Posted on April 22, 2013 Updated on April 22, 2013
Ukrainian designer Aleksandr Mukomelov’s Mobile Script phone has one traditional touchscreen and one extendable, flexible screen that stiffens with electric current, perfect for watching films and sending emails The Rollerphone by Alexey Chugunnikov is a futuristic watch with a retractable transparent screen at the base. The screen unfurls to the tip of your fingers making it a perfect fit between ear and mouth. Jinyoung Choi’s iPhone Pro concept was designed with photography aficionados in mind. It comes with a detachable DSLR lens, speaker/microphone and projector Russian designer Ilshat Garipov’s Kambala phone has a centerpiece that can be popped out and used to clip the phone to the ear. This phone has the camouflage qualities of a chameleon: As an earpiece it changes color to imitate your skin. At first glance Ryan Harc’s Maple Phone is nothing but a block of wood. But, sensitive to touch, it transforms into a sleek mobile phone with slide-out display, mp3 player and digital camera. If Facebook made a phone this is what Polish industrial designer Michal Bonikowski thinks it should look like. It features a front and back camera, Facebook home button as well as a Facebook cloud storage service, that could offer up to 100GB of space. Korean designer Seunggi Baek’s Bubble Phone gives users the best of two worlds. It has a full-length touchscreen on one side and a raised bubble keypad on the reverse. The screen is transparent so users can flip the phone and use it whichever way they want. This mobile phone-cum-projector by Italian designer Stefano Casanova has a rotatable screen with a micro-light projector that allows users to view their display on any flat surface.
We all have our fantasies, we just don’t always make them public. But for these tech-savvy designers, sharing their wildest dreams and making them a reality is what it’s all about. So, here are 12 of the weirdest and most wonderful phone concepts from the last few years.
Some might be made, most probably won’t, but we can all indulge in a a flight of fancy from time to time. For American designer Michael Laut, the Radia concept phone is all about simplicity: Sleek, circular, transparent, touch-sensitive and small enough to slide in his top pocket.
The Philips Fluid concept phone by Brazilian designer Dinard de Mata has a bendy organic light-emitting diode, which means it can be wrapped around the wrist as a watch or bracelet or used like a regular mobile phone