Direct Power

Direct Power

The Autonome is a mobile phone concept with a unique charging feature. The regular way to do this will be to directly plug-in the phone to the wall socket, negating the use of any cables. Alternatively, you can detach the specialized module, tank it up and then hook it back to the phone and transfer the juice. This ways you get the freedom to use the phone whilst charging the extra ammo. I love the magnesium unibody frame designed for this, and of course the practical solution for charging. Ideal for travelers too!

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

iBaby

iBaby

This design truly pushes the iPhone’s capability to the next level! The Home Ultrasound Device aims to enhance the pregnancy experience directly from your phone. Connected to the iPhone, the device can capture ultrasound images of an unborn baby and allows rapid sharing with doctors, family members and friends within seconds over wifi or its built in printer. On top of all that, the device also doubles as a baby monitor after the little one comes home!

0 Designer: Jung Jun Hwang

Connections are Everything

Connections are Everything

The conceptual Opportune smartphone app tracks a user’s interests based on keywords from their Facebook updates, web searches, and frequented sites and gives them real-time geolocated “connections” that might be able to help them with something they’ve been searching for. For example, someone in the market for a house could walk in to a coffee shop and see that a real estate agent is at the same coffee shop. With a simple click of a button the two can link up and talk business within minutes!

0 Designer: Itai Miller

Not a Pamphlet, It's a Smartphone

Not a Pamphlet, It’s a Smartphone

Clutch your pearls because I’m about to say something amazing – nanoparticles! Yes these tiny, near invisible objects can revolutionize the bio medical, optical and electronic fields so designer Ilshat Garipov put pen to paper and came up with the Smartphone Booklet –  a disposable phone as thin as a cardboard made possible by switching from traditional silicon to nanoparticles.

0 Designer: Ilshat Garipov

Time for a 3 D Phone

Time for a 3 D Phone

The Floating Phone gives us an idea of how 3 D cellphones will look and feel like. The fantasy is about the experience and how we can a flat touchscreen intuitively rises to your finger touch and makes dialing or texting a whole new adventure. The added functionality of doubling up as a Braille phone just goes to so the versatile applications we can have to this kinda phone. Imagine what a PSP Phone like this will be….thrills unlimited!

0 Designers: Various

Tablet Phone or Phone Tablet – You Decide

Tablet Phone or Phone Tablet – You Decide

Mobikoma is a concept phone based on modules that fasten on to each other via micro locks. Each module has its own power supply and computing processor making it a powerful individual. However the purpose is to use them collectively as a phone and if you’re in the mood for it, a mini tablet. There are two specific elements dedicated to the SIM storage with phone memory and microphone. These elements are distinguished with their fancy etchings on the back.

0 Designer: Kamil Izrailov

Infatuated by a Phone

Infatuated by a Phone

You have to agree that our mobile phones have become an emotional extension of who we are. Right from the screensaver to the mood message to apps (like Siri), details like these give several insights to a person’s individuality. Concepts like the Empathy and now the Heartbeat Mobile Phone, all go to show how the future foresees us building an intimate relationship with our device. Healthy or not, this kinda intuitive interactive-ness is here to stay!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee

Always Socially Connected

Always Socially Connected

The LG Finestra is a display-charging cradle-Smartphone concept. What we have here is a display with a charging cradle and the ability to sync with the Smartphone so that you can access your social sites at whim. The advantage is that you can manipulate the display to showcase pictures as a window display and enjoy different sceneries. The phone beams out a virtual keyboard for easy navigation.

0 Designer: Kairi Eguchi Design

My BFF Phone

My BFF Phone

Here’s the ugly truth about hip new phones coming out every few months, they cause lust and shallow values. That’s right; every time the new iPhone is out, I want the new shimmy. I go ahead and replace my old trusty without a thought or passion! Hey wait a minute, isn’t this our life story too? Anyways, the point is, the least we can do is forge a deep emotional relationship with our gadgets, deep enough to hang on to them for quite some time and just for the sake of posterity keep upping their modular innards to keep them up to date! Something like this Modai Phone.

0 Designer: Julius Tarng

Smartphone is Super Flexi!

Smartphone is Super Flexi!

When it comes to concept design and exploring the possibilities of user experiences, we have seen some radical thinking come across like a lightning bolt. Fine examples are the Bento Box Laptop and the Napkin PC. This time around we are looking at a smartphone that serenades as a lampshade (charging cradle) when not in use. The design explores the usage of flexible LED screen to the hilt. Moreover the screen is a tad bit exaggerated to mimic a curvy tablet. So are we heading to an era of overstated phones that are understated tablets? Looks like we are!

0 Designer: Nari Lee

The Total User Experience

The Total User Experience

Designer Victor Johannson’s mobile phone concept focuses on ease of use by providing multiple input controls that the user can customize to their liking. Features like dual sided scrolling and volume control as well as side a back-side keyboard, clock, or place to dock apps are definitely bonuses. The coolest feature by far, however, is piezoelectric feedback technology that gives tactile signals in four different directions that makes it possible for the user to ‘feel’ the direction to travel.

0 Designer: Victor Johannson

5 Cool Concepts that YD Likes

5 Cool Concepts that YD Likes

In our quest to bring you the best in concept design, we often come across projects that are simply superb but due to lack of information or technicalities are put in the backburners for further research. Here is a collection of 5 Cool Devices and Gadgets that were in our resource pool but never got published. Enjoy!

0 Designers: Various

Future Gem is Here

Future Gem is Here

The best thing about the Nokia GEM Concept phone is that it is all based on existing technologies, in other words it’s a future phone that can be built on reality! For example, one of the emerging technologies used in this concept are bi-stable displays that do not consume power if the content is not changing. This means the phone has a seamless display that encompasses the phone all over. The video below explains how digital personalization and multitasking can be achieved by using all sides of the phone.

0 Designers: Various