Today Synaptics has unveiled a new touch pad in the form of the Forcepad, and has entered the keyboard market with the launch of its ThinTouch keyboard which has been designed for Ultrabook computers.
The Synaptics ThinTouch Keyboard is 40 percent thinner than conventional keyboard traditionally used on notebook computers, and has been designed with improved reliability, and improved backlighting features.
Together with the addition of capacitive sensor underneath the keyboard allowing the touchpad to disable itself automatically while a user is typing on the keyboard. The design of the thinner keyboard will allow manufacturers to squeeze in more battery and provide much thinner Ultrabooks designs.
Synaptics new ForcePad Touchpad has been created to provide users with a multi-finger capacitive TouchPad equipped with variable force detection. making it perfect for the fast and fluid environment provided by Microsoft’s new Windows 8 touch experience says Synaptics. Mark Vena, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics PC Division explains:
“ForcePad literally redefines the human-computer interface for every notebook and desktop PC user who wants the ultimate touch experience. ForcePad provides the industry’s best performing and most innovative TouchPad, and provides an unparalleled consistent and premium user experience to PC OEMs across their portfolio of products,”-“With the addition of ThinTouch technology and the capabilities of ClearPad Series 7, our partners can achieve a ‘Better Together’ integrated experience that only Synaptics can deliver.”
More information is available from the Synaptics press release introducing the new ForcePad, ThinTouch and ClearPad Series 7.
Source: Synaptics : EngadgetFiled Under: Hardware, Technology News