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MUJA is a gaming touchpad that sticks to the back of your phone (crowdfunding)

Mobile gaming has come a long way since the days when Tetris was the killer app. But the rise of touchscreen smartphones has presented a bit of a challenge — how do you interact with a gaming using just a touchscreen without covering up part of the display with your fingers? For the most part […]

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Asus ZenBook Pro 14 is the second laptop with a “ScreenPad” rather than a touchpad

If you’ve ever found yourself looking at the touchpad of your laptop and thinking “this would be a lot more useful if it was an LCD touchscreen display,” Asus heard you. In June the company unveiled a 15.6 inch laptop called the ZenBook Pro 15 that has a secondary screen placed in the spot where […]

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Leaked Asus ScreenPad details: Upcoming touch controller for Windows apps

Asus appears to be preparing to launch a new feature called ScreenPad that lets you launch and interact with some Windows applications using a touchscreen device. It’s unclear at this point if ScreenPad is an accessory that you connect to a PC, a built-in touchpad that will be included in upcoming Asus computers, or maybe […]

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Sensel Morph touchpad can also be a keyboard, canvas, and more (crowdfunding)

Sure, your laptop probably has a touchpad and your tablet certainly has a touchscreen. But Sensel thinks there’s a market for a better touchpad. The Sensel Morph is a large, pressure-sensitive touch surface that you can use to tap, click, or swipe. But you can also turn the touchpad into a keyboard, a painter’s canvas, or […]

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Lilbits (7-03-2013): Android 4.3, Samsung acquired Boxee, Feedly gets OPML

One of these days, Google is going to release Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for smartphones, tablets, and other devices. Until then, we’ll have to dig through leaked pre-release builds to figure out what new features may be on the way. We’ve already learned a few things about WiFi and Bluetooth behavior, support for third party […]

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Foxconn designs laptop touchpad you can pop out and use as a mouse

A good notebook computer needs a good touchpad, but some folks prefer a mouse. Foxconn has a possible solution for people that don’t want to carry a separate mouse: a touchpad that you can eject from the laptop and use as a wireless mouse. The Taiwanese device manufacturer recently filed for a patent for a […]

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Synaptics ForcePad is a pressure-sensitive, click-free touchpad for laptops

For nearly 20 years, most laptop computers have shipped with touchpads for controlling an on-screen cursor, scrolling through text, and performing other gesture-based controls on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based computers. The touchpad has changed a few times over the past few years. Most laptops used to include distinct left and right buttons below the touch […]