The world's first “lumpy” tablet made its debut at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show recently, and people are buzzing about this one. Vibe shared the details on Jan. 14 of this unique technology development from Tactus. Will this become the next big thing?
The Tactile Layer technology paves the way for the world's first lumpy tablet, which transforms a flat tablet screen into a keyboard with bumpy buttons. The screen raises up for use then disappears after the user is finished typing. Craig Ciesla, the chief executive for Tactus, said production on the first tablets will begin at the end of the year.
The technology can be used in smartphones, tablets and even something as large as a television screen, though for now the Tactus focus seems to be on screens that are 14 inches. The screen doesn't need to be any thicker than traditional tablet screens, and when the buttons are disabled they are invisible and smooth.
People seem to be intrigued by the world's first lumpy tablet screen, but will they fork out the dollars to purchase one when they become available? Those curious about this Tactus development will have to stay tuned for now, and will have to keep an eye out for the product to become available later this year.