Revive Smartphone is a Recyclable Gadget, Prone to Upgrades (Video)

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We’re once again on the green side of things, thanks to a concept smartphone designed with recycling in mind. Dubbed the Revive Smartphone, this unit was created by Kinneir Dufort, while the UI is the work of Duncan Shotton. Revive can be easily disassembled and recycled, with its components being replaced immediately.

Also, replacing components will help you upgrade the phone and continue its repairs over the years, so basically you’ll keep owning the same device for a long time. There’s also a membership system in the mix, rewarding owners for their long years of handset usage. As far as the design is concerned, Revive uses a curved form factor and a touchscreen display.

As you can see, there’s a 10 megapixel camera on board with 3x zoom and a leather back, for extra comfort. This sustainable phone reveals its interface in the video at the end of the article, while the video immediately below will show you how the device is recycled and re-manufactured. It’s all in the diagnostics process…

REVIVE smartphone diagnostics from Kinneir Dufort on Vimeo.

Kinneir Dufort – REVIVE smartphone UI from duncan shotton on Vimeo.

[via designboom and kinneirdufort]

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  • Richard

    I am a fan of the physical design of this device, however, the GUI of the device, with those little characters seems a bit childish, and would seem distracting while using the device. A better idea to make the device seem user friendly isn’t virtual characters, rather a voice activated assistant that is always there for you, and can open anything and everything on your phone. When one asks this assistant, “What’s new on Facebook?” the assistant will say something along the lines of, “Thomas Jones commented on your status update, and Henry Barns likes your link. Would you like to look?” Something like that, that involves the user without having distracting characters always there.