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“AirBar” turns your MacBook Air into a touchscreen laptop

Murilo Gobbo 0

Apple does not intend to make a Mac with a touchscreen, claiming that you can get an iPad if you want a bigger touchscreen device. Fair enough, I guess.

But predictably, some people aren’t too pleased with Apple’s stubbornness – not least of which because we’re perfectly happy using our MacBooks, thank you very much. It’d be nice to use with a touchscreen, though.

A DIY touchscreen solution

For people like us, Neonode has created the AirBar – which is being released for the MacBook Air 13.3″ at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas.

The product is a metal bar that is positioned below the screen of the MacBook Air and then connects to a USB port, turning your laptop touch sensitive.

Watch the promotional video:

Obviously, anyone who buys this product must face the experience of using an operating system (the macOS) with fingers, which it was not originally designed to accommodate.

But if you’re a touch screen die-hard, the AirBar for MacBook Air will hit the international market in March, costing $ 100.

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