Edit: This was originally an April Fools day joke posted at that time. Props to Sony for the effort, we were merely reporting on it.
Sony has revealed a revolutionary new design in mobile computing with the VAIO Signature Collection Compact Series. The Palladium is 7.5″ in diameter, and this small PC walks a different path than the netbooks and iPads out there with unbelievable features never seen before. Sony states that it has “ground-breaking technologies such as integrated 4D, Mirror Mode, hologram webcam, and a breath-powered battery.”
The addition of 4D is truly astounding – apparently Sony has figured out how to integrate mist and odor effects as well as vibration. I can only imagine the cost associated with refilling these sensors, akin to ink cartridges. Can you imagine going to the SonyStyle store and picking up an odor cartridge?
Sony also embraced the dark side of the force with the integration of a holographic webcam, which enables you to have those Holonet conversations with the Emperor that you’ve always wanted. Simply take your Super-Star Destroyer out of the Asteroid field and make crystal clear holo-conferencing calls through an upcoming Skype upgrade. This is also a great accessory for your AT-AT driving Generals, who can receive your command to destroy the Rebel shield on those far away icy planets.
Another wild feature is the hover touch keyboard, which allows you to browse the web, type e-mails and launch applications by simply hovering your finger over the keyboard and controls. Talk about the ouija board of the 21st century.
You can also swipe the keyboard and the screen will turn into a lighted mirror. Sony added an auto airbrush function in the reflected image to help you look at least ten years younger.
The breath-powered computing functionality in the Palladium could be one of the biggest environmentally friendly evolutions we’ve ever seen in computing. With the breath-powered battery and adapter, you’re only “a few puffs away to a fully-charged PC.” Who needs to smoke a cigarette when you can power a computer instead.