The future, Conan?
October 13, 2004 10:03 PM   Subscribe

Location Free Media. Hot on the heels of the wireless city post, I ran across this still in development site for an upcoming product ("boo! product post!! boooooo!"). Whether this specific bit of hardware makes it or falls on the Betamax heap of history is inconsequential; what matters is that someday, we will all think nothing of being able to access our music, movies, DVR'd content, etc worldwide, which is a pretty cool idea.
posted by jonson (7 comments total)
This is good, I often find my media habits interrupted by life.
posted by stbalbach at 10:13 PM on October 13, 2004

I like cables.
posted by fleener at 10:21 PM on October 13, 2004

I saw this at CableLabs a few months ago and it's very cool. The portable flatpanel had a hideable control layout that sent info back over 802.11 to an ir-blaster setup.

In short, you could wander round with a flat panel that let you watch video from and control your replay/tivo. The base unit had a standard tuner in it, so normal cable/broadcast worked that way.

I'm a few beers deep, so please excuse spelling etc.
posted by Flat Feet Pete at 12:16 AM on October 14, 2004

I like how in all the product shots, it's a guy holding it, with an attractive girl in the room getting ignored. I wonder how long she'll put up with that...
posted by endquote at 12:24 AM on October 14, 2004

Well spotted endquote.

I like the parallax effect they use to fake perspective and camera movement. Very retro. Unfortunately, it only makes me want to code something like that myself, it doesn't make me want to buy the product. ^_^
posted by krisjohn at 12:49 AM on October 14, 2004

Nice concept. Too bad it's Sony.
posted by neckro23 at 1:39 AM on October 14, 2004

Yeah, so did the future arrive, and we just didn't see it, or something?

(I guess I didn't notice because we still don't have one of these yet.)
posted by ruddhist at 2:29 AM on October 14, 2004

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