May 01 2008
AlphaGrip Handheld Computer
Posted by: Sierra Monica B. in NextGen PC Design Competition
AlphaGrip is a concept of high-speed high-performance handheld computer meant for gamers, or people who work on the go and maybe who like pressing on buttons, like me.
It features handwriting recognition so you can use a stylus to write on the screen, 10-finger touch typing, thumb-controlled trackball, and buttons positioned in such a way to increase texting speed significantly with up to 200%, regardless on the user position, location or space around.
According to its designer, AlphaGrip provides full-size keyboard functionality in an ultra mobile computer, and with the back surface of the device housing multi-directional keys it enables typing 2-3 times faster than a thumb keyboard.
What I donâ€™t like is the design. It seems to look more like a game controller rather than a mobile computer, and Iâ€™d prefer a convertible tablet PC look for such a device, but the designer wants to attract all market sectors, from software engineers and graphic designers to reporters and gamers.
I would choose it though because of its small form factor measuring 6 5/8 inches tall, 6 3/8 inches wide and 3 Â½ inches deep, with the optional foldable display of just 3 inches in diagonal and 1 Â¾ tall.
Well, i told you my opinion about AlphaGrip and now it's your turn.
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