So, the Touchjet WAVE campaign allows you to control the screen in just a few taps, while several interactive, host apps can be downloaded expressly to your TV.
The device functions similarly to a laser projection Bluetooth virtual keyboard. The touch input is the aspect that truly makes this device special. Basically, your touch movements are recorded via infrared light and the data is recorded and analyzed by a processor and turned into touch gestures that Android can operate with.
Moreover, the pre-order price of $99 includes acquiring an Android PC that enhances your TV to allow apps that can be controlled from your smartphone too. So, the initial price isn’t just for the touch capability.
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