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Sony atracTable interactive surface will be available in June

Sony's atracTable interactive surface console that debuted last year is finally ready for consumers, ready to go head-to-head (or table-to-table?) with the Microsoft Surface this June.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

Sony's atracTable interactive surface console that debuted last year is finally ready for consumers, ready to go head-to-head (or table-to-table?) with the Microsoft Surface this June.

If you haven't heard, the atracTable is a 35-inch wide surface space with an HD display that is controlled by gestures. Motion input is detected by dual built-in Sony ISS XCD-V60 cameras, both creating 3D images and allowing the user to control the panel. Along with gestures, the system can even determine the user's age, sex and emotions. Sounds almost dangerous.

The futuristic wonder was built in partnership with Atracsys. To get a better look at the atracTable's magical powers, check out the video from the Vision 2009 event last year.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but I'm guessing that a gadget that looks like something that could control a spaceship probably won't be cheap. (For reference, the Microsoft Surface starts at $12,500 for the commercial edition, before all the necessary add-ons like installation.)

[Image via Pocket-lint]

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