It doesn’t look as if Apple plans on releasing a touchscreen MacBook Air anytime soon, but luckily the folks at Neonode are on hand with the next best thing. The AirBar is a magnetic bar which attaches below the MacBook Air’s display and, like magic, transforms the notebook into a touchscreen device.
The AirBar attaches beneath the display with two small magnets. When plugged into the USB port, the device beams infrared signals across the screen. When the user disturbs these beams, the screen can triangulate the location of their finger.
The screen is sensitive to paint brushes as well as human touch and can be operated without software. Once set up, the user can drag, draw, tap, pinch, rotate and zoom. Check out a demonstration below.
The AirBar is priced at $99 and is available in 15.6″, 14″ and 13.3″ sizes.
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