Archive for July, 2010

After finding some more concepts, I decided to share them with you guys. In my opinion looking at concepts can sometimes change the mood to a better one or could make you think “Oh! So that’s gonna be next!”. These microwaves on the steroids could be the next step in our daily lives thus it’s a good idea to know what’s coming.

This Nokia phone looks rather similar to the average mp3 player. However, it delivers a nice black touch with a centred display screen, which might attract some teens. In my opinion, nothing special here, just another Nokia phone.

The Connext concept seems to me like one of those concepts that delights everyone but will probably never reach the market. Looks pretty similar to the Nokia Morph concept with the bending technology, however, it looks more like a A/C remote control. The only Unique Selling Point it has, is the bending ability, excluding that, nothing  interests me in this concept.

Nokia has yet again surprised me with this amazing  E97 concept, which I hope will find its way on the market soon. It has a very practical design, which includes a QWERTY keyboard, a neat and sleek design with a nice glossy black touch and a very intelligent changeable memory technology. The display, which also contains the memory of the phone, can easily be removed and changed amongst other phones, which enables a fast and easy transfer of information and data. The main flow behind this idea, is the assumption that this phone will sell like iPhones or Blackberrys. If a very small number of E97 will be sold, then the memory transfer technology will be quite useless. On the other hand, i would buy this phone just for the looks, so this memory transfer idea won’t really affect me. Overall, Nokia has really nailed this one and has created a really attractive model.

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The following post is directed towards all the mobile phone concept fans out there who wish to find out about some of the best designs in my opinion. The information regarding the phones will be limited, mostly because it’s not a review post its just for pleasuring the eye.

This Samsung Brix concept phone looks pretty neat in my opinion. I can’t really identify the exact shape of the phone but it seems like it has some sort of extendable speakers. Seems like a great phone for multimedia purposes. The main idea behind it, is that the user can add addition Bricks or pieces (like Lego) to expand the multimedia capabilities of this phone. If the user requires a bigger screen, then extra Bricks can be added and the screen will be enlarged. This concept functions on the idea of “Need more? Add more!”

Have to say that this Nokia Touch looks amazing and has great potential out there. Nokia has got us used to the huge diversity of models and specs they provide the market with but this one really stands out from the crowd.

S series looks great and probably feels great too, taking into consideration the wooden finish. You can just imagine this phone on the leather seat or on the leather dashboard of a Bentley. It has a great potential to win out in the business class for mobile phone users.

The whole architecture of the phone inspires luxury and quality of taste. It’s not only great to have it, but you will also create a sophisticated external aura amongst your business partners due to the sleek appearance of this phone.

Apple has yet again released a so-called improvement from a technical point of view of the early iPhone 3GS. These technical changes between the two phones are not significant for the average phone user, however, on the other hand it may stir up some excitement within the Apple fan group.

Processor Apple A4

SIM standard Micro SIM

Display 3.5-inch IPS 960 x 640

Cellular GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)

Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology

Camera 5-megapixel still camera

VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames

per second with the front camera

Size and weight

Height: 4.5 inches (115.2 mm)

Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)

Depth: 0.37 inch (9.3 mm)

Weight: 4.8 ounces (137 grams)

Taking into account the close competition, the iPhone 4 is not really the best from a quality-gadget-price point of view. There are other phones out there on the market, which bring better specs and to be honest even look better. An example would be the Motorola Droid X. Apple iPhone 4 comes with a 199$ price tag, which is the same with Droid X. Looking at all these specs and prices may give you an idea about the two phones, but when u see the Droid X, iPhone 4 seems outdated and shows a lack of design. 

I don’t understand why the Apple design crew decided to suddenly abandon the curvy and stylish approach for a more common straight edged design. Most of Apples’ iPods (both Touch and Nano) and previous iPhones came with the curvy stylish production design, which I think was more representative and appealing. The Apple iPod Touch generation 1 had this boxy design but then gen 2 and gen 3 came with a nice improved curvy design, whereas the evolution for the iPhone was exactly the other way round.

I recently heard about this amazing pair of headphones and decided to get my head around some technical specifications, which of course I got off the Internet. Quite some reviews reading later, I drew up the conclusion that it’s worth the buy. However, living in a somewhat limited country from an electronic point of view I though the purchase would be a problem. I must mention that I heard about these headphones on a social website, which happens to be the shops’ profile. Thus in this case the availability was not an issue.

Lets cut to the chase. The package looks pretty nifty and really appealing to the potential customers’ eyes. Skullcandy really spent some time designing the packaging and did a good job in rotating one of the units for a better view. I guess this marketing strategy is part of the overall unique design Skullcandy aims at. The drawback to the packaging is the amount of time it takes to actually open it, I cannot figure out why Skullcandy would create such an impenetrable shield. However, the time is well spent, believe me. The rest of the package contents are a surprise for the customer.   

The headphones are very comfortable to wear and are suited to different consumer tastes. They come with an extra pair of ear cushion material, which is different from the factory mounted ones. However, after wearing them for a few hours they start to feel rather squishy on the ears and can create discomfort. The headphones come with a fully adjustable mechanism to suit various sizes and shapes. The cable is long enough to keep the mp3 device within the pockets of your pants or the cable extension can be removed to keep the mp3 device within the pockets of your shirt. The headphones arrive with a volume-changing device on the cable to ensure easy volume operation.

The sound quality is amazing comparing the sound of other similar priced units. The headphones perform well on most of my tracks, however they tend to rattle a little when large amounts of bass are poured. I must say that the best sound quality I got using the units was when connected to the iPod. It seems to work best with the fine sound tuning of Apple. The bass, treble and slam are very well tuned and do not pop your head when you experience full blasts of volume, as I feel with the original iPod headphones.

Overall the Skullcandy G.I. headphones are a great purchase and will please almost anyone with a tight budget. The headphones do not sacrifice sound quality for price and look great anywhere you go, however I wouldn’t wear them in the head principles’ office.