The Samsung Galaxy Note was something of a revelation when it first released last year, and with a ludicrously large display pushing on the kind of diameters we’d only seen with tablet devices, the term "phablet" was subsequently phrased. The surprisingly successful niche product has since evolved into the Galaxy Note II, and as with all of the Korean company’s Note products, it has been marketed as a device for the creative mind. Some took the S-Pen stylus and drew some of the most fantastic drawings and sketches ever seen on a mobile device, but others – such as the artists and designers at Steak Studio – have put their heads together and come up with something truly spectacular.
Art means different things to different people, but when technology is used in an unconventional format to create effects of which many of us have never witnessed before, it’s only right we give the inventors of said artwork their due props. The folks of Steak Studio spent a grand total of ten days with the larger-than-life phablet in creating water art controlled by the S-Pen, and the end result is simply marvelous.
So, how does it work? Well, the device is wirelessly hooked up to a specially adapted set of minuscule jets underwater, and impressions on the Note II’s display from the S-Pen are then projected in the water, creating a vibrant replica of what is being written on the screen.
The project and subsequent video was all in aid of promoting both Samsung and Steak Studio, and given the rather boring Galaxy Camera walkthrough video Samsung has served up this week to photography aficionados, this project has certainly cranked things up somewhat. Water is considered one of the arch nemeses of our beloved tech gadgets, but in this case, Steak Studio has proved that with a little creativity, water and smartphones can indeed work side by side.
Like all the major companies, Samsung has ploughed a lot of money into promoting its wide range of new products, and if anybody was in any doubt as to the creative prowess of the Note range, well, you can’t really argue with this truly wonderful creation.