Origami Phone Like Ultraviolet

The Origami foldable cell phone concept shown below was created by Chengyuan Wei of Weii Designs.


(Origami foldable phone concept)

If we look closely at objects that surround us, they often belong to a unified system, a system created by big commercial corporations. Our attitude and feelings toward objects are often sculpted to adapt systems because there usually isn't a second choice.

Then one day I took apart a handset of a telephone, and found that all the functional parts are only took small space of the handset. So I thought maybe I can design a unique handset of telephone which has a light and material efficient structure.

Fans of the 2006 scifi movie Ultraviolet may recall the disposable phone used by Milla Jovovich.


(Utraviolet cell phone)

As it turns out, there have been a lot of variations on this idea; some of them are further along than just concepts:

  - Philips Readius E-Reader With Rollable Display
  - Origami Cell Phone Concept
  - Butterfly Wing Phone Screen
  - Philips Readius E-Ink Video
  - Polymer Vision Readius With Merely Foldable Display
  - Readius Rollable Display Starts Mass Production
  - Readius Cell Phone 5-Inch Fold Out Display
  - Readius Polymer Vison E-Ink Video
  - Samsung Folding Screen Cell Phone Video
  - Self-Folding 'Origami Robot' Smart Sheet
  - PaperPhone Uses Bend Gestures

Via Gizmag; thanks to Thomas for writing in with the tip and the reference.

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