Touch Book - Netbook/Tablet
- Touch BookNetbook / Tablet
- Way before the craze of tablet PC's and iPads, Touch Book was the first netbook computer to feature the CPU inside the display bezel, allowing a fully-functioning tablet PC to detach from the keyboard.
Touch Book was the debut product for Silicon Valley start-up Always Innovating, seeing it's release in March 2009. From it's success off Touch Book, the company has continued developing products in this new category.
- The industrial design (done waaay before iPhone 4 ;) embraces a clean, simple, compact form factor to optimize portability. The surface break-up focuses on creating a unified netbook while making the tablet look equally exceptional as a stand-alone product.
The silver band outlines the inputs/outputs while framing the display. Interior surfaces are treated with soft-touch for a pleasing touch experience.
- In addition to developing the industrial design, I executed a complex mechanical design that enables the tablet to be detached and reconfigured in multiple orientations.