A desktop for computing needs, a laptop for working on the go, a mobile phone for staying in touch constantly, a portable music player for music anytime anywhere, a camera to capture and store memories, a television to watch your favorite shows, and a gaming console if you love video games (who doesn’t).
The devices mentioned above make the list of household gadgets, which are a part of our daily lives. In fact, they have become such an integral part of our existence that we simply stop to function without them.
What if all these devices could be merged into one single mechanism? We no longer would have to manage or maintain multiple gadgets, just one piece of equipment for all our needs.
One may argue that present-day mobile phones are a suitable candidate for a one-size-fits-all device. However, they do not quite crack it.
There is a concept that would truly be that one singular device for all our modern day needs. It is titled, ‘Stream’, and is the brainchild of San Diego designer Barton Smith.
Stream is a concept that is your desktop laptop phone camera music player all rolled into one. The device consists of a Core component; six Experience modules for media, photos, internet, documents, creations, games; and four Component modules for additional processors, memory, graphics, and power. These are the three essential parts of the Stream. A wireless transmitter connects them to each other.
The six experience modules can be carried anywhere you go. If you want to carry your music with you, simply carry the media module. If you want to click photos on the go, all you need is the high definition photo module. You get the drift.
The integrated computing device also has a 4.3-inch OLED display, a charging cradle and a universal charging base. These three components are non-essential parts.
Stream allows you to pick and choose a computing system that will best suit your needs. If you need a system exclusively for documents and the internet, you can select the documents and internet experience modules along with the Core component. Or, if you wish for a computing system that will allow you to play the latest games, you can do so by selecting the necessary components.
Another standout feature of this all-in-one device is its design aesthetic. The components have a smooth stone shape with an elegant satin black finish to them. The aesthetic is so alluring that it could be mistaken for an art exhibit rather than an intelligent piece of technology.
With the Stream, the user can truly personalize their computing experience; something that traditional computers cannot do.