Welcome Home, Telephone

Posted: May 13, 2010 in Gadget

I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome the telephone back into the home. Not to the car, not to the park, not to the line at Subway (I HATE THOSE PEOPLE,) but to the comfort of your own home. Designer Bon-Seop, Ku has a design called the “WIPI Phone” that’s too large for a pocket and too cute to be ignored! Made for your countertop, your kitchen table, your bedroom shelf, this is the long missing medium-format communication device that’s the missing link between cell and laptop.

I’m not suggesting this is the middle, right between phone and laptop, the perfect mix of both. No way! Instead I am TELLING YOU THAT. I mean, look at this sassy little Samsung number! It’s all conceptual and not officially affiliated with Samsung in any way, but as we know from countless projects of the past, branding an object gives it a real sense of “could it be?” in our minds. Like the license plate on a car. Makes it more real.

Take a peek here: on the back you’ve got your ethernet jack, usb jack, power jack. On the top you’ve got a handle. On the front you’ve got your number pad. Video screen, video camera, time display, touch screen(s). And all this on a nice base.

Does this remind anyone else of a mix between a television and a microwave?

Designer: Bon-Seop, Ku

WIPI Phone by Bon-Seop, Ku

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