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Disposable Number Pads

The Number Pad Film for Touchpad is Environmentally and Budget Friendly

— December 13, 2011 — Tech
The Number Pad Film for Touchpad is an ingenious concept designed to convert your laptop's touchpad into a number pad. The concept is a small film that fits over your touchpad and instantly turns it into a number pad. The film is accompanied by a small computer program which, once installed, gives you all the greatness of numbers one through nine along with all of the additional keys.

The Number Pad Film for Touchpad seems to have been designed for use on Apple's laptops which are notorious for their lack of a number pad. Currently, the only option consumers have to add on a number pad is to purchase a standalone one. This costs money -- more money, it can be assumed, than purchasing a small strip of plastic film. The Number Pad Film for Touchpad was designed by Gong Huachao and Wang Hui and is a 2011 Red Dot Design Award winner.
Trend Themes
1. Convertible Touchpad - Opportunity for creating innovative solutions that convert touchpads into alternative functionalities.
2. Accessory Films - Emerging trend of developing films or overlays that enhance the functionality of existing devices.
3. Portable Number Pads - Growing demand for compact and portable number pads as a convenient alternative to standalone ones.
Industry Implications
1. Computer Hardware - Potential for computer hardware manufacturers to explore new product lines or integrate convertible touchpad technology into their devices.
2. Electronics Accessories - Opportunity for companies to develop and market accessory films for various electronic devices, expanding their product offerings.
3. E-commerce - Emerging market for portable number pads, presenting e-commerce platforms with an opportunity to cater to consumer demand and sell these products.
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