Thursday 3 January 2008

Axiotron & OWC "unveil" Modbook: Suggests Paradigm Shift in the Apple Equation

Axiotron today together with Other World Computing (OWC) unveiled the ModBook, the first Mac OSX compliant Hand Writing Recognition Tablet computer. .The 13.3-inch slate has gained the distinction of being one of the few pieces of non-Cupertino, Apple-approved hardware since its announcement at Macworld 2007. Hence the world's first OS X tablet is available now for US$2,300.

Built for mobile users, artists, students, medical practitioners and professionals, the Axiotron ModBook enables its user to draw and write directly on the screen, while the handwriting recognition built into Mac OS X Tiger not only turns hand scribbles into text in every application, but also provides extended control of the system through gesture recognition, said Andreas Haas, president of Axiotron.

The Axiotron ModBook is an after-market hardware modification of Apple's MacBook, adding pen input with a LCD and an optional Global Positioning System in a satin chrome-plated magnesium top shell. Users can select up to a 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor to accompany the integrated iSight camera and CD/DVD combo drive.

Just can't imagine how quickly a plethora of new add-ons to the Modbook will flourish. Here's a possible tablet input in process of taking off example via The Raw Feed.

Sources: One Two Three Video Review


If you have tinkering abilities then you may prefer to make your own Mac Tablet.

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