Frog Design created a device – an “Integrated Fusion Device of the future – for Newsweek’s story on the wireless world:
The petfrog is the first wireless communication and computing concept with a totally integrated hardware, software, and content user-interface. It is a personal computer, PDA, Digital Media player, camera, karaoke machine, and more. All functionality converges into one seamless, human-minded experience platform, which results in an all-in-one gadget that has both professional and personal uses.
The petfrog integrates multiple discrete technologies and standards in computing, communication and entertainment media into one seamless and easy user experience which at the same time is highly sophisticated and personally customizable. It enables the creation of a set of applications that will allow you to:
Browse for movies, music, photos and slide shows right from your TV.
Listen to your MP3 collection on your home stereo.
Watch feature-length movies from the Internet in the comfort of your living room.
Use catalogs to quickly access related content.
Synchronize – Connect to your Windows based PC and you can take your content on the go with you .
Publish – Using the Content Server on your PC, publish catalogs to other users.
Browse – Browse through your content on more than one PC or a network.
Take a look at some of the pictures on the site.