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Turn Your iPhone Into a Desktop

Mac Funamizu's Gadget Hacks

— March 29, 2008 — Tech
This awesome concept by talented designer Mac Funamizu takes inspiration from Microsoft's Play Anywhere for a stand system that turns your iPhone into a desktop PC.

The system works by mounting the iPhone on a stand featuring a built-in projector and sensors.

With a full keyboard and trackpad projected onto the desk's surface, the movement of the hands are measured using the sensors to calculate the appropriate input.

Advanced features can include gestures to expand and contract the keyboard and mousepad, and maybe have other non-traditional multi-touch input gestures.


If the name sounded familiar, Mac Funamizu is the guy behind the magical Future of Internet Search concept:

Trend Themes
1. Desktop-phone Integration - Opportunity for designing stand systems that transform mobile devices into fully functional desktop computers with projected keyboards and trackpads.
2. Sensor-enabled Input - Opportunity for developing advanced sensing technologies to accurately measure hand movements for input calculations in desktop-phone integration systems.
3. Gesture-based User Interface - Opportunity for creating innovative gesture-based interfaces that expand and contract keyboards and mousepads in desktop-phone integration systems.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to create and market stand systems that enable desktop-phone integration.
2. Mobile Technology - Opportunity for mobile technology companies to invest in sensor and gesture recognition research and development for desktop-phone integration systems.
3. User Interface Design - Opportunity for user interface design firms to pioneer new approaches in gesture-based interfaces for desktop-phone integration systems.
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