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Tactus set to release an iPad mini case that can magically create physical buttons over screen

By Himanshu Arora ยท 11 replies
Apr 18, 2014
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  1. What if buttons could morph out of the surface of your device? A startup by the name of Tactus has been working on it for a few years, and if all goes well the company is set to bring its...

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  2. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    These may be preferred over breast implants some day.
    H3llion and Julio Franco like this.
  3. Ideal solution if it works. No keyboard but when you need one just use 'magic'.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,050   +1,384

    The guy in the video sounds like a familiar villian.

    EDIT: THE MANDARIN! I think?
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,151   +588

    That sounds very cool actually if it works!!!
  6. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Evangelist Posts: 384   +138

    I'd say a cross between the Mandarin and Optimus Prime, but with a lighter voice.
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  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    I'm impressed and the launch price doesn't seem overly ridiculous for a new technology. Problem being I can see Tactus quickly getting lapped up by one of the giants if this product ever takes off. Most likely Apple.
  8. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +209

    I think I remember something about apple patenting this a long while ago.

    I may have just imagined it though.
  9. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,194   +209

  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,482   +978

    Yeah I am very impressed and might think of picking this up.
  11. I loved my BlackBerry and after about 4 months with an S3 which I love the only thing that really kills me is the keyboard. That BlackBerry took so much abuse, that keyboard is absolutely irreplaceable. Such a magnificent keyboard, I've been wishing someone would somehow figure out a way to give me a BB keyboard on an Android phone. I would totally settle for this though, some really cool stuff there.
  12. Here's the real question: How much extra battery will this take and how durable is it.

    The description states that it uses an elastic film filled with liquid. This means that it has a set amount of times it can expand / shrink. Each time it does so will cause more and more wrinkles to appear. They are going to have to make it a decent thickness as well to prevent regular wear and tear for ripping it.

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