48. Colour Clock
We’re suckers for innovative-looking timepieces and this watch which appears to have an iPod Nano as a screen, swaps conventional time-telling methods for shades of colour to indicate different times of the day. So, five to green means it’s time to get up and jump in the shower and if it’s half past red it’s time to power down the computer and leave the office.
Designer: Maxim Mezentsev
49. Ghetto blaster backpack
Taking the boombox off the top of your shoulder and strapped to your back, the 80s inspired portable sound system packs eight speakers that deliver 100 watts of sound and a built-in rechargeable battery to give you six hours of power. There’s plenty of connectivity with USB and SD support alongside 32GB of internal storage and a 200 lumen pico projector to shoot out video and images making it perfect for building up the atmosphere at a dance-off in an empty car park.
Designer: Massimo Battaglia
Hoping to one day be an alternative to the iPhone, the slender handset has a screen that is divided by a thin metal band which means you can customize the lower screen to browse the web as you make a video call on the other half. It’s a similar idea that has been seen on the Galaxy Note, and this would certainly be another elegant way to do some mobile multitasking.
Designer: Su Meixian
51. Headset iPhone concept
We know that the Retina display is already a pretty nice place to watch videos and films, but this concept tries to take the mobile cinema experience one step further by combining a pair of headphones with a hands-free placeholder to grip the iPhone to keep the smartphone at eye level and create the mobile home theatre experience.
Designer: Mike Enayah
52. LG Touch Concept
Recent winner of the 2012 LG Mobile Design Competition, this ambitious smartphone concept features a raised touch screen and can provide tactile and visual feedback making it easier to use for visually impaired users and the elderly. Designer Andrea Ponti aims to create a product that has the difficult task of fitting all users perfectly but at the same time feel custom made. We’d love to see it work.
Designer: Andrea Ponti
Unifying all of your mobile displays, researchers at the Tokyo University of Technology have been working on this prototype that lets you pull together content from tablets and smartphones that sit adjacent to each other with a simple pinch of the fingers. This simple action can then create one giant display making it possible to share photos as easy as it is with NFC but without the fuss.
Designers: Tokyo University of Technology
Aiming to offer the ultimate tablet, phone and camera experience that can fit snug in your pocket, the all-in-one ‘Wallet’ concept is made up of three folding screens that will allow you to multitask across and link up to expand the space for watching videos. With a 12.1-Megapixel camera, 1080p HD recording capabilities, mic, speakers and USB port to connect external devices it packs some pretty impressive specs for such a small device.
Designer: Claudia Copersito
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