concepts

  • Combo CD+MP3 Player Concept Puts Other DAPs To Shame

    Combo CD+MP3 Player Concept Puts Other DAPs To Shame

    This is good. It’s a combination MP3+CD player, and, if it were ever released, I’d be all over it. To the untrained eye, it looks like a standard $50, no-name DAP that you’d find at Best Buy. Once you open it up, however, you’re able to stick your CD in between the two, uh, things, and it starts playing. More pics ahead. Read More

  • 1980s Apple Concepts & The Origin Of The iPhone

    1980s Apple Concepts & The Origin Of The iPhone

    “You know the rules, and so do I!” Back in the early ’80s, Apple was hard at work designing new and innovative products. German designer Hartmut Esslinger, who originally designed the Apple IIc, did some mock up products that draw inspiration from the computer he created. One standout picture is of a landline phone with an Apple logo and a touchscreen. Though it’s hardly… Read More

  • Intel's Metro Notebook Concept Shows Us How It's Done

    Intel's Metro Notebook Concept Shows Us How It's Done

    Intel is teasing us with this super-mega sexy notebook that doesn’t actually exist. The Metro Notebook, as it’s called, has styling similar to the clean, square lines of Apple’s MacBook series, but this guy is made to run Windows. Besides looking good, it’s thin. Like Cokehead Kate Moss thin, roughly the same width closed as your RAZR. Nice. But it doesn’t skimp. This… Read More

  • Sliq Samsung Cellphone Concept: Unadulteratedly Black

    Sliq Samsung Cellphone Concept: Unadulteratedly Black

    This glossy concept is the Samsung Sliq, a cellphone that has all the usual multimedia features like 2-megapixel camera, video camera and MP3 playback. That, and it looks better than most of the other, “real” stuff out there. Its LCD is of the “extra” wide type and the icons of the phone’s GUI disappear when not it use, leaving behind its “un-adulterated”… Read More

  • Audio Bombing: Cassette Tape-based Graffiti

    Audio Bombing: Cassette Tape-based Graffiti

    Traditional graffiti, eyesore that it is, means having to spray paint the sides of buildings with tags, the graffiti artist’s signature. Audio Bombing is a new take on the practice that uses cassette tape as the medium. You record whatever you want to say onto the audio tape, then rip the tape itself out of the cassette. Then you place this tape all over town—on building walls… Read More

  • V12's Brionvega Alpha TV Retro Concept Makes Me Glad I Didn't Live in the 1950s

    V12's Brionvega Alpha TV Retro Concept Makes Me Glad I Didn't Live in the 1950s

    It was bound to happen: a concept piece of electronics that I don’t like. (Compare that sentiment with previous ones, sirs.) This Alpha TV, designed by V12 Design, reeks of Brionvega, an Italian TV manufacturer from the Old Days. First, the color of the Alpha TV is just atrocious—it reminds of the SNICK couch and its metallic accents just look 1950s malt shoppe tacky. I understand that… Read More

  • Samsung (?) Concept PCs: The Future of Computers Looks Lame

    Samsung (?) Concept PCs: The Future of Computers Looks Lame

    Allegedly these PC conceptualizations are from Samsung, though I have my doubts—if they’re not, then someone else deserves credit for the least attractive concepts I’ve seen in a while. Shame, too, since we had so many decent ones lately. No specs, details or anything else one might consider “information,” but I can say that the one right after this here jump is the… Read More

  • Butterfly Cellphone, As Designed By a 15-Year-Old

    Butterfly Cellphone, As Designed By a 15-Year-Old

    Again, cellphone concepts usually outclass actual cellphones all the time, but this one—the Butterfly—was designed by a 15-year-old Canadian kid. It’s part cellphone and part social networking device and has built-in Wi-Fi to surf the Web. All well and good to be sure, but the design itself is what’s so keen here. It opens at a 30-degree angle to reveal a 3.4-inch touch… Read More

  • New York Braces Itself For The Taxi of The Future

    New York Braces Itself For The Taxi of The Future

    There’s some sort of automotive trade show going on in New York right now and one of the highlights is an exhibition showcasing taxis of the future. It’s called Taxi 07 and includes various concepts and prototypes of what you might see on the streets of New York one day. Lots of the concepts focus on improving accessibility for the disabled, while others try to be as environmentally… Read More

  • Matchbox Concept Cellphone is Creator's Revenge Against Boring Phone Design

    Matchbox Concept Cellphone is Creator's Revenge Against Boring Phone Design

    The designer of this matchbox concept cellphone hates “hi-tech, hi-solution, colorful, sleek, pretty…” cellphones, but admits that he can’t just not use a cellphone. So, rather than complain until he’s blue in the face, he threw together this odd looking cellphone. Its name derives from the way it opens: rather than flip open like so many others, it slides open to… Read More

 
  • Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Bracelet Phone Design Concept: Who Says Phones Aren't Fashion Accessories?

    Design concepts rule. They remind you of how derivative current phone designs are. Unofficially known as the bracelet phone, this one stays on your wrist and vibrates during an incoming call. To speak, you unclip it and hold it to your ear. It’s got a few other perks as well, such as its ability to play MP3s. Of course, “got” is highly subjective since it’s just a concept… Read More

  • Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Cell phones design is going to keep getting crazier and crazier. It’s inevitable. And in the pursuit to create something groundbreaking-and-original, companies are designing devices that are looking less-and-less like actual phones. Take for example these concept devices from Benq-Siemens. They do undoubtedly look cool, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re actually… Read More

  • Cypres Concept Phone

    Cypres Concept Phone

    Here’s a concept phone from designer Nao Tamura. It doesn’t appear to have much functionality, but it’s certainly different. The Cypres looks to me like something out of the Matrix. I kind of dig the design, but then again I’ve always had a penchant for clear cases with exposed circuitry. Design Page [via Yanko via Gizmodo] Read More