touchscreens

Add a folding CarPlay display to your ride for just $96

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Equip any car with a voice-activated touchscreen for under $100.
Don't suffer without CarPlay. This affordable touchscreen is easy to install.
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Got a car that needs an Apple CarPlay screen? The easiest (and cheapest) way to add CarPlay (or Android Auto) to an older car is to add an aftermarket touchscreen display.

CarPlay puts Apple Maps, Apple Music, podcasts and much more right on your dashboard. This 6.8-inch folding touchscreen is your cheap ticket to the CarPlay party — it’s on sale for just $95.99 (regularly $159).

Add wireless CarPlay to your vehicle for less than $100

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Get full Apple CarPlay functionality with this 7” display, now under $90.
Navigate, take calls, listen to music and more with this inexpensive CarPlay-compatible touchscreen.
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Want a major car upgrade without buying a new vehicle? You can add a 7-inch wireless dashboard display that works with Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto for just $99.99 (regularly $139).

Designed to put your smartphone’s features and apps front and center in any car, this wireless car display makes road trips easier, safer and more fun. It’s incredibly easy to set up and widely compatible with various automobiles.

Brilliant new Clarity Pro Touch display packs great features [Review] ★★★★☆

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Alogic Clarity Pro Touch display★★★★☆
With Alogic's new Clarity Pro Touch display, you get a brilliant touchscreen with retractable 8MP webcam.
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If you’re among the many folks who balk at the high price of Apple’s excellent Studio Display, intriguing new alternatives just arrived. Alogic recently unveiled its new 27-inch Clarity Pro and Clarity Pro Touch 4K displays, building up the line after releasing the original Clarity display last year.

I gave the Clarity Pro Touch a go and found it beautiful to look at and highly functional, as well. Priced at hundreds less than Apple’s Studio Display, either of the new Clarity displays should make a tempting alternative.

Alogic introduces next-generation Clarity Pro and Clarity Pro Touch 4K displays

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Creatives can work their magic right on Clarity Pro Touch's interactive touchscreen.
Creatives can work their magic right on Clarity Pro Touch's interactive touchscreen.
Photo: Alogic

Alogic’s new Clarity Pro and Clarity Pro Touch 4K UHD Display Monitors build on the success of the company’s Clarity 4K UHD Display Monitor. Both 27-inch monitors feature an 8MP auto-retractable webcam, an eight-port USB-C hub and built-in speakers. And the Clarity Pro Touch adds a touchscreen, bringing a whole new dimension of usability.

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“We have added best features to Clarity Pro and Pro Touch, making them the ultimate tools for graphic designers, animators, photographers, videographers, scientists, research professionals and more, offering them spectacular displays that help their work shine, contributing to their overall productivity,” said Ritesh Kumar, Alogic’s co-founder and sales director.

Apple replaces malfunctioning iPhone 11 touchscreens

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A just-announced Apple service program will repair an iPhone 11 touchscreen problem affecting some units.
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Apple launched an iPhone 11 Display Module Replacement Program late on Friday. It’s intended to repair a small percentage of units that are experiencing problems with the touchscreen.

These units “may stop responding to touch due to an issue with the display module,” according to Apple.

Add a high-definition touchscreen to any Mac

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Desklab Portable Touchscreen monitor
Instantly expand your computer, tablet and more with an add-on toucshcreen monitor.
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A second screen can make a huge difference in productivity. For some people, it’s a critical part of their workflow. But even more interesting is the possibility of adding a screen with full touchscreen capabilities, so you can essentially use it as an extra monitor or a tablet.

Quirky smartphone case frees you from tyranny of the touchscreen

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smartphone case with mechanical buttons
Tired of the touchscreen? Try pressing an old-fashioned mechanical button.
Screenshot: Snap Research/YouTube

We can press and swipe our way to productivity with the touch screen on a smartphone. But the nerve endings in our fingers still long for the tactile engagement – that click – from pressing a button.

Snap, a company with the ideal name, is working with Columbia University on a smartphone case with mechanical buttons and dials to control our favorite phone functions.

Your Long Fingernails Can Now Be Transformed Into Touchscreen Styluses

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I have no idea what it’s like to try to use an iPhone when you have super long fingernails, but I have seen a bunch of women try to stab away at their screens like they’re Freddy Krueger. Your fingernail is not a stylus, but it could become one very soon.

Tech Tips is making a new product that will turn your fingernails into a conductive stylus, so you can stop looking so weird when you’re trying to send a text message.