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Airbar: Turn any laptop screen in to a touch screen

A surprisingly good peripheral that adds “touch” capability to an ordinary laptop or monitor, provided you buy the correctly sized AirBar.Neonode’s AirBar certainly sounds like its from science fiction movie: The slender sensor ruler like strip attaches to a laptop screen or standalone monitor.
 Typically, native touch capabilities add about $100 or so to the cost of a new monitor, with no way to retrofit an existing touch-less device. Until now. The AirBar, which began shipping this week, is priced right at just $69. This unique gizmo is also a recipient of the Innovations Award for CES 2017, though it was first announced a year ago.

The AirBar works by bouncing infrared light off your fingers, interpolating where your fingers touch the surface of the screen. Make no mistake: A genuine touchscreen is more precise and offers more flexibility in terms of multitouch capabilities. But for those who want an inexpensive-but-serviceable alternative, the AirBar does the job.
Note that your laptop’s bezel must be about 0.67 inches wide to mount the AirBar, and since the AirBar is about 0.2 inches thick, you won’t want to close your laptop with the AirBar still mounted inside of it. (Crunch!) Also—and this is critical—be sure to match the length of the AirBar to your display size. Neonode ships three different versions, at 15.6 inches, 14.0 inches, and 13.3 inches, for 16:9 displays at those widths.

Surprisingly effective, at least for laptops

Because the AirBar uses light to detect your touches, Neonode promises a degree of flexibility: You can use your fingers, or a gloved hand, or even a paintbrush. Only two touch points are supported, so we’re talking broad-strokes sensitivity.

With a true touchscreen, it really doesn’t matter where you position your fingers—as long as they’re touching the screen, you can really hold your hand almost however you want. With the AirBar, it does matter, with emphatic pointing toward the screen producing the best effect.

The AirBar only supports two-finger gestures, which is fine for the majority of Windows 10 functions. However, you can't activate Cortana by touching the screen with three fingers or open the Action Center with four fingers. Neonode told me that this shortcoming will be addressed in the future via firmware updates.

The biggest issue I noticed was that the AirBar sometimes wouldn't recognize a second finger when it was placed on top of another. My guess is that this happened because both of my fingers blocked the light in the same space, so it noticed only one digit.

Conclusion:

I belive it is safe to suggest that if you are looking for a cheap and more practical solution to turn your Laptop's screen in to a touch screen "Go for It". Yes, I mean it, its worth it and the feeling that you get by touching your screen is awesome.

You can get one from Amazon.com by clicking below
 


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Specifications:


Memory and storage Memory: LPDDR3 3GB Storage: eMMC 32GB, microSD slot Operating System Android N Weight