Get Jeff Han's Media Wall... And Have Your $100,000 Conversation Piece
from the but,-you'll-be-cool dept
When everyone got excited about the multi-touch interface on the iPhone, such things have been around for a while. Microsoft is trying to bring multi-touch tables to market, focused mainly on casino and in-store kiosks. However, one of the things that kicked off a lot of interest in multi-touch systems was the demo that Jeff Han did at TED in early 2006.
Han perhaps is feeling a little left out of multi-touch feeding frenzy as Microsoft and Apple are popularizing the concept -- and it appears that he's finally found something of a route to take his products to the consumer market (previous reports had said he's done well in military applications). Engadget points us to thegadgetsite, who discovered that Nieman Marcus (yes, Nieman Marcus) will be selling Han's newly dubbed "Media Wall" for a mere $100,000. Now go back and watch the video above again. At the beginning, Han notes that the exciting part of his work is that it's "low cost" and "very scalable." $100,000 doesn't quite seem "low cost" unless you're a Google founder. Well, hopefully, that scalability will quickly lead to economies of scale that will make the "low cost" part a little more accurate.