It was way back in 2012, we talked about the Nexian Glaze M-9090, a mobile phone with a transparent screen (of OLED display). And, now after one and a half years, we are once again back to the see-through realm with the Grippity, the world’s first ‘transparent’ (read translucent) tablet. Powered by Cortex A8 processor and Android 4.2.2, the 7-inch device boasts of a 800 x 480 display, with 4GB of internal and up to 32GB expandable memory. Anyhow, it is not the specs that make the Grippity an interesting piece of gizmo. Rather the novelty comes with its capacitive multi-touch input on both the front and rear panels of the bantam tablet. In fact, the translucent attribute of the Grippity is not just designed as a gimmicky feature. The touch-screen access from both the front and rear side allows us to type by using many of our fingers. For example, when holding the device with our hands, we can do the front side typing in a conventional manner with our fat thumbs. However, we can also use our index finger, middle finger and rings finger to type on the touch-screen from behind (which is easy because of the see-through form of the tablet). Other convenient features of the Grippity include its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connecting ability, while the device also incorporates an IR blaster that allows it to be used as a remote control. As for commercial scheme of things, the translucent tablet is currently undergoing through a Kickstarter campaign. The early bird offers starts off at $159, while the retail pricing starts from $235.
For more details, check out the Kickstarter page.
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