What Causes Nokia Erections!

It’s not a hot-blonde-Sony or gorgeous Apples, but plain simple laws of physics that causes this Nokia to get an erection! The physical kind! I mean the Kinetic kind! The concept is this, for every incoming call, text, email or alarm, the phone gets super excited and gets…standing tall! Yup the brief was to make the phone as playful as possible…as if a vibration mode was not enough! And if it’s not the right person calling or the alarm too soon…simply tap the phone back to deflate the …erection! Umm…cold shower won’t do!

On a more serious note, here’s more info on the Nokia Kinetic – a seriously playful mobile phone for 2012. The reason behind the erection is an electromagnet in the base of the phone that allows a weight to be shifted, causing the phone to stand up. Digital information gets converted into kinetic movement!

Other features include:

  • Camera capture button at bottom right of phone means you grip the phone like an SLR camera when taking a photo.
  • Standby mode is perfectly balanced; Screen is raised from the surface.
  • Top half is 8mm in thickness with bottom being 18mm.
  • The shape and weight at the bottom of the phone mean ergonomically it is much better to hold than other phones.
  • 2 taps on power button allows you to manually set stand up mode. (For a clock on your desk, a digital photoframe, or to play music).
  • Proximity sensor on front of the phone, means that the stand up feature does not activate when in your pocket.

This is a student project done for Nokia at Central Saint Martins Collge of Art & Design

Design Tutor: Silas Grant

Designer: Jeremy Innes-Hopkins

38 Comments

  • mif991 says:

    Nice gimmick but I prefer to have a phone as slim as possible. The bulge will turn off many, but some will like it…

  • Tim says:

    Basic physics… plus a really heavy phone.

    It is a basic lever… if the main body of the phone weighs 4oz (less than iPhone4), and the desired contact point with table is 10% from the bottom of the phone… best case, you'll have to add 16oz to the phone. Not to mention the battery power wasted to shift that weight around…

  • 247swim says:

    Looks nice to me

  • Jworkshop says:

    it is much better to be an indoor cordless phone than a cellphone. At least I wont put it into my pocket.

  • foolifish says:

    great company dosn't need concept product, coz they make every great concept to a real product.

  • Aref says:

    Soldiers called Nokia this is really beautiful and of course admirable (:

  • M_Crow says:

    Definitely a great looking phone without the bulge. however, by changing it a little, we may have a portable phone stand incorporated into new phones for functions like movie viewing!

  • masoud says:

    wow
    wonderfull

  • masoud says:

    wow
    wonderfull

  • Jackman says:

    Awesome

  • Jackman says:

    Awesome

  • Cody says:

    Haha. That would be funny if you got a text while your phone was in your pocket and the proximity sensor failed! Cool design, interesting results

  • Cody says:

    Haha. That would be funny if you got a text while your phone was in your pocket and the proximity sensor failed! Cool design, interesting results

  • Lamech Raj says:

    Whats the procedure to purchase this?

  • Lamech Raj says:

    Whats the procedure to purchase this?

  • It could easily be done without wasting excess power–I have some toys from ~1994 that can be balanced on their side or on their end. I like the idea but think the shifting weight/proximity sensor bit is useless.

  • It could easily be done without wasting excess power–I have some toys from ~1994 that can be balanced on their side or on their end. I like the idea but think the shifting weight/proximity sensor bit is useless.

  • ritika says:

    A killer Design! suave and different

  • ritika says:

    A killer Design! suave and different

  • Grant Warren says:

    Sheer genius!
    Nice swauve design and one of the most marketable selling points I've ever seen on a phone. The competition remains flacid with the glaring Nokia hardon staring it in the face!

  • Grant Warren says:

    Sheer genius!
    Nice swauve design and one of the most marketable selling points I've ever seen on a phone. The competition remains flacid with the glaring Nokia hardon staring it in the face!

  • Grantwar says:

    Out of all the glaringly obvious sex appeal the phone has on offer, Nokia still fails to impress with the rediculously late offering date of 2012! The concept is there, the phone has to be the best looking Nokia to date, and yet we're still going to have to wait well over a year to get it…honestly, when will they learn.

  • Grantwar says:

    Out of all the glaringly obvious sex appeal the phone has on offer, Nokia still fails to impress with the rediculously late offering date of 2012! The concept is there, the phone has to be the best looking Nokia to date, and yet we're still going to have to wait well over a year to get it…honestly, when will they learn.

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