What are the biggest gadgets of 2008 going to be? Normally, nobody would be able to tell you. But you’re here with Stuff, so we’re going to give you a sneaky peak at the gadget world of tomorrow as realised by our graphic wizard…
Apple MacBook Nano (Right)
Apple is miles ahead of its competition in terms of touchscreen tech, and already churns out devices which use cut-down versions of Mac OS X. All this means a tiny, iPhone-inspired UMPC with 32 or 64GB of flash memory, a Blu-ray drive, Leopard OS and an Intel processor would rock. Hard.
Probability rating 65%
Sony AIBO PS
Rumour has it that cute AIBO pup will be brought back from robot heaven to help out the PlayStation brand. AIBO PS would – as far as we’re concerned – react and record motion like a robo-watchdog, swap data via Bluetooth, be controlled from your PS3 or remotely from your PSP through a hotspot and come fitted with frikin’ laser beams.
Probability rating 53%
Sony Ericsson PSPhone
Since Sony is happy to license out most of its other major brands to Ericsson – Bravia, Walkman, Cybershot – why-oh-why don’t we have a PSP phone yet? Apart from loving M2-based games (no UMDs here), it could also pick up your location free TV and be compatible with the PS3. Heck, it could even borrow the Nokia N95’s innovative dual-slide tech – slide one way for a phone, the other for games.
Probability rating 35%
You can read all about these and the other stars of 2008 in the January issue issue of Stuff. Special thanks to Adam Benton at Kromekat Digital Art and Design for the illustrations.