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Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2 looks cool, but this device turns any TV into a huge touchscreen

May 18th, 2018 at 10:31 AM
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Microsoft’s newly announced Surface Hub 2 looks pretty awesome. It’s a giant touchscreen designed to replace whiteboards and projector screens. It also rotates on its wall mount, resulting in some fantastic GIF opportunities like this one:

Of course, there are two teeny tiny little problems with the Surface Hub 2. First, it won’t be released until sometime in 2019. Second, it’s going to cost a fortune. We’re talking thousands and thousands of dollars here — the first-generation Surface Hub started at $9,000 and went all the way up to $22,000!

If you’re looking for a similar solution that doesn’t cost as much as a car, check out the $300 Touchjet WAVE Virtual Touchscreen TV System on Amazon. It attaches to any TV up to 65 inches and connects via a standard HDMI port. Then a pair of cameras and some software wizardry turn your TV into a touchscreen!

Here’s some more info from the product page:

  • Please refer to the user manual for setup instructions. If there are issues, please contact Touchjet Customer Service at 415-579-3399 for assistance.
  • Virtual Touchscreen – Touchjet WAVE adds a virtual touchscreen onto flat screen TVs and display monitors up to 65″ (smart TV is not required).
  • Simple Connection – Simply attach the WAVE to the top of your TV and plug the WAVE into your TV via HDMI.
  • Giant Tablet – The WAVE is preloaded with the Android OS, Wi-Fi and it comes preloaded with apps so that you can start enjoying right out of the box.
  • Work View / Class Time – Flip through your presentation directly on the big screen just like John King on cnn.
  • Streaming – Stream your favorite shows and movies on Netflix or your favorite streaming app without having to connect to other devices.
  • Support – Please download the Touchjet App onto your smart device (iOS and Android) for step-by-step instructions.
  • Connect, Collaborate, and Share – With WAVE, bring presentation and education apps, and connect individual tablets to the big touchscreen. An affordable alternative to IWB and giant tablets.
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