Nintendo 3DS Chat Companion

Nintendo 3DS Chat Companion

Designed for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held gaming system, the Chat-Pak allows up to 4 users to voice chat while gaming without network or cellular connections. It’s compatible with all FRS and GMRS walkie-talkies so you’re sure to stay connected wherever you go. A built in speaker, microphone and headphone jack to provide privacy. Made of durable ABS plastic, it doubles as a protective case to keep your 3DS safe from impact and normal wear. See it in action —>

0 Designer: Cane Wireless Inc.

Get Ready for Oculus Rift!

Get Ready for Oculus Rift!

After being successfully crowd-funded, the consumer version of the much anticipated Oculus Rift is still a mystery. This concept by Carlos Pendas gives a glimpse as to what we might expect the virtual reality head-mounted display to look like. It’s designed around 3 main features: a curved screen, integrated headphones and a gesture recognition system. Simple and friendly, it’s a far cry from the gargantuan headsets of yesteryear!

0 Designer: Carlos Pendas

Putting Good Use to Bottle Caps

Putting Good Use to Bottle Caps

The Building Cap is an eco-friendly twist on the bottle cap that aims to be a universal replacement for the many bottle caps that end up in landfills every year. Instead of throwing them away, the dovetailed caps can be given to kids to create anything from buildings to robots! The larger the collection of caps, the wilder you can get!

0 Designers: Various

If Google Goes Gamer

If Google Goes Gamer

If there’s one company that can create an entirely new console to go up against the big 3 (Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation) it’s gotta be Google. Joseph Dumary’s Nexus Orbit concept console sheds light on how exactly the device might look and behave. Aesthetically, it’s inspired by contemporary architecture, but technologically you can expect it to include integration with Google Glasses, Google Play as well as access to Google’s amazing search, maps, video, and drive features. Check out the vid for more on Orbit!

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Ignore Mom! Play with your food!

Ignore Mom! Play with your food!

Pixelate is a Guitar-Hero-style eating game in which players compete in a one-minute showdown to see who can eat the most food in the correct order. (Yes, fo’ real!) A digital interface built into a custom dining table shows players which foods to eat and when, while the game detects whether they’ve eaten the correct food by measuring the food’s resistance on the fork. Pixelate gameifies the act of eating, challenging players to consider whether they think before they eat, or eat before they think! Video after the jump!

0 Designers: Sures Kumar & Lana Z Porter

Ultimate Foosball

Ultimate Foosball

The B99 brings some awesome hi-tech additions to the game of foosball which has gone surprisingly unchanged in design throughout it’s history. It wirelessly syncs with your smartphone to give you training, match statistics or even replays. As added bonus, it features a Bang and Olufsen sound system so you can stream your jock jams while you play! Whether you consider it just a table-top game or a full-fledged sport, it’s easy to appreciate this unique integration.

0 Designer: Michaël Imbert

Gamepad for Tablets

Gamepad for Tablets

The Gamepad system instantly transforms your iPad or other tablet into a full-force gaming unit with intuitive peripheral controllers similar to PSP or Nintendo 3DS. Each side mounted controller is width-adjustable for use on different devices and can be positioned according to the user’s preference. Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or hard wire it for enhanced gameplay on-the-go.

0 Designer: Johan Godfroid

Play Chess With Your Eyes Closed

Play Chess With Your Eyes Closed

Impossible? Think again.- This thoughtful design extends the strategic game of chess to users with visual impairments that would otherwise be unable to enjoy the fun, interactive experience. Textured magnets hold the pieces in place and indicate the direction of play. White pieces are composed of matte steel while black pieces are hardwood, making them identifiable by heat and texture. Even the magnet strength has been adjusted so the amount of “stick” will indicate what color square a piece is on.

0 Designer: Duncan McKean

Xbox Evolution

Xbox Evolution

The 100% digital Xbox Prestige uses the foundations of the previous 360 Kinect to form this completely controller-less gaming console that’s even smaller than the Xbox Slim. A combination of motion sensor technology, including not one but two cameras built into the console, and integrated voice recognition make it a super responsive and hands-free gaming powerhouse.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Robo Bugs!

Robo Bugs!

Enticed by the challenge to make video games come alive, designer Ben Cselley developed this creepy, crawly concept that’s sure to entertain for hours! Hero Robo Bugs may be small, but they’re each equipped with a powerful processor that’s ready to learn. The bugs evolve in behavior as the user interacts and trains them. Battle your bugs or create your own RoboBug army!

0 Designer: Benjamin Cselley

Virtual Connection

Virtual Connection

For centuries the rope has been a symbol of community, friendship, and interpersonal communication. Inspired by the icon, the designers of Rope Revolution, a rope-based gaming system, identified popular rope games from around the world, incorporating them into a tangible rope interface where the focus is collaborative play. A compact motion-sensing and force-feedback module allows users to jump rope, fly a kite, ride a horse and a number of physical activities that connect players across virtual spaces.

0 Designers: Various

Future Playstation 4?

Future Playstation 4?

I love me some Playstation! Not only does this PS4 concept have a natural and believable aesthetic evolution from the PS3, but it is composed of 60% recyclable materials, making it a much greener choice. It also uses 0 watts in standby mode, and with its ECO Restart function games can be saved, the console turned off, and turned back on to resume exactly where the user left off without the need for a full start up, reducing energy waste and prolonging the life of the unit.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

A Little Control Can Boost Imagination

A Little Control Can Boost Imagination

The latest collection from designer Emily Gunning, MonsterMake, MetaMorphasuit, and Mothershape, aims to discourage obsolescence and maintain their appeal to the child over a prolonged period of time. The designer’s research found that children are more likely to maintain satisfaction with their toys if they have some level of control over what that toy becomes. This encourages them to keep the product longer while helping them tap into their innate affinity for using their imagination.

0 Designer: Emily Gunning

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