Icon See You! Futuristic Pair of Gadgets Project Icons in Air

You can already set your mobile phone to notify you of just about everything that happens in your day: appointments, emails, phone calls, text messages, friends’ status updates, voicemails…you name it, your phone can tell you about it. This pair of conceptual products from designer Mac Funamizu would give you a fun new way to get your notifications.

URSLA is a wearable device that projects images into thin air right in front of you. When you receive a notification on the mobile device synced with URSLA, a small, colorful icon appears to float in the air inches in front of you for a few moments.

If you want to see more about the notification, you use BERTHA, an associated mobile phone that is perfectly integrated with the URSLA product. You simply swipe the phone through the air to “catch” the floating icon and the notification appears on the phone’s screen.

As a pair, URSLA and BERTHA have the potential to be the next big thing in mobile device innovations. Forget having to push buttons or move icons around on a screen – you just wear one one half of the device and wave the other half around as if it’s a net and you are catching butterflies.

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See more in Phones & Mobile or under Gadgets. October, 2011.
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