Touch 8, a cordless pen that works in tandem with an attachment that
plugs into the Windows computer's USB port; Turn your ordinary screen to
Touch Screen – specially designed for Windows 8.
The attachment, which is really an infrared and ultrasonic receiver,
clips magnetically to the side of the screen, which can be as large as
17 inches diagonally. The pen emits an infrared beam out of its tip. The
receiver attachment sends the pen's signals to the computer, which
interprets its precise location.
Pushing down on the pen results in a separate ultrasonic signal,
which is equivalent to a touch screen sensing when you are touching it.
Just like that, you can swipe and tap your way through Windows 8. The
pen runs on a watch battery, which should last about 500 hours and is
Windows 8, Microsoft Corp.'s effort to make desktop and laptop
computers work more like tablet computers, was released in October to
mixed reviews. A major problem is the fact that many of the features
require a touch-screen monitor to work, making the experience unpleasant
for those with older machines. 8ware Touch 8 offers a way for those
with older computers to experience the newer touch-based functions.
Many people who have upgraded to Microsoft Windows 8 will not
necessarily want to buy a new touch screen computer to take advantage of
the many touch and swipe gestures in the new operating system.