There you are with your fancy laptop or desktop PC, busting out those TPS reports like nobody's business or staying in your lane with some champion (I know nothing about League of Legends). And that's all well and good, except you glance over at your neighbor and see that she's happily tapping and swiping away on her computer. And you don't have a touch-enabled PC. Before you toss your upgraded piece of junk in the trash, you might consider adding the simple Neonode AirBar accessory to the mix instead.
The solution here is remarkably brilliant in its simplicity, effectively adding touch functionality to computers (and displays) that don't already have touch functionality. The Neonode AirBar simply attaches to the bottom of your display and it'll work under both Windows and Chrome OS operating environments. So yes, it'll even upgrade your non-touch Chromebook into one that will happily accept your pokey fingers.
The module, which connects to your PC via USB, works by way of zForce AIR technology. An invisible light is emitted to detect your touch and gestures, so it'll work even if you're wearing gloves or if you want to use some other accessory. The press release even mentions a paintbrush... you know, for an even more authentic MS Paint experience.
Peep the press release below for more details. The Neonode AirBar sensor is available now for $49.
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Neonode AirBar™ sensor - Transforming PCs into Touch Interactive Devices
AirBar makes PC screens come to life by bringing touch and gesture sensing to new or existing PCs
STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Dec. 16, 2015 – Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ:NEON), the Optical Interactive Sensing Technology Company, today announced its new AirBar sensor with zForce AIR™ technology, a device that enables touch functionality on new or existing non-touch PCs running Windows® or Chrome OS™ operating system. See AirBar in action be clicking here: AirBar Video
Neonode will demonstrate AirBar during the electronics show in Las Vegas, from January 6-8, 2016.
AirBar is a slim module that is magnetically attached at the bottom of a PC’s display. When attached and plugged into the USB port the sensor is activated and starts to emit invisible light to detect the user’s touch and gestures. PC users can then interact with their devices using familiar touch actions like swiping, pinching, zooming and scrolling. AirBar is a portable solution to be used at home, in the office, at school or when traveling and can be used with fingers, gloves, long fingernails and even paintbrushes.
“Imagine taking a non-touch PC, and within seconds making it a touch interactive device. Our sensor does not require installation of new drivers or lengthy instructions. The user simply connects AirBar and can then start to interact with the display immediately – it´s Plug and Touch. Compared with today’s PCs with built in touchscreens the AirBar sensor keeps your high quality matte display glare free and without greasy finger prints,“ said Remo Behdasht, SVP Business Development at Neonode.
“We are expecting an enthusiastic reaction for AirBar from end-users, retailers and PC OEMs, and we are working toward expanding how AirBar can transform even more everyday devices into interactive experiences.” concluded Mr Behdasht.
For more information about the product and expected delivery time visit www.air.bar.