What I hate right now is that my content is spread all over the place. Some of what I have I can see or play only on my notebook. My Blue-Ray and cable movies I can see only on my TV. I want all of this content, but I want to be able to take it with me and move around, not hop from device to device. So why can’t all of my content just be on one device when I want it?
What I need is a nice screen, the size of a tablet, that can get content from all these video sources—something I like to call a brainless tablet. Why brainless? I don’t really need the fancy “multi-core, multi-GHz, multi-clock, super-powered, super-charged” CPU inside, I just need the screen. I want my notebook to run my games, but to play them from my brainless tablet. I want my blue Ray to play my movies, but to watch them on my brainless tablet.
This sounds familiar right? It should, and not just because it’s a great idea. Both Motorola (with their Atrix brainless laptop) and Asus (with their brainless tablet) offer products based on this idea, but there is one thing missing. They aren’t wireless! They are always connected to the content; they actually ask you give up your phone! What’s the point if it’s not wireless? The convenience of mobility is just as important as the convenience of consolidation. I want to play videogames on the couch, watch TV while I cook, and watch a movie from bed. this is all about convenience. I want it all, in one place, on the move.
WHDI Standard allows me exactly that. I can connect to any device with zero latency and with high definition quality and make a real wireless brainless tablet. With my whole house on the standard, I can use my tablet as the center for all my content regardless of from where it originates. That’s convenience. That’s a no brainer.