Uploaded on Jan 6, 2010
Introducing a series of concept devices that transform to fit our daily needs and re-think the way we interact with information.
ASUS believes that the future of information technology will be rooted strongly in mobility and the cloud lies at the heart of this.
But granting access to vast amounts of data wherever you happen to be runs the risk of information overload, which is why ASUS is working on devices that deliver just the information you need, when you need it.
The concept is called 'Waveface' and it sits at the core of three exciting designs that combine already familiar ideas with more nascent technologies.
Intended for use at home, the Waveface Casa is a large, widescreen display that acts as both entertainment centre and internet portal. Unlike current big-screen TVs, the Casa isn't designed to dominate a room and much of the screen is hidden behind a flexible cover when it's not in use, leaving just small exposed areas that show useful information.
Acting as an interface to the cloud rather than a high-powered personal computer, the Waveface Light takes the idea of the laptop to the extreme. Backed with a soft, flexible material, the Light uses a flexible, touch-sensitive display that can be used in both a traditional folding screen and tactile keyboard arrangement, or as a flat, single-screen tablet.
Unfolding a laptop isn't always the most appropriate way to access information and ASUS also sees the need for a third device that's always with us, but which delivers information discreetly. Designed to be worn around the wrist, the Waveface Ultra's display can be snapped flat for times when information needs to be viewed in full.