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Self-Propping Pliable Tablets

Bend Tablet Physically Self-Supports and Technologically Impresses

— February 7, 2015 — Art & Design
The science of flexible touchscreen technology is fast developing, enabling concepts such as the Bend tablet to become real possibilities. Robrecht Vanhauwere's idea was to think a dimension beyond the iPad, producing a touch-sensitive display that can be folded beyond 90 degrees.

Proposed for Samsung, this cutting-edge device has a metal frame that's doubled over, enabling you to prop it up in one of two orientations. Facilitating easy tabletop interaction or upright video-watching, the innovative gadget has another neat function up its sleeve. You could actually peel the screen of the Bend tablet away from its stiff border, releasing the pliant surface to rest it in front. With this setup, you can use the touchscreen flap as a transparent keyboard, solidifying this hypothetical product as a great all-in-one gizmo.
Trend Themes
1. Flexible Touchscreen Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new applications and devices that leverage flexible touchscreen technology for enhanced user experiences.
2. Foldable Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create foldable devices that offer versatile and compact form factors, enabling new modes of interaction and convenience.
3. Transparent Keyboards - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of transparent keyboards integrated into flexible devices for seamless user input and enhanced portability.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporate flexible touchscreen technology and foldable designs into consumer electronics products to attract tech-savvy consumers.
2. Tablet Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionize the tablet manufacturing industry by developing self-propping pliable tablets with innovative form factors and versatile functionalities.
3. Digital Accessories - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design and produce transparent keyboards as innovative digital accessories that complement flexible touchscreen devices and enhance user productivity.
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