The Ondo concept phone is, literally, a new twist on a producer’s sound board. Amateurs can easily fade and speed tracks by bending its flexible rubber frame, made of piezoelectric crystals that transform movement into electrical signals. The touchscreen display consists of three detachable sticks—each housing a paper-thin polymer battery, flash memory and a small microphone—that you can attach to instruments to record sound on the go. The materials to make the Ondo possible won’t leave labs for another few years, but when they do, expect a variety of phones with flexible, motion-sensing cases.They’ll make today’s touch-screen look like yesterday’s rotary dial. Pilotfish Ondo Music Editing Phone Concept ondo-phone.eu
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