Sony atracTable Interactive Surface Is Surfacing This JuneS

Microsoft Surface is about to get some competition: the atracTable, developed by Atracsys and now owned by Sony, will be commercially available in June. The 35-inch model will have a full HD screen, and smells distinctively like the future.

The atracTable's interface is able to track a user's body movements, which means it's gesture-controllable. Beyond that, though, Sony claims that it will also be able to roughly determine your age, sex, and even your emotional state.


The motion input comes courtesy two built-in Sony ISS XCD-V60 cameras. And as with Surface, you'll also be able to interact with objects—be it your mobile phone or merchandise—by placing them on the device. Pricing still hasn't been announced, but I'm excited about seeing these start popping up in stores a few months from now. [Pocket-Lint]