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TouchPico: the world's first interactive portable Android whiteboard
In another step closer to achieving our collective Minority Report dream of slapping around holograms in the air, the TouchPico has arrived (technically, next month, that is). This $599 little box projects a touch screen onto any flat surface, letting you control any native Android app with a stylus.
How does it do it? Through the power of infrared, of course. The TouchPico's stylus and camera chat with each other via infrared to convert touch screen coordinates at 40 frames per second.
While the battery only lasts two hours, the RGB LED lamp lasts 20,000 hours, which is key to anybody who's had a lamp bulb crap out on them after just a few months. Here are a few other facts:
- Native Resolution: 854 x 480
- Throw Ratio: 1.6
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9; Brightness: Up to 80 lumens (Battery Mode: 50 lumens)
- Screen Size: 12"- 80"
More info: touchjet.com
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