AAPL Stock: 118.38 ( + 0.08 )

Printed from

KDDI, Kyocera phone does multi-layer touch feedback

updated 08:35 am EDT, Fri May 27, 2011

KDDI, Kyocera show multi-layer haptic prototype

At the currently ongoing Wireless Japan show, major wireless provider KDDI showed off a prototype handset that uses multiple layers for haptic touch feedback. The so-called New Haptic Smartphone uses display technology from Kyocera, maker of smartphones such as the Echo. The prototype uses feedback for two haptic layers, but Kyocera assures the public its technology can support seven layers all over a screen's surface.

An example of a two-layer screen includes pressing a virtual shutter button on a touchscreen or typing on a virtual QWERTY keyboard.

KDDI didn't talk about when the technology would be brought to market, but Kyocera reportedly said it will come to a smartphone in the near future. [via Akihabara]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented