Video: Epson X-Desk interactive table takes on Microsoft Surface

An Epson projector positioned in the base of the table projects an image up toward a diffuser on the surface, while infrared Epson cameras beneath recognize objects and gestures.

One day, your computer will be a big-ass table with pictures of other people's kids all over it. We know it, Microsoft knows it and--judging by its fancy X-Desk surface computer--Epson knows it too.

The X-Desk works in much the same way as Microsoft's alternative, the Surface . An Epson projector positioned in the base of the table projects an image up toward a diffuser on the surface, while infrared Epson cameras beneath recognize objects and gestures.

Epson reckons it'll be used in retail outlets for interactive gadget comparisons; in bars and clubs for interactive cocktail menus; in hotels for checking into rooms; and in houses of the future for looking at pictures of other people's kids. You know the sort of thing.

Watch the video, learn more, and let us know what you think below.

(Via Crave UK)

 

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