A group of makers from Israel have invented a device that they say solves the ten finger touch UI problem. The Grippity is a tablet with a transparent screen allowing the user to type through the back of the device, and it is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter.
You can see a demo of the device in the video provided on the campaign page (embedded below). It’s pretty incredible…
The Android-powered device has a semi-transparent 7″ LCD display with touch interfaces on the front and back, enabling the functionality you see in the video. It’s also said to be equipped with an ARM processor, 4 GB of onboard storage with an SD card slot, a 2400 mA/h battery and wi-fi and bluetooth support. It also has an infrared transmitter so it can be used as a remote control for devices like televisions and DVD players.
The campaign page does an excellent job at outlining the development process of the device and includes pictures of numerous prototypes. This should help to quell the fears of early adopters that are interested in the device but weary of delivery issues.
The campaign is offering up to 500 Grippity’s at what is said to be an “at-cost” price of $159. Thus far the campaign has raised over $22,000 but has a long way to go if it wants to meet a $199,000 goal. The good news is it has plenty of time to do so. The campaign ends January 24th.
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