It is in fact called the B-membrane and rather than the latter two options it’s Korean designer Won-Seok Lee’s vision for a hybrid computer that works just as well at home as on the move. Nice idea too.
Now you may have noticed a distinct lack of screen, which would seen fairly important in both a lap and desktop, but apparently there’s no need when that central, white chimney reveals itself to be a projector for you to fling your visuals onto whatever flat surface is available.
The only trouble is, what when there isn’t one; if you’re on the train or sitting in a park? And how about if you’d like whatever your looking at to remain private? It could be a little embarrassing if the whole commuting public can see your “special files”. I suppose the fun could be that you project your desktop onto unsuspecting or sleeping people and start photoshopping apparel onto them?
The only part of the B-membrane about which I have serious doubts is the keyboard. It looks fantastic and the way it’s invisible until you touch it is quite beautiful but I’m a little unsure about its semi-circular orientation. Minor gripe I know but it could be a bit of pain.
Aside that, so long as the projector is of good enough quality, then I’d say Won-Seok Lee is onto a winner. Oh, and I’m not sure how portable it is with that chimney. Not the easiest shape to fit into a laptop bag even if you do unscrew it.
Hmm, maybe not the best mutli-purpose design but a good looking desktop at the least.
(via Yanko Design)