Years of progress in making phones smaller and more portable have all been dismissed in one stroke by Japanese gadget and novelty company Hashy-Topin. Phone x Phone is a clever iPhone dock/charger unit designed to transform your iPhone into a plain ol' regular fixed-line telephone. Because you didn't really want to be that mobile anyway, did you?
But in all seriousness, having a single point in your home or office for charging your iPhone is not at all a bad idea, even if it looks a little technologically backwards. At the very least, Hashy-Topin should appeal to a certain geek nostalgia, blending old and new in a manner that hits that retro-cool sweet spot.
The minimalist Phone x Phone design comes in an assortment of colors (black, white, yellow, pink, and blue) and has a rubber coated surface ensuring that the phone is easy to grip. When speaking through the telephone's receiver, multitaskers can use still interact with the iPhone's touchscreen to send emails or play games if the conversation gets a little boring.
While we have yet to test it or check how it feels and sounds, it's definitely a fun idea for an iPhone dock.
Phone x Phone supports most recent models of the iPhone - the 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 - and as of December 1 can be ordered in Japan via Hashy Topin (Japanese) for JPY2000 (or about US$24). Check out the company's promo video below for a more visual explanation of how Phone x Phone works.
If you're after a little more technical sophistication (and expense) in the search for a conventional handset to use with your iPhone, check out the Moshi Moshi 04.
Posted on:December 2, 2010, 6:40 am
Tata Group, after launching the cheapest car in the world has come up with another coolest project as Tata nano home which will be cheapest house in the market and can be built within a week time.
The nano house dwelling with pre-fabricated materials, including doors and windows for a house of around 20 squares in size. The material consists of jute cladding or coconut with complete interior layouts. The price for the nano home will be about $ 700 which is roughly about NRs 56,000
PreVue is the brainchild of industrial designer Melody Shiue from the University of New South Wales. The idea behind the device is very simple a unit with a flexible screen is attached to the a pregnant woman. On the other side of the device there will be an imaging unit which will record the position and movement of the baby in real time resulting in a real life image of the baby in the womb.
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Mounting a flat panel TV securely on a wall is one of the best ways of positioning the screen at the right viewing height and angle, while freeing up valuable room space. Traditional mounts have to be drilled and screwed into a stud or brick wall in order to hold the weight of the TV. But if you're not a DIY fan, live in an apartment where attacking the wall with a power drill isn't an option,
Years of progress in making phones smaller and more portable have all been dismissed in one stroke by Japanese gadget and novelty company Hashy-Topin. Phone x Phone is a clever iPhone dock/charger unit designed to transform your iPhone into a plain ol' regular fixed-line telephone.
Nissan will show a new car at the Los Angeles Motor Show later this week, which takes unique attributes from at least three different segments to create a vehicle seemingly purpose built for Southern California. Set to go on sale in early 2011, the Murano CrossCabriolet 2011 is an all-wheel drive crossover convertible which Nissan says has plenty of room for four adults,
Leaf has updated its professional camera back range to include the new Aptus-II 12 and Aptus-II 12R. The new models feature a full frame, 53.77 x 40.3mm, CCD sensor with the world's highest resolution - a massive 80 megapixels. Capture speeds are under 1.5 seconds per frame and shot preview is via a 6 x 7cm (2.3 x 2.75 inch) touch screen that's designed for challenging light conditions