Feb 17, 2010
Moving everything to the cloud (G Apps) allows us to untether from the aged shackles of being tied to a single machine. It also allows us to take all of our information with us wherever we go, ala the Nexus One and other Android type devices.
But, what about when we return home? While having everything with me wherever I go is extremely convenient and computing power is now optional, I much prefer my overly large LCD monitor to the 3″ screen of my cell phone. Clearly the cloud is the long term answer – it won’t matter where I am and what device I’m using, everything is there with me.
But until the time of full deliverance, there is always that subset of information that is resident ONLY on the device I’m actually using. In a mobile world, that is often on my cellphone.
Maybe the REDFLY Mobile Dock (aka Moab) is the missing link. Now, all my data is securely in the cloud, it comes with me in my pocket wherever I go, and when I’m finally home I can sit comfortably at my desk in relative ergonomic comfort compared to the all too typical marathon Crackberry session where I inadvertently morph into the unholy offspring of Quasimodo and Mr. Magoo.
Maybe the Moab is a transitory thing. Maybe it is the start of something new that helps morph mobile, desktops, tablets and MID’s. If nothing else, its great to see someone understanding that our current pocket gadgets can learn a thing or two from the trusty laptop – going from mobile to dock with relative ease is a very nice feature indeed.