All hail the personalisable pixelly mobile phone

Mobile phones


For most mobiles, personalisation is basically about installing your own wallpaper or ringtone, rather than altering the look of the device itself. However, designer Nils Siegel has come up with a concept phone that lets you go much further than that.

It’s a clamshell handset, with a grid lattice on the exterior into which you fit coloured squares to create your own pixel-tastic designs. Apparently you could even throw precious metals and gems into the mix too, if you were suitably rich.

On the one hand, I love this idea for its sheer silliness, and the inherent creativity required to create an interesting design in a few pixels. On the other hand, I wonder if pretty soon, mobile phones will just have an OLED screen on their exterior, for you to personalise with a photo or image of your choice that doesn’t involve painstaking shape insertion.

(via Yanko Design)

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