Tactus morphing touchscreen keyboard palms-on (with video)
We had alternative to catch Tactus at SID earlier this yr, although with information that the Tactus keyboard was new and improved for CES we had no selection however to take a fast peek. What’s new? Nicely, Tactus has been sampling some new coating supplies trying to scale back glare — and succeeding — and to chop down on the controller’s measurement by 70 % and in so doing additionally doubled up the velocity that the keyboard prompts. As a refresher, the system features a reservoir saved within the system, a controller to maneuver the fluid into the tixels — sure, tixels, Tactile Pixels — and software program to regulate your complete system. As soon as activated, the tixels inflate and grow to be squishy that provide tactile keyboard-like suggestions. We like this, although it is nonetheless early days, the system works surprisingly nicely. Software might ultimately differ from gaming to accessibility with future choices including an entire matrix of independently addressable tixels. Take a peek on the gallery and video after the break.