I Can See Through Your Juice

The Second Life Mobile Phone Concept works on the premise that we often forget about the battery life of our mobile phones, hence run out of juice, just at the wrong time. As a remedy (rather power-saver-option) the phone incorporates a double display. When in active use the AMOLED screen powers up in all glory and in standby mode the E-ink display gets active. This essentially means that the E-ink uses very little energy and the degree of transparency of the display shows how much battery is remaining. The more transparent the display, the less battery remaining.

So besides ultra-low power consumption, the transparent screen offers an intuitive expression: “You’re low on juice so better recharge the phone soon!” Apparently the E-ink uses power to change the degree of transparency and doesn’t add to the battery load.

I like the idea behind the concept and its transparent vibe, but I guess its more aimed at a niche set of people who keep forgetting to put their phone on charge.

Designers: Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae

115 Comments

  • cfurku says:

    i agree with niki for this transparentomania, to the point of privacy.

    as for me, i love all this new innovative future technologies, but sometimes i think they fly too high.

    this cool 3d 90%-glass mobile idea, makes it beautiful but not necessarily handy.

  • cfurku says:

    i agree with niki for this transparentomania, to the point of privacy.

    as for me, i love all this new innovative future technologies, but sometimes i think they fly too high.

    this cool 3d 90%-glass mobile idea, makes it beautiful but not necessarily handy.

  • gern says:

    Ever used a transparent interface? it's very difficult. The background distracts from the actual content. Bad idea. Sorry. Looks cool, but not really functional.

  • gern says:

    Ever used a transparent interface? it's very difficult. The background distracts from the actual content. Bad idea. Sorry. Looks cool, but not really functional.

  • Andeleh says:

    When this runs out of battery, it poofs.

  • Andeleh says:

    When this runs out of battery, it poofs.

  • specialK says:

    Ok the technology is there you could put the guts in the home soft key and yes it would have to be a soft key (like anyone really cares) use a metal frame to support the phones structure and to run the rest of what you need to the ear pice the phone would have to made of at the least 3 layers 2 of eather a hardened plastic material or a flexible one with the a layer of hardened or flexible screening material its very possible but I would run like shit and and be very expensive it wont be cost effective for another 3 to 5 years roughly grate idea though can’t wait to get one right about the same time my hollowgram laptop comes out and telliportation takes over and ruins the flight industry

  • Karl Johnson says:

    Colour E-ink is only a couple of years away so why bother having a concept using 'far future' (if at all!) technology when something coming soon negates most of the point of it. Yet another case of form over function – I agree with the other posters, time for designers to stick to clothes and let the engineers do the proper work.

  • Nichole says:

    It's a cloaking device.

  • toi says:

    where i can buy it?

  • GMB27 says:

    For those who criticize this concept..BACK OFF!
    Most of you people are already present when they conceptualize a car running in electricity…
    a mobile phone as thin as a pencil….
    a storage device as small as a quarter………
    a computer device that run at 3GHz….

    This kind of gadget will be possible, and most of you criticizing this are just people who are envious that someone thought this up….

  • GMB27 says:

    For those who criticize this concept..BACK OFF!
    Most of you people are already present when they conceptualize a car running in electricity…
    a mobile phone as thin as a pencil….
    a storage device as small as a quarter………
    a computer device that run at 3GHz….

    This kind of gadget will be possible, and most of you criticizing this are just people who are envious that someone thought this up….

  • Jeremy says:

    What exactly makes you think this technology hasn’t been around for far longer than we have been let on. People like you that keep all their faith in their government make me sick. It’s your blind faith and loyalty that give government and the companies and the organizations they run power over the populace. I for a fact have seen full working concepts and models of inventions that would blow your pathetic sense of true reality all to hell. Not only NASA scientists but other “government” ran firms get contracted out with their own specialists to create new technology’s all the time. Do a little research and study your history of not just your own government but those around the world before you sound off like this in a forum. Oh yeah I almost forgot, experimentation is not limited to just new technology but the creation of new drugs as well. Step outside the safe constrains of your own reality and you might be able to free yourself from this constricted barnyard mentality you’ve adopted so well. That of course is only IF you don’t wish to be a sheep forever. Educate yourself and have a pleasant day.

    • Erik says:

      It’s not that we blindly follow our government (the government isn’t bad you dimwit(Try making your own government)) It’s that everytime something is invented. someone knows about it. and can’t keep it a secret.

  • bil says:

    i agree with you…

  • Xiao Hei says:

    Send me a check of 10,000$ and you can have the phone. Don’t forget to mention your shipping address, OK?

  • david zhai says:

    I think the invention let me shine at the moment, is very novel, but I consider is security problems, see this cellular phone models feel very fragile, standby time length, the guarantee period this kind of problem, I always feel standby time is considered the first cell phone

  • miyrie garza says:

    Were can i buy one??
    and how much do they run for

  • mayuku David says:

    Please I need this phone where is their official website where one can buy.

  • Shyam says:

    If any one actully releases this phone I am ready to lay hands on that ASAP

  • rizwan says:

    where we can buy and how much price???
    kindly give me the details…

  • Gwynn says:

    This is a possibility. While it may be a concept before it’s time, such possibilities are already being designed. http://www.oled-info.com/samsung-transparent-amoled-ces-2009-photo

    Transparent screen. Samsung appears to be leading the race but the fact remains that the possibilities are there 🙂 great design.

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