The Tactus Tablet represents an exciting new development in touchscreen technology. Created by Tactus Technology, the new tablet has the ability to raise parts of itself to form buttons on its surface. For example, if the user needs to type something the tablet will form a QWERTY keyboard, with each key being a distinct bump on the surface of the screen. This gives the new tablet a distinct advantage over traditional touchscreens. Revolutonary though they are, typical touchscreens remain flat and smooth while being used, and many people find them difficult to work with. The Tactus Tactile Tablet, however, provides an extra bit of tactile feedback for the user, which Tactus Technology hopes will improve usability.
The tablet works by means of a fluid located beneath the touchscreen surface, which is then drawn to specific locations within the screen to form distinct, raised buttons. The number and type of buttons are formed depend on the app that is being used. When the user is finished with the app, the fluid can then be disabled and the buttons will disappear, making the touchscreen flat again. No extra energy is required to maintain the buttons; only in forming the buttons is a small amount of extra energy used. Tactus Technology has stated that their tactile screen can be used on different platforms and scaled to any size. With such a revolutionary leap in touchscreen technology, it is likely that the Tactus Tactile Tablet will be featured on future versions of the iPhone and Android, among others.
Kyle Rice is a blogger who writes for MassachusettsInternetProviders.com. He is a tech junkie and loves writing reviews on all the new products he purchases.