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Glove-friendly touchscreen tablet tech announced

The Getac V100 to get some glove love
The Getac V100 to get some glove love
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Some revolutionary multi-touch display technology has been announced, which allows you to work the screen with gloves on.

Created by Getac, the new tablet displays have all the functionality of a normal multi-touch, including the ability to move and edit documents, rotate maps and photos, zoom in and zoom out all with a series of gestures, but it can now be done without the need of skin to screen contact.

The first batch of tablet PCs to come equipped with the glove-friendly display is the Getac V100, which has a display of 2048x2048 resolution, a 100 points per second report rate, and less than 35ms response time.

With or without gloves

Speaking about the launch of the new multi-touch display, Peter Molyneux, Business Development Director, Getac UK, said: "Our customers work in some of the most extreme environments and weather conditions where touch screen technology and flick gestures are faster, safer, and more convenient than using a keypad.

"As a leading innovator in advanced rugged computer technology, it is only fitting that Getac is the first to offer multi-touch technology that can be used with or without gloves."

Personally, TechRadar is just happy that we will be able to use a Tablet PC outside without our delicate fingers getting cold.

A price and release date of the technology for the rugged Getac V100 has yet to be announced, but as it's Windows 7 compatible expect it to launch around 22 October.

Go to www.getac.com for more details.

Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.