Micro Displays Bring Data Out of Pocket
Last Tuesday, Engadget revealed Sony Ericsson's new LiveView display device — what they're calling a Micro Display. It is a 1.3" OLED screen that pairs with your Android mobile phone via Bluetooth and provides a sort of physical widget experience. Instead of pulling your phone out of your pocket to check the time, see a text message or get status updates, users might choose the lighter interaction afforded by this product.
It's cool to think that the multi-screen scenarios we often work with can also include screens that aren't part of traditional devices. It soon may be economically feasible to create screens that are specific to the contexts of a project. In addition, this bodes well for a ubiquitous computing future. It spreads out the interaction touch points and humanizes the experience.