Now here’s an interesting concept for you – a smartphone that is able to change its weight-balance on command, giving you another way to interact with it and thus enriching the user-experience.
This idea was introduced by Fabian Hemmert, who used a moving battery on an axis to change not only the center of gravity, but also the shape of the gadget. Check out an early (and we mean really early) prototype in the following video shot as part of an TEDx event in Berlin.
Of course, a device that would allow a smartphone or a tablet to shift its center of weight would increase weight and thickness by quite a lot and we imagine it would need quite a lot of power to work.
So this idea will probably never make it to the market, but if we are lucky it might land on some other portable devices like game consoles or SatNav units.