I love smartphones, but admittedly they are a bit small. Oh, I could go out and get one of the Galaxy Notes, but they are a bit too big for my pocket’s taste. In reality, I guess my phone’s just as big as I need it to be, but sometimes it would be really nice if I could enlarge it all to a spot, like, say my wall. Even if I could do that, though, I’d still be limited to using my smartphone to control what’s projected onto the wall. Is it too much to ask for technology that lets me use my phone’s touchscreen on my wall? In other words, is there some kind of a simple way to turn an ordinary wall into a touchscreen surface? The short answer is, yes! There is now an easy way to turn your everyday wall into an awesome touchscreen.
TouchPico is a tiny Android projector that fits into a pocket, yet is capable of projecting an 80-inch touchscreen onto your wall or other available surface. The ability for the TouchPico’s touchscreen capabilities stems from its infrared stylus, whose actions are monitored by a camera inside the projector. Whenever you do something with the stylus on the projected image, the camera will translate whatever you’re doing as an action on your smartphone. In other words, you’ll be able to play Angry Birds just as well on your wall as you can on your phone screen.
Since the TouchPico uses Wi-Fi, you don’t have to hook it up with the hassle of cords and wires. In theory, you’ll be able to project Netflix (and other online content) onto your wall, play games on your wall, project a document onto the wall, and any number of other activities where it’d be nice to use a much bigger screen.
The TouchPico can also be used to project images from PCs and Macs.
Currently in an Indiegogo phase with 21 days left, the TouchPico has raised $414,810 out of their original $55,000 goal. In other words, they shattered their goal and people are getting really excited about this little projector.
When it’s finally released, it looks like it’ll cost somewhere around $499. Would you be interested in the TouchPico? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
[Image via GizMag]