Who doesn’t want a giant screen touchscreen TV, but honestly speaking they are a tad bit too expensive so most of us have had to console ourselves with a smart HDTV that works with sensors. But what if we tell you that you can turn your existing large screen into a giant touchscreen Android display with only $99?
Yes, we can see the raised eyebrows, but no, really, there is an Indiegogo project that can transform your HDTV into a giant Android touchscreen display. This amazing device is called Touchjet Wave and it is a tiny Android device that can be clipped atop a TV set and connects to it via HDMI. As soon as you clip it on, it uses infrared sensors to track finger movements. Don’t worry, you won’t be leaving fingerprints on your screen, your finger simply has to hover over an icon for it to open/activate. In fact Touch jet offers you the option of using the touchscreen via fingers or a stylus or if you prefer, you Android smartphone. It works with all HDMI-enabled TVs from 20-inches to 80-inches.
But that isn’t all, since it is an Android device on a stick that runs Android 4.4 KitKat OS overlaid with Touchjet UI, it turns your TV into a Google OS and even lets you download your favourite apps like Netflix and Spotify, even Google Docs and Presentations to your TV! With WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), the Touchjet Wave allows you to browse the net from your TV or download content/apps, watch movies, play games, etc. You can even swap images with your smartphone and basically do anything and everything you usually do with a tablet.
Talking about their latest innovation, Helen Thomas, CEO of Touchjet said, “We watch CNN news rooms and film characters like Iron Man swipe and use touch [to] control big screens. We want WAVE to bring the experience and interaction to our daily life.”
The project has already crossed its $100K goal on Indiegogo in just one day and seems to be well on its way to raising $100,000. So hurry and reserve your pre-orders for a Touchjet Wave for only $99 early bird offer (after that it will cost $149) and you won’t have to spend hundreds or thousands in upgrading to a touchscreen smart TV. The estimated delivery date is sometime in March 2016.