With increasing demand, followed by production, of mobile phones and gadgets, the touchscreens have been a common phenomenon in modern gadgets. However, it has a number of significant disadvantages, the chief being the lack of tactile interfaces. Providing a solution to the problem, designer Ilya Tkach has designed an innovative phone called the “Ku! Phone,” which presents a revolutionary yet rational approach to solve the problem of touchscreens. The basis of the approach is the long studied physics electrostriction effect, i.e. change of the material size when a moderate electric current is passed through. Using transparent gels with these properties, the new phone lets you shape the terrain on the surface of the phone specifically for each application (buttons, switches, sliders, etc.).
Moreover, this technology allows determining the force with which the finger presses on a certain area on the phone. This allows you to create some resistance in the response (feedback). For example, the movement of the slider or pressing a button on the phone can completely mimic the analogous elements of traditional systems. The Ku! Phone has made use of a flexible, bright and energy saving OLED screen, while an ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold in your palm. Its back surface has a foldable stand, so you may also use it as a desktop alarm clock or an OLED lamp. The body of the futuristic phone is finished with bamboo, which not just gives it a unique looks but also helps in sustaining the environment by reducing the e-waste piling up all across the world.