Æ+Y Mobile Phone by Yves Behar
by Harry / March 21, 2011
Via @Gizmodo & @fuseproject, "an alternative to the sea of smartphones and their deluge of features" says designer Yves Behar. The Æsir Æ+Y phone hardware and user interface was rethought and built from the ground up - watch component makers in Switzerland and France were used for the phone's metalwork for example.

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"In an age when the industry seems to think that phones aren't for speaking anymore, I wanted to focus on the idea of voice, clarity and simplicity."


Call functions include speed dial, call screening, forwarding and waiting, Bluetooth® and conference calls. It also has text functions.


The phone contains only basic applications, including World clock, Alarm, Notes, To-do list, Calendar, Calculator and Converter.


The user interface has its own specially commissioned bespoke typeface and icons created by Tom Hingston Studio as well as bespoke ringtones and sounds composed by Vietnamese-Danish 'master of the upright bass', Chris Minh Doky.



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