Design Concept: MP3 Player Wristband of the Future

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This way-cool design concept for a wearable MP3 player by Nathan Davis has a silicone band that lets you wear it on your arm or wrist, and it has an OLED display housed underneath a layer of polycarbonate. The screen slides up to reveal transport controls, and sound is transmitted to Bluetooth headphones. Check out the gallery below for conceptual drawings of those phones, too.

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The only thing the artist left out is GPS capability, a highly desirable feature for runners and walkers. Adding navigation, distance traveled and thermometer functionality on board similar to this klunky-looking Paroos GPS trainer we showed you yesterday would be all that's necessary to turn this into a complete design. So far, though, we like this concept a lot.

Illustration for article titled Design Concept: MP3 Player Wristband of the Future
Illustration for article titled Design Concept: MP3 Player Wristband of the Future
Illustration for article titled Design Concept: MP3 Player Wristband of the Future

Wrist MP3 Player [Yanko Design]

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DISCUSSION

Whoa now..calm down everyone. This was a concept I did, CONCEPT, a styling excercise. Obviously if this were to be a production item then more work would of gone into the ergonomics and human factors, but it was a design I did quickly. The band was meant to be bendable so you could tighten and loosen it, and about the screen being small, it's no smaller then a nano screen. What about the ipod shuffle, which has no screen? When you're running you wouldn't be looking at the screen, which is why I used a jogwheel along the outter ring to change selections (so you don't need to bring your eyes off the road). Anyways thanks for any compliments, it's much appreciated.