Tech altering concept
We frequently cover technology concepts that exist in prototype or simply in concept, and we enjoy watching over the years which make it to market and which simply influence larger tech product companies like Microsoft or HP or even Apple.
The concept as show above and below is the “Split Concept” conceived of by designer Jung Dae Hoon, according to YankoDesign.com. The Split Concept is split into each component separately or they can be popped into the case to work in conjunction with each other as a laptop.
How does the Split Concept work?
Components include a tablet screen much like an iPad or RIM PlayBook and an independent keyboard as well as a mouse. One of the unique features of the Split Concept is the reading remote pen which functions much like a traditional highlighter or pen as it takes notes which we believe could help bridge the gap between traditional business people and tech savvy business people- some of us still enjoy using a pen and paper.
The pieces pop out to function separately and the case becomes a tablet stand, or they can come together like a Transformer and make one amazingly beautiful laptop.
The challenges ahead
The challenges we see for the Split Concept are few, but could be the difference between the concept altering technology or influencing it.
First, if the pieces that pop in and out of the case are too tough to take out, consumers will be frustrated and it will never make it to market. If the pieces are too flimsy and pop out at the slightest touch, say, by putting it on a table, it would also fail to hit the market. Production wise, this is a sizable challenge.
Secondly, the marketing behind it would have to appear more masculine as the above concept comes across as fairly feminine with the color choices and lucky rabbit’s foot.
Those two challenges are fairly small and the concept will either push the tablet market to be more comfortable to traditional desktop users, or the concept will be picked up by a major producer and hit shelves in another two years- which do you think it will be?