Just a few decades ago, the idea of traveling wherever you go with a computer was a foreign one. Two decades ago, you would have gotten strange looks if you described a book-sized computer that’s essentially a big, reactive monitor.
Perhaps, designer Hiromi Kiriki is on to something similarly prophetic with his Sony Nextep Concept Computer. He thinks that in ten years from now, flexible OLED touchscreens will be commonplace. The name of the concept also 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?
Developed to be worn as a bracelet, this computer concept is constructed out of a flexible OLED touchscreen. Kiriki envisions a super adjustable type of portable computer with a thin, pull-out keyboard, wrist-wrapping design and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.
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.
Sure, it’s a design concept, but just look at the gorgeous pictures, keeping in mind that all of this technology is almost ready. We so want this, but it’s probably not going to be coming from Sony.