The phone-watch of tomorrow, (rendered) today

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LG’s making one that actually exists, but Shirley A. Roberts’ design for a wrist-phone has much more sci-fi panache. All it needs is cufflinks!

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14 Responses to The phone-watch of tomorrow, (rendered) today

  1. Memory Harker says:

    Wow, def the uncanniest valley for those fingers, yeah …

    *shivers*

  2. eustace says:

    Now if that were her phone/spacesuit interface; and the only other thing she was wearing was a white unitard and a force field…

  3. justanotherusername says:

    You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when you read a sentence like: “A woman with uncanny valley fingers showed off the phone watch of tomorrow.”

  4. justanotherusername says:

    Btw, does this blow up when you leave the house?

  5. Brainspore says:

    Tracking bracelets- not just for grizzly bears and sex offenders anymore!

  6. deckard68 says:

    Here’s an AT&T ad from 1994 for the amusingly titled “strap-on phone”:
    http://tinyurl.com/ad7d76

  7. Daemon says:

    If it’s not a cybernetic implant, it’s not futuristic enough for me.

  8. macrumpton says:

    Eeek! that pinky is scary.

  9. georgelazenby says:

    the uncanny valley holds for hands.

  10. AceJohnny says:

    Fluorescent display? They’re not being ambitious enough for a mock-up. This ain’t the 70s! Where is the OLED or e-paper display?

    georgelazenby, funny, I hadn’t noticed until I saw your comment. The arm and back of palm was convincing to me, until I noticed the fingers.

  11. Trent Hawkins says:

    It’s bulky, and not made of OLED.
    So, sorry, but it’s not a future phone.

    This however might be: http://www.telecoms.com/itmgcontent/tcoms/news/articles/20017508482.html

  12. huntsu says:

    It looks like something from the Buck Rogers TV show, so it is definitely not the future.

    If the phone WERE a cufflink, that would be cool. Anything bigger is useless to me.

  13. moebrook says:

    this wrist phone idea needs to be marketed to runners.

  14. kgish says:

    Clever idea but it’s just too bulky.

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