It must be nice for all these designers to have so much time on their hands. If they’re not creating iPhone app fonts, they’re playing mobile phone pranks on their pals – like self-confessed mobile phone hater Bill Gould who finally invested in a handset having resisted for years. His incredulous friends asked for a photo of the phone that broke him, so the industrial archaeologist turned CAD-designer knocked the Edi-mobile together for a lark.
The design of the ‘patented portable talking box’ is practically Pixar-worthy with its crank operation and retro-receiver styling. The only nod to modern-day telephony is the slide-out number pad – it should be a dial-phone, surely? Text messaging would be very interesting without a screen, as would lugging around the 50lb battery required to power it.
It’s very cute, but sadly we won’t be seeing these available in Past Times any time soon – it exists only as a render.
[via Yanko Design]