Only Label Power Works Here

Only Label Power Works Here

Upgrading a redundant cellphone means adding to the pile of toxic trash that accumulates all around the world. The Label With Green is a concept phone aims at weaning you off the upgrade mania. To power the phone you need to use ECO-Green Electronic Labels, which are solar paper labels that juice up the phones various components (display, speaker, keypad, camera, and solar battery) independently. So to turn on any function, say display, you need to stick on enough solar labels onto the rear cover to power it.

0 Designer: 10.JIN Innovation Studio

In The Near Future

In The Near Future

Near Future as in 2010; thankfully the designers are not dating it like 2050 or 2200 for this concept! Anyways we are talking about the Persian Delight: Nokia CLIPit Concept Mobile Phone. Brushed steel and Persian turquoise stone encrusted, this phone proposes a bevy of features like finger print as your SIM, Touch pad-Dot matrix screen, hands free clip on design, and a combo of Philips Lumalive and conceptual “Smart fabrics” to blend out a 12”screen!

0 Designers: A Big Happy Bunch!

Blind Phone with Fashion

Blind Phone with Fashion

So check it out. We’ve had several cells for the blind here at Yanko, and they’ve all been just lovely. This one, though, this one hits a sharper note. This one is closer to actual reality now, with the super simple 3D braille face, functionality and instant ease to produce go a long way. This one, Siwei Liu’s “Tactility” phone, uses technology we’ve already got today to make a phone that’ll be good at least until tomorrow.

0 Designer: Siwei Liu

An Emotional Phone

An Emotional Phone

The more we get hooked to technology and cyberspace, the more we depend on them to reflect our moods and emotional status. One such device of the future is Gaia Phone and it promises to become your Identity. It’s the kinda phone that supports a virtual wall full of pics of contacts in our phonebook and depending upon the strength of your relationship (detected by the number of calls to/from that person); it brightens or fades-out their photo. Not surprisingly, it comes to life with its master’s touch!

0 Designer: Ahmad Bittar

Molecular Telephone

Molecular Telephone

Oh fabulous simplicity. Wherefor art thou, the truest form of it? Is it the newest bricks, or the never-made sculpturals without “beer compass” applications? Judge for me! This is a concept cell phone made by Tjep Design for the O2 company. It is based on the same concept as O2, the molecularity, that is. It’s a cell-cell. Get it? It’s only got a few functions, that being on and off, a telephone mode and a text mode. It’s got a number pad and even a * symbol. And a cute little tiny screen.

0 Designer: Tjep Design

The Braille Phone

The Braille Phone

Hello there! I want to tell you about the thing called “collective conscious”: It’s a theory which says we (humans) all share, on some level, the same databank of knowledge, learning and creating together. Keeping that in mind, take a look at this, Seon-Keun Park’s braille-central phone: the second universally accessible phone we’ve discovered here on Yanko in so many weeks!

0 Designer: Seon-Keun Park

Inverse Proportion For Texting

Inverse Proportion For Texting

The choice so far in cell phones has been large screens and tiny keypads or tiny screens and large keypads. Finding both large-large on the same device is very rare (like the iPhone) and this may irk some hardcore texting addicts. A plausible solution can be a device that goes on to have a large display when reading a message that transforms to having a large keypad when typing in the text. This is what the Blackhole Phone is all about. UPDATE: New Pics

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Phone That Shames The Weather Bureau

Phone That Shames The Weather Bureau

I don’t know about your city, but the weather bureau of my hometown is often sniggered at, for their in-accurate predictions. When they say it will rain (like they predicted a couple of days ago) you can be sure it will be bright and sunny. I would like to gift them this “Window Phone”, that makes accurate predictions and even changes its display to reflect the climatic conditions outdoors. Maybe I should keep the phone for myself and bug the bureau with my updates.

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille. The idea was inspired by the little raised dot on the number 5 on almost all mobile keypads. Hey if it works, why not extrapolate the idea into a whole new interface?

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

My Latest Fashion Accessory

My Latest Fashion Accessory

Inspired by photosynthesis, the Leaf is a wearable bracelet phone that incorporates solar cells on its front panel for juicing it up. If that’s not good enough, the cradle into which it docks also hosts the cells on the back. Alternatively, on a dark dingy day you can use the trusty electricity to recharge the phone. A pretty basic phone with calls and messages functions only, it’s main objective is to “remind people that they can contribute to energy efficiency.”

0 Designers: Seungkyun Woo & Junyi Heo

Meditating on Cell Phone Power

Meditating on Cell Phone Power

From Industrial Designer Clara Zamboni from the University of Buenos Aires comes this handheld meditation power converter. Imagine Bruce Lee, trapped in the three-door-room after his nun-chuck fight on the island, just sitting there, meditating on his next move. He could have totally been charging his cellphone while he was just chillin! Twiddling thumb.

0 Designer: Clara Zamboni

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Gee Zero is my Hot Hot Telephone

Android. Google. Google Chrome. Cellphone. Mobile device. The little screen you carry around to handle all of your business. That’s where it’s at. Here we’ve got something to take your sox off. This aint no G3 phone, this isn’t even a G1 phone. It’s a G0. It’s made by our old pal Tryi Yeh who’s had 5+ items on Yanko when this post is posted! This G0 is hot gold. It’s just what you need in your pocket. I want one, so I’m amping it up.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Where Do Me Like to Go Today?

Everyone who reads entries here on Yanko knows that I, Chris Burns, even though born in the USA and aboding here my whole life, speak and write English terribly! I don’t do it without intention though! So I titled this entry as it is because this thang we’re talking about is called “Mee-go!” It’s a personal map and communication device. It’s made for “tweens” like Miley, but I want to need to got to have it.

0 Designer: Jesse Newton