Fascinating and far-fetched PCs
Many of these concepts may never leave the drawing board or lab, but we can always dream...and in some cases, be thankful.
This oddball concept is fascinating, though wildly impractical.
It consists of a series of pens with shortwave radio frequency, a computer base station (probably in the napkin holder), and several 'napkins' that are in fact multitouch, colour epaper surfaces.
Users in a workgroup setting could use a fresh napkin to scribble down every new idea.
Great, but how do you wipe your mouth?
Asus Waveface Light
This lightweight portable would work as a standard laptop or a tablet. Lying flat, it becomes a touchscreen slate that also works with a stylus.
Other Asus Waveface projects include the Ultra, a smartphone that you wear on your wrist, and the Casa, a home entertainment and information center.
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