What inspired us to develop the Sphinx?
As a computer engineer Leendert has always been fascinated by the human computer interaction (HCI) and is always looking for ways to help humans to be more productive.
This means achieving more with a device.
Optimizing productivity requires a perfect form of interactivity between computer and human. To be productive a human needs means to give commands and instructions to a computer device as fast as possible. A mouse gives the command to PC computers, where tablets get those commands via touch (the finger acts like a pointer on the touchscreen).
The problem with touch interaction is that the surface area of a finder is substantially greater than that of a pointer. With the pointer interface this is not the case – precise actions can be taken.
By and large, business applications are not built to be touch-friendly. They require precise clicking and input. This hurdle of physical limitations for input on a tablet means the practical application of the tablet as a business device is limited as many business applications cannot be easily supported.
Thus, the concept for Dock2Office and the Sphinx was born.
To really boost the productivity on a tablet we need to have precise input instead of touch! That’s why we added a mouse and full-sized keyboard to the tablet to quicken the input without decreasing the portability of the device.