Meet iSiri, the best iWatch concept to date

By , Nov 8, 2012

The radical iSiri gadget idea by designer Federico Ciccarese may be the ultimate iWatch concept conceived to date. Falling somewhere in between this eerie-looking Matrix-ified gadget and another conceptual time piece with a FaceTime camera on it, iSiri seems so obvious and inevitable. If only Apple didn’t replace the rectangular iPod nano with a tall one…

Ciccarese has more renderings over at his web site.

The design whiz explains:

On the move, in the car, on a walk we want to control our iPhone with the voice and we want it responds without removing it from the pocket.

He says the answer to this need is iSiri.

I can’t get Steve Jobs’s joke out of my head.

During a September 2010 press conference, he put up a slide with a then-new iPod nano with a clock app, saying “one of our board of director members is gonna clip it on to an armband as a watch”.

I still believe to this date Apple must have an iWatch project somewhere inside Jony Ive’s bunker.

Apple only needed to add Bluetooth to the previous-generation iPod nano – I’m sure the accessory industry would have taken care of the rest, no?

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  • http://twitter.com/iCantos Will-I-AM Cantos

    dang just so awesome

  • http://twitter.com/MHCsk MHCsk

    Why in the hell would I need a standalone Siri hardware button?

  • http://twitter.com/khoobler Kyle Hoobler

    Ugly as crap. Would be cool if it were a speaker and it was bigger.

    • http://twitter.com/parkerreed Parker Reed

      Those smaller holes are a built in speaker.

      • http://twitter.com/khoobler Kyle Hoobler

        I mean if it were a dedicated speaker not as a watch

  • http://twitter.com/FoundTP FoundTP

    Worst idea ever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

    Pfff doesn’t even show the time, nice watch -___-

    • http://www.facebook.com/tommyturtle Tom Downer

      That’s cause you just ask it what time it is. Nice comment.

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Yeah I knew that but a watch should always be able to show the time without you having to ask. What if there is loud noises around you or it doesn’t recognize what you said and you have to look like an idiot in public asking 5 times what the damn time is. What a wonderful watch that would be.

  • szamal

    Now imagine you can buy one and everybody has it. It will be useless in the crowded bus where everyone talks to their hand. Oh you want to dictate an iMessage? Well you can’t because guy next to you asks for directions to Mcdonald’s. Also it looks like some girly bracelet. And finally is it really that much of a hussle to get your phone out of the pocket? Come on…

    • Eric Armstrong

      I agree, no matter how awesome voice control is, it can’t be used in public… Which makes it a lot less useful.

      • JamesR624

        Excuse me, I can MUMBLE to Siri with my headphones while outside in a city and she understands me just fine. There’s a reason for Siri’s learning software and remount mice on both the iPhone and headset.

        And saying an iWatch would be useless because there’s no point to it with the iPhone, is like saying there’s no point to the iPad mini with the iPad. Oh look, the iPad mini is selling out and people actually like different sizes, accessories, and methods of input! Who knew?

      • szamal

        iPad mini is a standalone device this concept is not. Plus iPad mini offers the same funcionality as normal sized iPad. And if you want to use headphones anyway why on earth would you plug them into device that sits on your wrist instead directly into phone.

  • M Last

    unusable!

  • Make it so #1

    Clip it to your shirt a la Star Trek communicator??

    • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

      See now that is a much cooler idea, this shouldn’t be a watch it should be like a Bluetooth communicator lol.

      • Kurt

        from the picture i thought it was a bluetooth speaker. i have a nice aluminum one that is the same shape and this one looks even better. but as a watch it is fugly

      • http://www.facebook.com/antman217 Anthony Antunez

        Exactly as a watch its pretty dumb but as a bluetooth speaker or headset it makes a lot more sense.

  • Guest

    Your title only supports your opinion. IF apple designs an actual watch, I hope they don’t take any design cues from that dreadful gimic known as Siri. In fact, given all that we have seen from Siri, it should be renamed to “Sorry” for how much of a disappointment it has turned out to be. (No let the fanboy attacks begin!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=49402594 Marlber ‘Malberto’ Cruz

    Your title only supports your opinion. IF apple designs an actual watch, I hope they don’t take any design cues from that dreadful gimic known as Siri. In fact, given all that we have seen from Siri, it should be renamed to “Sorry” for how much of a disappointment it has turned out to be. (Now let the fanboy attacks begin!)