Litl gem: Device turns a tv into a web browser

26.05.2010 Boston : Massachusetts : Tv

Boston, Massachusetts – Browsing the internet is traditionally a lean-forward experience. That is, we browse from our desktops in our homes and offices. But as the web becomes increasingly rich with media content and entertainment, the online environment is becoming a lean-back experience that can be enjoyed in the living room.

Step forward the Litl, the latest device to display media content from the web on traditional televisions. Designed by Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject, the Litl comprises two parts: a web-book gadget that connects to the internet and feeds web data into the tv, and a remote control featuring a touch screen that controls the tv and associated applications. In addition, the operating system is designed to enable web browsing at arm’s length.

As explored in LS:N Global’s recent technology market report, the internet is playing a greater role in the lean-back living room experience as the division between online and tv entertainment continues to blur.

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