As expected to available purchase in the spring, the plug-and-play infrared accessory which allows you to use touch on your MacBook Air simply by magnetically attaching the device to the bottom bezel of your screen and plugging it into a USB port – called AirBar.
The AirBar price is $99 in the United States and now it can be purchased via Amazon.com, AirBar for MacBook Air provides Apple notebook users with the ability to promptly and seamlessly activate touch and gesture functionalities on their laptop’s display.
AirBar was first introduced at CES 2017 and also got an Innovation Awards Honoree in the computer accessories category. The AirBar sensor is a sleek 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 parent company Neonode’s patented zForce AIR technology to emit an invisible light field over a display that senses touch from fingers, gloves and even a paintbrush. It comes in matte black, and AirBar for MacBook Air comes in brushed aluminum. Among many other useful and unique functionalities, AirBar alleviates added weight and glare that is typically unavoidable with regular touchscreen laptops.