CES: AirBar is a touchscreen sensor for MacBook Airs

Neonode has created the AirBar, a lightweight device that adds touchscreen capabilities to a 13.3-inch MacBook Air. It will be shown at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. 

The AirBar sensor is a bar that magnetically attaches to the bottom of a laptop display and plugs in via USB to instantly activate touch and gesture capabilities, with no software installation or additional configuration required. It uses Neonode’s zForce AIR™ technology to emit an invisible light field over a display that senses touch from fingers, gloves and even a paintbrush. 

AirBar for MacBook Air comes in brushed aluminum. It will retail for US$99 and be available in early March.