The “Waldner” is a high concept product that is considered the next generation ping pong table. The table is armed with a multi-touch surface that responds to human touch, real world objects and voice recognition. Like some robot technology out of The Jetsons, it even allows you to argue points and discuss strategy with the table itself. Essentially a giant screen, the table is powered by Samsung multi-touch technology, a Mac Pro 12-core computer, ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphic cards, a Wi-Fi connection and 12 Bose micro speakers.
One of the most impressive features is that the table measures and records all of the match data. This includes information like ball hit areas, trajectory and speed. It can be viewed in real time and has connectivity to devices like the iPad and iPhone. There’s no word on if this will actually go in to production, but either way — the future is exciting.