Zmartframe: How To Make Any Monitor A Touch Screen For $130
Ryan Martin / 2 years ago
The biggest complaint about Windows 8.x: I don’t have a touch screen. The biggest complain about touch screens: they are too expensive! The solution? Well apparently it is Zmartframe. Another interesting project has emerged on IndieGoGo which proposes to turn any old monitor into a touch screen device. If you’ve got a 19, 22 or 24 inch display with a standard 16:9 aspect ratio then you’re ready to get Zmartframe-d. The Zmartframe adds a touch-screen overlay to any existing monitor with a 17mm thickness, an 8ms response time and a 2mm accuracy. It may not be the best spec’d touch-screen panel in the world but it’s more than just a touch-screen panel. The Zmartframe also boasts a dual core Cortex A9 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage driven by Android to give you a fully functional touch-screen tablet with any old display.
While the project looks like it needs a bit of polishing, the idea is still neat. For $130 I think a lot of people will snap these up although a cheaper version without the Android hardware might be better placed to target PC users – sadly they do not offer this (yet). Be sure to check out the project page here to see what you think. Also check out the video below of the Zmartframe in action!
Image courtesy of Zmartframe