Get Real with the iPhone 4S

Get Real with the iPhone 4S

I love me a wild iPhone concept as much as the next fanboy, but few challenge the true, obvious setbacks of the current devices. Designer Enrico Penello’s iPhone 4S concept tackles some of the existing flaws of the 4th generation phone with some very simple solutions and a few extras. The fixes: a lightly textured plastic back case for better grip,  a removable battery for easy replacement, and a fixed lower cover for the WiFi antenna. The extras: iOs5, 8 megapixel camera, and a faster A5 processor.

0 Designer: Enrico Penello

Fashion Headphones with a Powerful Punch

Fashion Headphones with a Powerful Punch

Though it was designed with style in mind, the Bluetooth-ready Wolf headphone isn’t just a fashion-forward accessory, it’s also a wearable state-of-the-art sound system.   Built-in selenium plates optimize the quality of sound regardless of the quality of the input while internal copper wiring ensures sound waves travel even faster & smoother. Most appealing though, is the semi-translucent acrylic exterior illuminated by embedded LED lights. In a variety of prints & colors, this one is sure to be a hit with the cool kids.

0 Designer: Rafael Conforto

Ice Cream Bike

Ice Cream Bike

Try taking apart the average bicycle and putting it back together again – if you’re able at all, chances are that the day has passed you by. The unique construction method of the “Ice Cream” Bike aims to make breaking it down a cinch for super-easy transportation and storage. 2 pieces of recycled steel sheets were water-jet cut to the shape of a bike profile and bolted together at the front tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket. All the user needs to take it apart and put back together are a screwdriver and wrench!

0 Designer: Jose Rivera

So Thin, Kate Moss is Jealous

So Thin, Kate Moss is Jealous

The BE Light, is an LED desk lamp with an articulated disposition. The clever hinge design can be fully extended to provide adequate task lighting with white LEDs. When not in use, it can be folded down flat to a minimum height of 1.8 cm. It even employs proper guide technology to ensure even illumination across its aluminum surface. This is definitely DO WANT!

0 Designer: QisDesign

Multitap with a Difference

Multitap with a Difference

The Multi Saving Power Strip is a very helpful concept that keeps a tab on the devices plugged in, their power consumptions and electricity wastages. With monetary representation of individual sockets and the whole collective bill, it works a good guilt trip on your no-so-conservational-ways! I love the attention to detail in this strip, for example if there is an overload of gadgets, the circuit rings glow red as a warning sign. I’d buy one if it were available.

0 Designer: Hyungwoo Uhm

Super Sexy Flx!

Super Sexy Flx!

The Flx borders on super sexy and exquisite! It’s the kind of phone that every technophile dreams of. Sleek looks, awesome user interface and even a detachable Bluetooth unit that pairs up with the main body, to serenade as a song player. The good thing is that it allows you to receive calls while in that mode. An interesting feature is that you can kick maneuver the Bluetooth unit in such a way that it acts like a support stand for the phone. Very helpful if you want to watch videos on it! I’m sold; so on my wishlist!

0 Designers: Wenhing Chu & Michael Toh

Crime-Stoppin' App

Crime-Stoppin’ App

This concept by Joachim Falck-Hansen aims to bring focus to urban safety in the form of an application that acts as a digital channel where citizens can be informed and filter criminal events in areas that are relevant to their interest or geographic location. Through the City Scars app users can share “digital witness” information to local authorities and neighbors about crime and other issues. Overall a great application for bringing communities together! Hit the jump for a detailed vid on this crime-crackin app!

0 Designer: Joachim Falck-Hansen

A Light for any Situation

A Light for any Situation

I’ve been known to mix technology with camping and wish I had something like this for my next trip! The Luminous flashlight acts a both a regular front-light for directional illumination or a global-light for illuminating an entire area. A perfectly simple yet practical design with uses that extend well beyond camping.

0 Designer: Omer Deutsch

Work Your Body at Your Desk

Work Your Body at Your Desk

If you’re a slave to your desk like me, you know what it’s like to daydream about getting a little exercise during the week and will appreciate this design. Introducing Fitness@Work- the perfect chair for keeping your blood flowing throughout the workday! For those big guns a central mainspring/handle combo is built into the core of the chair for a great arm resistance workout. Need to work on those 6 pack abs? Lean the seat-back to the floor, tuck your feet behind the stabilizers and…you get the idea. Neeeeed this!

0 Designer: Benjamin Cselley

This Is The Way We Shower!

This Is The Way We Shower!

It’s a modular world and thus we need modular fittings everywhere, yes even in the loo! What we have here is the Modular Shower Unit; a panel that combines all the basic necessities into one comfortable stand. You can configure it to add in a foot shower, washbasin, rain shower, mirror etc. Basically customize it to suit your needs. The idea behind this unit is to cater to small families who may or may not want all the custom fittings in their bathroom, space crunch being the main reason behind their mindset.

0 Designers: Hyun-Jung Lee & Su-Yong Son of Daelim B&Co

Necromance

Necromance

These thought-provoking designs by Kobo Sin are to die for!!  Both beautiful and shocking, Freakshow confronts the issues of death, time, and nature in a series of decorative furniture and lighting that is sure to turn heads.

0 Designer: Kobo Sin

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

Headphone or Speaker? You choose!

Headphone or Speaker? You choose!

Designed by Lu Chieh Hua, Headphone or Speaker combines the lightweight mobility of headphones with the sound amplification of a speaker into a single unit that makes it possible to both listen to your music privately or share with others. A unique twisting mechanism allows the unit to be propped upright for directing sound and automatically shifts playing modes and volume between operations, transforming it from headphone to speaker in a flash.

0 Designer: Lu Chieh Hua