"From its smooth curves and pastel colors to the asymmetry of its two halves and the materials used, the litl's physical form is both unique and wholly memorable."
"[litl] is getting ready to release a software development kit (SDK) that will enable Web and software developers to create their own custom channels for the Webbook. These channels are all built on Flash, the lingua franca of Web animation and the one type of content that doesn’t work on the iPhone or the iPad."
"They designed it so you can use it all the time without multi-tasking distractions, confusing settings, options you don’t even understand and information you don’t need. Plus it updates, patches software etc. all automatically on its own."
"I’m impressed by how far its creators have gone in producing an easy-to-use digital gadget that’s tailored for family use and comfortable in a variety of roles, from TV to radio to photo frame to word-processor. It’s as ambitious an attempt to reinvent the personal computer as you’ll find."
"You can keep your stinking iPad, Apple. I have found an Internet device that has just knocked my socks off. Not only is it virus-free, it updates itself, it takes care of you, it's like a little member of the family....Opening the box is like opening a piece of fine art."
"In its purest form, it’s a computer so simple to use that you don’t have to spend an irritatingly long hour explaining the way it works to your grandmother - she can (gasp) figure it out on her own right out of the box."
"It's great for someone who...just wants to use a computer for surfing and e-mailing."
"It is an incredible and unique device that was designed with amazing grace and engineered with some serious talent."
"litl is a clutter-free, zero-maintenance home computer for the whole family."
"There's no way we could let CES slip by without checking out [this] easel-like device. And that really is the coolest thing about the Webbook: its 12.1-inch screen flips around to take it from regular laptop into a tent-like, digital photo frame of sorts."
"One of the hottest ideas in the digital world now is the notion of dumping the traditional personal computer, where most programs and data are stored locally, for a stripped-down device that would operate primarily as a gateway to servers on the Internet....Now, a small Boston company, called Litl, is taking another shot at this idea, with a different twist."
"One advantage that some companies have is that they really get product design. Litl has put a lot of time and effort into the design of every feature, hardware and software, included in the webbook."
"As a proof of concept for a cloud based computing future, we have to admit the litl is pretty impressive."
"The Litl WebBook is definitely something different. Its a three pound laptop that boots into the Internet whenever it detects a wireless access point. From then on, you're riding on a cloud."
"In a refreshing approach, the manufacturer has concentrated on simplicity over features. Litl is an ideal first computer for the kids, a fun digital appliance for the kitchen or a simple to use device for the elderly."
"That screen is just unbelievable. It's like looking at a photograph."
"litl computer is to netbooks as iPods were to MP3 players."
"This device looks like no other netbook we've seen before."
"The Litl is designed around how people actually use their computers in the home. As such, it's not really a laptop or a netbook or even a smart TV. It's a hybrid unto itself....Litl isn't selling hardware specs; they're selling a stone-cold brilliant design."
"Don't dare call it a netbook."
"A very hands-off device for people looking for a simplified computing experience."
"Somebody forgot to tell John Chuang that it’s impossible to create a new kind of home computer these days. Either that, or he didn’t listen. Because Chuang...has built a gadget that looks deceptively like a laptop but works nothing like any computer you’ve ever used."
All New Litl Webbook Debuts at 2010 CES
January 04, 2010
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