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ASUS teases future products with Waveface

by Scott Bicheno on 6 January 2010, 02:48

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Making waves

The first big press conference of CES came a day early from tech giant ASUS. All the new launches we notebooks of varying shapes, sizes and chassis materials, with the emphasis on design, which you can read all about here.

To finish off, however, ASUS chairman Jonney Shih continued an ASUS CES tradition by giving us a glimpse of some fun stuff we might see down the line. At first he said we might be seeing stuff later this year, but when pressed to be more specific he conceded it could be as much as five years before we see anything.

The concept is called Waveface, which right now is merely being offered as "ASUS' context-based vision of the new digital life." In essence, it's an extrapolation of current mobile computing trends with an emphasis on flexible screen technology.

This vision is currently manifested in three forms. Waveface Ultra is a high tech wristband, all of which is a screen. It will be equipped with motion sensing technology to allow it to respond to user gestures and can be bent flat to provide a more conventional mini tablet.



Waveface Light is, to some extent, a larger version. It can be a tablet or folded in half and transformed into a sort of screen only notebook.



Waveface Casa is a large screen - not necessarily made out of flexible material - but the unique cleverness of it is not immediately apparent. Here's what ASUS has to say about it: "The Waveface Casa is a large widescreen display that acts as both entertainment center and internet portal. When not in use, a flexible, decorative cover obscures most of the screen, only exposing small areas that display contextually-relevant information."



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It will be equipped with motion sensing technology to allow it to respond to user gestures


lol I have to laugh also, tbh I don't think this will catch on unless someone like apple do there magic on it which all of a sudden make's it the designer must have item of the year because it has a i infront of it's name.

I was using MP3 players atleast a year or two before the Ipod was released and even when it was i had 4x the battery life and 2x the sound quality, and even now I meet people who don't know what a MP3 player is but can't live without there Ipod.

But back to the product, I think it has a lot of potential just it's needs more tech (thinner, bendier etc etc) :)
iAppleEater - like fruit but cooler.

I don't see the first idea catching on. As daveyhue hinted to, I don't see loads of people (male or female) suddenly wanting to wear arm-bands - techie or not.