If you are one of the dwindling few still holding onto your home landline telephone, then this call is for you. Straight out of Stanley Kubrick's props department are these two cordless telephone designs dubbed "Colombo One" and "Colombo Two", by London-based Chauhan Studio. Standing straight up, Colombo One is intended as a more approachable and comfortable homage to the early Ericofon of the 1950's and 60's. While Colombo Two takes a more angled, relaxed stance. Both phones will be modestly priced and available later this year. Click.
Making sure to flex its concepting muscles, KDDI au just announced their PLY mobile phone concept inspired by sandwiched plywood. Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, pico project, and printer! Will it ever see the light of day? Hard to say. Miniaturizing some of those proposed functions seems beyond what science and technology can achieve now but never underestimate kooky designers and crafty engineers.
I use my iPhone at work and at home. When I'm at work in the office, I can't make it ring loud when there's an incoming phone call or an email, so I change the setting to the silent (vibration) mode. But when it vibrates on my desk, it makes even louder noise than a beep, so I was thinking if I could make something soft to put my iPhone on so that it doesn't rattle when vibrating, and thought that a hammock style would be fun. It looks like your iPhone is relaxing on a hammock, so I added a parasol that works as a solar power battery charger. You open and flip the parasol in the sun to get electricity and close and fix it on the hammock to charge your iPhone. "iHammock"?
Just for fun again.
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