iPad Case Flips and Folds for Your Benefit

iPad Case Flips and Folds for Your Benefit

The EOps P Series is a multi-functional protective carrying case for the iPad. The polycarbonate hard case provides protection while the fabric shell folds back to provide a platform for the iPad to rest on. The contrasting red strap keeps things together when closed and doubles as a document holder. Simple and elegant.

0 Designer: Michael Young

3D Glasses That Don't Look It

3D Glasses That Don’t Look It

It’s clear from this year’s CES how important 3D will be and that means 3D glasses. For the most part, they’re still quite “techie” looking and definitely not for the discerning fashionista. The Del Rey & Co. 3D classes draw upon the classic lexington shape, properly disguised as high-fashion specs.

0 Designer: Del Rey & Co.

The New Flip Phone

The New Flip Phone

Here’s a flip phone that could put the “cool” back into clamshells. When you receive an incoming call, the corner dog-ears up and if need be, opens up (book-style) using actuators like artificial muscles in its elastomeric cover. Awesome! Motorola StarTAC 2.o maybe?

0 Designers: Miyazawa Tetsu & Ichimura Shigenori

Bubbly Wall Hook Tiling

Bubbly Wall Hook Tiling

Check out this lovely new system for hanging up your stuff directly on the wall. This is a project by the name of “Illusion Wall” and it’s made to provide a pleasant atmosphere to otherwise frequently visited but oft forgotten flat blank walls. Each shape in this project is inspired by sketches based on potato roots and are meant to hold every bit of your day-to-day items such as coats, purses, hats, etc. Each tile is composed of three different lumps that, when combined with the rest, form a sense of movement as each tiles bumps are irregular.

0 Designer: Dideia

From Motorcycles to Sound

From Motorcycles to Sound

In cooperation with Triumph Motorcycle, Omni-Bang was designed for motorcycle enthusiasts. Music is a major element for people who like to march to their own beat. Omni-Bang is a high performance speaker with digital dock. the down-shot speaker design creates 36oº of sound. It’s a little retro and a whole-lotta rebel, totally fetch.

0 Designer: Chang Sung-Ching

Draining Your Peas

Draining Your Peas

Look at this clever idea, a flexible strainer mesh embedded in a rubberized mold that fits snuggly on the rim of any pot or pan. This allows you to drain off the liquid while holding back food. Not that we can’t use a regular strainer to do the job, but it’s cool to try practical stuff like the “Comfort & Not Leak – Pan Strainer.”

0 Designer: Wei Min

Chemically Powered to Charge

Chemically Powered to Charge

The Eco Power Strip is an alternate energy production source that bypasses traditional oil and the new-age hydrogen alternatives. Electricity is produced by electrolysis – the combination of oxygen with hydrogen in bio-ethanol (DEFC: Direct-ethanol fuel cells); using energy without carbonic acid gas. The tech is viable but will we ever see this in practical applications?

0 Designers: Jun Hyuck Choi, Jooyeon Kim & Sungi Kim

Sleek Cradle for My iPhone

Sleek Cradle for My iPhone

There seems to be a deluge in iPhone stands this year. I say the more the merrier! What’s cool about this Smarthone Stand for cars is that it goes on sale by the end of this month. The stand has video-out, charging dock, external function touch-keys, clock and display. Sang-hoon, reserve one for me please!

0 Designer: Sang-hoon Lee for PPYPLE Company

A Laptop so Minimal, it Hides

A Laptop so Minimal, it Hides

If you thought Apple couldn’t possible simplify the aesthetics of the MacBook Pro line any further, take a look at the HIDE laptop. The ultra minimalist design hides all ports when closed. Aside from the small hinge and indentation to help lift the cover, it just looks like a solid aluminum block. It’s naive and utilitarian. I really like it.

0 Designer: Youri Hong

A Watch for Automotive Enthusiasts

A Watch for Automotive Enthusiasts

Shift Hybrid is a watch based on automotive engineering featuring elements like disc brakes, speedometers, seat belts, and gear shifts. The materials used are also found in cars. Parts like aluminium, carbon fibre, stainless steel, rubber, and glass. Take a look after the jump and see if you can spot all the automotive influences.

0 Designer: Menghsun Wu

An Analog Fan

An Analog Fan

I often like to guess what concepts are before reading descriptions because I enjoy the surprise in being totally off-base. This Analog Fan uses an old trick with gears and pulleys to generate enough power for 5 minutes of hair blowing wind. Not meant to cool a room down but it keeps air moving and all without electricity. By the way, I originally thought it was a clock.

0 Designer: Luc van Hoeckel

Lock Thy Knife and Throw Away the Key

Lock Thy Knife and Throw Away the Key

Wait a minute there is no key involved here in the Knife Locker. Apparently the knife itself is the key. It locks into position with a 270-degree counterclockwise turn and kick starts the UV sterilization process. Ready for the next use, bright and shiny! That sleek house will look good on any kitchen counter, what do you think?

0 Designer: Min Seong Kim

One Ring to Peel Them All

One Ring to Peel Them All

One can never have too many peelers because none are created equal. The Companion Ring Peeler slips onto the index finger. The outer ring peels the skin as you drag it across an apple. Will this form be good enough for tough skin fruits and veggies? Doubt it, but it looks like a practical companion for picnics and traveling. Will I buy one? totally!

0 Designers: Qing Ji and JiaYue Wu