In The Near Future

Near Future as in 2010; thankfully the designers are not dating it like 2050 or 2200 for this concept! Anyways we are talking about the Persian Delight: Nokia CLIPit Concept Mobile Phone. Brushed steel and Persian turquoise stone encrusted, this phone proposes a bevy of features like finger print as your SIM, Touch pad-Dot matrix screen, hands free clip on design, and a combo of Philips Lumalive and conceptual “Smart fabrics” to blend out a 12”screen!

More images after the break.

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Designed to allow people to freely share images via their watch. It’s like and image-based version of Twitter- a picture is worth a thousand words right?

The Philips Aurea Remote Dreams to Be a Cellphone One Day

The glowing Philips Aurea has been out for a few years (in Europe), but the luminescent display (worthy of Jesus’ teeth) is finally receiving a remote worthy of its famed eccentricity.

Each new Aurea will be bundled with this pod-style slider that we’re only telling you about because it’s a bit different than most. When closed, it’s reminiscent of a first-gen iPod. When open, it feels like a cellphone aimed at tweens. And that ball at the top? No, that’s not a speaker intended for your ear. It’s the power button.

So we’re gonna need a modder to dig into this thing with some Skype hardware or at least our MP3 collection from 2001—shouldn’t be hard, it’s basically a 4-hour loop of Lady Marmalade. [Philips]

Video: Xperia Pureness (codename Kiki) announced

Xperia Pureness — the phone formerly known as Kiki — reared its head today, mostly in the form of press shots of stylish people who demand stylish handsets. Don’t have any tech details yet, but we do know that it’s a fine example of Sony Ericsson’s new “brand direction,” which — as we heard yesterday — can be summed up succinctly (and a bit nauseously) as “make.believe.” Right. What we do know, however, is that it will be officially launched in November 2009 “through selected retail distribution channels in key cities around the world,” that the company wants us to approach this as “a work of art rather than technology,” and that the company hoped to “sculpt an object of design that reflected the purity of water and a sense of calmness when not in use.” Just what we needed! We’re sure Frank Lloyd Wright would approve — you know, if only he hadn’t died fifty years ago. See for yourself in the video after the break.

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An Emergency Radio…For Your Phone

We’ve all seen those radios you crank in case a typhoon sweeps away your home. But what if you want to, you know, CALL FOR HELP?

The Sterling Multi PowerStation 5600 is a hand-cranked, solar powered device that can play AM/FM, top off 3 bundled AA batteries, power an LED flashlight and recharge most cellphones through bundled adapters. So whether you want to make a call, illuminate the darkness or just have some fun with that AA-driven R/C boat while waiting for help, you’re pretty much covered.

Too cool to be sold in this country, fire up the Google Translate and order yours from Japan for $65. I dunno about you, but sometimes I forget I’m a dork until I catch myself lusting after a new type of crank radio

Watch Not On My Wrist

I’d much rather wear sweatbands than a watch on my wrist while playing a sport; hence this concept watch by Max Germano makes perfect sense. It fits across the back-of-the-palm and its selling points are easy access to the dial, and a clear view to the heart-rate, stats etc. The flip-side is that it could compromise the grip of the racket or whatever it is that you are holding as the straps may interfere. However, since the watchband is made from super-soft elastomer, it just may-be comfy….I’m on the fence.