With all the talk of an
This could in theory be an incredibly portable — yet powerful — computer. Just direct the projector toward any wall and set down the keyboard and mouse. The projector would then intelligently determine the correct orientation, color balance, and brightness for the projection. Since everything is wireless, this computer would be easy to bring on vacation or to different rooms in the house.
Even so, it will likely take a long time before this particular invention sees the light of day, if it ever does. Apple, like most large tech companies, patents as many ideas as it can come up with. However, with the ever-present rumors that Apple has bigger plans for the living room than its
One of the biggest challenges of a more advanced
If Apple wanted to enter the gaming arena or anything similar, it would need to develop either a more advanced controller or a new mode of interaction. While this patent does not provide this, one could imagine this “desk-free” computer being combined with advanced sensors from recently acquired PrimeSense to create a very interesting living room computing experience.