Archives for the category: Cell Phone Designs and Concepts

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March 10, 2009

Touch Screen Rotary Phone


Spotted on Yanko Design, a Touch Screen Rotary phone by Designer Mark Miller.

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February 20, 2009

Illuminated Crystal Phones


Spotted on Trendhunter, the ‘Quartz Tele’ concept phone that turns phone dialling into a geological study.

quotemarksright.jpgOpposing the ultra-thin craze, the luminous ‘Quartz Tele’ extends its tentacle numerals towards your fingertips and lures you in for a phone call. The daring concept incorporates large quartz crystals for each number; pushing each crystal triggers the LED lights embedded beneath to give a more dramatic tone to making a phone call. quotesmarksleft.jpg

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February 16, 2009

Coupled Cell Phones


Spotted on Trendhunter, a two is better than one cell phone concept.

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February 11, 2009

Conduit cell phone concept


Spotted on DVICE, Conduit, a pan piper inspired cell phone design. By Tirshathah Hunter for Korean cell phone company SKY/Pantech.

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Alcatel Lego Phone


Spotted on Slippery Brick, a Lego phone by Alcatel and Digital Blue.

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February 2, 2009

Sculpted Phone No Different From Hosta Plant


The project we see here by Designer Anton Webb is a simple home phone taking inspiration from the Hosta Plant. For those with a serious lack of green-thumb-knowledge let me tell you that it’s a foliage plant that is not fussy and comes in a broad range of solid colors.

[via Yanko Design]

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January 23, 2009

DYI pencil iPhone stand


Spotted on Trendhunter, a DIY iPhone stand made of pencils and rubber bands - by Geeky Gadgets. How cool is that?

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January 19, 2009

Apple Keyboard Concept Holds iPod/iPhone


Spotted on Ubergizmo, an Apple keyboard concept which accommodates an iPhone.

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January 14, 2009

iPhone Wedding Cake Makes Geek Happy


Spotted on Gizmodo, an iPhone wedding cake.

Links to other iPhone and cell phones cakes.

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December 19, 2008

socket-deer recharges your cell phone

03.jpg 02.jpg These electrical outlet covers let you put your mobile phone on the wall as it recharges. The antlers for all three types of deer are already the perfect shape to hold things.

Socket-deer can also be used as a cover for light switches, and the antlers make an excellent hook for keys or accessories.

[via Swiss Miss]

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December 8, 2008

The Natural Year Phone


Spotted on Yanko Design, The biodegradable Natural Year Concept Phone "made of hay, sans screen and soft keys".

By designer Je-Hyun Kim

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December 1, 2008

Tactile iPhone case concept for the visually impaired


This Silicon Touch iPhone case is used with an app store application designed for the Blind and the Visually Impaired to allow special accessibility functions like text-to-speech features and a moon type tactile alphabet keyboard.

This simple silicon case, covers all the Apple iPhone device, and with the help of the engraved bas-relief icons, keyboard and multi-touch scrolls, it gives fully access to the interface beneath.

Designer: Bruno Fosi

[via Yanko Design]

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November 26, 2008

iPhone Nano


Spotted by Techradar, an iPhone Nano in China.

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November 20, 2008

Two glass phone concepts


Spotted on Yanko Design, two glass phone concepts by Designer Mac Funamizu.

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November 11, 2008

Pomegranate Phone makes Coffee

A fresh cup of coffee for your smart phone is actually a clever ad campaign for Nova Scotia, promoting tourism to “a place that has everything”.

[via Laughing Squid]

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Nokia futuristic


Spotted on Yankodesign, a futuristic mobile phone designed by Heikki Juvonen for Nokia.

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October 31, 2008

The ‘Quickphone’ Kiosk


Spotted on Trendhunter, The ‘Quickphone’ Kiosk, one of the 42 amazing vending machine featured in their gallery.

quotemarksright.jpgThe idea is to provide a ‘Quickphone’ for travelers or phone users who know what they want and don’t need the boring patter of a sales person counting out endless features.quotesmarksleft.jpg

Also featured: "The used underwear vending machine", "the bicycle vending machinE", "the boyfriend vending machine", "the innovative idea vending machine", "vending by mood"...

Links to Other cell phone vending machines.

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October 17, 2008

A Finger Phone by Zinc Chin


Spotted on Core77, from the Coroflot portfolio of : Zinc Chan (London, United Kingdom).

In his own words: "I have based my design on the iconic hand gesture people use to represent the telephone. The handset is divided into two parts, earphone and microphone. This invites the user to use the iconic gesture when using the phone. When the user dials the numbers, an animated path is shown on the touch screen. Therefore, people start to remember the person by their unique pattern rather than the numbers. This, together with the two-piece handset creates a more emotional interaction between the phone and the user."

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October 12, 2008

A Phone That’s Not Afraid to Mess with Water

liq_nokia5.jpg Spotted on Yanko Design, a Nokia concept phone by designer Rune Larsen:

"Among the grievous wrongs done by touchscreen technology, the worst is its disregard for tactile feedback. Without the pleasant sensation of a button being pressed, we are woefully incapable of using any gadget without complete visual attention.

This Nokia concept tries to right this wrong by using a small pump to fill a substrate beneath the screen that gives our fingers something to feel and press. Maybe now I can finally type out these posts while driving to work without having to put my coffee in the cup holder."


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October 8, 2008

LAVENDER DESIGN Phone & fragrance dispenser concept


The LAVENDER DESIGN phone conept by Andrew Seunghyun Kim has a built-in perfume dispenser of you guessed it, lavender.

If that were not enticing enough, the LAVENDER DESIGN also features a built-in “LAVENDER LIGHT” that coats your phone in a bath of bacteria killing UV lights while charging.

[via Yanko Design]

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September 13, 2008

Neck Braces for Mobile Phones

Designer Francesca Lanzavecchia's functional neck braces:

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LEFT: The aid-object grows to accommodate the user’s lifestyle and modern dependencies. This PU foam neck brace offers to cradle our communication prosthesis.

RIGHT: Functionally exhibitionistic. This neck brace stores life’s necessities beneath a stretchable semi-transparent rubber skin.

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August 31, 2008

Stuffed Teddy Bear Concept Phone


Spotted on Trends in Japan, a concept phone in the shape of a stuffed teddy bear -that holds a SIM card and enables you to make and receive calls.

It was shown off at the Good Design Expo by mobile provider Willcom.

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August 27, 2008

VOIP with Style


The award winning Tatung VOIP, is one classy phone with aims to making internet phones user friendly, writes Yanko Design.

By Nova Design, it’s currently on exhibition but hopefully it will go into mass production.

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August 22, 2008

KDDI's Concept Phone with Tabs


Spotted on Yanko Design, a concept phone with tabs. Designed by Hideo Kambara.

"KDDI's PLY mobile phone concept is inspired by sandwiched plywood. Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard".

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August 19, 2008

Intel Mobile Mood Rings

Intel has a new vision for the future, and one of them is a mobile mood ring concept that is able to recognize a person from the heartbeat, speech pattern, movements and appearance, helping keep your private information by blocking it from others who it does not recognize. Ubergizmo reports.

"This same device could see use at hotel desks int he future, where checking in will allow this mobile mood ring to run a scan through you, automatically sending your personal preference in room temperature, TV channels and special requests to your suite before you even go up the lift.

In addition, this ring is able to track your mood as well as the moods of others, warning you if somebody you don't like is in the area."

emily | 9:15 PM | permalink

au Design Project x Yamaha merges music with mobile in new ways


The au Design Project x Yamaha from KDDI show a series of phones that double as musical instruments. Designed by a foreign and Japanese team of young innovators, these handsets are original, creative, and (the best part) actually able to make music, writes Trends in Japan.

In My Pocket, below, is unique in that it comes with multiple accessories to create different instruments from the harmonica to the trumpet. Sounds are “hummed” into the handset (much like with Yamaha’s EZ TP Trumpet) with the rest controlled by the fingers.


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August 18, 2008

The Iron Phone


Spotted on Hulger, the Iron Phone concept.

By UK based designer Vladimir Rachev.

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July 28, 2008

FuChat Concept Phone Detects Then Displays your Emotional State

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The FuChat is a cordless phone for the home that can make both Internet calls and regular calls. The FuChat is also an interactive tool that allows users to increase their emotional self-awareness.

... When the FuChat detects a change in the user’s tone of voice or body temperature, it will change the display, text, sound, lights, and color on the phone. Emotional self-awareness can help with business calls, personal calls, general awareness, or people with specific needs like anger management.

Designed to hang on door handles, walls or stand on desks.

[ via Gizmodo]

emily | 5:51 PM | permalink

July 19, 2008

Cryptex Mobile Phone Concept: Feel the code


Spotted on Yanko Design, a baton style mobile phone concept by designer Marc Schömann, using haptic technology to provide physical feedback for making a call.

To turn it on…twist a section, to dial a number…twist a bunch of sections, to make an international call…break your wrist!

[via Ubergizmo]

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