You know how you’re always leaving short notes and messages for other members of your family, or for your roommates? The written word can’t always convey what you mean, so there’s definitely a lot of room for misunderstanding there. Even notes about getting some groceries or meeting someplace at the indicated date and time could lead to a whole lot of trouble. Don’t ask me why; sometimes, crap just happens.
I’m not saying you can’t go wrong with the spoken word either, but at least you stand a better shot. That’s what you can come to expect with Record Me – a concept design by Luc van Hoeckel.
Basically, this is how it works: turn the knob to choose an empty slot, press the button to record, say what you want to say, then push the button again. Your message will be saved to the slot, and a light will flash to indicate that there’s a message waiting to be heard.
To be honest, it sort of reminds me of a plate that’s been stuck to the wall. Or make that a stack of plates. And in a way, it’s like an answering machine, only minus the phone lines and the automatic answering machine response.
That said, it’s still an interesting concept that many would use. There are similar voice memo products already on the market, but they don’t have the unique design and intuitive interface of the Record Me.
[via Yanko Design]