Using physical controllers with touchscreen interfaces is nothing new. In fact, devices like ReacTable take what you can do with a physical-digital interface to the extreme. This proof-of-concept from DS_Labs hints at a what could be possible with a mobile physical-digital interface using a knob to control Google Earth on an iPhone. [via PSFK]

  • steve blair

    The video is pretty cool, but I think the wires got crossed somewhere along the way, because it seems to be the wrong one – the video of using a physical knob with google earth is on the linked site though