New device lets you turn your TV into a giant tablet

New device lets you turn your TV into a giant tablet

An interesting new gadget is now available for pre-order on Best Buy. Called the Touchjet Wave, this new device boasts that it can turn any big-screen TV into a tablet that works with Android.

In order to get this "tablet" to work, one simply has to position the Touchjet Wave on top of a television. From there on, the product will use its projector to transmit an image of an Android device. A person can then navigate through the menu by using a smatphone app that serves as a remote control or by touching the screen of the TV itself. The company claims that their invention is compatible with any flatscreen TV or display monitor, supporting screens as big as 65 inches and resolutions up to 4K.

Being priced at $299.99, Touchjet aims to provide a cheap alternative to products such as the Microsoft Surface Hub, which costs around $9000 for its entry-level version. It is also marketed as a sort of a home entertainment system, as many Android apps including games can be played on it. However, the price is low for a reason – the device only has 16GB of storage with no apparent additional memory slots, 2GB of RAM and runs on the almost ancient version of Android 4.4 KitKat.

via Android Authority

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5 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Don't think so.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Expensive still and pointless. When I want my TV to act like an Android, I simply mirror my Android to the screen using wireless or point-to-point. If I want a large touchscreen device, I can but a huge touch screen monitor or computer. The Lenovo Horizon is plenty big enough for that...lol Why would anyone even need a 65" Touchscreen? Anyone who actually needs that, can buy Microsoft's $9000 abomnination!

3. barcas

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Erm no, why on earth do I want to get fingerprints all over my nice clean screen and like TechieXP1969 said, you can just mirror your phone or tablet to the screen. It bugs the hell out of me when im on my laptop and my girlfrieind points to something and touches the screen! Its not a touchscreen love so there is no need to grease it up!!! Also it's not practical as you would have to go up to it to select what you want but then can't take in what you are doing properly because yiu are to close to it.

4. boriqua2000

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Buy a chromecast for $35 and mirror your phone screen.

5. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3089; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Miracast doesn't cost a thing. A wireless display dongle is $40 if your TV doesn't have Miracast support built in.

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