Smart-Leaf aims to put a touchscreen PC in your wall

Smart-Leaf is the latest company shooting for the casual PC user that needs a space saving designed ‘puter. The company seems to think that a touchscreen model with fold-out keyboard would fit-in nicely into your kitchen. Maybe they are right. I kind of want one.
Two model will make a debut at CES ‘09 next week: one for home users and one for business kiosks. The Oasis (home) is loaded with everything needed to make a killer kitchen rig: TV tuner, WiFi, webcam, touchscreen and fold-out keyboard. Plus, look, it makes chicks so happy. No word on pricing or availability just yet.

Originatic to Release the Smart-Leaf
Originatic LLC announced today, its upcoming release of the Smart-Leaf, an innovative, wall-mountableall-in-one computer. The Smart-Leaf will be released at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegason January 8, 2009.
At last year’s CES, Originatic unveiled its prototype of the Smart-Leaf, followed by designenhancements and positive reaction from market testing. Smart-Leaf Oasis and Mountain models willbe available for ordering in January with first shipments scheduled for March.
The Smart-Leaf features both wall and desk modes, anintegrated, fold-out keyboard, and a flare for style. In thewall mode, the Smart-Leaf provides ‘on the fly’ access toinformation. Originatic incorporated a suite of features intothe Smart-Leaf to maximize durability and ease of use, suchas touch screen, scratch resistance, spill-proofing, TV tuner,and power lock, all packaged in a unitary form with a slimprofile.
The Smart-Leaf was designed with an aim to make life andwork easier for today’s high-paced demands for connectivityin homes and businesses. Originatic’s market testingindicates that the Smart-Leaf will resonate well with homeusers looking for convenient, ‘out of the way’ computeraccess in kitchens and other areas of the home. Forbusinesses, the Smart-Leaf provides a cost-effective, spaceefficient alternative to traditional kiosks.
According to Reno Smith, Originatic’s Chairman, “We have had a strong response to the Smart-Leaffrom both consumers and businesses. The Smart-Leaf appeals to consumers because it providescomputer access in high traffic areas, like the kitchen, without taking up counter space. The Smart-Leaf enables businesses to deliver solutions to customers and employees in places previouslyconsidered too crowded.”
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About Originatic LLCOriginatic LLC is engaged in the ongoing invention, development, and commercialization of new andpatentable technologies to meet the needs and desires of consumers, businesses, and markets aroundthe world. Originatic is a limited liability company, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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