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Grippity, the world's first transparent tablet, seeks funding at Kickstarter

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Grippity, the world's first transparent tablet, seeks funding at Kickstarter
The world's first transparent tablet, the Android powered Grippity, is a project seeking funding on Kickstarter, The man behind the slate is Jacob Eichbaum from Tel Aviv, and he is looking to raise $199,000 by January 24th. With 29 days to go, the tablet is about $182,000 short of the goal. A pledge of $159 or more will get you one of the tablets with an expected shipping date of October 24th.

The slate has a two-sided transparent 7 inch LCD touchscreen, with resolution of 480 x 800. Under the hood is a Cortex A8 ARM based processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of native storage. A microSD slot is on board if you need more storage. And while Android 4.2.2 is expected to be pre-installed on the Grippity out of the box, if the specs allow it, Android 4.4 could be on the slab when it launches.

So what are the advantages to the transparent screen? By using the rear touch panel, you can press on pixels without blocking your view of the screen. You can also use your fingers to type on the back of the screen while reclining in your easy chair. The device is ergonomic and can also be used as an remote for your television and DVD player.

If after viewing the video below, you decide that you want to fund the project, click on the sourcelink below.



source: Kickstarter via Engadget

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posted on 25 Dec 2013, 14:17 1

1. rawbow (Posts: 409; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Thats an awesome device! Liked the concept of scrolling and typing from the back

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 14:20 11

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1316; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Innovative idea, although the device seems to be not very good (being generous). Best of luck to these guys, anyway.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 23:31

15. lilduderob (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


I think the display on it looks like crap. I do not think it will do well. I saw someone gave them 2,000 as a donation why? Why would someone waist money on that. I do not like it at all. Y

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 16:35 1

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2117; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I suppose this is an interesting idea, but those specs are a complete joke right now, let alone 10 months from now when this device is supposed to debut. DOA.

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 18:18 1

8. Kuroki (Posts: 75; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Reminds me of the LG Crystal

posted on 25 Dec 2013, 22:01 4

9. zachattack (Posts: 541; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


it's ugly in my opinion and the whole transparency seems like it gets in the way when you are looking at the screen. Meh idea but good luck!

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 00:04 2

10. pwnarena (Posts: 840; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


better spend your energies on researching for better batteries.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 01:35

11. yowanvista (Posts: 299; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I hope this doesn't use those terrible Allwinner SoCs, those are cheap but absolutely crappy.

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 07:57

12. RandomUsername (Posts: 422; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


Why is only part of the screen illuminated?

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 16:45

14. madmikepr (Posts: 97; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)


now we have to learn how to type in a whole new way -_-

posted on 26 Dec 2013, 23:32

16. lilduderob (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


You can donate to charity why would you want to donate to get some guys a product they can sell. It does not look good at all. I think the display looks horrible on it. Am I missing something?

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