Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - LIVING TECH -

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.

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