Where form meets function

Usually, bending your smartphone is a result of getting really frustrated or incredibly drunk, and tends to leave a massive hole in your wallet when your phone breaks in half. But with ReFlex, researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have put a positive twist to it by creating the world’s first bendable, wireless smartphone.

The phone allows users to experience physical tactile feedback when interacting with their apps through bend gestures. Bending it down to the right, for example, pages flip through the fingers like they would in a book. Users can feel the sensation of the page moving through their fingertips via a detailed vibration of the phone.

As mentioned above, it’s only a research project thus far, so it’s not available on the open market yet. But you can read more about it on the Queen’s University site.

For more unorthodox phones check out the, ELARI CardPhone – an anti-smartphone that’s not a dumb phone.

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