A Bluetooth I'd Wear

A Bluetooth I’d Wear

It’s about time the Bluetooth headset shed the nerd-factor! This design by Erjon Hatillari was inspired by the simplicity of the Sony Vaio’s On/Off button and is almost as small. Using the same unique color scheme as the Vaio, the rechargeable earpiece’s chrome detail glows green during a call and orange when charging. In the form of a single earbud with one large button control, this design combines easy-to-use functionality with basic ergonomics into one sharp looking earpiece.

0 Designer: Erjon Hatillari

The Perfect Pocket Phone

The Perfect Pocket Phone

I love me some snug jeans! The only problem is that I also love my big phone, and squeezing it out of my pocket just to check texts or the time can be quite a procedure. The slim, minimal Glance phone by designer Alan Farías is tight-jean friendly and features a genius little screen on its bottom side in addition to the larger main screen, so even when your phone is in your pocket you can take a discreet glance down to check the battery, see who’s blowing up your email, texts, twitter, or even to casually check the time.

0 Designer: Alan Gerardo Farías

iPhone 5'ish Likes Your Fingerprints

iPhone 5′ish Likes Your Fingerprints

The iPhone5 concept by Zeki Ozek suggests using a fingerprint scanner instead of home button. You can assign your fingerprints for opening apps. Swipe your finger twice for background working apps and of course use your fingerprint for NFC payments and app store purchases. It looks similar to the iPhone 4 except squattier (sic) – cute chubby little thing. I’m 100% sure the real iPhone 5 won’t integrate any of these features but that brings up the question, why aren’t any of the major smartphone makers using biometric sensors?

0 Designer: Zeki Ozek

Not Just a Smartphone

Not Just a Smartphone

The HTC Evo 4g combines performance and pick-me-up aesthetic into one sleek and powerful Android superphone that makes its business-like counterparts look and act like a total snooze-fest. Though this “performance powerhouse” features a bigger battery, large 4G antenna, and extra-large speakers, its size is counteracted by an adapted exterior form with visual “tricks” like an eyeball-ish camera protrusion and sleek wrap-around side split that not only contrast its bulk but add to its appeal.

0 Designer: Donn Koh with One & Co and HTC

Super Slim PC and iPhone Dock

Super Slim PC and iPhone Dock

The refreshed Mac mini may be making the rounds for slimmest and sexiest desktop computer but if an aluminum slab isn’t your thing, try this – the Slim PC. It’s a little robust looking, almost like a car stereo unit. The front face is capped with a piece of solid wood but the real wig snatching news is the iPhone dock. In an attempt to unite the two computing platforms, they compliment each other nicely – the halo effect.

0 Designer: Chang-Su Lee of Design Hara

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

I Just Died and Went to Samsung Galaxy Heaven

Here is a concept phone that I have totally fallen in love with. Name the features and it’s all in there. Flexible screen, projector, camera…ah the works! One of those designs where you let the pictures do the talking…so go ahead and hit the jump!

0 Designer: Haeyon You

QWERTY Focus

QWERTY Focus

Most cellphones have joined the touchscreen bandwagon so once in a while it tickles me pink, to come across a QWERTY concept merged with the touchscreen option. The handy keyboard is placed to the right of the phone and it has a 30˚ slant to it. It’s quite a handful but in a good sense and I think we can do with a Samsung Cave!

0 Designer: Kim Min Seok

Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Considering the fact that iPhone 5 isn’t out as yet, the iPhone 6 rumors just make me smirk at our Apple obsession! In case you haven’t heard, 6 is rumored to have inductive charging, sleek compact body and 3.7” screen, amongst other things. So tell me Antoine Brieux, do you think your vision of the 5, sans LED Panel, stereo jack moved to the top of the phone, single aluminum anodized body with several color options, hold a candle to these rumors? Get back to the drawing board my man, and let’s see what iPhone 6 looks to you!

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio

Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts on Yanko Design

Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts on Yanko Design

I often reason with my children that we survived the 80’s without the cellphone, here in India. We grew up to be safe and sound and managed to get home the message that we’d be late for dinner! I don’t blame the technology; it’s just that the user interface, product designing and features in today’s phones are so awesome, that they become a natural extension of our wrist! Here are Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts that I have rounded up for you, ten reasons to look forward to new arm candy.

0 Designers: Various

iPhone 5, Really!

iPhone 5, Really!

What are you predictions for the iPhone 5? I heard someplace that a curved display was in the making and attention was being given to the antenna issues. Designer Michal Bonikowski feels that the new version will be safe and predictable, simply because Apple can’t afford another failed version. In his conceptual version Michal converts glass enclosure into proven aluminum; steel frame remains as a reference to the previous version and directly to the iPad 2. Also, the key functions is converted from mechanical to sensory.

0 Designer: Michal Bonikowski

Steampunk Rotary Smartphone in Digital Era!

Steampunk Rotary Smartphone in Digital Era!

Is there space for old school guises in the digital revolution? I think there is, which is why steampunk is alive. Settling the Digital v/s Mechanical dispute with his Rotary Mechanical Smartphone, designer Richard Clarkson gives us a smartphone that is so very tangible that its aura speaks for itself! Stalling the ‘digital-take-over’, the phone features two interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial. WHats really clever is that the act of changing these is inspired from changing the lenses on a camera!

0 Designer: Richard Clarkson

Body Control

Body Control

Turn your body into a motion based controller for software on your Android mobile phone with Second Nature, a concept hardware/application combination that uses motion sensors attached to the body to detect the user’s activity. The user can define gestures to perform whatever function they like, including volume control, exercise training, or any other context-specific function.

0 Designers: Various

Modern-day Gentleman's Tray

Modern-day Gentleman’s Tray

The design team at Hekseskudd re-envisions the classic gentleman’s tray as not just a convenient container for loose change and keys, but one that also caters to the modern user by providing a place to recharge and house electronics like the iPhone and Apple keyboard. 3 configurations of varying size, capacity, and functionality are available in a number of handsome wood finishes for a custom made feel that compliments the heritage of the classic product.

0 Designer: Hekseskudd