The challenges of balancing both mobility and screen size for PC users may be a thing of the past, thanks to a recent patent by a company named Multinarity. Their new patent, US11816256B2, promises a revolutionary approach that could potentially end the compromise between portability and visibility.
The heart of the problem lies in the struggle between convenience and efficient work-space. When choosing to work on a desktop computer, users have a large screen but forfeit mobility due to the bulky setup. Laptop users on the other hand, have the advantage of portability but operate on a smaller screen, limiting visibility. This can prove to be limiting especially when working with multiple windows or applications simultaneously.
One option to tackle this was through the use of a docking station, a device that connects the laptop with other devices like a large monitor. Though this provided a slight improvement in visibility, it still lacked the ideal freedom of unlimited mobility while working with multiple large screens.
This is where Multinarity's new patent fits in. Their innovation is a pair of special glasses, similar to the ones used in virtual reality games, that connect to your computer keyboard and adjust their functionality based on how they're held or their positioning. They have the ability to interpret commands based on the user’s gestures and actions, providing an interactive and immersive experience.
Now, imagine a world where you can work with two 32″ screens anywhere you want, in your garden, kitchen or even at the beach. Imagine flipping through multiple workspaces with just a sweep of your hand, or zooming into an important document by just moving closer to the virtual screen in front of your eyes. These glasses have the potential to open up limitless possibilities and redefine the way we interact with our computers.
It's important to remember, however, that this innovation currently stands at the patent stage. Though its successful implementation could revolutionize our digital interactions, there is no guarantee that it will make it to the market or when that will happen if it does. Nevertheless, images of individuals leaning back on their chairs, swiping through screens and grids of applications with a simple wave of the hand, brings a futuristic and exciting vision to the classic work-from-home scene that we know.
P.S. As this is a patent, it's still a new concept and there's no surety of it being available in the market soon. Future developments and market availability are subject to change based on many factors including, but not limited to, testing, market response, and legal regulations.