A Flex Phone Would Be the Best Phone

A Flex Phone Would Be the Best Phone

The concept of smart-watches is hot right now, and even though there are a lot of designs floating around, none have kept us from thinking “yeah… but you still need a phone.” The Limbo, however, is quite different. It seems designer Jeabyun Yeon has discovered the missing link between our transition from handheld smartphones to smart-watches. Design-wise, the idea wasn’t to stray away from anything that might be remotely phone-like, but instead to merge the benefits of both. Why choose one when you can have both?!

0 Designer: Jeabyun Yeon

Backup Powered iPhone Frame

Backup Powered iPhone Frame

Love the Juice up concept by Francois Rybarczyk, a simple yet functional design that rescues you from situations where your Smartphone battery is dying on you and you have no easy access to a power point. Juice up, is a work around for power sharing; the frame features a cable which can transfer battery life from one phone to another.

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

Simply The iPhone 5S

Simply The iPhone 5S

Back curve, totally flat, a slight curve…three different forms have been explored; so what can we expect from Jony Ive and his band of designers? Don’t know! What we do know that this concept iPhone 5S is pretty awesome and catchy! Good enough to whet our appetite for more.

What do you think?

0 Designer: Alvaro Toledo

Windows 8 and Nokia’s Love

Windows 8 and Nokia’s Love

Its been a while since an awe-inspiring concept phone crossed our path, so humor me if you will, and have a peek at what the Nokia Lumia 1080 Concept Phone has to offer. The phone is inspired by the 5-inch plastic OLED display that features Full HD Resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). Future-proof, the concept believes in wearable technology hence the use of a flexible display.

0 Designer: 91 mobiles

New Meaning To Face Recognition

New Meaning To Face Recognition

The convinece of face recognition is evident in photography and social sites where people are automatically tagged. Extending this concept to telephones, the Elderly E Phone uses image recognition rather than a keypad for the entering of phone numbers. It is aimed at the silver generation, who have a hard time dialing or remembering numbers.

0 Designers: Prof. Dai Yunting, Lu Junshi, Liu Fei, Jiang Ying & Zhu Yunpeng

Lil'bitty Light Sensor

Lil’bitty Light Sensor

Access to a good light meter can make or a break a photo, but the designs are often bulky, archaic in user-friendliness, and expensive. The Lumu light meter is reduced to the size of the round sensor, eliminating the need for a separate handheld device. Instead, it works with your smartphone using a dedicated app for taking luminance measurements with a spectral response sensor that works like the human eye. Why not, since you already have your phone with you?!

0 Designer: Lumu Labs

Apple, meet Lego!

Apple, meet Lego!

No matter how small Apple’s Lightning cable port might be, I still manage to get objects from my pocket lodged inside it! Here’s a clever, interactive solution that uses everyone’s favorite building-blocks to protect the device’s port and entertain the user. Each Lego in the Brick series adapts to the port, making your iPhone an integral part of your creation! Do want!

0 Designer: KBme2

Constantly Upgraded Smartphone

Constantly Upgraded Smartphone

The tech industry is on an innovation overdrive, what’s fresh today gets obsolete within days. The loss belongs to the end consumer actually; we all felt the twinge when Apple introduced two new iPhones barely months apart. Its human nature to want the newer product, hence designer Francois Rybarczyk has a good solution for this: the XTRUD Concept Phone.

0 Designer: Francois Rybarczyk

What SaY?

What SaY?

The SaY mobile phone was designed quite a while back but somehow the design looks still fresh and in sync with today’s needs. Right from the colors to the angles, the use of a rubberized body in contrasted with a slightly angled glossy keypad that fits perfectly in the talking position; everything is relevant to date. The camera and a pair of stereo speakers are arranged in a graphical and eye-catching fashion. Strikingly modern, yet rustic!

0 Designers: Simon Yan and Jose M Perez

The Less is More Phone

The Less is More Phone

While the majority of modern smartphones focus on more, more, more to increase productivity, the CELs phone was developed from the belief that less distraction and “uni-tasking” rather than multitasking is the key to being productive. It focuses on just 4 basic functionalities: music, photography, fitness, and communication. What it lacks in apps (even internet!), it makes up for in a cool, quirky aesthetic and a straightforward, user-friendly interface!

0 Designer: Sankalp Sinha

E-Ink Simple Smartphone

E-Ink Simple Smartphone

Designed for the modern bookworm, the Booklet merges the functionalities of both an e-reader and smartphone into a single device that essentially makes it possible to take calls in between lines! Whether you’re diving into emails, documents, or your favorite book, reading is made easier on the larger screen with bold text that won’t tire your eyes. What it lacks in apps it makes up for in simplicity, ease-of-use, and a friendly, flexible aesthetic.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

Tick tock, it's the first iPhone clock!

Tick tock, it’s the first iPhone clock!

Bissol for the iPhone 5 balances traditional watchmaking with modern technology to form the world’s first mobile timepiece. Sure, you could tap the home button to read the digital display, but in anodized aluminum with painted sapphire crystal and a Swiss made, gold plated, 5-jewel face, Bissol introduces an entirely new way of telling time and adds a touch of classic elegance to your modern device.

0 Designer: PTB Design Corp.

Beyond The Candybar

Beyond The Candybar

Stay safe like Nokia and suffer or be radical like Jobs and go the Apple way. You really have only two choices in the evolving world of mobile phones. If you take the latter route then something like this Evolution of Mobile – Mobile Phone seems to be a fit. Optimize functionality, modularize the phone or simply enjoy the unique interface, this expandable phone offers many new possibilities. Perhaps the age-old candybar as well!

0 Designers: Various