Pocket-sized smartphone projector turns any surface into a touchscreen
Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, TouchPico is a device that can wirelessly project an 80" display from Android smartphones, with a touch interface.
When it comes to showing something on your phone to friends or co-workers, it’s not always ideal to have them crowd round the small screen size of typical mobile devices. While it’s possible to push the display to larger screens such as connected TVs, the element of touch control is still limited to the smartphone. Currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, TouchPico is a device that can wirelessly project an 80″ display from Android smartphones, with a touch interface.
The device is a highly-portable projector around the same size as the Samsung Galaxy S4. When connected to an Android phone over wifi, the projector is able to display its contents on any suitable surface up to 80 inches in size. Using the TouchPico stylus, users can interact with their phone using the projected display, meaning they don’t need to carry out tasks on one screen while everyone else is looking at the larger display. Businesses can present their meetings in a more interactive way and educators can let kids use apps and games collaboratively on a large screen. On top of this, TouchPico can simply be used as a basic handheld projector for laptops and other computers.
Watch the video below to learn more about TouchPico:
TouchPico is available to pre-order via Indiegogo for the special price of USD 329, or can be reserved for that price for a USD 99 deposit. The crowdfunding campaign will run until 26 August, after which the device is set to have a full retail price tag of USD 499. Are there other ways to attach digital interactivity to any type of surface?
30th July 2014