The E-Ball PC: Radioactive pokeball thingymajig


PCs tend to be brick-shaped. Apple, NeXT and Cobalt made cubes. If I were Pharaoh, I would make a pyramid PC. Designer Apostol Tnokovski, however, likes balls.

Industrial Design [Apostol Tnokovski]
More info [Device Daily]

Published by Rob Beschizza

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  1. Could there be a more pointless machine? It’s as if it wants to be a laptop, but without all that easy portability. It’s full of expensive (the projector) and hard-to-use (the laser keyboard) components all in a form factor that won’t fit in whatever bag you use to carry stuff without smashing and loose paper that would just glide gently against the side of a laptop. Speaking of the projector, without using an absolute top-of-the-line model (further driving cost up) it would be completely useless for daylight. Coming up with new, interesting designs is a good thing, but when function follows form to this extent you have what I lovingly refer to as a piece of shit.

  2. “Designer Apostol Tnokovski, however, likes balls.”

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  3. I’ve got a Cobalt Qube and a Mac G4 Cube, all I need is a complete NeXT cube to round out my collection.

  4. It reminds me of the “Smoking hairy golfball” prediction of computers back in the eighties.

    CPU power consumption in the hundreds of watts makes it smoke. Surround it with a shell of RAM for fast access, and thousands of I/O wires make it hairy.

    But yeah, not a practical design.

    Now the shell of RAM reminds me of M&Ms. MMMmmm.

  5. Ahhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    Check out the device daily link there – the concept images describe using a built-in projector on a “paper shit”.

  6. I also just noticed it says it’s to use an HD-DVD recorder….hrm…time to update the design perhaps…

  7. I think I would get one just because I’ve always needed something to hold all the paper shit I have….

  8. I can’t hate a man for sketching out his dream portable computing gizmo, the sole purpose for which, when you get right down to it, is to make him the envy of all the other wannabe designers at the local Starbucks. I can sure feel sorry for him, though.

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