Usually, concept phone images look like the product of a designer’s worst fever dream, but this one is very different.
ShapeShifter is a gorgeous idea from the mind of designer Rune Larson. The concept behind it is that the phone will consist of two layers of plastic, one being fluid whilst the other is solid, yet filled with (an as yet undisclosed) liquid. As such, when the liquid is pushed between the layers, different shapes are created on the handset’s surface.
This results in an insanely awesome phone, which could manipulate its entire form according to the function required. A simple touch of the screen creating both physical and visual changes is a brilliant idea, and one that would change things in an already tumultuous market.
Despite the prevalent Nokia branding, it is important that we reiterate it is a concept, and some ways off from reality. Also, would the market leader ever make such a bold change from their original handsets? We can’t remember the last Nokia that couldn’t be recognised as such from space. This outlandish Matrix inspired effort is beautiful, but practical or even feasible with today’s technology? Not so much.
Love it? Loathe it? Let it out in the handset section of the forums.
Sexy fantasy phone pics follow…