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

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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12 Comments

1. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

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

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

15. lilduderob

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 27, 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

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

8. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Reminds me of the LG Crystal

9. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 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!

10. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

better spend your energies on researching for better batteries.

11. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

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

12. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why is only part of the screen illuminated?

14. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

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

16. lilduderob

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 27, 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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