mTouch: The “Affordable” Multi-Touch Table
Many of us have seen the Microsoft Surface; it’s reminiscent of the old school sit down arcade games…you got the visual?? Good. Now think something more stylish.
Merel Technologies, a New York based company has built some impressive interactive touch screen (coffee) tables.
The company was just at TechCrunch Disrupt showcasing their mTouch table and they seemed to get some decent traffic and interest.
With object recognition, multimedia integration, social media connectivity and gesture recognition built directly into the unit, these tables are sure to have an interesting and probably successful early adoption for tech fans looking for that one thing that not everyone else on the block will have.
Check out this video of a quick specification rundown that the folks from CrunchGear put together:
I put the word affordable in quotes in the title of this post because, if you think about it, and if this is something you’re ready to jump into, the pricing structure isn’t all that bad. Merel Technologies currently has two models, a 32-inch for $3200 and a 42-inch model for $4200. About the same price as a high quality 1080p HD television, but with the table you can put your beer on it !
What’s really interesting is the inclusion of what Merel Technologies is calling their multi-touch app store, the mStore, which would allow users to download new applications and features directly into their table. Now that’s really cool!
Here’s another promo video direct from Merel Technologies showing more of the multi-user capabilities and web browsing:
My favorite part of this video – the game of Pong !!
So what do you think ? You impressed ? Check out more from Merel Technologies.