Crazy Cathode iPad TV Takes Us From Science Fiction To Reality

When we stop for a moment and look around, it’s easy to see that we are living in the future – today. I can remember watching Captain Picard of the Enterprise playing around with a small touch screen device, kind of like an iPad. Today, most all of us have a similar touch device, whether iPad or mobile phone.

Back in the early 1990s, the tech was not yet available, so the prop looked like a kids toy: a flat screen with a colorful graphic on it. It only took another 20 years to make the PADD, or Personal Access Display Device, a reality. Next we’re waiting for Marty McFly’s hoverboard.

Another interesting thing that popped up on the Internet mixes present with the past. This is the iPad TV. Created by artist Jonas Damon, a creative director with Frog Design, this docking station mounts the iPad flush in its cathode ray style TV box. Just make sure to add snowy screen saver when you’re not watching video in HD and you’re golden.

[via 9to5Mac]