concepts

Origami and Phones, Together At Last

Origami and Phones, Together At Last

My first thought upon gazing on this concept design was a resounding "wtf", in a good way. Chengyuan Wei put together this little gadget that takes the ancient art of Origami and telephones and puts them into the same thing. How can this be? It's all because of the magic of technology.

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Coffee Joulies will keep your tongue from burning

Coffee Joulies will keep your tongue from burning

I am not a coffee drinker, my wake up and get going drink is a nice can of Dr. Pepper. I know some people that simply can't function if they don't have their coffee in the morning. If you are one of these sorts that must have coffee to get going and you are too impatient to wait for your brew to cool Dave & Dave over on Kickstarter have a project that you need to help fund.

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Concept Phone: HTC Eerie HD3 by Wallec

Concept Phone: HTC Eerie HD3 by Wallec

The HTC Eerie HD3 is a new concept phone which, with its 4.7 inch AMOLED display, is closer to a tablet than a smartphone. The phone was created by Wallec (wwalczyszyn from Deviantart), and has some pretty amazing specs. To start with, a 2GHz Snapdragon processor, supports 1080p HD video...continue past the break to see more.

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Android “Flip Phone” Concept with Three Flexible AMOLED Touchscreens

Android “Flip Phone” Concept with Three Flexible AMOLED Touchscreens

Well would you look at that, the perfect phone. All it took was a couple extra panels and there it was, all conceptualized and turned into a short ad for the world to see. This is a vision of a smartphone that takes the idea of flipping out an extra section (for a keyboard, for a speaker, etc.,) and took it a couple steps further. Designer Kristian Ulrich Larsen presents one lovely triangle.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 51 2010

Welcome to the first post Christmas Week in Review! I hope you had a great Christmas, let's get right to it. We heard Monday that wireless carriers were openly looking at ways that they can charge users a fee per service. It seems like a scheme to get user to take advantage of the sponsored services that the carrier offers rather than using third party services. Carrier services are expected to be offered free while things like YouTube would cost 50 cents monthly.

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Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Conceptual Hybrid Display Phone Works with Both AMOLED and EInk

Oh conceptual design, how awesome thou art. This is the "Second Life Mobile Phone Concept" by Cho Sinhyung & Jeon Jungjae, a phone that employs both a lovely AMOLED screen in glorious full color when it's active, and an E-Ink display when it sits in standby mode. Juice saver deluxe! Furthermore, the degree of transparency in the screen shows the percentage of battery remaining. Fade away like you're Marty McFly. Futuristic.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 41 2010

This was a big week for mobile phone fans with the unveiling and leaks of hoards of Windows Phone 7 handsets. Among those handsets was the HTC HD7 also known as the Schubert. The specs of the handset leaked Monday. T-Mobile's pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the US also leaked early in the week. The device will be $399 with a new contract after a $50 MIR or $649 sans contract.

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Dream Machine is like Build-a-Bear for adults

Dream Machine is like Build-a-Bear for adults

Any parent who lives near a mall with a Build-a-Bear Workshop will recognize the Dream Machine as looking almost just like the rig that stuffs bears, dogs, and all manner of animals for kids. Those overprices stuffed animals are crammed with fluff that spins around in a big red machine very similar to the Dream Machine.

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Sweet dual screen concept phone flips and flops for different needs

Sweet dual screen concept phone flips and flops for different needs

This sweet concept phone designed by Du Jun carries the Sony Ericsson brand. I am sure it officially has nothing to do with Sony Ericsson, if for no other reason that it's too cool for the brand. The concept phone looks normal enough when closed.

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Moshi Kitchenette Brings All Your Appliances Together

Moshi Kitchenette Brings All Your Appliances Together

If you've got an apartment that has more than one bedroom, or it's anything bigger than a studio, then you probably won't need this (unless it just interests you that much). But, if you've got a cramped place you call home, then perhaps putting all of your appliances into one is exactly what you need to save on some space. That's where Moshi's kitchenette comes in. Designed for the smaller apartments out there, it's specifically created to bring together all of your most-used appliances.

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Umbrella dryer concept does just what you think

Umbrella dryer concept does just what you think

We all get caught out in the rain on occasion and have to break out the umbrella. I know at my house when the umbrella is all wet we leave them on the front porch. The downside is that with the thunderstorms here in Texas often packing high winds I frequently have to trek through the field next door searching for the umbrella when it blows away.

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Miniguru Keyboard Axed, Not Coming to Retail

Miniguru Keyboard Axed, Not Coming to Retail

At the beginning of the year, we showed you a concept for a new keyboard, called the Miniguru. With plenty of features to make typing purists out there happy, we were pretty excited about the possibilities it brought to the table. But, alas, today we are reminded all too well that a concept is just a concept, and they can come to an end all too quickly. Just months after its debut, it looks like the Miniguru keyboard isn't coming.

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