Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Take In The Whole 180 Degree View

Adding a new dimension to photography is the Intel Capture180 Camera. Taking a tangent from the mega-pixel war, and data storage issues, the Capture180 Camera brings in the news with its Virtual Reality imaging proposal. It uses a 180 degree fish-eye lens to capture 180 degree hemisphere and stores the information as meta-data within each shot, allowing the camera’s viewfinder, a digital picture frame, or your computer screen to come alive with the images.

0 Designer: Lucas Ainsworth

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

Pledge For Domestic Can Crushers

The Automatic Aluminum Can Crusher is designed as a battery operated, automatic, aluminum, can crusher for domestic purposes. It’s a nifty recycler that works on an 18vdc power tool battery (and/or an AC adapter), and chomps on 40 cans on a full charge and yet hungry for more! Cans get crushed to 40% their original volume, and that’s quite neat. Although what we see in the video is a very rough cut of what’s to be expected, the project has made its way to Kickstarter and a pledge is going around for it. Maybe you want to chip in.

0 Designer: Doug Wehrly For Zertronix

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Sony approached me a few months ago about a stereo bluetooth headset. I had my doubts because I’ve used my share and the declarations never meet up with experience. The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 however are all that and a bag of chips provided you have a fully compatible device. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Sony Ericsson ( Buy it here )

Glassy French Press

Glassy French Press

If you’ve seen one french press, you’ve seen them all right? The art of the french press is in its simplicity. No complicated machinery or doo-dads. This french press is different because it’s molded out of a single piece of glass framed in metal. It’s not just a design aesthetic but for durability too. A single solid piece of glass is far more shatter resistant.

0 Designer: Chris Woodward

The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

The Ultimate Flat Iron, KQC Turbo Review

A flat iron review? Are you serious? Yes I’m TOTALLY FOR SERIOUS. The KQC Turbo Generation II isn’t just any flat iron. It comes with a slew of promises from faster, safer heating to protecting your hair while straightening it. Any of you privy to the experience of professional irons know there is a huge difference between a $200+ iron and a $30+ iron. Hit the jump and I’ll explain why this $200+ iron is a must have for anyone who regularly straightens their hair.

0 Designer: KQC ( Buy it here )

Dancing Vases

Dancing Vases

I like these vases. They are an exploration of the latest laser sintering technology and illicit childhood memories of spinning tops. Each of the 5 vases is a snapshot of a top from the point of spin to a wobbling stand still. I love the design and what it stands for. They’re currently on exhibition at the London Design Festival but I’m crossing my fingers that these will go into production.

0 Designer: Robin van Hontem

Volcanic Ash Furniture

Volcanic Ash Furniture

As I’m sure you’re already aware, the word “tephra” derives from a Greek word meaning “ash.” The title of this project is Tephra Formations so I’m sure you can see where this is headed already. I hope you’re gonna like going there. We’re about to totally go there. An armchair, pouf, low-table and the mother or all chairs, the Irregular Bomb.

0 Designer: Studio Robert Stadler