Monday, January 09, 2012

Always on ambient social connections and hardware

This design by Kairi Eguchi caught my eye. It won the LG Mobile Design competition last year. LG, of course, are now dabbling with Google TV.

In essence the "Finestra" is a charging cradle for a smartphone. Just as the Motorola Atrix (also now Google-y) is designed to be plugged into a keyboard and screen so is the Finestra more than just a power charger.

Once the smartphone is in the wall mounted Finestra the system turns into a rather nice ambient display for your social activity. It can also interact via the laser keyboard. Laser keyboards have been available for years.




I'm rather reminded of the work Dentsu did with Berg on media surfaces and incidental media.

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