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Sony ‘EyePad’ tablet patent surfaces

Friday, 15th February 2013 13:18 GMT By Dave Cook

Back in summer 2012, Sony filed a patent for a tablet device called EyePad. The name police are currently launching an investigation into the guff moniker.

Spotted by Gamechup, the patent calls EyePad,”A panel, tablet or slab-like device”, and adds that it’s, “An input device for an entertainment device”, which suggests it was not conceived as a standalone device, but rather an extension of another console. Could this be a PS4 peripheral?

The device concept was said to include, “One or more motion sensors operable to generate motion data, and a wireless communicator for transmitting the motion data to the entertainment device, wherein an elongate illuminated region extends along some or all of one or more of the side edges.

“In addition the input device may comprise a first stereoscopic camera and a second stereoscopic camera.”

Name aside, what do you make of the EyePad concept? Would it have a place in tandem with PS4? Let us know below.

Thanks Eurogamer.

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3 Comments

  1. stevenhiggster

    Lol, ‘EyePad’ that’s brilliant! Don’t imagine Apple would find it so amusing though lol.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. McLovin85

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaHUpWuqNHY

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Gnosis

    Omg… there’s gonna be SO much drama…

    #3 2 years ago

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