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For some reason no matter how advanced our mobile touch-screen devices get, the keyboards just never feel quite right. Even the best touch keyboards still aren’t as comforting as the old fashion key stroke.

That is why this article grabbed my attention immediately. Essentially, what happens is that whenever you enter a text field or need to type, the keys bubble out of your mobile device’s flat screen. Check out the article from Hearst Electronics Products:

Now you see it, now you don’t. Tactus Technology has made its first public demonstration of an exciting new concept technology: the Tactile Layer component. The technology provides owners with an appearing and disappearing haptic user interface for their smartphone or tablet device. Physical buttons, guidelines, or shapes rise from a tablet or smartphone’s flat, touchscreen surface when the user needs to punch in a phone number or write a quick message, and disappear when the app is closed.

 

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