GLASS KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
Ask about computer peripherals and we have something innovative to talk about— the wireless, multi-touch glass keyboard and mouse by Jason Giddings. Made of quality tempered glass, a solid metal base along with finest components, the glass works on a touchscreen technology known as Frustrated Total Internal Reflection. “There are basically infrared LEDS placed at the edge of the glass, hidden inside holes where the glass is mounted to the metal base,” says the company. “Because of the low angle at which the light impacts the internal glass surface, it is bounced around inside the glass, much like looking through a tube to see the reflections on the inside walls. When the glass is touched it frustrates the reflection and the IR light is diffused downward, out of the glass, allowing the camera to see it. Software then determines the location and sends the appropriate information to your computer.” The software that controls this device will be open source.