If the iPhone were a lamp, this would be it

This sleek desk lamp features an array of LEDs on the underside of its arm. In order to turn it on, you just pinch with your fingers on top of it to determine just how many of them you want to turn on. It's clever, and it uses the same sort of gestures that touchscreen devices such as the iPhone have trained people to use.

It begs the question: in the future will more objects be controlled by pinching and swiping? Why not, I say? It's interesting to think of touchscreen phones ushering in an entirely new way of interacting with all sorts of other devices.

Via Yanko Design