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Il tablet di Negroponte 07.01.12

Il tablet di Negroponte

Il tablet gommoso per il terzo mondo sarà presentato al CES.

The silicone case is nice, and likely produces the indestructibility Negroponte covets. It's not simply a box-top; you can see in the picture above (high resolution versions below) that one side has a curved cut in it; this will allow the user to choose whether the ports on the top are exposed or protected. Useful for all manner of things, I'm sure. The pattern on it looks like a solar cell, but it seems unlikely that an array of any efficiency could be shipped for as low a price as they'd want.

Lastly there are the ports themselves: power, full-size USB (good for accessories), two ports which are likely audio out and in (or possibly both out, I can see that being a requested feature), and something that looks like a MicroSD slot, though I can't be sure. There also appears to be a front-facing camera at the top.