Cellphones today come with increasingly short shelf lives since the pace of technological development demands that you ‘update’ your gizmo every few months. To counter the ‘disturbing trend’, designer Mihail Cazac has come up with an innovative idea to create a cellphone that can literally be handed down generations as an heirloom piece. The cellphone concept features a rather unusual slider which is supported via two cylindrical ‘rails’ made of gold, platinum, or a choice of other noble metals. The cylinders house the connection as well as the antenna inside them to keep the exterior cleared of unnecessary protrusions.
The body of the phone itself can be customized and made in precious metals to give it an everlasting value while an image of the owner engraved at the back panel of the phone ensures that the users can attach sentimental value to the phone long after the technology inside it has become outdated. For now the phone can be termed quite state-of-the-art with its luxurious body and a back-mounting camera. The designer plans to sell the phone to connoisseurs of luxury goods via a Sotheby’s auction; though I personally feel that the designer should make provisions for the owners of this stunning concept to allow them to update the specs of the phone from time to time, to make it truly everlasting.