In an amazing effort from Plastic Logic, Intel, and Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), we have a prototype tablet that is flexible, thin, and indestructible. While we look at our current crop of tablets with amazement (at least I do), this device could really change how we do things. How? Because these tablets all natively work together for simple tasks like email, document sharing, and reading.
We’ve seen flexible displays before. We’ve even seen devices that mimic real paper too. However, you haven’t ever seen a device, flexible or otherwise, like this before. Watch the video first:
Right. Freakin’ amazing. Granted, this device (right now it seems) requires the special desk to manage all the hotspots and PaperTabs scattered about, however…
The potential here is impressive. Even if we don’t ever see these particular devices, I think commercializing the technology for sharing and connecting devices would be a huge innovation for us. Imagine tapping your iPhone on your MacBook to get a document. Put a couple iPads together for a larger workspace.
While CES often focuses on tech that might seem ridiculous or superfluous to life, it’s nice to see innovations like this that could really improve how we work.