The manufacturers of cellphone have been highly innovative in designing. Ranging from stylish looks to wonderful applications, cellphone designers have offered us products beyond our imaginations. Often designers have come up with products that are way ahead of their times in terms of usage and technology. Let us take a brief look at 10 such cellphones that are in use these days.
1. Coke-powered Mobile Phone
Lithium batteries that are mostly used to run your mobile phones are extremely harmful for the environment. If you want to turn your cell phone into a green one, try the coke-powered mobile phone. This is perhaps the first green phone from Nokia – the Finnish mobile company. Chinese designer Daizi Zheng has designed an Eco-friendly model of cellphone for Nokia. The battery of this cell phone is designed to generate electricity from enzymes in sugary drinks like pepsi and coke. The name gives you the technology powered by coke. The designer claims that even sugar-water will power the cellphone.
The manufacturers claim the Eco-friendly batteries of this phone run four times longer than the regular lithium batteries on a single charge. Another feature that makes the phone Eco- friendly is that the whole handset is biodegradable. Considering the features of the coke-powered cellphone, the environmentalists will be highly thankful to the Chinese designer, if his design becomes a commercial reality.
2. Strata + Saturn
Cellphone designers have long been working on transcending multitouch phones to launch single touch cellphones. Parker Kuncl has designed a cellphone on lines of Saturn’s stratified rings. This phone uses a design feature where a touch sensitive depression forms on the backside of your phone. Users control the on-screen activities by circling a specific ring with their fingers. The USP of this product is that when you operate the cellphone, your fingers do not block your view of the screen. You can easily use interactions spread across various applications with the new design. Moreover, you will enjoy navigation, games, and other applications with just one hand engaged with the phone.
3. Sign: Cellphone Concept
Solar-powered phones have been the center of research for most of the environmentalist designers. Solar phones offer you the freedom from cords that are otherwise used to charge the batteries of your cellphones. This cellphone designed by Joseph K Lee, charges your cell- phone batteries using solar energy to up to 80% of the capacity. The phone has a clear screen that makes use of LED to illuminate the screen and keypad. The solar panel is placed at the back of your phone. Every nature lover is sure to love the phone that uses green energy.
4. Von Mobile Phone
If there is one phone that has strove to make existing features of the cellphone more interactive rather than bringing on new ones, Von is the one. Designed by Mac Funamizu, Von uses sensitivity to sound as a means for your interaction with the cellphone. The cellphone offers innovative features like Knock, Tap, and Shake among others. Knock enables you to check whether you have any new messages or missed calls while Tap lets you tap the rhythm of a song and the phone plays it after guessing the song. The phone knocks back at you, if you have unread messages or emails. While shaking. the phone will tell if you have any unread feeds in your phone. None of the features of Von is useful talking in technological terms but the use is certainly fun.
5. iRoll Design by Sudhanwa Chavan
Indian designer Sudhanwa Chavan has designed the cellphone with inspiration from the ancient message scrolls. The phone is not much bigger than a pen but has features that can outshine the usual cellphone quite easily. It is rolled into a small pen-sized device and you can attend your calls with a flexible headset. The outer casing has an LED surface that notifies you about incoming calls or new messages. The phone also has a 360º camera and a memory stick at the bottom.
6. Color Rings
Color rings are not cellphones in exclusivity but it is a cool way to accessorize your phone. The rings make use of gestural language. You can wear the rings on your thumb and little finger. They will act as your microphone and headpiece. Making use of a distance sensor, the calls can be attended by pointing your thumb towards the ear and little finger towards the mouth. Likewise, to end a call, all you need to do is reduce the distance between your thumb and little finger. Fashionmongers will definitely love the product as this makes use of an accessory to make your cellphone hands free.
7. S-Series Mobile Concept
The S-series cellphone has made quite at successful attempt to imbibe several features in a highly stylish phone. You can easily use most of the features without even flipping the phone.
8. Windows Mobile Design Concept by Seunghan Song
The concepts of Windows have transparent display screen where the transparency also hints at the weather for the day. Especially useful for people in regions where weather is fluctuating, the product will certainly find admirers in such regions.
9. Blackberry Empathy
Blackberry empathy design of cellphones uses biometric rings to sense the emotion in you. The cellphone has a transparent screen that automatically changes into an opaque one when in use. The screen of Blackberry empathy spreads over its complete front and the keypad has been designed on the backside.
10. Flip Phone
Flip cellphone is extremely stylish in looks and functionality. It is set to define the cool quotient ones it hits the markets. The phone lifts its cover to indicate an incoming call or message, and if you touch it slightly, the cover rolls into an 8-shape. Flip phone makes use of actuators along with electrometer that make the flexible cool cover.