November 4, 2010
If you just answered no then you should get yourself one of these:
simply connect your iPhone and start up the app (for now it is still an app, but they working on not even using that) and you can see your iPhone on a 58-inch multitouch display.
awesome – yes
fun – yes
practical – no
August 19, 2008
Yesterday, we (Amnesia) took delivery of Australia’s first two Microsoft Surface tables. We believe they were the first units to ship outside the US. Not often you get your hands on something no one else has seen, so we thought we’d share the grand opening of the boxes…
These crates are heavy. Around 125kg each. “That’s a Big Ass Box” quipped one of the designers.
Raiders of the Lost Ark eat your heart out…
No time to waste we borrowed a crowbar and a hammer from the courier to get inside.
The tables we packed very securely and nothing was even slightly scuffed from transit.
Something to hang on the wall to inspire everyone… a big finger 🙂
The entire package is very polished.
The entire table is packed in what is essentially a GIANT ziplock bag.
When unpacked, the table has the calibration mat and some other printed materials covering the screen.
Up and running in just a few minutes. We actually had our first app (with our own content) up and running within 20 minutes which is great news.
Meantime, staff can’t stop walking up to the table and playing with the demos that were included – A big ass table yes… but so much fun.
May 19, 2008
We just returned from the Avenue A Razorfish 2008 client summit. Here’s a couple of quick videos (taken with mobile phone) demonstrating Microsoft Surface.
First Clip: Bidding on the guitar signed by Sir George Martin (of Beatles fame). The way this worked – you placed your attendance card onto the table – up comes your details then you are able to bid on the guitar by dragging your card onto it.
Second clip: Demo of me using my attendance card and entering the draw for an Xbox 360.