It’s 2017. Desktops are pretty much dead. Laptop sales are slowing down incredibly, and tablet sales have seen quite a slump too. What has gained traction however is the idea of a smart home and all the products around it. Designer Michio Papers created a bridge between the two faces of the tech industry to revive the laptop and the tablet while giving them the makeover they needed. The Google Link is everything you, your workspace, and your home needs. Made of multiple separate gadgets that come together, the Google Link serves all purposes. When assembled together, it’s your dedicated smart-home device capable of connecting via the internet to all other IoT gadgets in your house. Separate it and things get really interesting. You have a speaker dock that makes the Google Link your very own AI Assistant while being a wireless speaker too. What you also have is a very capable 2-in-1 laptop/tablet that you can carry around to work. A lower keyboard component allows you to slide an upper tablet component in to get the full Chromebook experience. The tablet on top can be used independently too, and comes with an inbuilt trackpad and stylus that you can slide out and use at work. Come back and you can snap all the components back together and you’ve got the Link giving you the best Google-aided smart-home experience you could ask for!
Designer: Michio Papers
( H/T: Yanko Design )