Asus is about to pioneer a new platform called Waveface. While no Waveface products exist yet, the basic premise behind these products would be a group of concept devices designed to provide internet connectivity wherever you are.
There are three Waveface devices presented: 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 products are as of yet vaporware, and I’m guessing we won’t see these in a couple of years at least. Which is kind of making me impatient, Asus. I want to have these products already!