SoundGraph launches new FingerVU touchscreen auxiliary monitors that run independently from your computer
We recently saw a tablet/auxiliary monitor at CES with the same general concept in the Cydle M7. Both FingerVU monitors continue this trend by connecting through USB to your computer and becoming an addition monitor, or by running completely independent to your computer through the FingerUI. In essence, it’s an application-based screen not too dissimilar to the Sony Dash or Chumby. You can control the apps on the FingerVU by touching the screen and play music, view movies, watch YouTube, check the weather or do any other manner of tasks.
The screen we’re most interested in is the FingerVu 706 which is really a Samsung 7-inch resistive touchscreen with an 800 x 480 resolution. It has two USB 2.0 ports (one for power and one for data trasmission) and measures 7.09 x 4.72 inches. The FingerVu monitors both come with an IR remote control and are mounted to their bases, however each base allow you to rotate it between portrait and landscape mode. The smaller monitor, the FingerVU 436, is a Samsung 4.3-inch resistive touchscreen with a 480 x 272 resolution. It measures 4.8 x 3.15 inches.
Both are available for sale now from SoundGraph’s website and they’re quite affordable. The FingerVU 436 is currently $129 while the FingerVU 706 is $179. Here’s a video that shows just what both can do.