TouchPico: Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen with this Amazing Device

TouchPico- Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen

The TouchPico is a miniature handheld projector that runs on Android and lets you interact with the projected images via a special stylus.

Let me reiterate.. It lets you interact with the images you have projected like giant touchscreen tablet.

It”s basically an Android tablet that has been shrinked to fit in your pocket and can be projected onto any flat surface. Because it’s so small and portable, it’s ideal for business meetings, presentations, or just having fun.

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Like I said before, what sets this projector apart is the TouchPico’s infrared pen, which, when pressed onto a surface, outputs an infrared signal that is read by a camera on the front of the projector. This essentially allows users to manipulate the projected screen using the pen like they would a touchscreen device with a finger. The device itself is a pico projector that outputs a 854 x 480 display onto a screen or a wall.

Paired with the projector is an Android 4.0 device running on a 1GHz processor with two cores. There’s also an HDMI port so the TouchPico can be used like a more traditional projector.

The ability to move objects/projections is reminiscent of the Sci-Fi thriller Minority Report (2002)

The TouchPico was first announced at CES earlier this year, and will likely be available around the holiday season (even if the Indiegogo isn’t fully funded by that time). Currently, you can shell out $270 to get one of the first TouchPicos, but the price will probably soar to around $500 when it’s released commercially. Read more

Home Deals: Cuisinart 14-Piece Ceramic Cookware $100 (Reg. $250), Hamilton Beach Smoothie Blender $30 (Reg. $50), batteries, more

Groupon is offering the Cuisinart 14-Piece PFOA- and PTFE-Free Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set for $99.99 shipped. That’s more $158 off Amazon, $80 under the next best price from a trusted retailer, and the lowest we’ve seen this set go for.

It features PFOA- and PTFE-free nonstick surfaces, ergonomic stay-cool handles, oven-safe tempered-glass covers, and is dishwasher safe. Similar Cuisinart cookware sets have received positive reviews on Amazon.

Amazon has now dropped another $10 off the Hamilton Beach 56206 Smoothie Smart Blender bringing it to $29.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial). That’s $20 or 40% off the regular price, $10 under the next best price and the lowest we’ve seen it go for. It features “powerful ice crushing with patented Ice Sabre blades” and has received a 3.6/5 star rating on Amazon.

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Games/Apps: Watch Dogs $40 shipped, Xbox gift cards 20% off, MagicalPad HD FREE (Reg. $4), more iOS freebies

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Update (7/28 8:30 PM): Newegg via eBay offers the Sony Playstation 4 console for $359.99 shipped (Reg. $399.99), that matches our previous low price.

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Watch Dogs on 360 and PS3 for $40 shipped down from $60 (matched at Target), The LEGO Movie Videogame is $40 shipped (Reg. $60) across all platforms and you’ll also find New Super Mario Bros. 2 on Nintendo 3DS for $25 down from $30 (matched at Walmart)

Best Buy has kicked of its Cyber Monday in July sale with a number of great deals including $25 Microsoft Xbox gift cards for $20 today. That’s a possible 20% in savings on future purchases on Xbox marketplace and other Microsoft digital stores. You’ll find a some other great deals on electronics in the sale including this $30 Chromecast.

Head below for today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Zombie Gunship for FREE (Reg. $1), Mad Skills BMX for FREE (Reg. $1), MagicalPad HD for FREE (Reg. $4), Anomaly Warzone Earth HD for $2 (Reg. $4), and many more. On Mac, you’ll find Batman Arkham City GOTY dropped to $20 (Reg. $30, matching Steam), Disk Diet for $1 (Reg. $5), ReadKit for $5 (Reg. $10), and more:

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Daily Deals: Garmin nüvi 5″ GPS w/Lifetime Maps: $120, LOTR Trilogy on Blu-Ray: $38 Panasonic 39″ 1080p Smart HDTV: $390, more

The Daily Deal Roundup pulls the best Daily Deals (meaning you only have until Midnight) from our Daily Deal finder every morning at 9am.

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“The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy” on Blu-ray $37.99 (Reg. $119.98) | Amazon The Lord of the Rings The Motion Picture Trilogy on Bluray
Garmin nüvi 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic $119.99 (Reg. $179.99) | Amazon Garmin nüvi 2557LMT 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps and Traffic
Panasonic 39″ LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV $389.99 (Reg. $499.99) | Best Buy Panasonic - 39%22 Class (38-1:2%22 Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - Smart - HDTV
Bracketron Universal iPad and Tablet Windshield Mount $19.99 (Reg. $39.99) | MacMall Bracketron Universal iPad and Tablet Windshield Mount (TMW-383-BX)
Top Chest w/ 3 Sliding Rolling Cabinet Tool Storage Chest Toolbox Mechanic $89.95 (Reg. $189.99) | eBay Top Chest w: 3 Sliding Rolling Cabinet Tool Storage Chest Toolbox Mechanic
Apple MacBook 13.3-Inch Laptop with 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, DVD Superdrive and MAC OSX 10.6 refurb $269 (Reg. $499) | Daily Steals Apple MacBook 13.3-Inch Laptop with 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo Processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB Hard Drive, DVD Superdrive and MAC OSX 10.6 Leopard Operating System
Xentris Apple Certified 2.1A Lightning Vehicle Charger with 9-Ft. Cable and Integrated Circuit Protection for iPhone 5S/5C/5 $10 (Reg. $30) | Daily Steals Xentris Apple Certified 2.1A Lightning Vehicle Charger with 9-Ft. Cable and Integrated Circuit Protection for iPhone 5S:5C:5, iPad Air:4, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5G and iPod Nano 7G
HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Laser Printer $149.99 (Reg. $299.99) | Staples HP® LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw Color Laser Printer
OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5/5s $14.99 (Reg. $49.99) | Groupon OtterBox Defender Series iPhone 5

Remember all these items are on sale until midnight only! We’ll continue to curate the top 10 or so best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

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HP 14″ Haswell Chromebook, 4GB Memory, 16GB SSD, 2 years of 4G $238 (Reg. $348)

HP Refurbished 14%22 14-q029wm Chromebook PC with Intel Celeron 2955U Processor, 4GB Memory, 16GB SSD and Chrome OS. Included 4G Mobile Internet Service (200MB:month) (Available in multiple colors)

Walmart has the refurbished HP 14″ Chromebook with 4G for only $238 shipped. That’s $110 off the regular price and the lowest priced bundle we could find. It features two years of free mobile Internet service with up to 200MB of 4G data per month, no annual contract, no credit card, and no overage fees.

This Chromebook has an Intel Celeron 2955U processor with 1.4GHz processor, 2MB L3 Cache, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory and a 16GB solid state drive. Also HD Graphics and HDMI

Amazon customers rate HP Chromebooks well with 4.3/5 stars and great reviews. Read more

Exclusive: Get an extra $20 to trade in your old iPad at Gazelle (up to $430)

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If you are considering trading in an old (or relatively new) iPad before the new ones are announced and prices drop, now is the time to make a move. Gazelle, one of the popular trade in sites, is offering 9to5 readers an EXTRA $20 for their iPad when they use this link. Note that this exclusive deal is only valid on iPads whose value is above $75 (which is most of them).

You should at least check out what your iPad is worth using Gazelle’s quick calculator. 

*Note that we cannot vouch for the business practices of Gazelle.

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ZAGG 20% off sitewide Back to School Sale: iPad keyboard cases, invisibleSHIELD, more

zagg-ipad-mini-retina-folioZAGG and iFrogz have kicked off their 20% sitewide Back to School Sale when you apply coupon code SAVE20 at checkout.

Take advantage of this promotion to save on some of our favorite iPad Bluetooth keyboard cases, InvisibleSHIELD military-grade scratch protection, and other accessories for just about every smartphone and tablet out there.

Our favorite deals:

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All U.S orders ship free. Sale ends 8/3.


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Targus Legend IQ laptop backpack $20 (orig. $50)

Just in time for back to school shopping, Best Buy has the Targus Legend IQ laptop backpack for $19.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid any shipping costs or pad your order up to at least $35 and it’ll ship free. That’s 60% below list and just about the best price we have ever seen for this backpack that can accommodate a laptop up to 16-inches. Other features include:

  • Adjustable strap – Keeps your laptop securely in place.
  • Section lined with soft-touch material – Safely stores your tablet.
  • Zippered internal and external pouches – Plus 2 side pockets and a media pocket hold your sunglasses, MP3 player and other accessories while you’re on the go.
  • 2 padded, adjustable shoulder straps – Ensure comfortable carrying.
  • Durable nylon material – To withstand rugged, everyday use.

It’s rated 4.7 stars from 180 Best Buy reviewers and 4.6 from 116 Amazon reviewers.

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REI 60-80% off promo: Platypus hydration pack $37, LED lantern $16, much more

Update (7/28 1:10pm): Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) has 20% off one full-price item w/ promo code SAVE20. Be sure to check the exclusions list before shopping.

As part of its “We’re Cleanin’ House” promotion, REI offers 60-80% off select gear and clothing. Brands include Platypus, Burton, Gerber, ASICS, and other best selling adventure brands.

REI members will also earn a free $20 bonus card with any order of $100 or more. If you’re not yet a member then you can add it to you cart and the $20 bonus will cover its cost.

Top deals:

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Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3 Desktop Hard Drive: $100 shipped

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Buy.com offers the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3 (Model STBV4000100) Hard Drive for $129.99 shipped.  New customers/email accounts can grab another $30.00 off coupon code “NEWBIE” yielding a $99.99 shipped price.

More USB 3.0 storage deals:

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Target coupon: save $10 on in-store pickup orders of $40 or more

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Late last year Target finally began offering in-store pickup for orders placed online. Choose this as your delivery method for any order of $40 or more and $10 will be automatically deducted from your order total. There is no coupon code needed.

Keep in mind that this, “offer excludes Clearance…” and “items not available for store pickup will not count towards $40 minimum.” Limit 4 transactions only. Expires 8/2.

Deal examples:

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Incase’s new Icon sleeve is “the next evolution in protection” for your MacBook and iPad

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It’s not often you hear about exciting new products in the laptop sleeve world, but the all-new Incase Icon has reimagined gadget protection. Most current sleeves are made from a soft neoprene, which is great for casual drops and knocks, but a serious tumble will most likely still harm your MacBook or iPad. That’s where the Icon sleeve comes in.incase-icon-hybrid-design

The combination of form-fitting neoprene panels, fur-lined interior walls, and Tensaerlite around the edges create a hybrid sleeve that retains your device’s slim design, while providing ample protection. Instead of utilizing a zipper, the Icon has a magnetic snap closure to that is quicker to open and less likely to scratch your device.

The Icon sleeve is now available in two different color combinations for the Retina MacBook Pro ($69.95), iPad Air ($59.95), and iPad mini ($59.95). If that’s out of your price range then you can always pick-up an older version on the cheap at Amazon.

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