I don’t know about you, but when I look at a table I always think that it is missing two things: a screen, and a scanner.
After all, I’m the one that is always saying that if you have trouble finding time to scan your documents, you should combine it with other activities.
Fortunately, the fine folks at Pioneer have addressed both of these needs by making the WWS-DT101 “Discussion Table”.
If you’ve ever seen one of those Microsoft Surface tables, you know what I am talking about. The table’s surface has a 52″ HD TV, and it is completely multitouch. You can do everything Minority Report-y like view images and documents, watch movies, move everything around with your fingers, pinch and zoom the whole deal.
The table has a built-in (OK, tacked-on) Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100, so you can scan a document and it will appear on the table, where you can view, annotate, and otherwise play around with it.
It also does a bunch of other cool things like sharing data wirelessly with your devices and other things from that cool Corning video.
It’s being released in Japan in late July and while the price hasn’t been announced, I believe it will be in the range of “a lot”.
If you want to see it in action, here is a three minute video. The scanning part is near the end.
(via Akihabara News)