The Air Bar is an extra sensor that you can purchase for your laptop to turn it into a touchscreen it retails for $69 (£54.55) and can be purchased here. The bar itself comes in different sizes so that it fits on different sized screens. You can pinch, zoom, swipe and tap among many other features. It’s an easy extra accessory to use as there is a magnetic strip that the bar attaches to. You then simply place the bar onto the magnetic strip and plug it into the USB port. You can use various tools such as your fingers,
It’s an easy extra accessory to use as there is a magnetic strip that the bar attaches to. You then simply place the bar onto the magnetic strip and plug it into the USB port. You can use various tools such as your fingers, gloves and brushes. It works with Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Chrome os.
The way it works is the Air Bar projects a light field onto the screen which we can’t see. This is what turns the computer screen to a touch screen. When the light field is disrupted it reacts to whatever is happening. In the video we see a guy try it on his MacBook and a Windows computer. It doesn’t work as well on the MacBook as the Air Bar doesn’t fit properly onto the screen. However, when the Air Bar is put onto the Windows computer the touch is much more precise as the bar itself fits better onto the screen.
The accessory itself can be used whenever you want to use it as it’s not stuck to your laptop at all. You have the flexibility to keep it on or take it off thanks to the magnetic strip. It is a great product for any artistic person as they can freely draw things without having to use a mouse.