What is the USP of the Atlas Kinetic phone?
In its present shape, the Atlas Kinetic phone is clearly not a solution that can integrate the number of technologies and functionalities used on the majority of this kind of products. However, the idea of a partnership for production with a luxury watch manufacturer gives it that “jewelry” inner quality reference, transferring the common mobile phone values to another product category, in this case a kinetic mobile phone with a much higher life cycle.
How did you hit upon the idea?
I was inspired by problem solving exercises. If you look at present-day behaviour toward electronic gadgets, mass consumption and super short life cycles and the autonomy issue of almost all mobile electronic gadgets, I believe a concept like the Atlas Kinetic phone is the answer to all that. All of us have had our conversations cutting in the middle just because the phone’s battery has run out. The Atlas Kinetic phone promises to fill that gap.
But is the technology feasible?
Yes it is indeed. The energy consumption of this phone is very low and its only function is making phone calls.
Have you designed more such phones/technology?
Atlas Kinetic was the first approach to this kind of green/ kinetic mobile phones. At this moment, I am redesigning different shape solutions, brand codes and statements applied and focusing on possible manufacturers/business partners.
What, in your opinion, would mobile phones look like in the future?
I guess it would pass by various integrated solutions, devices / systems combined with clothing, apparel, leisure or professional daily use equipment, releasing the hand usage and of any kind of battery power. Light, temperature or movement could really be the future power sources of mobile communication devices.