Photos: Tomorrow's mobile phones--take a whiff

Photos: Tomorrow's mobile phones--take a whiff

Summary: Students in London use touch, smell and flexibility in their designs of cell phones for 2015.

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  • Smell phone

    This design, called Scentsory, by Kimberly Hu, brings aromatherapy to a mobile, allowing users to share scents with each other, as well as other ambient experiences such as lighting.

    With its origami-like folding mechanism, the phone can take the form of an envelope or a traditional thin candy bar phone.

  • Hello! Phone

    Sungjoo Kim's Hello Phone is designed to breathe new life into outdated mobile phones.

    Old school phones can be placed into the cradle, which acts as an extension of the device. The setup could, for instance, give users access to new services including home security applications, where pictures taken by a camera phone are broadcast to the Hello's owner via the Web.

  • The winner

    This device, the Nokia 111, won designer Dan Meyer an internship with Nokia.

    Based on the concept of travelers who would keep a locket holding a family picture on their bedside, this device swivels to become a picture frame when it's not being used. Its swiveling shape also means it can be placed on a table during video calls to simulate normal eye contact.

    All of the devices and designs are now on show at the Air Gallery in London.

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