Tactus’ Tactile Layer™ Technology Adds Raised Buttons to Existing Touchscreens


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Anybody that reads GizChina.com knows that we love Android devices. Not surprising considering that most of the Chinese manufacturers that we cover make Android devices. But there are still a few staff members here that remember the days when we had the beautiful keyboards on our old Blackberry devices.

Well the clever folks at Tactus have come to our rescue with their Tactile Layer technology. What they have done is create a system with a fluid reservoir and a glare resistance coating that allows Tactus to create “buttons” on demand. The Tactile Layer divides the screen into “tixels” (Tactile Pixels) that can be inflated to create the buttons with a “squishy” feel.

We have yet to see (or touch) the result first hand, but if it’s even half as cool as it seems, we excited see tixels in our future!

Our friends at Engadget had a chance to speak with Tactus and create a video demonstration of the technology.

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