Key Control

Key Control

Finder is a two-part RFID Locator comprising of the main terminal and tab stickers. Basically you are supposed to stick the tracking stickers to objects that you tend to misplace often, like keys, phone, wallet etc. Configure the sticker with the appropriate label on the main terminal and you are set to use it. No more lost keys again, yay!

0 Designers: Chu Wang, Qiujin Kou, Qian Yin & Yonghua Zhang

Time Your Power

Time Your Power

Apparently the reason why I ruined my camera battery in a short period of time was because I over charged it every time I plugged it on. I used to leave it charging for almost a day or because of my forgetfulness. This is why I resonate with designs like the Dialug that integrate a timer into the socket. So for gadgets that need 2-3 hours of charging, the timer automatically turns off the power supply once the time is up.

0 Designers: DanBee Lee, JangSoo Kim, KyoYeon Kim & WooRi Kim

Mo'bility is Mo'betta

Mo’bility is Mo’betta

MO is a flexible, affordable and sustainable combination of bike rental systems, local public transportation, and car sharing that aims to ease the tension of getting around in the city. Using a human-centered design approach, Mo would also mean less cars on the street, a quieter environment, less oversize roadways and more room for walking paths, improving the overall quality of life for everyone.

0 Designer: Lunar

Santa's New Ride

Santa’s New Ride

As you might have guessed by the name, the Polar concept utility vehicle was designed especially to meet the demands of long distance, rugged roads and the cold weather of icy North Pole area. For the most part, functional parts are exposed for easy repair and emergency part changes in frigid weather. Designed to move snowmobiles, the adjustable wheels adapt to the terrain and a snow-plow can even be attached to the front to ease transport.

0 Designer: Juha-Pekka Rautio

Ergonomic Chopp-ing

Ergonomic Chopp-ing

I hate the process of chopping ingredients while cooking so I rely heavily on those German contraptions that you see on teleshopping networks. However there are times when I envy the kitchens of Masterchief and all those glossy tools and equipments that the participants get to use. The Chopp – chopping board looks fit enough to be in one of the shows. It’s a board with interchangeable functionality and features a hollow base to hold all the chopped food.

0 Designer: Alastair Crompton

Flat Packing the Piano

Flat Packing the Piano

Would Mozart and Beethoven have a problem if their grand piano was digital and came flat-packed? I think not, if they had a sense of humor, they would totally appreciate this new outlook at transporting one of the biggest and heaviest of home furniture! I like the Foldable Digital Grand Piano, I want one, and hopefully it sounds as good as the real thing!

0 Designers: Yun Jin-yeong & Jeong Seong-hun

Digital Cork

Digital Cork

I am no wine expert but I do know this much that opened bottles need to be stored and consumed appropriately. Winery is a digital bottle stopper with a sensor that goes into the bottleneck and keeps a tab on the wine. It even relays useful information like temperature, expiry date of the wine via WiFi to your smartphone app. Kinda like keeping a digital eye on your drink!

0 Designers: Kwang-wi Park and Eun-ji Lim

Breathe Easy

Breathe Easy

What we have here is a brilliant idea that can go on to save many lives during a smoke crisis in subway trains. However it does come with its set of flaws. The Sub-Resk is an overhead handle-strap design for the standing commuters. It comes integrated with an purified air mask that can be easily deployed should the need arise. The only flaw is the logistics of usage, only those who are grabbing on to the handle will be able to use one. Experience shows that during panic situations people react differently, while some may be chivalrous and maybe share their mask with another person, others may not.

0 Designers: Sang-eon Lee & Yeong-ho Yoon

For the Joy of Charging Phones

For the Joy of Charging Phones

Everyday my husband and I fight over who is going to charge their mobile phone on the dresser outlet first. Not that we don’t have plug points around the house, it’s just an apt-place-and-ego-tussle that we have going. So I almost did a cartwheel when I saw this concept of a coat hanger + USB Charger! It’s so perfect for my situation! My dresser if full of essential stuff and I can place only one mobile phone at a time on it, so this is like the solution I am looking for! I’m sure you will like it for other reasons than mine, but heck, it’s a good idea no doubt!

0 Designer: Yong Jae Park

The Friendly IV-System

The Friendly IV-System

Pal is a new take on the iv system for non-ICU patients. It takes ergonomics and the psychological needs of the patient into consideration. Current machines look like mechanical ligaments you have to carry around. Pal promotes the feelings of comfort and happiness with its approachable look. There’s are also an interface and setup improvements nurses.

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Calls in Three Dimensions

Calls in Three Dimensions

3 D phones are the new thing in cellphones, but price point and compatibility issues make them less desirable at the moment. Catering to this genre is the Cobble 3-D concept; it features a 4-inch 3D 16:9 HD screen giving the device more depth sans the awkward 3D glasses. The adaptive camera tracker follows your finger and anticipates your move on the screen, making the touchscreen experience smooth as silk.

0 Designer: Niels van Hoof

Split Hanger

Split Hanger

No one really knows who made the first hanger. Some believe President Thomas Jefferson used the first modern fore runner and others have pointed to more archaic forms that vaguely look like the modern hanger. We’ve seen some novel improvements since then. The Split Hanger continues to improve on this simply by enabling you to fold the hanger making it easier to slip in/out without stretching out the collar.

0 Designer: System Design Studio

Iris - My Kinda Tablet

Iris – My Kinda Tablet

The era of Tablet PC is upon us and it’s kinda mesmerizing to see the kind of functions and features you can pack into the device. For instance the Iris Tablet PC is a transparent touchpad with an OLED display. It uses wireless charging technology, can scan documents, translates texts and can work as an efficient navigator. The coolest two apps is how you can use it for planning interior designing using AR and split the screen up for shared use. The kind of concept that I look forward to!

0 Designers: Liu-Wei, Yao Kai-Chi, Hong Ruei-Hong & Cheng Ya-Fang

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