Phonebloks: Build and upgrade your mobile whenever you want
It came about after designer Dave Hakkens took apart his camera, which basically worked apart from one thing: "I noticed all these little parts, and everything was good except for the lens motor. That had broken."
When he contacted the manufacturer to get a replacement motor, he was advised to simply get a new camera: "With your bike you repair the tyre, you don't throw the bike away, but for some reason this is what we do with electronics," he said.
Through this, he came up with Phonebloks. The concept is to make a phone with a replaceable screen and components that are easily interchangeable. Basically, you could constantly upgrade bits of your phone without getting a new handset every time, like you'd do with a PC.
"Let's say this is your phone and you do everything in the cloud - why not replace your storage blok with a bigger battery blok? If you... love to take pictures, why not upgrade your camera?"
Naturally, the phone may not look as great as your slim little smartphone, but there's something really great about the idea of having something that evolves at your whim, rather than simply just getting handsets that are the same as everyone else's.
What do you think? Would you have one of these or would you prefer something where the hard work has been done for you already and just wait for upgrade day?