Latest in Computex

Image credit:

Gigabyte Smart Lamp doubles as an Ultrabook hub, is missing a few ports (hands-on)

7 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Things we expected to see at the world's premier computer show: mainstream notebooks, gaming notebooks, thin notebooks ("pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp"), maybe even a tablet or two. But a desk lamp? Not so much. And yet, that might be the most memorable thing Gigaybte is showing here at Computex. The Smart Lamp is, as you'd expect, a proper light, one you can use on four different brightness settings. But it also doubles as a laptop hub, with a DVD player built into the base, along with a handful of other ports. These include two USB sockets, dual headphone / earphone jacks and an SD reader.

It's a neat idea, to be sure -- who doesn't love two-in-one devices - but considering it's supposed to supplement the ports normally found on Ultrabooks, it seems to be missing quite a few big ones. Why not throw in an HDMI port, or some other kind of display output? Ooh, or how about an Ethernet jack? Or a DVD drive that can burn discs in addition to play them? Anyway, you can color us slightly disappointed after having gotten an up-close look, even if the concept itself deserves an 'A' for creativity. No word yet on how much this will cost, when it will go on sale or in which countries it will be available. Until then, check out the walk-through video below -- not that this thing needs much further explanation.

Gallery: Gigabyte Smart Lamp hands-on | 12 Photos

Zach Honig contributed to this report.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
7 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro has a 'quad-camera' and a vegan leather option

View
Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

Bowers & Wilkins unveils flagship PX7 wireless headphones

View
How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

How do kids (and adults) like Nintendo’s Labo VR kit?

View
Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

Apple reschedules iOS 13.1 and iPadOS releases for September 24th

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr