Archives for the category: Cell Phone Designs and Concepts
June 5, 2012
April 21, 2012
The DrawBraille Mobile Phone is a cell phone that uses a braille board and finger pads that allow the blind to communicate efficiently. And this isn’t any old phone either – the design includes a book reader, text messaging, email, and even music capabilities.
May 5, 2011
Spotted on Daily Mobile, a video of a touch phone responding not to a touch screen, but to bending it's flexible frame.
Other paper phones blogged by textually over the years.
May 3, 2011
April 15, 2011
Links to other origami and paper phones blogged by textually over the years.
April 5, 2011
Spotted on Tom's Guide, an Aston Martin smartphone concept.
According to Telematics News:
The British luxury car brand Aston Martin, and the Canadian luxury mobile phone manufacturer Mobiado are collaborating to produce a collection of luxury mobile handsets. Together, the companies have unveiled the CPT002 phone concept, at BaselWorld 2011, Switzerland’s premiere luxury goods trade show for the watch and jewelry industry.
March 14, 2011
The creepy concept was unveiled at a presentation in Tokyo on March 3. It should be available in 5 years.
December 14, 2010
The first phone replicates touch by using a small motor attached to a cord that applies pressure to the back of the user's hand.
Read full article.
Related, sort of: Two Pantech cellphones launched in 2009 featured "wind recognition", allowing users to blow an emoticon kiss during a video call.
December 4, 2010
Yanko Design reports on what may just be the next big thing in smartphone/charger design.
Metatrend Media designers In-oh Yoo and Sun-woong Oh have designed a concept combination charging station and phone where the phone rests in space between two magnets in the charger during the charging process.
[via PC World]
October 12, 2010
The smartphone of the future might lose its sleek, solid shell to become soft and squeezable, able to alter its appearance to signal an alert. New Scientist reports.
Shwetak Patel, a computer science and engineering researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues have developed a squeezable cellphone – SqueezeBlock – using tiny motors built into the casing to mimic the behaviour of a spring.
Read full article.
Other squeezable cell phone concepts: -The soft phone concept by Qian
October 7, 2010
May 18, 2010
Spotted on boingboing via Dezeen, Ronen Kadishin's "iPhonekiller". An open-source mallet for smashing up iPhones, the device features 1.6kg of laser-cut steel attached to a wooden handle.The design can be downloaded and adapted from Kadushin’s website.
In his own words:
The iPhonekiller is a statement about current tech products and personalities status, worshiped by the media and public, along with my possibilities to react and criticize that in a humorous way, with an Open Design. Price upon request.
October 12, 2009
French daily Le Monde published an amazing gallery of concept phones last Friday.
Below are are my two favorites:
The soap phone, it's washable.
The fold-a-phone. So thin, you can fold it like paper.
View full gallery.
October 9, 2009
Spotted on Trendhunter, the bathphone concept phone. To take calls while you soak. By South Korean designer Yoon Ungnoh.
September 25, 2009
Japan's NTT DoCoMo says that it has developed a mobile phone prototype made with the surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations to maintain healthy forests. The prototype was created in collaboration with Sharp, Olympus and "more trees," a reforestation project founded by musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and others.
[via Cellular News]
Related concept phones made out of wood:
September 9, 2009
September 5, 2009
In their own words: The color rings are an accessory for cell phones that are inspired in the gestural language of the use of the phone. It is conceived as an extension of the hand, which makes their use a more natural one, and more comfortable and more attractive as well.
Other Ring Phones:
-- The Ring Phone - The winning submission at the 2004 Siemens Design Challenge. a competition for best new mobile phone design.
-- Ring phone concept - 24-year old designer Tao Ma won first prize in the Sony Ericsson 2004 Phone Concept Design Competition in China for his Ring Phone Concept.
-- Let Your Fingers and Toes Do the Talking- A Ring Phone concept for mobile phones, part of Technojewelry which incorporates emerging electronics into everyday attire.
August 23, 2009
August 22, 2009
A phone concept from New York based still life photographer Horacio Salinas. He works with Vogue, The New York Times, GQ amongst other to create fashion editorial or even illustrate articles.
August 19, 2009
Spotted on Yanko Design, The ‘Window Phone’ concept by Seunghan Song that makes accurate predictions and even changes its display to reflect the climatic conditions outdoors.
August 14, 2009
The Universal Phone, by D Seunghan Song, is designed for both blind and sighted people. How does it work? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile.
July 19, 2009
The Stix concept phone is designed by Cyrene Quiamco and helps burn off calories to keep you in shape. This innovative device will only charge up again if you jog, jump, shake, or perform any other exercise so your kinetic energy can keep it working.
June 29, 2009
The “Cheers” cell phone concept is powered by an efficient, maybe even energy-saving Alcohol-cell. By Designer: Tryi Yeh.
[via Yanko Design]
June 23, 2009
The Dyson Energy Bracelet - by designers: Mathieu Servais, Camille Lefer, Clément Faydi & Mickaël Denié - is a gadget that uses Seebeck effect (= the thermoelectric effect is the direct conversion of temperature differences to electric voltage and vice versa. ) to harness energy and power your mobile phones for a few precious minutes more, when you desperately need it.
[via Yanko Design]
June 8, 2009
Spotted on Yanko Design, the Kambala, a mobile phone that transforms to an earphone. Simply pop the center piece and the earpiece clip pings out; clip this to your ear, and you got a phone-earphone.
By Designer: Ilshat Garipov.
... Thirty one of Motorola's designers, from five different offices around the globe, have been dedicating a portion of their time since late last year to a project called "Motorola 2033."
June 1, 2009
Spotted on TrendHunting.
Holographic Text Messages will rock your world. With 1.5 million views in just a couple weeks, this viral video proves it. The video, by Inha Luke Yoo describes the concept as HoloText Messaging.
April 20, 2009
Spotted on Mobiledia, the Ondo, a new concept music phone that physically twists and bends to edit music on the go.
April 14, 2009
March 10, 2009
Spotted on Yanko Design, a Touch Screen Rotary phone by Designer Mark Miller.