Thursday, October 7, 2010

Eight Wrist-Worn OLED Displays Shipped to Military by Universal Display Corporation; PIP-Boy One Step Closer to Reality?

(Image courtesy of Engadget) Unfortunately too late for Noble Team, the corporation Universal Display officially announced they've dropped a care package containing eight of these wrist-mounted devices off to the US Army. Rugged, militarized and freshly sewn off the wrist of Megaton's savior - or menace - these 4.3" full color displays sport a Futurama-esque phosphorescent, amorphous-silicon OLED composed black-plane display, and are entirely flexible to boot. However, there is no specific purpose in mind for these bad-boy's at the moment, but they "offer various advanced communications features, all integrated into a thin and rugged housing that comfortably fits around a soldier’s wrist". I can see it now, "Commander...COMMANDER! Stop playing Pac-Man!!"

41 comments:

  1. Wouldn't that thing be distracting?
    Also, it would have to be able to turn off, or it could give them away.

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  2. They can't think of any use for them? Are you serious? Coordinate data, infrared satellite views of the area, or any other kind of significant date access that could help the soldiers in any way? Not that I haven't lost faith in our government already, but wtf?

    Supportin'!

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  3. dude that is so high tech >_<

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  4. Now this is an interesting looking piece of equipment. Noticed the black ops reference. I'll be following this, be sure to check out my blog too. ;)

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  5. Awesome stuff, keep it up Bro !

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  6. No specific purpose!??! I can think of a million things to use that for!

    ...

    Facebook!

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  7. no way!!1 i pretended to have one of these like all second grade haha, will definetly be doing more research on them

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  8. Pretty awesome. And this this sort of thing was though of way back in the early fallouts. like 1990s. Just now is technology getting close enough to keep up with peoples ideas.

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  9. Wow, is this for real? If so, I'm SO getting one, no matter how expensive.

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  10. it's really nice to see all these things that were previously just sci-fi film bullcrap making their way to real life :P

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  11. Ive got a strange feeling that science fiction is developing slower then te real world nowadays.

    Am I alone in this?

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  12. ive heard about this a while back when they were just making the OLED displays.

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  13. Dude this is an interesting post. Will be following keenly!

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  14. I see a lot of potential in a gadget like this, would prob get more efficient when it reduces the bulkiness. Amazing looking device though

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  15. Next generation smartphones? I hope that this gets out of the military sector.

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  16. That's pretty sweet, but at the same time, kind of creepy. Can you imagine having your life essentially tethered to one of those things?

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  17. oh god i want such a thing. i don't know yet what for BUT I WANT IT

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  18. Damn military when are WE going to beable to get these

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  19. Next time we hear about its soldiers looking at porn. i called it

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