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Mobile Phone Concepts “Floater”

About 80% of the day time, my mobile phone sits on my desk. I have it in my hand or in my pocket for the other 20%. I was just wondering why not make it look better on a table if it’s in the idling mode most of the time. Just sitting flat on the desk is not fun to look at.

Floater A
Wouldn’t it be fun if your cell phone sits up by itself (or tilt up a little) when put on the desk and starts moving when there’s a phone call or an incoming message? The curved bottom allows itself to tilt up a little bit when put on a flat surface and left idle for some time. It starts nodding or rotating when it receives a phone call or an email etc.








Floater B
This one doesn’t move by itself, but it has a supporter on its back to make the round body stand on a flat surface. You slide the supporter the other way and you can use it as a physical keypad.







“Floater” comes from a surfing technique. Both look like a surfboard, don’t they?

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24 responses

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  6. Fred H.

    Cool. Nice job appearing on Gizmodo. Cheers!

    December 29, 2009 at 3:08 am

    • mac_fun

      Thank you, Fred!

      December 31, 2009 at 6:41 am

      • Ericka Manjarrez

        Hello; Could you please tell me where is available to buy the cobalto and Zafiro cell phone, Thank you.

        October 12, 2012 at 2:12 am

      • Sorry, they are just concepts and are not on sale. Thanks for your interest.

        October 12, 2012 at 8:16 am

  7. Thank you man.you always give som good and more usefull information.we like ur work .thanks again man.

    December 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

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  12. I can’t wait to put my hand on something like this!

    January 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    • mac_fun

      Me neither, Daniel.

      January 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  13. Das ist cool!! Suchst du News über das Apple iPhone, schau mal auf diesen iPhone News Blog

    http://iphone3g-4free.com

    Kann ich deinen Blog verlinken?

    January 9, 2010 at 1:49 am

    • mac_fun

      Thank you, Frank! Sure of course! Thanks.

      January 9, 2010 at 6:41 am

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  15. Nice post! I really like your posting.
    i will come back to read more of your posts.
    Nice Pic

    Cheers

    February 22, 2010 at 11:36 am

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  18. Good article and thanks for your information.
    Thanks 01:03

    April 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

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