(I get an exemption from this rule, because I’m the goddamn Kingmaker, and my close, personal friend Steve Jobs said so)
Macrumors sure does attract brainiacs. Seriously, I love Apple like I love my penis, but these people are talking about how lovely it would be if Apple created a new, portable multitouch tablet for use in their devices, because ohmygodhowgreatwoulditbemyiqis12!
That would be sooo cool, finally a keypad for my MacBook late 2008.
I think that was the initial thought before iPad, having such a peripheral extension with any older Mac / MacBook is just amazing, just think of the possibilities, perhaps even remote, now all we need is a cheap projector built in so that we can just lie on the bed and play with the computer and watch movies etc. etc. etc.
Please Apple, this would be the most appreciated wonder in technology today!!
The thing is, Wacom’s already selling this device. They’ve been selling it for months. They’ve been selling fully portable tablets and fully portable tablets with screens on them, for years.
I’m a fanboy, unabashedly, and I’m goddamn proud. But I’m not an idiot. I keep up with what other companies are working on. Jesus.
Seriously, Google? Why not just slap that silly little green robot on top of an Etch-a-Sketch and call it a beta?
Engadget has a big ol’ review of the crapcake that is the JooJoo. Arrrrrrrrington must be relieved at the bullet he dodged on this one; if his business partner hadn’t been a back-stabbing cromagnon*, it would be the crunchpad that would be currently sinking into the muck of oblivion.
Way to succeed by losing, Arrington.
Anyway, this is a nice summation of the interface of the JooJoo:
The user interface on the JooJoo can best be described as a Monet – very attractive from afar, but up close it’s just a mess.
I’d say that the 2nd-gen JooJoo might be better, and be a real iPad contender, but we all know that this capacitive bastard is taking Fusion Garage down with it.
* When I call Chandra a cromagon, I’m not insulting him; he really does look like a cromagnon. Look it up. It’s creepy.