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Dragonfly Futurefon is a phone, tablet, and laptop in one

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If you thought the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga was a versatile piece of kit, have a look at this. It's a phone, tablet and laptop in one, and it flips, folds, and generally dislocates itself in a bid to serve your every need.

It's equipped with two screens, so you can either run one extra-wide desktop, or two Android apps fullscreen side by side. It runs Windows too, so you can switch at the touch of a button.

Detach one of the screens and it works as a tablet, or a massively-oversized mobile. Using Chrome Remote Desktop, you can access the files stored on the base unit, so you'll never be without that vital spreadsheet/cat falling out of a tree video.

It boasts four cameras, two 7-inch screens, and a full QWERTY keyboard with slide-out touchpad.

The company claims the whole device is amazingly light – just 452g. Which, if correct, is incredible, seeing as the iPad Air 2 tips the scales at 437g. It also says the Slingshot detachable tablet only weighs 145g, which is half the weight of the same-sized Nexus 7. Again, dubious. What isn't up for question is the fact that it's considerably fatter than Apple's slate (24mm to the Air 2's 6.1mm).

It looks too complicated to really capture consumers' attention, but it has already raised $530,000 (way exceeding its funding goal of $10,000) so what do we know. You can find out more about it on the Indiegogo page.

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Everlast

December 4, 2014, 1:19 pm

Frankenstein reborn

Matthew Salmon

December 4, 2014, 7:13 pm

Its not a phone surely? Unless you're dom joly maybe?

Jamie Maclean

December 4, 2014, 9:20 pm

Seems to me just a scam to get people's money and then say it can't be done. What legal guarantees are in place to make sure ALL crowdfunding money is returned if the concept never becomes a reality?

Prem Desai

December 4, 2014, 10:35 pm

Can't decide if it's genius or just a mess.

Need to see one in the flesh.

John

December 5, 2014, 12:39 am

Don't think there are any.....looks like it has to be taken on trust.

John

December 5, 2014, 1:34 pm

Do they actually have a working prototype? I just can't see this happening because the engineering and technical challenges in producing a device such as this that isn't the size of a brick is absolutely enormous. The 3D computer render of this device is more optimistic than realistic.....

AlexK

December 13, 2014, 1:41 pm

Since this is clearly a scam: just look at their stretch goals - they are going to rebate 50% now that they've reached half a million and it will be 100% if they reach 1m? Uh huh, sure. Or the fact that this technology does not exist - 145g for 7 inch phone? 452g for windows laptop? With 2 monitors connected with hinges on it? Or the fact that their goal was 10K and that they said they'll be shipping it in 4 mouth from a rendering, without a prototype to a new product category? How much do think Samsung or Apple spend on a new product, let alone a new product category? I'm really staggered they reached half a million.
Anyway, since anyone with any technological sense can understand and see through that, I'm pretty sure this article is their PR work. However, I do hold 'trustedreviews' responsible, they'll report on a scam for money instead of calling those guys out. Not really trustworthy, are they?

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