The ONE

Mobile technologies have changed drastically in recent years. We have graduated from the colorless flip phone to “smart” devices that are the epitome of present times. Designer Yejin Jeon took the mobile concept and flipped it on its head. What was the end result? The ONE.

ONE is a unique mobile design; a pen shaped device holds a six-inch flexible screen. The flexible touch screen enables the phone to have the same features as the average smartphone.  The pen is designed to be the primary component, holding the microphone, camera and six-inch screen.

Want to keep things simple? Use ONE’s touch screen on the pen to check messages and even make phone calls. Because the speaker, camera and lock feature are on the pen portion, you have a fully functioning phone without the retractable six-inch screen.

This design is truly remarkable – but is this feat possible? It is true that this design could be the solution to many of our mobile woes, due mainly in part to the device’s compact design.  What do you think about this design blueprint? Is the ONE for you?

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Microsoft’s Comeback

Microsoft’s mystery press conference in Los Angeles created a great deal of buzz in the tech world. This secret event left people with puzzled faces and flooded questions in the minds of techies all over the world and speculation about what Microsoft had up their sleeve. In recent years, the company took a backseat in the technology races after a few mediocre releases – so the conference announcement immediately sparked interest.

The Microsoft Surface gadget has put Microsoft back in the game. The lightweight tablet sports a 16.9 inch display with HD cameras on the front and rear. A keyboard touch covers transformed the tablet into a PC. A kickstand-like piece serves as a prop for the tablet to make the gadget into a functional laptop. The main feature is the versatile keyboard made of Vapormg. Vapormg is more durable than plastic and lends a hand in the device’s chic design.

After experimenting with the Surface tablet, testers are impressed with the overall product. Microsoft has created a device catered towards business rather than leisure entertainment and activity – an area that the Ipad and Apple were unable to conquer. How does Microsoft’s new device measure up to its competitors?  Will this release be enough to secure Microsoft a place as a top tech competitor?

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