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Meet ‘iDesk’ Apple’s Multi-touch Worktable

Apple’s worktable dubbed “iDesk,” a multi-touch surface, conceived by designer Adam Benton, would allow a range of possibilities like running several simultaneous apps, some of which–such as a calendar, phone, and digital Post-It notes–would replace their physical counterparts entirely, reports MacLife.

Notifications, to-do lists, video conferencing, Adobe tool palettes, and countless widgets such as calculators and weather reports would all appear right on the surface of your desk, literally putting your entire working world at your fingertips.

iDesk Multi-touch Surface Desk

You would simply place an iOS device upon the desk to sync with iTunes and it would wirelessly sync data with iCloud. And, you won’t need a mouse when any area of your touch-sensitive desk can be designated as a trackpad.

Files could be transferred easily between Macs, iPhones, iPads, and so on by sitting the devices on the desk and swiping file icons across its surface from one device to the other.

Shared files could be passed between coworkers via digital inboxes, designated digital “trays” that collect documents sent from other iDesks.

And of course, the desk would wirelessly sync to your iCloud account to keep calendars, contacts, and other data updated across all your gizmos.

Tactile keyboards could likewise be replaced by a digital touch-sensitive version (endlessly configurable to your preferences for individual apps), and any part of the desk’s surface could be cordoned off as a trackpad area.

iDesk Touch Dsiplay Apple Surface


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