An Origami Phone You Can Fold And Use

Photo: Weii Designs

Photo: Weii Designs

Via Inventor Spot:

The Origami Handset is a sublime expression of lightness crafted by Chengyuan Wei (魏呈远) of Weii Design.

Currently living and working in the city of Hangzhou, Wei has been putting his education at Zhejiang University to good use, designing a number of esthetically pleasing items such as a self-balancing, Segway-style scooter for the INNO company and the eco-friendly, solar powered Light Gap clock.

It’s Wei’s minimalist telephone handset, however, that perhaps most succinctly expresses the artist’s rejection of “a unified system… created by big commercial corporations.” After disassembling a telephone handset one day, Wei discovered that “all the functional parts only took a small space inside the handset. So I thought maybe I can design a unique handset which has a light and material-efficient structure.”

Looking at the Origami Handset, you can see that these kinds of electronic devices really have very few parts and most of those are comprised of thin, flat circuit boards. One realizes that these types of handsets could be much smaller than they have always been; the only things holding back miniaturization are issues of practicality.

[Continues at Inventor Spot]

9 Comments on "An Origami Phone You Can Fold And Use"

  1. regular cell phones probably have thicker plastic casing surrounding the electromagnetic emitting electronics to limit the frequencies that affect the natural equilibrium of living cells.  Pretty soon the people who use these new phones will start having distorted elephant man-esque features which will become a normality, and asymmetrical appearing beings will be the new breed of beauty, just like that one outerlimits episode, except that idea has already been fictionalized so how dare I think outside the ruling of the measurer’s measurements, blasphemy, heresy, paranoid delusions, hang him!

  2. regular cell phones probably have thicker plastic casing surrounding the electromagnetic emitting electronics to limit the frequencies that affect the natural equilibrium of living cells.  Pretty soon the people who use these new phones will start having distorted elephant man-esque features which will become a normality, and asymmetrical appearing beings will be the new breed of beauty, just like that one outerlimits episode, except that idea has already been fictionalized so how dare I think outside the ruling of the measurer’s measurements, blasphemy, heresy, paranoid delusions, hang him!

  3. ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 4:22 am |

    Looks like a Maxi-Pad to me.

  4. ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 4:22 am |

    Looks like a Maxi-Pad to me.

  5. ArgosyJones | Jun 4, 2011 at 12:22 am |

    Looks like a Maxi-Pad to me.

    • Another reason to be extra careful not to leave your phone in the bathroom…

  6. so wheres the invisi-fone?

  7. so wheres the invisi-fone?

  8. Anonymous | Jun 5, 2011 at 11:03 am |

    Another reason to be extra careful not to leave your phone in the bathroom…

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