Touchscreen Coffee Table and Furniture!

With the advent of mobile devices, remote PC's, laptops and seamless mobility, humans rarely have to sit at their desks to complete their work, and people hardly find time to sit through sitcoms at home. The traditional model of advertising is hence undergoing a major transformation. Advertisers are now targetting users on the cell phones, or IPTV or Interactive TV ads, and one new player in this ever-booming market is the Touchscreen Coffee Table.

With coffee shops providing free Wi-fi internet, you see a lot of youngsters and professional spending quite a bit of time in these cafes sipping lattes while surfing the web. But now you don't even need to have a laptop to surf the web. A San Francisco-based startup called TableTouch has come out with a coffee table with a built-in Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen and a software that allows you to browse the internet using your fingers. Customers can now choose and select to read the news and stories on their table while they have their cup of caffeine, and advertisers have found an innovative way to pop their products amidst these stories. So if a user finds something he likes, he can click on it and get more details, or disregard it and move on! Also featuring a built-in Bluetooth connection, the tables can send audio to your headset, so you can listen to the news without opening your eyes!! Now, that's living like a prince, right?!! Apparently, the company also plans to extend this concept to regular furniture, TV consoles and more.

Trials with the first batch of these machines is live in Tully's Coffee shops in the Bay Area, and the company's founder and CTO John Calder is all set to install these smart and cute Coffe Tables in other cafes, airports, and bars in the coming year. This 5-year old startup is now competing with Microsoft, who is ready to launch its own brand called "Surface", which is based on a similar concept. But is John afraid of the giant? No, because apparently, this market is growing so rapidly there's room for a couple more players too!

So, may the best man win! I for one surely love this concept! No more carrying around a laptop on loong plane flights just to kill time during intermediate halts! Find your nearest Coffee Shop and you'd probably find a TouchTable already installed!! To read more about the company tableTouch, click here.


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7 comments:

Pijush said...

I feel amazed to read this kind of posts. So many new things are happening and being invented which is in fact making our life easy. Thanks for sharing Mansi.
I have blogrolled you and will tell some of my blog friends about this blog. You have a wonderful Fun n Food blog, but unfortunately that is not my topic of prime interests :-)

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks Pijush! I'm trying to get as much posted on this blog as I can, and my purpose would be solved if it provides an interesting read to even a few people...so thx fo your help and support! let me build my blogroll here and I'll add you to it too:)

David said...

wow, this does look fascinating...nice way to kill your time when a flight is late:)

-David

Kusum said...

Very interesting post and blog as well. I am amazed to see very contrasting blogs :)

Alfred said...

for a person like me who wastes 3-4 hours in coffee shops every evening this would be AWESOMEEEEE!!!11

emily&sarah said...

OMG COOL!!!

Susan said...

Looks good; I saw this site with some useful info on Coffee Tables. Hope it helps...