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Modular gadget design wins more and more fans everyday. Actually, if you think about it, it’s super cool – you get a bunch of devices that work individually and, by combining them together, you get a super gadget capable of running most functions of the individual devices … and much more.
While checking out the the latest in this direction, I felt onto this older concept called the Obento Note and, as it looks very promising, I decided to feature it even if it was released more than two years ago …
The Obento Note follows the same principle as the Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 … or should I say the Fuitsu Lifebook follows the Obento Note‘s principle … who knows! The designer Renee Lee designed the Obento Note for Fujitsu back in 2011, so maybe both devices are one and the same gadget in different stages on development!
Anyway, the Obento Note does not contain battery, storage, trackpads or processors, it’s a blank slate that docks your mobile devices. When the devices are docked into the hub, you get to use them as a complete 15″ laptop system. Here are the details:
- The box – the main gadget body that fits the rest of the gadgets to create a full functional laptop – with a 15″ OLED screen
- 11″ tablet which acts as a keyboard, drawing board or secondary display when docked into the Obento Note.
- 4″ smartphone becomes your system’s trackpad, or can display additional information like gaming stats when the system is used for gaming
- A Solar powered lithioum-ion battery provides the necessary power to make the system run. When undocked, it can be used as an external solar battery pack
- 1TB SSD storage drive which can be used to store information. When connected to the hub, it assures the storage for the entire ecosystem.
- All devices can be used individually
The Obento Note was supposed to go in production in 2012, but, unfortunatelly, I was not able to find any recent information on the company’s developments to produce this super modular gadget.
What are your toughts about this new wave of modular gadgets? Would you let go your individual gadgetry and go for a modular ecosystem? Let me know in the comments …
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The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 is a high-end desktop scanner especially design to make scanning easy.
While it’s price tag is somehow higher than other scanners on the market, the ease of operation and the plethora of functions available make of iX500 a serious contender for a place on your desk.
Let’s take a look at some of the ScanSnap iX500′s features:
- Speed – 25 pages per minute color scanning
- 50 pages automatic feeder
- Built-in dual-core graphic processor for quality image processing
- Scan your documents straight to your iPhone, iPad or Android device without the need of a PC
- Carrier sheets – scan large documents (A3, B4) as well as magazine and newspaper clippings
- Scan to editable PDF, Word, Excel document
- Scan to your favorite online app – Evernote, GoogleDocs™, Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Chatter, SugarSync, Dropbox and SharePoint Online (for Windows®)
- Scan business cards and use the included Business Card Manager to store the info
- Included Software – Card Miner (business card management), Abby Fine Reader (OCR), ScanSnap Organizer
- Intelligent paper-feed detection
- PC and Mac compatible
- Compact size – when not in use, simply close the sheet holders
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2013 was a great year for CoolPile.com. We grew, we learned a lot of new things, we got wiser and, at last but not the least, we had tons of fun finding, featuring and telling you about the coolest gadgets, gear and rides on the market!
Hit the break to check some of the coolest posts we wrote on CoolPile.com in 2013. [… Read more]
Thank you God Of Gadgets for inspiring someone to create this Puzzle-like All-In-One Super Gadget!
The Fujitsu Lifebook 2013 allows us to use independent gear for specific tasks (think picture taking with a camera or news reading on a tablet) and incorporate all that gear to create a full laptop when you need one! – Also check the Asus Padfone (same hybrid gadget combination) and the Obento Note which seems to be at the base of the 2013 Lifebook.
We all have to carry around multiple gadgets at certain times or make choices which one to bring with you and which one to leave home. Does “Should I take my camera or we’ll use the iPhone one?” or “Would you take the laptop or your tablet in vacation” sound familiar? Well … no longer this should be an issue.
The Fujitsu 2013 Lifebook has a tablet in place of the classic keyboard. Remove the tablet and you have a … tablet (dah!); put back the tablet and you laptop has a keyboard. Same with the webcam – remove it and get a full digital camera to snap pics. The smartphone/MP3 also snaps in and fully integrates into the laptop….
This is super cool. At least on paper … we’re eager to see it in real life.
Let me know your thoughts about the 2013 Lifebook. Would you buy a All-In-One Super Gadget like this? Let’s hear you in the comments…
UPDATE – 11-11-2013 – Following my press inquiry with Fujitsu regarding the LifeBook 2013 concept their support team confirmed Fujitsu does not intend to further develop this concept into a product. Here’s the full answer:
“I believe the PC you are referring to was one design that featured in the FUJITSU Design Award 2011.
Fujitsu does not currently have any plans to develop that particular design into a product.
If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.”
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