Voting has concluded for ZTE’s Project CSX, a crowd-sourced and crowd-developed competition to come up with a unique product that the Chinese manufacturer can build and sell. And it does whatever a Spiderpig does.
Out of five choices, the “Eye Tracking, Self-Adhesive Phone” has taken the cake with 36 percent of the ballots for it. The concept was executed by one “Team One Technology,” developed as a 5.5-inch Android Nougat phone with a weird rear design. The camera port is stuck in an island of aluminium, oriented near the Y-center, but to the right. It’s that green stuff that’s self-adhesive — though it can be in other colors — and is actually medical-grade silicone polymer that has apparently taken “two years [of] experimentation” to perfect. There are methods to permanently or temporarily stick the phone to a wall.
The face of the phone has two cameras on each extreme of the height. Both use lasers to focus on the user’s pupils to track eye movement and to tell the phone to scroll whatever you’re reading. That tech is combined with a Sharp LCD that is polarized to deliver different content for viewers direct facing the screen and for those off-angle.
The winners get a trip to CES 2017 in Las Vegas.