Ever had multiple screens on the go or using both your smartphone while using the TV? Wish it could be simpler? Well it can with InAir!
InAir is a newly developed product that requires a simple set up, including a “smart HDMI”, set-top box, TV, connection to a Wi-Fi network and the small gizmo. Simply plug the device into your TV through the HDMI cable and that into your set-top box, followed by a link to your Wi-fi and the job is done. SeeSpace created the contraption, funded by a new Kicksterter project, that then down relevant data including social network buzz on Facebook and Twitter, web information, scores, line-ups and more, all from what’s currently playing on your TV. It then turns all that info into a graphical overlay that you can interact with using your smartphone or through gesture controls via Kinect or Leap Motion.
The InAir is set to cost just $99 (£59.11), and while the concept sounds fairly simple, its execution is anything but. It’s already hit its $100,000 (£59,700) goal on Kickstarter, raising over $158,000 (£94,340) so far, but if the project hits its $200k (£119k) stretch goal, extra streaming capabilities, an additional HDMI input and more preset apps will be made available.
So, what do you think? A huge flop or have company SeeSapce invented the next biggest interface overlay for online TV usage?