De Modi

Re-defined modular technology

The Problem

We often allow our own products to define what we do with them, whether it be a laptop that can't handle 3D modeling or a heavy duty computer we can't take anywhere. The desire is to create a product whose limits are only defined by the consumer.

The Goals

Eye catching/unique design

Easy to understand functionality

Potential for limitless use cases

Finding inspiration

Photo Credit: PhoneBloks


The Dream of Modularity

Modular smartphones or computers have been extremely difficult  to achieve due to the struggle of engineering small, efficient, and compartmentalized pieces that are easily swap-able and does not harm the original product.

However, recent advances in USB-C and thunderbolt technology have allowed the use of external audio video GPU and CPU, leading to the possibility of a fully featured and truly modular product.


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As development continued, one of the main ideas of creating a tablet as opposed to a semi-portable desktop came to fruition. This also led to the 3/4 circular front for a substantial grip for an admittedly thick device.

The early model was found to be less dynamic and eye catching. The design felt dated which further lead to the tablet evolution.

Final Results

Performance Dock

CPU and/or GPU enhancements as well as device cooling

Medium Modules

Qi Wireless Chargers (can be used independently) and Hi-Fi extrenal speakers (can be used independently via Bluetooth 5.0)

Display Module

Tablet module with 4096 points of pressure and Wacom Stylus support

Small Modules


RAM upgrades (4-8GB), SSD storage (128-512 GB), Webcam Attachment