We’ve lost count of how many projects have emerged offering transform surfaces in touch, come from more than seven years ago appeared the first projects under this idea with the goal of not relying on a single screen, as with this type of device we can have a laptop and interact with an operating system or platform in different sizes and on a lot of surfaces projector.
The last project we saw of this type was introduced by Sony during SXSW 2016, with truly spectacular results. But now we face a funding campaign through Indiegogo that takes up this idea now under Android as an integrated operating system, know Lazertouch.
Android on walls, tables, floors…
Shanghai Easi is the company behind this project who claims to have seven international patents on this device with more than five years of development. But come on, they say it is real to travel much, so we have to pay attention to this type of crowdfunding campaigns.
Despite this, the idea is good and attractive as it is a small projector with dimensions of 19.5 x 13.5 x 3.8 cm, equipped with a projector 250 lumens under a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, offering images on desks and tables starting at 15 inches, but is also able to project on walls with images up to 150 inches diagonal at a distance of 4.5 meters, but in this case we have to rely on IR accessory Pen, which sends a signal to the projector to determine the position on the surface.
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Unlike other projects using tracking systems and 3D mapping and Kinect, Lazertouch integrates a parallel to the surface laser, which is capable of detecting up to two multi – touch points in order to interact with the interface, this, according to its creators, it does with an accuracy of up to 2 pixels. Of course has everything you need today for a good experience, such as WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI, expansion bay for SD cards and your own speaker 1.5W.
Inside we find a processor only we know that it is a 1.2 GHz Quad Core with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, plus a 13600 mAh battery that will provide up to 2.5 hours of battery life. Finally, all this is powered by Android 4.4 as the primary operating system, which could be one of its major flaws, and also no information about a possible update.
As mentioned, Lazertouch is part of a campaign Indiegogo looking to get $30000 to finance the production of the first units, which are offered at a price of $475 plus international shipping scheduled for July 2016. However it is noteworthy that like any crowdfunding campaign, there is a possibility that the campaign was not funded and not recovers our money.