One of the most interesting things Asus showed at its press conference on Tuesday was a line of products that doesn’t actually exist yet. Asus calls the platform Waveface, and it consists of a group of concept devices designed to provide internet connectivity wherever you are.

You can see how it (theoretically) would work in the demo video below. But in a nutshell, there are three devices: The Waveface Casa, Waveface Light, and WaveFace Ultra.

The Casa is a large screen designed for the home. It’s basically an internet-connected TV and entertainment center. While the mockup on display at the Asus booth is kind of huge, the idea is that there would be a flexible cover that could hide much of the screen when you’re not using it so that the TV doesn’t overwhelm everything else in your room. You could leave a small portion of the screen exposed though, to see weather, news, or other data/

The Waveface Light is a light-weight tablet designed for cloud computing. As such, it might not have all the capabilities of a full computer, but it would be usable both as a tablet and as laptop-style device thanks to a folding screen and a tactile on-screen keyboard.

The Waveface Ultra is a wearable computer that you can slap around your wrist like a bracelet or a watch. You can hold it flat to get a full view, or use it as a piece of connected jewelry if you only need to see a little bit of the device at a time.

These are all just concept designs for now, and Asus hasn’t committed to bringing any of these products to market. But that doesn’t make them any less fun to gawk at. You can watch the complete demo video after the break.

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6 replies on “Closer look at the Asus Waveface demo – Video”

  1. Its neat, but again imagine if you could buy that now and ist was the size of a 10″ netbook and ist cost $400…

    Yes, you coudl buy it, but after a few weeks you say, “Damn it typing on thi is a pain in the butt!” So was ist worth it….err maybe. Then again ist would be TOTALLY depandant on your needs and how you’d use it. Moreover, as we all know ist wouldn’t cost $400 it woudl cost $1,600 and at that price point ist is likely not worth it at all.

    So it is a case of “you could”, but you really won’t want to make a clam-shell mode for that sort of screen.

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