WiFiTV: Portable Media & Gaming Device
Continuing my trip down memory lane, I have been organising some of my old design work recently. A project that I particularly enjoyed at university was designing a portable media and gaming device which I named WifiTv.
This project was in 2007/2008. The iPhone was a brand new concept, BBC iPlayer was just taking off and the Gameboy was still the king of handheld gaming. I wanted to bring together the new technologies of the time to create an immersive media and gaming experience.
WiFi TV featured a 6" touchscreen, slide-out stereo speakers, a kickstand and a wireless Bluetooth headset which could be stored and charged in the main unit.
The concept was well received and picked up my a few online blogs including Trend Hunter.
A couple of years ago I revisited the concept with the idea of bringing some of the benefits of WiFiTv to the smartphone. The result was Soundstage+, an iPhone accessory featuring stereo speakers, an external battery, Airpod charging and storage and a kickstand for comfortable media viewing and gaming.