Is that a pack of Rolos in your pocket or…
Apparently the boring ol’ flat, rectangular bar-shaped handsets have driven designer Marc Schömann to the edges of insanity. And this baton-style, buttonless, screenless talkstick is the brainchild of his madness.
You turn the _______ on (yes, it’s nameless) by twisting one of its many sections. If you want to make a call, prepare yourself for a brain teaser and start twisting a bunch of rotating spinners and line up the numbers padlock fashion. The phone uses haptic technology to provide physical feedback for making a call.
Imagine how impressed your date will be when you get a call during dinner and whip this thing out and hold it to your ear.
Notes from the designer:
You turn the dial of every element to the desired cipher. If you entered the number you turn the first segment “to phone” (green LED). If you want to hang up the call you turn the first segment to “hang up” (red LED). The phone works without buttons and without a display and based on the old dial phones.
Give me function; give me form. Marc: give me a break!