SMS Chandelier

Nested somewhere between the techy opulence of the Vertu and the creative genius of Jenny Holzer comes Lolita the SMS enabled chandelier by Ron Arad. The piece is one from a series commissioned by Swarovski for the Milan Design Week. It consists of thousands of crystals and LEDs woven in to a stunning spiral display for whatever text message you send to it.

Cell Phone as Bank Card

Oki Electric and NTT Communications announced ATM that can be used by infrared port-equipped mobile devices. You'd think they would go Bluetooth, but actually IR is more secure because the device and the machine have to be so close– no risk of bluejacking your account information. While not a new idea, this is the first commercialization. With it, we're one step closer to the true …

Zip Linq Retractable Cables

Zip Linq retractable cables solve the tangled cluttered mess of today's not quite wireless mobile world. They offer USB, Fire Wire, data cables and more– all with a retractable mechanism. Among their more innovative products is a cell phone charger that plugs in to your computer's USB port. Until our mobile devices are truly wireless, these cables at least promise to keep our bags a …