Thursday, September 17, 2015

Microsoft e-ink Surface enhanced keyboard

Microsoft’s Applied Sciences Group is working on DisplayCover, an enhanced keyboard mounted peripheral that extends touch functionality.

It’s a 1280 X 305 pixel touch screen at the top of a keyboard that allows touch input without obscuring the screen. By placing the touch panel horizontally, it should also be faster to use.

It’s based on an e-ink screen so it uses very little power. You can use it to launch apps, as a track pad or to manipulate applications.

Here’s a link to the Applied Sciences Group Projects page with more information on this and other projects they’re working on.

Do you think this would have business value? 

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