By Rob Beschizza at 5:42 am Fri, Jan 23, 2009
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!
Emergency Phone [Fubiz via Monster Munch]
the uncanny valley holds for hands.
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.
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
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.
this wrist phone idea needs to be marketed to runners.
Tracking bracelets- not just for grizzly bears and sex offenders anymore!
If it’s not a cybernetic implant, it’s not futuristic enough for me.
Wow, def the uncanniest valley for those fingers, yeah …
Now if that were her phone/spacesuit interface; and the only other thing she was wearing was a white unitard and a force field…
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.”
Btw, does this blow up when you leave the house?
Clever idea but it’s just too bulky.
Here’s an AT&T ad from 1994 for the amusingly titled “strap-on phone”:
Eeek! that pinky is scary.
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