“I feel like I’m in Minority Report and that’s really awesome!”
Well said Ashley Esqueda from Mobile Nations… The Samsung Smart Window is capable of replacing actual windows in homes and, we can only assume, tech savvy offices. It’s basically a 46-inch LCD, only it’s totally see-through and can overlay touch controlled widgets and browser and media data. Awesome!
It acts as a two-way mirror so that eliminates privacy concerns and is powered by sunlight so sustainability shouldn’t be an issue. During their demo at the Consumer Electronics Show two weeks back, Samsung showed off a series of apps that let users check weather forecasts, Twitter feeds, view recipes and try out digital blinds that control the amount of light coming into a room.
No word on the pricing yet, but we wouldn’t mind being the first office on the block to get one of these installed.
The Samsung Smart Window was just one of many new technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show, which took place in Las Vegas between January 10 and 13. It’s also where more than one start-up blew all their first round financing on slots and blackjack! Typical Vegas behaviour.