Pablo Escobar’s brother launches gold foldable smartphone in a bid to “beat Apple”

Roberto Escobar, brother of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, has launched a gold folding phone using a raunchy campaign featuring women in their underwear. The Escobar Fold One smartphone has a stainless steel case in a brushed gold finish, a flexible screen and a dual camera for taking photos. The screen allows the phone, which […]

TypeCase keyboard simplifies texting for people with visual or motor impairments

Product-design engineer Dougie Mann has created a keyboard that, when hooked up to a smartphone via a custom case, can help amputees and people with sight loss type more easily. In a world of sleek, homogenous touchscreen surfaces, the 3D-printed device brings tactility back into technology through five physical buttons, which are used to communicate […]

The classic flip phone returns as Motorola updates Razr with foldable display

Motorola has thrown its hat into the folding smartphone ring with a revamped version of its Razr flip phone that was first launched 15 years go. The new model of the same name, which will launch in the US in January 2020, mimics the recognisable shape of the 2004 original with a cover that flips […]

50 artists responds to society’s struggle to switch off at Somerset House’s 24/7 exhibition

In the first major exhibition dedicated to 24/7 culture, Somerset House presents “creative responses to this modern malaise” by more than 50 artists and designers, including Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. Called 24/7 and billed as “a wake-up call for our non-stop world” the exhibition brings together the work of more than 50 international artists and designers, many of them […]

Samsung Mobile Design Competition finalists present their wallpaper designs to the jury

[embedded content] In this movie, jury members discuss how the finalists in the wallpaper category of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition incorporated elements of nature and colour into their responsive designs. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition asked designers to submit proposals for innovative wallpaper designs to enhance the experience of using Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. […]

Samsung Mobile Design Competition finalists present their accessory designs to the jury

In this movie, jury members of the Samsung Mobile Design Competition discuss how the finalists in the accessory category offered a wide range of interpretations of what a mobile device can be. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition asked designers to submit proposals for innovative accessory designs to enhance Samsung Galaxy mobile devices. During the judging […]

Microsoft unveils dual-screen folding Android smartphone

Microsoft has revealed the design of the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android folding phone, which can be opened down the middle like a book. Two 14.2 centimetre displays can be unfolded to create a small tablet device, which uses Google’s Android instead of Microsoft Windows. The Microsoft Surface Duo has two folding screens Both screens […]

Olympic committee unveils 2020 medals made from recycled smartphones

Reflective, ribbon-like rings form a border around the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals by Junichi Kawanishi, which are made from old electronic devices donated by the public. With one year to go until the 2020 Olympics begin, the organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the designs for the winning athletes’ […]

Samsung and Dezeen launch $40,000 mobile design competition

Dezeen promotion: Samsung and Dezeen are calling for the best graphics and accessory designs to enhance future Galaxy mobile devices, in a new competition with prize money of $40,000. The Samsung Mobile Design Competition 2019 has two categories – one to design accessories that create new ways to experience Galaxy smartphones, tablets and wearables, and […]

Dezeen and Samsung to launch design competitions exploring the future of Galaxy mobile devices

Dezeen promotion: Dezeen will team up with Samsung to run a pair of reader competitions to design new graphics and accessories for its Galaxy smartphones, which the electronics brand first launched 10 years ago. The two contests – one for graphic design and one for product design – will be looking for fresh perspectives and […]

Tej Chauhan designs car tyre based on Nike’s Air Force 1 sneaker

London industrial designer Tej Chauhan‘s latest projects include a car tyre imprinted with the Nike swoosh and a smart speaker phone that links up with Amazon Alexa. Chauhan created the Nike tyre in response to a brief from luxury car manufacturer Lexus and advertising agency TeamOne. It asked him to put an artistic spin on […]

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