Everyone seems to have a smartphone or tablet on their hands these days. And why not? It keeps us connected, you can take pictures with it, watch videos on it. It is like the perfect companion, and it fits right in our pockets. Or at least it used to.
Smartphones are getting bigger and tablets have well, stopped shrinking. They’re all taking up space in our bags and workstations. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could fold them to save some space for other things? Today I’d like to bring to your attention a list of 15 unbelievable foldable devices which you have probably never seen before. Could this be the next thing after flexible phones?
For now, most of these are concepts, but just imagine what the future of gadgetry will be like when they make space-saving design a requisite.
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Flexbook by Hao Chun Huang. The unique design of the device combines the best of both worlds: netbook productivity in tablet size. It’s compact for storage and great for travel. The foldable screen and keyboard to give its users extra portability and protection.
Folding Pen Mouse by Yoon Son. It is both a mouse and a stylus. The mouse consists of two swivel-mounted halves, so it can be folded. When you fold it, the magnetic lock triggers and the mouse turns into a stylus.
Viva Foldable Smartphone Speakers by Jang Se-Chan. Inspired by origami this awesome cube-shaped speakers can be folded flat and can be connected to iPhone via the dock and to Android phones via Bluetooth.
Kyocera’s EOS Phone. Now this is a smartphone you can store away easily. This phone has a flexible EOS screen that allows you to fold it up to wallet size. The problem of combining portable phone size and a huge screen in one device is finally solved.
Cush Laptop Sleeve by Angelo Cacchione. The Cush Laptop Sleeve is a cool laptop protector case and a desktop pad at the same time. Thanks to its structure this protector will neatly envelope your computer. The front cover panel can be curled under itself to create a raised roll for wrist support.
Pocketable Bluetooth Keyboard for Phones & Tablets by myType™ Keyboard. Bluetooth-enabled and can be folded into your pocket, this expandable keyboard is extremely durable, and available in various colors: green, white, blue, pink, and black.
TidyTilt Magnetic Foldable iPhone Case by TT Design Labs. This amazing iPhone case cover functions as an adjustable kickstand, a magnetic mount, and earbud or cable winder. Flaps keep your contents safe, and you can even just stick this case onto a magnetic bar.
Foldable Speaker by designaffairs. This vividly colorful speaker can be folded in a flat slim bar and opened when necessary. When the device is in use, it looks like a hollow triangular shape. Bright and portable, you’ll surely stand out of the music-loving crowd.
Impossible for BAPE Polaroid Camera Set-9. This is not a cigarette box. It holds the BAPE Polaroid Camera Set-9. Despite its vintage look, it comes with pretty modern features, plus an orange bag with a cute pattern.
Accordion-like Folding Speakers. Take a look at these accordion-like folding speakers that are easy to transport and handle. It’s ideal for travelers, as you can always find room in your luggage for this tiny gadget when it’s folded.
Foldable FLeX 4.2 Media Center. This media center can be folded and moved easily without relocating any cables. You can turn it into a portable cube or a spread out rectangle depending on your needs and furnishings.
Roll-up Foldable Induction Cooktop by Goci. This roll-up portable cooktop is the best solution for limited kitchen space. The heating component can be folded while the electronic parts are kept in a case much like that of a hard drive.
Roll Up Electronic Piano by Lujex. If you love playing music, no matter where you go, you can take this handy electronic keyboard with you and have a party! This musical gadget is highly easy to transport in the form of a mini cylinder.
Feno Foldable Notebook by Niels van Hoof. This laptop has a normal full size screen, despite the fact that in folded form it looks like it can only fit a keyboard. It has a unique look as its native keyboard is half the size of regular keyboards.
Portable Solar Battery Charger Panels. Your mobile gadgets can never last long enough? Get power from the sun with these foldable solar panels. Moreover, they can charge two tablets at the same time. The best solution for traveling couples.