Take a look at the iTableous. Created by German engineerÂ Benjamin Bachmeier, this one-of-a-kind table is a 10x scale replica of a white iPhone 4, though it’s big enough to be a huge tablet. It even has innards similar to Apple’s popular phone.
Let’s break down the iTableous’ specs:
- Built-in wireless 3G
- Built-in Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
- 40″ 1920×1080 LCD screen (not a touchscreen, but crisp and bright)
- Speakers at the bottom just like the real thing, only tricked out with a subwoofer (where the rear-facing camera should be), two mid-range tweeters, and two standard speakers
- 5.7 megapixel HD camera where the iPhone’s front-facing camera is
- Powered by a 2.1 Ghz Zotac Ion ITX A-E processor
- Runs OS X 10.6.7 and Windows 7
- 4GB of RAM
- 500GB hard drive
- About 4 feet long by almost 2 feet wide
- 1 line-in port, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 SuperDrive, 2 HDMI ports (he uses one of these for a PlayStation 3), & a DVB-T antenna cable
- Giant version of the “sleep” button is used as a power button
- (Non-functional) Home button hides 30-pin connector
- 5 internal fans
- Covered in 8mm thick plexiglass
- Hinged on one side so it can flip 90 degrees for easier use
- Built-in accelerometer
- Infrared motion sensor
Bachmeier lavishly reproduced every last aesthetic detail of the iPhone 4 for his techno-table, even down to that pesky external antenna on the sides. The over-sized external buttons are used to control the main power, the PC’s power, volume, and fan speed.
Seriously, how amazing does this thing look?Â Apple should hire this guy to start manufacturing these. They’d sell like hotcakes to Apple’s higher-end clientele.
To operate the table/computer (which kind of makes me think of Microsoft’s Surface multitouch table), there’s a keyboard and mouse connected to it. You can also connect other devices to it, including an actual iPhone. The giant flap where the SIM card slot would normally be is actually a little door that gives you a peek at the wires and circuits inside.Â The iTableous can’t make phone calls like an iPhone, but you can use the HD camera inside to video conference when you’re online.
No idea how much it cost to build. I wonder if it would be possible to build a version that actually has a big touchscreen and phone-making capabilities? Somebody get on that, stat.
[Photos courtesy of LinkIRL Nantes.]