Smartphone Racing Wheel Dock

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Here is a dock design that can wirelessly charge your smartphone or tablet, and lets you play your favorite racing game as well. This is based on the TOMY Turnin’ Turbo Dashboard toy from the 80’s, and is inspired by this neat mod I saw on Youtube. There was a time when gaming peripherals similar to this were made for smart devices, I doubt such a thing will ever happen again.

Home Phone Clone Drone

Clone Smartphone design by Dave Delisle

It’s a phone you use at home that clones your smartphone like a remote drone. This is an overly elaborate solution for when you need to charge your phone at home, but don’t want to be tethered to the power outlet when you still want to use the phone. Do read on, I’ll explain.

Sega And Nintendo Smartphone Docks

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Here’s a pair of smartphone dock designs that pay homage to a time when we plugged cartridges into other cartridges to play games.┬áBack in the early 90’s such adapter cartridges like Sonic & Knuckles, Super Game Boy, and Game Genies were pretty cool, you kids will have to take my word for it.

Mickey Mouse Smartphone Cradle

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This is one of those no-brainer ideas that I’m surprised doesn’t exist: you take the classic Mickey Mouse phone and use that as the basis for a cradle/dock for modern smartphones or tablets.

At a fraction the size of the original phone, this is essentially a figurine on a stand. The phone would be held in place by the base/dock, so Mickey wouldn’t have to do any heavy lifting. It would just appear that he is propping up the phone.

This cradle would be a great accessory for viewing or charging your device. I certainly would love one on my desk.

Naked Gun Phone Attachment

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This mini police siren attaches to your phone, allowing you to film your own Naked Gun-style intros. It would attach via suction cups or a clamp, allowing it to be oriented in portrait or landscape mode.

Why not make this a Snapchat filter? It would look better to see what you’re filming reflect off the police car and the chrome of the siren, for that authentic look.

Back To The Future Bluetooth Speaker

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This is a smaller Bluetooth Speaker that features a digital display concealed in the wood finish (like these alarm clocks), and a remote that looks like the component rack next to the speaker from the film.