Imagine a phone made from cotton. Soft, pliable, and light yet never compromising on power or performance. The Soft Phone concept by designer Qian Jiang takes what we know about electronic cellulose structures and squeezes every last ounce of performance out of it, literally!
The Soft Phone concept by designer Qian Jiang. A soft, squeezable phone that can take a beating inside my jeans or wallet and still be good. The Soft Phone is constructed of a series of discs with electronic fabric stretched in between. The cell antenna, battery, camera, and micro electronics are all contained and protected inside a small clip which itself is made of soft, squeezable, stress-reducing silica. So when your boss or wife shouts at you in a call, you can just squeeze the phone to relieve your stress.
The interface utilizes a combination of tactile gestures such as squeezing to hang-up and touch on the surface to register input. The fibers are fine enough and optically trasparent allowing light energy to pass through to display simple contextual menus. When you need a full-fledged QWERTY just unfurl the collapsible structure and start punching your phone.
In lieu of a traditional screen, there’s a electric cellulose fabric stretched between rings. The fabric registers deformations as input so just about anything from typing, dialing, to squeezing can be used for navigation. Fascinating concept really.
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