By Harry McCracken | Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 4:35 pm
Last Gadget Standing Nominee: Telikin
Remember turn-of-the-century Internet appliances such as 3Com’s Audrey? Telikin reminds me of them. It’s an all-in-one computer–it looks a bit like a lost generation of iMac–and has an 18.6″ touchscreen. It runs a custom environment with support for Web browsing, Skype, e-mail, calendaring, news and weather, photos, Facebook, and more. And a feature called Tech Buddy lets a technologically savvy family member or friend remote-control the Telikin in case its owner runs into trouble or needs help figuring anything out.
I suspect that if you’re reading this, Telikin is not aimed at you. But could you see it appealing to a family member who’s less of a gearhead than yourself?