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

The Solar Sinter

The Solar Sinter

With global concern over energy production and raw material shortages increasing, this project explores desert manufacturing as an alternative way to produce items. Set in the Saharan desert, sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

0 Designer: Markus Kayser

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

Humble by Design

Humble by Design

I have two printers at home and not one of them as smart as this Humble Home Printer by Tom Peach. For eons printers have got the second-class treatment as computer peripherals; at the most they get jazzed up with colors or integrate some new tech feature. Design-wise they remain boxy as ever! Humble is a refreshing change and given the detailed plans, I’m sure it will be a practical home option.

0 Designer: Tom Peach

Medical Emergency Necklace

Medical Emergency Necklace

The Talk mobile communications concept is a response to reduced government spending on healthcare for elderly populations, an epidemic that effects not only millions of seniors but the family and friends of those who are vulnerable and living alone. The easy to use pendant can be customized to call up to 3 designated numbers, assuring that loved ones have access to 24 hour support at the push of a button.

0 Designer: Tom Harries

Reverse Printer

Reverse Printer

Generally we buy a printer to take printouts, but here is a concept that believes in the reverse process…removing ink from the printed-paper! Akin to the idea of a dermatologist laser-burning blemishes and dark spots from your skin, the Ink Remover Printer proposes to do something similar; zap out the ink using laser technology. This way you can reuse the old memos to print new ones, recycle paper and feel good about it.

0 Designer: Kim Su Yeon

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Multi-functional Camera Mount

Mountkestrel, a Curve Creative brand, is paving the way into a new era for a camera mounts & accessories with their premiere design, the Duopod. With multi-functionality & adaptablity in mind, the Duopod was designed specifically for current hybrid DSLRs to perform as a steadycam, transform into a shoulder or chest mount, placed in a neutral position to be used as a tripod, or attached to a tripod for 360 degree movement. A versatile tool to suit the needs of professional & consumer users alike.

0 Designer: Ben Millett

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

Grocery Shopping gets High Tech

We have adopted e-buying and e-selling, but can we a accept e-delivery? While you ponder on the thought, let me tell you about AMMI (Automated Mobile Marketing Intelligence). In lay terms it’s your shopping cart that is totally capable of bringing home your groceries, without you having to step out. You shop online and your goods are sent home using this technologically advanced system that acts as a support between you, the supermarket and the cart. In times when you can’t step out for shopping, this will be a boon!

0 Designer: Alvin Chan

A Historic View

A Historic View

For a moment there was a sense of déjà vu and I thought the Papyrus was a refined View Trans. Apparently I was wrong; while the View Trans was a digital visual translating device, the Papyrus is a medium to view historical buildings and sites with a restored vision. Kinda was-before and is-now images using digital restoration techniques. For example, besides giving historic snippets about the Colosseum, the screen shows you how it used to look in its original glory. A very handy tool for tourists and researchers, alike!

0 Designer: Jeongsuk Park

Plate Watches What You Eat

Plate Watches What You Eat

What if there was a way to make food intake more visual and track all of it? What if there was a way to embed data directly in food? Printable RFID tags will replace barcodes on food packaging, enabling this concept called Nutrismart. A plate reads out our food and works as an invisible diet management system. When placing a cupcake on the plate, it’s scanned by an RFID reader inside the plate. Feedback can be sent to a computer or mobile device where one can witness an infographic of sorts about their eating habits.

0 Designer: Hannes Harms

The Prewash Wash

The Prewash Wash

In a country obsessed with handwashed clothes, convincing someone to buy a washing machine is quite a feat. Yes Indians can do without machines, we want to scrub our collars and cuffs with plastic bristle brushes and dip our soaks in buckets of water. If only my friends knew about methods like the Wave Wash! The idea is superb for our situation. Stubborn stains need not be brushed off, urtrasound vibrations and little amount of water can do the same job in a jiffy.

0 Designer: Kim Min Seok

Music in a Bottle

Music in a Bottle

The Genie concept distills the idea of an MP3 player back to it’s simplest function. No docking or syncing required. Instead, Genie plays music relevant to your mood. Feeling giddy? How about some pop music? Perhaps you’ve had a long day at the office and need to unwind. Genie might play a little Bach. The design itself is meant to look like a sculpture. The conical shape helps radiates sound and eliminates the need for traditional speaker grills.

0 Designer: Jiyoun Kim

Expanding Recreational Diving

Expanding Recreational Diving

This underwater system by designer Emil Orman aims to make scuba diving a safe & tangible reality for those who suffer from paraplegia. The concept was developed by working hand-in-hand with disabled divers, conducting full-scale diving exhibitions, & carrying out mock-up tests. Buoyancy and body trim can be adjusted via the chest mounted control to assist the user into a horizontal, vertical, or angular position, increasing the freedom of movement & enhancing the overall experience.

0 Designer: Emil Orman