Troll Touch announces touchscreen mod for Cinema Display

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Prior to the most recent iMac update, there had been speculation that Apple might add a touchscreen display to the updated models. While that never panned out, Troll Touch’s new custom-built systems for the Apple 27-inch Cinema Display should help satisfy your touchscreen hankerings.

The company has two flavors of touchscreen for the display. The first is an internally integrated, high-resolution, analog resistive touchscreen overlay and controller system that replaces the sheet glass that comes installed in the factory model. You can purchase a new display with the touchscreen overlay preinstalled for $2499, or have Troll Touch install the system in your current display for $1499.

The second offering, called the SlipCover, is a $1099 user-installed removable touchscreen system that incorporates the same analog resistive technology and controller as the factory-integrated internal product. Troll Touch claims that the SlipCover system can be installed or removed in minutes.

Both offerings feature 12-bit controller resolution and custom-designed scratch-resistant and contrast-enhanced overlays. Driver and calibration software is included, and both models are compatible with Mac and Windows.

Delivery of the 27-inch systems is slated to begin on or before December 1. A video of Apple’s previous generation cinema display with Troll Touch’s touchscreen system in action is embedded below.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Magsafe connector to charge Mac portables
    • Built-in speakers and iSight


    • Limited adjustment options
    • No height or pivot adjustment
    • Glossy screen is prone to glare
    • Apple doesn’t officially support using the LED Cinema Display on anything but Mini DisplayPort
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