Tactus Technology showed at the CES 2013 a tablet that can morph its surface into a 3D keyboard. You have to see the video to believe it.
CES 2013 is over and while the big trends have been 4K TVs and wearable technology a small company is making waves still after the show. Tactus Technology has introduced a touchscreen technology that can change its surface. The "Lumpy Tablet" lets you actually get back a tactile keyboard. It can change the screen surface in an instant.
The 7" tablet Tactus showcases has the Tactus tactile touchscreen technology and introduces an entirely new category of product made possible through the Tactus Morphing Tactile surface.
By enhancing both function and usability with Tactus, it is now possible to merge the essential capabilities of smartphones, tablets and laptops through a true physical interface. In a world of flat, static devices, Tactus brings new life to touchscreens by enabling real, physical buttons that rise up from a screen's surface on demand and then disappear back into the screen, leaving a flat, transparent surface when no longer needed.
Watch the video of the lumpy tablet below to see how cool this technology is. I bet Apple and Samsung are already doing due-diligence on Tactus Technology. Who will snag up this technology?