Posts Tagged ‘Touch screen’

Each time we spot a concept cellphone that addresses the needs of hearing or sight impaired people, we’re really impressed by the fact that not everyone is focused on high-end features, but also the disabilities of those less fortunate than us. Pratt student Suhyun Kim created the Visual Sound mobile phone, destined to reach the hands of hearing impaired uses.

Her Visual Sound is a mobile phone for the hearing impaired that converts voice input to text and text input to voice. The design features two handy pillars that scroll sideways to expose the roll-out display. To communicate, the impaired person feeds in the text onto the touchscreen display, which gets converted to voice simulation for the person on the other end of the phone and vice versa.

Using this concept cellphone is fairly basic: you input text via the touchscreen display and it gets converted to voice, reaching the person at the other end of the line. Simply great!


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We’re still waiting for the first Windows Phone 7 series handsets to go on sale – something not expected until late in 2010 – but that hasn’t stopped the dreamers among us wondering what larger devices based on the platform might look like.  Designer Umang Dokey reckons the most obvious application is an 8-inch tablet, complete with a capacitive touchscreen and dual-webcams for 3D chat, and he’s put together the demo video to prove it.

As well as spreading Microsoft’s Metro UI across a broader display, Dokey has also given it a hardware keyboard.  A kick-stand on the back can flip around – Motorola BACKFLIP style – to act as a QWERTY ‘board, though we reckon the whole thing would be a little precarious in that orientation.

There are also dual analog joysticks on the rear panel, used either for gaming or simply for scrolling through lists, and the whole thing is pleasingly slender.  It’s certainly not the first time we’ve seen Microsoft’s mobile OS put on a tablet-sized device, though sales have never been earth-shattering; HTC’s Shift is perhaps the best known, and while it reasonably impressed reviewers, buyers weren’t so confident.  Still, perhaps the addition of Xbox-style gaming might persuade a new segment to consider a larger device running WP7.

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Imagine if you could roll up your laptop like a newspaper and open it when required, and what if you could turn your laptop into a primary monitor if you wanted to play some awesome video games?

Well all these are possible with the cool new conceptual ROLL TOP Laptop concept, which is being touted as a Future Designer Laptop. Orkin Design has unveiled this cool new concept with the support of Schlagheck-Design and the device comes with a flexible display which can be rolled and carried wherever you want. This goes beyond the traditional book like laptops which are cumbersome to say the least.

RollTop is a new flexible and portable concept notebook that can be folded like a roll of paper to bring a convenient carrying. As this is flexible you can keep it even in congested place. With this you can have a 17” flat screen OLED display. When you fully rolled out with the multi touch facility, you can have the ease functionality of an iPhone.

Thanks to its OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen, it can be used a laptop while it weighs as much as mini notebook. It comes with a 13 inch screen while being used a laptop and when being used as a monitor, you could get a cool 17 inches screen. Power supply, multi media integrated pen and even a holding belt are integrated in the ROLL TOP and it certainly is an all-in-one gadget.

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rolltop laptop backsideIf this product is ever manufactured, you could carry your laptop like a newspaper by rolling it up, and making sure that you are not burdened by heavy laptop bags. While this is still a concept, we had written about the cool Microsoft Courier Tablet which comes with dual screens. You could also read about Cintiq, which allows you to write and draw better than with the help of pen and paper.

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