New Capacitive Touchscreens Recognize Your Gloved Fingers

It's old news by now, but capacitive touchscreens are a pain to use in the Winter because they can't detect your fingertaps through a pair of gloves. But SMK has improved the design of their 6.5-inch panels so that devices like car navigation systems can still be operated if you're driving with gloves on. » 10/25/11 5:40pm 10/25/11 5:40pm

Alps Trackpad Senses Your Hovering Fingers, Weird Gestures

Alps Electronics has decided to take the occasionally annoying sensitivity of some capacitive trackpads to a new extreme, demoing a technology that can accurately sense fingers without coming in direct contact with them. The system is able to sense movements at an admittedly modest range of 3cm, from which distance… » 9/26/08 5:05am 9/26/08 5:05am

Logitech Harmony One IR Remote Is Easy-Grip Capacitive-Touch Couch Buddy

Logitech's first new universal remote in a year, the $250 Harmony One, marries the sleek handheld grippiness of its skinnier Harmony models with the power of its $500 bad-ass, the Harmony 1000.

The Goods: The capacitive-touch 2.2" color screen is designed to respond quickly and accurately to your taps, while the… » 1/05/08 4:00pm 1/05/08 4:00pm

Will N-Trig DuoSense Power the Apple Tablet?

N-Trig makes the DuoSense technology that powers the Dell Latitude XT's touch-sensitive and pen-enabled display. This is the only input device in the market that combines a pressure-sensitive pen with multitouch into a single surface, which allows for seamless iPhone-style finger interaction—perfect for broad, direct… » 12/14/07 10:19am 12/14/07 10:19am