Book-like foldable device concept replaces five computers and mobile accessories

Although our computing devices are becoming more powerful and sophisticated, it’s almost ironic that they also push us to buy more accessories and peripherals to use them more conveniently. Power banks and stands are almost standard companions for smartphones these days, while even those who use a laptop might carry a mouse or portable trackpad. If you’re the open-travel type, you can always have four or five such gadgets in your bag. It would definitely be nice if you could have just one or even two to cover all the bases. That’s the kind of future this unconventional accessory is trying to offer, combining your peripherals into a single foldable device.

Designer: Anupria Singh

Office work has changed a lot in the last three years. Work from Home or WFH as well as Hybrid Work entered our vocabulary and that meant being willing to work almost anywhere. In the bag of such a person probably at least accessories like a mouse, a power bank or a device stand belong. Some braver people might even bring a portable keyboard for their phone, so they can even leave the laptop outdoors at home or in the office for a short break. All of this means that your bag will be stuffed with accessories that you might forget or lose, seriously affecting your productivity and mental state.

Move is quite an intriguing idea, combining not just two or three functions, but five or even six into a single device that admittedly doesn’t look like any of them could even do it. When opened it looks almost like a miniature book with a tube for the spine, definitely not something you would associate with this computer and phone accessory. But the secret is that each part and surface of this device hides a specific function, which, in turn, is not immediately apparent from its shape.

When opened, for example, the side parts become touch-sensitive surfaces for use as a trackpad, with the groove in the middle serving as a scroll wheel. The detachable tube in the back serves as a Bluetooth remote control for phones, but it also has another rather unusual function. There’s a laser projector that can display a keyboard on a flat surface, turning it into a fancy, but arguably unreliable, Bluetooth keyboard.

When folded, the device can be magnetically attached to the back of a phone and act as a stand for both horizontal and vertical positions. It can even be a power bank, although it’s not clear how much battery would fit into its fairly slim body. When partially folded like a tent, it can also be used as a mouse, although it’s not exactly clear how well it will move on a surface. At least you can decide how high or how low you want this mouse to be for your personal comfort.

The concept design, while intriguing, leaves some questions unanswered, such as: B. how useful it would be as a mouse. It’s also hard to imagine how all the electronics plus batteries are supposed to fit inside. Move provokes the mind to consider the possibility of reducing one’s baggage to a single device, especially one that can look as curious and attractive as this one.

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