Fridge-fixeable netbook debuts
Doubles up as a tablet PC too
Take a look at this gadget. Does it look like a netbook? Or a tablet PC? Actually, it's both and more besides, according to its maker.
Always Innovating's Touch Book: a little bit of everything
Always Innovating’s Touch Book is described as a versatile device that can be used as both forms of PC, thanks to a detachable keyboard and touch-sensitive interface.
The UI is supposedly easy to use and doesn't require a stylus or a "skinny pinky". Mozilla's upcoming mobile browser, Fennec, is to be included.
Owners can use magnets to fix the 1024 x 600, 8.9in screen onto their fridge, enabling them to use the machine as a kitchen computer or digital picture frame.
Gregoire Gentil, the founder of Always Innovating said: “You can use it as a netbook computer, a handheld game device or a video player.”
Based on a Texas Instruments OMAP 3 processor
Underneath the multi-faceted frame lurks a Texas Instruments ARM OMAP3 processr, Micro SD card-based storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth. It also has three internal USB ports.
It weighs just shy of 1000g and has a battery life of between 10 and 15 hours, the manufacturer claimed.
Touch Book will arrive in North America during the spring, with prices starting at $300 (£214/€238). Plans for a UK rollout haven’t been put together yet. ®
Next page: Touch Book Picture Gallery
So don't fix it to the fridge!
I'd rather carry it around with me than use it as an overpriced video frame. My wife is already saying that it's a good idea because she can put it in its inverted position to cook from a recipe of the internet.
Come on RegHardware - surely you can score one for a proper review?
Magnets to fix it to the fridge?
Not sure I'd trust that! If all the worlds fridges were flat and used the same grade of metal, the designers could include appropriate magnets. But they aren't, and I wouldn't trust this not to fall off when I get my orange juice..