CES Hands On: Elan turns any laptop into a touchscreen, kinda

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Touch screen overlay turns laptop into touchscreenWay back in the South Hall at CES, a small booth with Taiwanese gentlemen has a special laptop running Windows 7. What makes this laptop special is the USB-connected overlay that sits over the screen, rather crudely.

The overlay is USB and allows multi touch control of the PC. All mouse functions can be handled via touch. Surprisingly, giving the crude overlay, it worked extremely well. Controlling the laptop was super easy, no problems with fat fingers or double tapping. It all worked and worked with ease.

No word on if they are producing this as a product or hoping to sell to an OE. Presumably, this could be size for a brands screen size and sold as an aftermarket item.

Company site: [Elan

A special thanks goes out to Energizer for supplying the Gadgetell crew with Energi To Go battery packs, which allowed us to keep our gadgets charged on the run and focus more on finding good stuff at CES and not having to worry about sitting next to a power outlet. For more information on the Energi To Go battery packs you can visit or visit them on Twitter at @energitogo.

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