Before we jump in this roundup, we would like to let you know a little bit about the creator. Adam Benton is an award-winning illustrator based in the UK, producing high quality digital images using both 2D and 3D tools. He has a broad range of international clients in advertising, corporate media, education, editorial, film and TV.
Adam is also a regular contributor to a number of magazines aimed at helping budding artists and illustrators master their own skills in the exciting world of digital art, for whom he generates original imagery, and attempts to dissect the processes and tools needed to help others get there.
Adam’s interests and skills have also wandered into the realms of animation and film, with recent and diverse CGI contributions to a couple of independent sci-fi film productions that sent waves across the world for their shear scale and creative achievement, one of which bagged two major accolades including a prestigious award from George Lucas himself.
1. Apple iDesk Concept
Imagine if this was a reality. By using technology like, Microsoft’s Surface technology, Apple will create an interactive table concept that would unite hardware and software like magic. The entire desk would be a touch-sensitive display capable of running several simultaneous apps, such as a calendar, phone, and digital Post-It notes.
What’s that, you need to switch to the crop tool in Photoshop? Just quickly press the toolbar located on the flat surface. Potentially the desk would have a Mac built-in, and all you would need is a monitor. With seamless integration, you would be able to transfer files quickly by placing your iPhone, iPod, or iPad on the table.
Unique applications could be downloaded to enhance the user experience. Having an active background/wallpaper could be a nice distraction to have. Oh, and don’t forget the instant pop-up tweets, Facebook updates, and Youtube videos. Who knows, maybe this gorgeous aluminum gorilla glass beauty is in the works. Overall the idea is very pleasing, but the potential pricing might not be.
2. Apple Tribook
From a first glace it will not take a genius to figure out how this works. The two outer screens would essentially fold out and serve as the beneficiary space. In theory the main screen will be used to work, while the two side panels would display productivity/leisure apps.
When the triBook’s lid is closed, the two side screens tuck in neatly, sandwiched between the main display and the keyboard/touchpad. Portability is achieved and would fit into any ordinary backpack. Then once you are ready to kill some bugs, an ultra wide landscape display of 21 diagonal inches is there to serve you.
This concept is very attractive. Our only concern is the battery life. With all the screens eating it constantly this baby needs lots of juice.