Neonode Announces AirBar™ Touchscreen Sensor For MacBook Air® Notebooks at CES® 2017
Neonode is partnering with Amazon.com® to debut AirBar for MacBook Air, the sleek device that instantly enables laptop touchscreen functionalities
Las Vegas, Nev. – (January 3, 2017) – Neonode® Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON), creators of AirBar, the sleek, lightweight device that instantly adds touchscreen capabilities to any laptop display, today announced the official U.S. launch of its new product, AirBar for MacBook Air at CES 2017. Now compatible with the MacBook Air 13.3” notebook and launching in the United States via Amazon.com, AirBar for MacBook Air provides Apple® notebook enthusiasts with the ability to promptly and seamlessly activate touch and gesture functionalities on their laptop’s display.
“We believe the community of devoted MacBook Air users will welcome this new product, as AirBar for MacBook Air will surely enhance the user-experience of an already great product,” said Remo Behdasht, Senior Vice President of AirBar Devices at Neonode. “Our goal for AirBar continues to be expanding its application to more devices, across even more markets.”
AirBar was named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the computer accessories category. The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the producer of CES 2017, and products honored reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services on the market.
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. AirBar 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. AirBar for PC 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.
AirBar for 15.6” PC laptops running Windows 10 now retails for $69. AirBar for 13.3” and 14” PC laptops will be released with AirBar for MacBook Air in early March. AirBar for MacBook Air will retail for $99 through launch partner Amazon.com.
Leading online retailers currently carrying AirBar for PCs include Amazon®, Best Buy®, QVC®, Staples® and Walmart®. AirBar for MacBook Air is available for pre-order at www.air.bar/mac, and will also be sold on Amazon.com. Neonode plans to extend AirBar compatibility to additional MacBook® models and PC sizes within the first half of 2017.
During CES, a suite of AirBar devices will be shown at Pepcom’s Digital Experience!, one of the biggest consumer electronics showcases that will take place Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., at the Mirage hotel.
AirBar, a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree, is a brand of Neonode Inc., a technology company that develops advanced optical sensors using its patented, zForce AIR technology. The AirBar sensor is the company’s flagship consumer product that instantly gives a wide range of laptops on-demand touch capabilities.
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About the CES Innovation Awards
The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.
Neonode Inc. (NASDAQ: NEON) develops and licenses optical interactive sensing technologies. Neonode’s patented optical interactive sensing technology is developed for a wide range of devices like automotive systems, printers, PC devices, monitors, mobile phones, tablets and e-readers. Neonode is a trademark of Neonode Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. AirBar, the AirBar logo and zForce AIR are trademarks of Neonode Inc. Apple, MacBook and MacBook Air are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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