CES 2008 – Microsoft Touch Sensitive Tabletop in action
Remember the Microsoft Surface? It was one of the most hyped inventions of the last year. The tabletop uses cameras under the display to detect touches, and it can handle multiple touches at the same time. The table features a range of intuitive applications like painting with surface, virtual concierge, interacting with digital content like downloading contents from a digital camera with Wi-Fi capabilities when placed on the display. It can also read bar codes and identification tags embedded in objects for varied purposes. Bill Gates, during his keynote at CES, demonstrated how the device could be used by sporting good stores to let customers design their own snowboards. Priced at $10,000, the Microsoft Surface is expected to be available in 3 to 5 years from now. Check out the image gallery and video after the jump.