There are just some tech ideas that sound both intriguing and almost incredulous at the same time. Like this Fin ring that gives you almost magical powers over your smartphone and tablets using just your thumb and the power of Bluetooth.
Touchless control seems to be a fad these days, with both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the newly announced Motorola Moto X supporting some form of air gestures to access some functionality on the device. Whether it's to avoid greasy smudges or to have some stylish way of dismissing calls and messages, fans of the gesture-based system need not pine for new phones just to get this feature.
That "Pepper" handset we saw yesterday didn't stay obscure for very long. Sony has just announced the Xperia sola (keeping its maddening trend of strange capitalization going strong) for launch in the second quarter of 2012 in Europe. Other territories will follow, presumably including Japan and (eventually) the US. The Sola fits in between the Xperia U and Xperia P announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this month, adding in premium features including camera gestures and NFC tags.
Remember last month when we reported that someone hacked the Microsoft Kinect to work on Android? Well there's now a company that's working to officially bring a Kinect style gesture based app to Android tablets and handsets. The company is XTR3D and they're creating an app called iZi which will read the gestures for navigating a variety of apps including games play.
Last time we heard from eyeSight was when the company rolled out the Natural User interface for Android devices back in June of 2010. The company is back with a new gesture user interface for Android devices that can turn hand gestures into commands on the tablet.
Most sophisticated mobile phones these days use some form of gesture based communications. This technology has been growing over the past few years. It takes the way we communicate with our phones to a whole new level. The people at eyeSight Mobile Technologies look to take this to a whole new level.