International research institutions stated that the business opportunity for tablet computers will continue to rise from 2011 until at least 2015. At 2015, it is estimated that one third of a billion tablets would be sold worldwide; this estimation raised many interest in investing in tablet computers. With all the competitors on the market and with all those different system and structure they created, it made us wonder: "Do these tablet computers really satisfy the needs of our consumers? Did the human behaviors created a product to satisfy our habits? Or did the product controlled our ways of interactions?
It is agreed by most people that one of the most important disadvantage of using tablet computers is its weight; we always get tired holding the tablet. The solution was to create a stand or a base to hold the tablet; however, the reason why our arm gets tired isn’t because of the weight but is because of our interaction with the content. When we play a game or watch a video, it is often that we would need to constantly hold the device, and by holding the device for a long period of time, it creates tiredness. This is why when we opted for a new tablet concept, we choose not to "create a better tablet stand" but instead choose to "create a better way of handling the device for long period of time / mid-range distance."
Most of the people today commonly own at least one or more smart phones and many of these people own tablet computers as well; however, most of these tablet owners often choose not to carry their tablets with them. The tablet is often used in a household environment; therefore, satisfying the need to share the tablet with multiple people became another important design concept.
Neverland, the new concept tablet, is the combined product of technology observation, competitor research and marketing trend. It is a strategically placed product that fulfills the need to share the tablet with household members. Neverland was first featured at the Computex 2012 and was favored by many brand clients.
The concept came from Disney’s story Peter Pan. Peter Pan had a partner, Tinker Bell, who was always there to support him. Just like Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, Neverland has a separable hand-held device which can be used as a mid-range remote control. The device also equips with the NFC function which allows users to quickly login to the system, each user can then use the hand-held device to access their cloud storage and retrieve their profiles, thus eliminating the inconveniences while switching users. Furthermore, the hand-held device can be operated as a cellphone or camera; this resolves the size and other limitation normal tablets have.
Combining the charging station with the stand is another thoughtful concept; not only does this design utilizes the space; it also creates a holistic visual effect. For the exterior appearance; the back cover is imprinted with patterns to increase grip; the white ceramic coating makes it easily blend in with household items. The Neverland not only looks good but it sounds good, too; the speaker extends towards the middle from the two edges, creating an expansionary effect on the sound wave. It is sure to say that Neverland has led with an innovated design to enter a new era of thinking.