Art Lebedev’s Navigarius delivers sat-nav chic
Aside from Mio’s Knightrider design and Becker’s Ferrari-red Traffic Assist Pro, sat-navs have long been the squares of the tech world. But thanks to bonkers Russian design studio Art Lebedev, a new concept is showing them a curvaceous future.
The slightly pompously-named Navigarius GPS might be a way off production – possibly years, judging by the Optimus keyboard – but it’s a welcome piece of alternative thinking in a market whose design juices are a little parched. A final production unit would apparently have touchscreen controls, a microSD slot and the rather elegant stand you can see above. There’s also, of course, that circular screen – it didn’t really work for Motorola’s Aura, but we’d be happy to give it an audition in our similarly circle-obsessed Mini Cooper.