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Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Jun 17, 2012

Tactus Technology Brings Buttons To Touch Screen; You Won't Hate It Anymore

If you are among those few who hate shifting from the old buttoned phone to the new touch screen smartphone because you just loved the buttons way too much, well let me tell you that you are about to be pleasantly surprise. Tactus, a tech startup has come up with a technology that features buttons rising out of the flat touch screen surface whenever a user needs them. In the same way, these buttons disappear once you are done typing. How amazing is that?
Tactus made all this possible by putting a number of microscopic channels and a small quantity of a clear oily substance under the screen surface. When the user switches on these physical buttons, the oily substance is pumped through the channels and the solid buttons magically rise out of the display.

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Previously, the micro-channels needed to follow a prearranged pattern, so for example, they could adjust only to QWERTY keypad mode where the size and shape of the buttons remain fixed. But, it comes as a good news that the company is working towards building a display that can change shape into different patterns according to the application requirement. Furthermore, we like the fact that it doesn't drain the battery more than two percent in a day.

Though we have seen a lot of prototypes earlier of the same kind, this is a clear winner and is ready to hit the consumer market by mid-2013. Here's a video that you will love to watch -

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