alo-smartphoneIn the past our electronic gadgets weren’t much to look at. For the most part they were functional but their form wasn’t necessarily what you would call eye-catching. Fast forward to more modern times, design is a huge part in our decisions as to whether or not we should purchase a particular product.

Now for the most part, smartphone design has been more or less the same throughout the years in the sense that they’re all pretty much rectangular objects. However designers Philippe Starck and Jerome Olivet have decided to work together and have created a very unique smartphone concept that they are calling the Alo smartphone.

Speaking to Dezeen, Olivet describes the phone as, “Alo provides a fully vocalized interface in all phone functions, reads SMS and emails, and even allows them to dictate their messages rather than typing them. The phone’s camera acts as an ‘eye.’ Among other things, it allows the reader to read the texts he detects or to identify the faces. It also allows you to project a 3D hologram to view a movie or message.”

We have to say that right off the bat the Alo smartphone certainly doesn’t look like any smartphone that you might have seen. It might look like some cordless phones that we’ve come across in the past, but it is definitely one of a kind. Safe to say that we won’t be seeing this concept made into reality anytime soon, but what do you guys think? Is this the future of phones?

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