Ever since Microsoft so heartily embraced finger-friendliness with Windows 8, those people who doesn’t have touchscreen are far away from some features which required touching the screen. So one have to upgrade his/her laptop to use those features which is a costly. So why should one opt this costly method if we have alternative in the market.
Accessory makers have been striving to figure out a compelling way to add touch capabilities to non-touchscreen displays, be it in the form of fancy styli paired with infrared receivers, gesture control scheme like Leap Motion, PreCursor by Pranav Mistry or touch-sensitive overlays that you plop on your laptop’s display. But sadly, every single solution has been either lacking in functionality or just plain overpriced.
Enter Neonode’s AirBar—potentially.
All you need to know about AirBar
Let’s tech out for a while. AirBar projects an invisible light field on the surface of your display that makes it possible to “touch” the screen and interact with Windows® 8 and 10 gestures. This is all thanks to Neonode’s zForce AIR™ technology, which can be used for all sorts of cool stuff. The reason you can use anything to touch is that the light field reacts to any disturbance. So raise your hand and make sure you’re first in line.
Get ready to pinch, swipe, zoom and scroll without a touchscreen. The AirBar™ sensor works with your PC, and if you like to touch, this is it.
The Neonode AirBar is a small bar that attaches magnetically to the bottom of your computer’s display. When plugged into an available USB port, it begins emitting invisible light that can be used to track movements and gestures, which are translated into corresponding inputs. Essentially, this bar will turn any computer into a touchscreen, without making any changes to the hardware. And what’s great is that it works whether you’re using your bare finger, gloves, or any other object.
Currently AirBar Matte black finish is available only for 11.6”, 13.3”, 14” and 15.6” screens for $69 only.