The Longest Mobile Phone Ever Or Just Looks It

The Longest Mobile Phone Ever Or Just Looks It

Candy bars, flips, bricks, diamonds – phones come in a myriad of monikers but a common denominator are their form factors. For the most part they’re designed to be pocketable. You can throw all those expectations out the window because designer Tamer Koseli wants no part of it. His NEED Phone is probably the longest mobile phone concept we’ve seen.

0 Designer: Tamer Koseli

Art in Detail

Art in Detail

Here is a great way to look like a total art snob. Just whip this bad boy out at your next museum outing and really impress Thurston Howell III and the Monopoly Man. It’s the “ZoomArt” magnifying lens for art lovers by Odoardo Fioravanti Design Studio. This handy high quality optical lens has a 6x magnification and zooms at the twist of a wrist.

0 Designer: Odoardo Fioravanti Design Studio

Welcome to the Old Social...

Welcome to the Old Social…

Time was a person would simply pick up the phone to update grandma on all the happenings. If you wanted to share a picture with her, you would write a letter and mail her one. I know, I know, not going to happen. So let’s just throw some money at the issue and find a way to use technology to keep the old people from feeling unloved and abandoned.

0 Designer: Ben Arent

Power Strippin

Power Strippin

Power plugs come in all shapes and sizes. From baseball sized to brick sized, it seems that electronics manufacturers can’t agree on one or even three standard sized power plugs. So why doesn’t your power strip seem to care about this fact? Well now it does. The “Revolve” by Takumi Yoshida is the simple answer to a complicated Tetris-like puzzle plaguing us all.

0 Designer: Takumi Yoshida

Treo meets iPhone

Treo meets iPhone

There is soon to be a flood of new mobile phones to hit the street using Google’s new open source Android OS platform. RKS design consultants of southern California have just introduced their entry into this soon-to-be-ubiquitous mobile platform with this “Mimique” design.

0 Designer: RKS Design

Old / New Phone

Old / New Phone

They are getting older by the second. That massive batch of the baby boomer generation adults is about to become the largest group of elderly the world will ever see in its history. Companies are scrambling to come out with products and services to appeal to this post world war 2 generation of increasingly confused citizens. The “EMC” (easy mobile calling) phone by designer Matthias Pinkert might just be what the doctor ordered.

0 Designer: Matthias Pinkert

Touchy Feely Phones

Touchy Feely Phones

Those lovable Finns at Nokia really want you to get in touch with our emotions and believe that your mobile phone is a great start to get you there. They are introducing a design exhibit showcasing the future of mobile phones at this year’s New York Design Week. Design firm Provoke worked with Nokia to make a conceptual study showing where mobile phone trends are heading in 4 years.

0 Designer: Provoke Studio

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

A New Form of SLR? Maybe

This new body design by Manuel Prada takes inspiration from ancient telescopic instruments, a commentary on searching for the right picture – that perfect frame. All the mechanics fit inside a barrel optimizing it for one-handed operated. This makes it easier to hold steady removing the need for optical stabilization and even tripods.

0 Designer: Manuel Perez Prada

Lights…Action Camera

Lights…Action Camera

I may have gotten my wording confused, but it was for a reason. We have all witnessed the excitement of seeing some pretty amazing feats on surfboards, snowboards, race bikes and the like. The thrill of watching at a safe distance, allows the spectator to enjoy the action, but unfortunately the actual Rush from being in the moment is many times kept at arm’s reach. Now we can have a Rush like no other.

0 Designer: Martin Ruegg

See Color With Sound

See Color With Sound

Have you ever wondered how people with vision impairment get dressed? How do they know what goes with what, what matches? Texture and touch can only tell so much but color has to be seen, not felt. In fact if a person is born blind, how do they know what a color is at all? It’s a labeling system almost entirely based on visual feedback. The Bright-F aims to translate that information into sounds.

0 Designer: Lifeng Yu

An Egg-celent Speaker

An Egg-celent Speaker

For some reason egg shaped objects induce an autonomic “awwww” response in my brain. Yea it’s cute but this Egg is more than meets the eye. ‘Crack’ the shell and two pieces become your satellite speakers while the base acts as a subwoofer. The base also provides a dock for your MP3 player. It recharges via induction and when portability is a must – comes with a cool neoprene jacket. Do want!

0 Designer: Nathan Gabriele

Mobile Phone Shaped Like And Egg, Sorta

Mobile Phone Shaped Like And Egg, Sorta

Designer Roman Tubl wasn’t concerned with integrating the latest and greatest in his EGG mobile phone concept. He just wanted something functional and easy to use with some eye candy for people who like their phones flashy – literally.

0 Designer: Roman Tubl

Sony Cybershot Snap Is Leathery

Sony Cybershot Snap Is Leathery

These excellent renders are just a concept Sony Cybershot camera dubbed ‘Snap’. Inspired by a man’s wallet, the surface is covered in leather. Like other ultra compact Cybershot cameras, you slide the cover to activate, only it pivots from a corner for easy one handed operation. Outside of that, it’s just another run-of-the-mill Cybershot. What do you think? Yay or nay?

0 Designer: Young Hwan Kim