Insane USB gadget turns your display into a touchscreen


The Airbar is an awesome USB peripheral which can instantly turn your ordinary display into a touchscreen.

The user only needs to plug in the device and place it below their screen, no manual software installation necessary.

The Airbar sensor supports any type of display, and works using light detection, meaning touch capabilities are not limited when wearing gloves or using a stylus.

Both Laptop Mag and SlashGear have given the device favourable reviews, stating that the technology is impressive and sleek.


Specifications and Pricing

Here are the technical specifications of the Airbar sensor:

  • Display Size Supported: 15.6-inch, with an aspect ratio of 16:9
  • Width: 5 mm
  • Length: 373 mm (AirBar 15.6-inch)
  • Height: 17 mm (requires 20 mm mounting surface for 3 mm between AirBar and display)
  • Cable length: 243 mm
  • Weight: 55 g

According to the Airbar website, the device “projects an invisible light field on the surface of your display that makes it possible to touch the screen and interact with Windows 8 and 10 gestures”.

Currently, only the 15.6-inch model is available, although 13.3-inch and 14-inch models are set to launch in the near future.

The Airbar sensor officially launched in the United States last month and is priced at $69 for the 15.6-inch model.

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