Lenovos new Yoga Book: Fascinating and Innovative

Lenovo has always been very innovative and this year the company showed off the Yoga Book, what we may call a next gen tablet.

The Yoga Book has two panels attached by a hinge, no keyboard, no touch pad. Now your thinking if its a tablet why are there two panels? Lenovo thought from a different perspective, one which many of us expected for tablets long ago. The ability to not only write on the tablet but also have a functioning keyboard and be able to switch between the two.

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Lenovo Yoga Book

The Yoga Books second panel, the touch panel, has an integrated keyboard and track pad, so essentially it doubles as a writing pad and keyboard. Though this might be off putting for those that don’t prefer to use the touch keyboards, its something many having been looking forward to.

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Lenovo Yoga Book

The touch panel also gives the ability for users to place a notepad or paper on top of the panel and write notes with a real ink pen and have a digitized version ready to use on the tablet. The tablet also has adaptive typing that learns as you type.

The company has said that the device is primarily targeted for college students that would need the note taking or drawing functionality. The device will come in both Android and Windows and will run at $499, with the Microsoft version expected to be a bit higher.

Its definitely innovative or in a sense its something that many would have thought would already be available in the market, a connection between the physical and the digital.

 

 

Lenovo’s making flexible phones and tablets

Lenovo’s Tech World 2016 event showed much promise of upcoming tech, one of which is sure to change the way we interact with devices. Lenovo teased flexible phones that can bend around your wrist and tablets that fold in half.

The CPlus is an android smartphone that bends and snaps around the wrist, much like a bracelet and may be fully functional in that state. YouTube star Meghan McCarthy showed a demo of the phone and the tablet during the event. In the demo of the smartphone the screen was very much alive. So it may have certain available functionality much like a smart watch.

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Lenovo Media Kit

The Folio is the company’s tablet that folds outward, which is not the traditional model, this is because it allows the user to be able to use the full screen and given them two screens when folded. The tablet can also be used as a phone when folded.

 

The devices are not available yet, far from it. Aside from creating or working around hardware flexibility, there are many kinks that would need to be solved, and maybe new technologies to be created. The devices were samples of what could be available in the future. Samsung is also working on flexible devices though there haven’t been functional prototypes.

These prototypes do show the promise of flexible devices and in a few years we might see near functional devices.