OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
Intent: To create a mass-produced HoloDevice
Image Source: Overwatch - Casual D.Va by cheesewoo
Canon Link: This is Chaos Canon.
Development Thread: None.
Primary Source: None.
Manufacturer: Andromeda Electronics
Modularity: To a degree yes, different programs can be injected into the device through the HoloNet. However, hardware-wise it's a no.
Material: Plasteel and Electronics
- Open Source Development
- Wrist-Mounted Holographic Display
- Built to last
DETAILED SPECIAL FEATURES
- Open Source Development - Andromeda are great fans of open source coding, and as such the have decided not to limit the creativity that a coder or slicer needs from a device when the are on-the-go. All system functionality can be accessed by anyone who decides to write applications or scripts for the platform. Essentially what you pay for is the device itself.
- Wrist-Mounted Holographic Display - The entire thing fits on your wrist like a watch and projects a hologram that reacts to user input within its float-through surface.
- Sensors - The device comes with a wide array of sensors attached to it. From the sensor at the base of the bracelet that detects your pulse and heart rate to light detectors.
- Built to last - The bracelet is quite sturdy, and as long as you don't drop it straight on its hologram projector and stomp on it the device should last the better part of a decade.
- Brace Yourself - Get it? Because it's mounted like a bracelet and therefor easy to carry around?
- Anti-Virus - The basic anti-malware software that comes with the holopad is equipped to tackle most threats that would damage the core systems of the device. This does not protect data stored on the device or other such data. It only keeps the operating system running clean and nothing more. For further protection the user would have to purchase a separate, second line of protection from a third party supplier or write one themselves.
- EMP - As much of a weakness to this device as it is for any other electrical device.
- Malware - Due to the operating system's Open Source nature there is potential for malware to be far more easily distributed on the HoloNet.
The Hermes HoloPad was an attempt by designer and engineer Kaili Talith to branch out of the droid industry and into the world of more personal electronic devices. A custom commissioned droid was by all means a very personal thing in and of itself but not everyone could afford one. She needed to create a smaller tool that allowed her to open up a whole new branch of customers. Besides that, the step into custom datapads was also the most logical one. She just needed something that made her stand out from the rest, and that's where the wrist-mounted hologram came to fruition. With a built in projector that can both print images on a flat surface mid-air and detect gestures and movements across its surface she managed to create a tool that allowed her to, in her opinion, stand out from the others in a quite literal sense.
The image drawn by the projector can be adjusted to take a great many shapes of different sizes with the most popular ones being simple rectangles but also hexagons for its hi-tech vibe. They do also come in circles, and for those who want to be particularly special, triangular. The sizes vary from hand-sized to a maximum of 30x30cm surface, though the bigger the projection is the greater the chance of your hand blocking part of the screen's projection gets. As such official manuals recommend users to keep it within a boundary of 20x20cm if worn with the projector resting against the back of your arm.
Note: The screen does not have to be adjusted to square dimensions. 20x30 is as much of a possibility as 20x20 is.
The app selection for a new installation includes the many things one would expect of a datapad. Calculator, notepad, calendar, etc.
In short, the HoloPad is a device that grants the user complete control over what they want to be able to do with their device as long as they know the coding language required. However, Andromeda Electronics has provided extensive documentation to help people on the way.