Sony Nextep: Flexible OLED Wristop Computer DesignBy Chris Weiss
Just a few decades ago, the idea of traveling wherever you go with a computer in tow was a foreign one. Two decades ago, you would have gotten strange looks if you described a magazine-sized computer that’s essentially a big, reactive monitor. Perhaps, designer Hiromi Kiriki is on to something similarly prophetic with the Sony Nextep wrist computer. The name of the concept certainly indicates that he thinks so.
While tablets are convenient, who would really lug around a large, stiff brick of a computer when they could enjoy a flexible computer that attaches to the wrist? With flexible OLED technology, Kiriki envisions a super adjustable type of portable computer with a thin, pull-out keyboard and wrist-wrapping design. The design also includes a holographic projector to add a little extra space to the OLED touchscreen when needed. Seeing how OLED technology is advancing, perhaps we’ll see a device like this within the 2020 timeframe that Kiriki designates. I wish this design actually came from Sony (or any manufacturer) because I’d definitely buy one. [Yanko via Dvice]