What would you do with a 58-inch jailbroken iPhone?

By on November 5, 2010, 4:20 PM
Maybe you thought the iPad was a big device when compared to the iPhone. We would forgive you because you probably haven't heard of the Table Connect. It's essentially a 58-inch multitouch table that accepts connections from a jailbroken iPhone 3GS or jailbroken iPhone 4. The project was announced a while back, but now there's a demo video.

As you can see in the video below, the table requires you to start a specific app on your iPhone (likely available through jailbreak) and plug in the cable. It appears that the power button needs to be held down when launching the required app. Wi-Fi is currently not supported. The two men in the video seem to access the Springboard, swipe between pages, and launch the Photos app without much trouble. The bigger UI elements seem to scale just fine. The Table Connect is still in development, so we’ll keep you up to date with the project.

The Table Connect firmware is apparently currently in alpha. "Please understand however that we will not talk about technological details at this point in time, due to competitive reasons," the company said in a statement. If you're convinced that this is a fake, explain why you think the device isn't real. Otherwise, answer the question in the headline!





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EDO219 said:

This is absurd, yet the prospect of playing air hockey with it really excites me. xD

taea00 said:

While I'm against Apple products, this is pretty awesome. More touch screen devices are in our future. Soon you'll be able to touch anything and pull up a computer screen. Just be careful you can still get arrested for touching the wrong things!

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

I would see if it would blend.

Emil said:

LNCPapa said:

I would see if it would blend.

rofl

bioflex said:

taea00 said:

Just be careful you can still get arrested for touching the wrong things!

hehe....i get what u mean....but imo, this is insane and its so cool.....man i wish i had something like this right now.

edison5do said:

i Would definitely, forget any other devices on the market and put those two, in my bonus season shopping LIST, at the very top.

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

But what resolution is the screen?

taea00 said:

slh28 said:

But what resolution is the screen?

48x96

EDO219 said:

48x96

*stares confusedly*

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Huh....think I'll put this in the "pretty cool, but what's the point?" category.

topcoach said:

A device like this could be useful for meetings.

Trillionsin Trillionsin said:

LNCPapa said:

I would see if it would blend.

Blendtec just needs to make a slightly bigger blender, purhaps.. or rather, just a larger holding area. Whatever its called.

Whether or not its real, its silly. Proof of concept, acceptable. Now lets mix this in with the flexible LED screen that Techspot put up and article about and turn it into a blanket!

Blanket iPhone 4. I'll be the first to create the Heat Blanket (R) App.

bakape said:

taea00 said:

slh28 said:

But what resolution is the screen?

48x96

Doubt it can be called Retina any more

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

You could probably nail your girlfriend on it. That said, it probably wouldn't be any better than an ordinary table.

jjbeard926 said:

Is there a D&D app for the iPhone? What?!? I'm a geek, I can't help it!

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

They should have chosen to show someone else off on that large screen .

n00bzZy said:

I'd sell it so some sucker and upgrade my PC instead

TeamworkGuy2 said:

I would not have any use for a screen that size. I mean, a cell phone is a cell phone, not a huge, touch screen plasma, although it is a cool prototype.

killamoves said:

If they can get it to integrate with any device, not just iPhones, it would make it into a great concept. They should make it wireless and able to pull up any device you own.

taea00 said:

PYGMUS said:

48x96

*stares confusedly*

Sorry it was a joke, those pixels would be like WAY huge. Short jokes don't translate well to forums I guess.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'll take a Microsoft Surface.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

captaincranky said:

You could probably nail your girlfriend on it. That said, it probably wouldn't be any better than an ordinary table.

Is there an app for that?

poertner_1274 poertner_1274, secroF laicepS topShceT, said:

Wow, this conversation is all over the place.

Interesting concept, but like a few others have said...what's the point?

tonylukac said:

Hold that thing up to your ear!

Jetatt23 said:

The list of things to try with it is immense, but the novelty would wear off and you're left with a really expensive table that you're afraid to put anything on because you don't want to scuff the screen.

mtrenal said:

Yeah I don't feel like it's particularly useful for use as an iPhone. I can see the touch screen table itself being very useful for meetings, explanations, diagrams, et cetera, but as for the specific iPhone related question... I suppose I'd probably try to think up ideas of things to do with it. I'm sure there are some apps that would be awesome to use on an entire table. Blackjack apps maybe? haha.

At any rate, I like the touch-screen table technology. But you should be able to cover it with a table cloth, turn off the touch screen, and use it as a normal table for whatever you want (as captain said, nailing your girlfriend?), and then change it back when you want to.

spyx said:

wow that is awesome... i wish i had that much time on my hands i might be able to get a lot more amazin stuff than I do now....

sMILEY4ever said:

TomSEA said:

Huh....think I'll put this in the "pretty cool, but what's the point?" category.

I agree. It's huge and useless.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Jailbroken?...Well if it's broken, I'de probably clean it first (with strong bleach)

vimes1150 said:

Well, I can see where they got the inspiration:

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Decimae said:

An iPad app would make a lot more sense. An iPad is meant for bigger screens, and with that it has smaller buttons instead of huge ones. However, it's still very cool, and still very useless.

zogo said:

It will be perfect for a kitchen table. Preparing some food while you look at the recipe and searching for new ones on internet. I hope it's scratch resistant :P

Zecias said:

its like the ipad, its awesome but also completely useless(by useless i mean u don't really need giant touch screens, a tv + a desktop can do same things).

f111 said:

It can't be very comfortable doing anything on it for a long time, its so big you have to be standing to see everything.

bam13 said:

great for business meetings or technical drawings and projects...definetely worth the attention!

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

To everyone who keeps saying that this is a pretty much useless product: Yes, it has very little use, but that is obviously not the point. It is supposed to be a really cool device, not a really useful one. As someone said before, air hockey would be pretty awesome on this.

acc202121 said:

But does it make phone calls?

How about video calls in full 58" glory?

Would look cool on the floor with some of those 3D visual illusion photos.

ucould2 ucould2 said:

acc202121 said:

But does it make phone calls?

How about video calls in full 58" glory?

That would be very real (scary) close-up, -here's looking up your old nose hairs- type of distraction video call.

Although on the flip-side it would be useful(iRa Pro app) tool to keep your Employees under the "scope"...pun intended....

MrAnderson said:

If I had the money to throw around with out any other reason... heck yeah! Otherwise... not really. But a touch device like table that I could pull up the internet and other cool stuff in a multi task way as in more than one person at the table could do his own computing tasks.. ala MS Surface... that would be sweet. Again probably too expensive to be really used by most.

compu4 said:

I wonder how much it will cost when it is produced.

Articfrost said:

That's really cool, i wish i had one of those . Imagine what you could do with it

fritz123 said:

it would be straining to do that even for an hour. i think its better and much easier to use the smaller version. dont get me wrong, it's nice to have, but i dont think i would use it that much if i had one. it would hurt my back. LOL

Serag said:

The question remains, does it have a Retina display?

limpangel limpangel said:

I'd replace the non-interactive Microsoft Surface replica table I have in my living-room. :P

peteyhawkins said:

i would carry it around and use it for all my normal phone calls like trigger happy tv's dom jolly.

ucould2 ucould2 said:

Is there a handle bar mount for it "so I can find my way around town"?

Guest said:

I wouldn't hook it up to a lousy iPhone I'll tell you that.

http://www.EndUserIdiots.com

IkarugaShiver said:

TomSEA said:

Huh....think I'll put this in the "pretty cool, but what's the point?" category.

^This. What would you possibly do with it... -___- Get a touchscreen monitor + computer, plz.

AnonymousSurfer AnonymousSurfer said:

This is absurd, yet the prospect of playing air hockey with it really excites me. xD

That sounds amazingly fun. Haha, what about pinball?

dlen said:

Great device! I would like to have table like this at home.

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