NEC designers have created design possibilities with near future paradigms in mind: ubiquitous technology, smaller hardware, and expanding volume of information handled.
Among their 2003 concept models –thus and unfortunately not planned to be commercialized at this point, I had a crush on:
Gumi: RFID chips hold the usage rights to images and music available on the network. The chips are covered in a gummy capsule, sold in packages just like candies, and are edible after use.
When the play unit is connected to the container, the basic unit, it can be used as an audio player. By setting it in the cradle connected to the display through wireless LAN, users can also enjoy visual contents. Blank chips on which users can allocate data will also be available.