assouline creates fonhandle to enhance the smartphone experience
 
assouline creates fonhandle to enhance the smartphone experience assouline creates fonhandle to enhance the smartphone experience
aug 22, 2014

assouline creates fonhandle to enhance the smartphone experience

assouline creates fonhandle to enhance the smartphone experience
all images courtesy of yonatan assouline

 

 

 

introducing a new kind of accessory to the technological world, yonatan assouline has designed ‘fonhandle‘. the concept finds its origins in the idea of hafting, which is the act of attaching artifacts to a handle which turns them into useful objects. throughout history, mankind has used this method to turn rock, metal, and bone into axes and hammers, simple lenses into magnifying glasses, and rubber nets into fly swatters. in the present, assouline believes that it is now time to do the same with an object that a majority of the world uses every day – the smartphone.

 


video courtesy of yonatan assouline

 

 

 

after sketching, hand crafting, computer modeling, 3D printing, machine milling, and material testing several prototypes, the process has rendered a lightweight appliance available in black, white, clear, lime, pink, and wood. at 34.71 grams, the 17.5 cm long, 18.03 degree handle allows users to interact with their mobile devices in different ways. by holding the grippable surface, people will no longer have to press their head against their shoulder during a call, more dynamic portraits can be taken of their surroundings, and web browsing will be easier. the project is currently being funded on kickstarter here.

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
browsing the web

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
taking a group photo

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
the accessory is available in black, white, clear, lime, pink, and wood

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
wooden version

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
milling

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
3D printing

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
prototypes

yonatan assouline fonhandle phone accessory
the 3D model

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • not very practical, but fun (?)

    Mojojojojo says:
  • I could kill flys with this

    ricell says:
  • And LoL at the name. This has to be some sort of joke.

    Brad says:
  • Nice colors!!
    But this seems like complicating the process of usage of a smartphone rather than doing the right opposite.
    Its the product that needs to adjust to the user.

    Ajay Sekar says:

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