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Sony VAIO Slate Concept Video: Rubber Bottom Expands Into Stand

LAS VEGAS -- One of the hottest-selling types of iPad accessories are cases that double as stands, but what if your tablet could grow one? The Sony VAIO Slate concept here at CES 2012 does just that. A rubber-like material on the base can be stretched out to form a mini stand. This 10-inch device is very thin, and it has futuristic-looking capacitive buttons on the back for volume, power, and back. The VAIO Slate shown had a touch-based keyboard next to it, which was backlit.

If we had to guess this tablet is years off, but its still fun to look at. Who knows, maybe this could be a second-generation Windows 8 slate. Check out the video and gallery below.

Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.