A Canadian company has found a way to make every surface tap sensitive. XTouch uses the internal microphone of a phone to create virtual buttons on the surrounding surface, allowing you to control apps and perform actions on your phone without touching the screen.
When you lay your phone flat on the surface you want to use as a button controller, you can create up to three virtual buttons by tapping the area you would like to use. XTouch Founder Amin Heidari describes it this technology as extending "the tactile environment beyond the surface of that mobile device."
To make surfaces tap sensitive, no external hardware is necessary. From cooking to game-playing, this technology has several uses. You can even use it to create a makeshift snooze button.