Sony Little TV Concept
Sony has designed this tiny little TV, designed to be held in the hand.
From the concept description page:
Fast forward to 2007, when TOKYO FIBER set the stage to reexamine TV sets in the context of textiles. This time, it is textiles that may redefine television sets. Introducing fabric in TV design can again change the product landscape and stimulate our senses in entirely new ways. Sets that rest comfortably in the palm of your hand. Sets projecting images that reach you like the song of a little bird by your pillow. They are a form of "senseware"; small, round, and soft reinterpretations of products that feel nice and have character.
There is even a squeeze switch inside to control which pattern is displayed. (It doesn't actually appear to work as a television proper.) It's an awful lot like Chumby
albeit with a more rubbery, textured surface instaed of plush. However you slice it, it's appealing, although unlike the Chumby, is not available for purchase.
It also reminds me quite a bit of the "8-inch LCD TV
" from the first Plus Minus Zero collection, which looks like a CRT tube removed from its housing, but has a small LCD panel inside. I would have picked that up when I was last in Japan, except they wanted $1,500 for it.
[Sony.net via Yanko
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