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Grippity is the World's First Transparent Tablet with Two-Sided Touch Input

Grippity is the World's First Transparent Tablet with Two-Sided Touch Input

While most people generally rely on two thumbs to navigate on touch screen devices, Grippity aims to make us "forget anything we know about input devices and controllers".

Touted as the world's first transparent tablet, Grippity has dual-sided multi-touch panels which allow you to use all ten fingers while keeping the handling of the device in a natural ergonomic position. Jacob Eichbaum, the founder of the Kickstarter project, feels that Grippity is a "great solution to the fat finger problem". 

Jacob - "Touching the display from above obscures the pixels you are trying to touch. Touching the back of the pixels enables interaction with small interface items with higher accuracy."

Grippity has a 7-inch semi-transparent LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is powered by a Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (or 4.4 if available by then) and has 4GB internal storage capacity. In case you don't know, Grippity started off as a media center keyboard.

If you are an early adopter and interested in this product, you can pledge US$159 to the Kickstarter campaign and get the Grippity device. With a funding goal of US$199,000 to reach by January 24th, it remains to be seen if the project will be funded. At the time of publication, the project has attracted 117 backers with a total amount of US$21,391 pledged. 

Source: Kickstarter via Engadget

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