Canopy’s Touch iPhone Case To Launch At CES

  • 10-point touch input
  • Standard protective iPhone case
  • Open for app developers

Canopy is unveiling its touch-sensitive Sensus iPhone case at CES this week. It delivers 10-point touch input across the back and sides that lets apps add interaction without blocking the screen.

  • 10-point touch input
  • Standard protective iPhone case
  • Open for app developers

Canopy is unveiling its touch-sensitive Sensus iPhone case at CES this week. It delivers 10-point touch input across the back and sides that lets apps add interaction without blocking the screen.

The touch control is similar to that of the PlayStation Vita's back touch. The feature theoretically sounds great for gamers.

The case isn't much different in dimensions to a standard protective iPhone case. The whole thing locks in to the iPhone 4's connector. Also, there's still another port to charge through there.

Features include the ability to let you slide your finger down the side of your iPhone instead of swiping through a spreadsheet on the front of your screen. With games, an app developer could add more controls for the back of your iPhone, sort of like the experience on the Sony Vita.

The case also has integrated apps attuned for the blind, with Braille entry possible using all those multiple touch panels. Blind users respond to audio texts using a six-fingertip touch interface by holding the iPhone in landscape orientation and using the side and back surfaces to write in braille.

"We're excited to share our new technology with partners, the press, and consumers at CES," said Andrew Kamin-Lyndgaard, Canopy's founder and CEO. "There's no better place for the industry's movers-and-shakers to meet innovators like Canopy and experience firsthand how consumer technology is advancing."

Pricing will be somewhere between US$59 and $99.

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