Ok, so it’s not super new for CES, but we finally got a chance to play around with the next-generation ClickPad for Synaptics at the show, and we like it! This is a big deal, because up until now we haven’t been fond of touchpad with integrated touch buttons. As you’ll see in the video, ClickPad 3.0 not only is super accurate, thanks to a built-in image sensor, but the whole surface presses downward. On today’s hinge designs, you have to be very deliberate about positioning your fingers towards the bottom of ClickPads.
The video will also show you some of the neat gestures that are possible with the latest ClickPad, including four-finger swipe up to cycle between open apps, four-finger swipe down to see the desktop, and rotate with two fingers that works smoothly. Last but not least is Scrybe, speical software lets you launch apps with special shortcuts you draw on the pad.
Synaptics says that the first ClickPad 3.0-enabled notebook will be hitting the market in the next few months. We can’t wait–to stop complaining.