The Apple iWear

The Apple iWear

With the Apple Watch announcement, many an inspirational designs in concept Apple wearables have been dashed. The real thing is sleek and very Jony Ive, however the battery life and longevity is still questionable. The iWear came in as a refreshing approach that now questions the possibility of making an iPad-esque wearable. No more watch … let’s have a look…

0 Designer: Sunfer Ho

Inexpensive eInk Cell Phone

Inexpensive eInk Cell Phone

The aim of this eInk Cell Phone is to provide mobile phone goodness at a fraction of the cost. According to the designer, the final price should be no more than $200. The focus is on the battery life and that it can play second fiddle to your primary smartphone. Listen to music, read a book or the news – all without having to worry about the battery.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

The Wild Power

The Wild Power

Energy Harvesting is device that uses temperature differences between objects to source renewable energy via a thermoelectric generator and thermoelectric energy management chips. The good thing about it is that it can be used in any setting to harvest the energy and tank up. It is a practical both in the city and in the wild.

0 Designers: Chien Ta-Wei, Huang Li-Ren, Chu Fang-Chih, Chu Yuan-Hua, Huang Chao-Jen & Yao Hong-Da - Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The Eyes and Ears of Your Home

The latest in home security, DefenDoor allows your to screen your visitors just like you screen your calls. Its wide-angle lens and 720P/HD resolution also help you keep your home safely monitored while you’re out and even notifies you when other family members return safely. With a low price point and easy wireless installation, it’s a smart and cost effective solution for securing your doorstep and the rest of your home.

0 Designer: Glate

The Flexible Speaker

The Flexible Speaker

This unique open structure speaker system explores audio adaptability through flexible modular design. The speaker, battery and circuit board are divided into different units and connected via conductive fabric and velcro. Unlimited components can be connected to create various functions. For example, an arduino board for sound experiments or a motion detector for a simplistic alarm. Its flexibility, small size and light weight make it easily adaptable in, on or around an endless amount of applications.

0 Designer: Hanzhengyi Pan

Pocket 3D Printing

Pocket 3D Printing

The Lumipocket DLP 3d Printer is ultra-compact without sacrificing high quality. With a printing area of 10cm diameter and 10cm tall, its footprint is one of the smallest. With its integrated top projection system, light curing resin is made easier than ever by eliminating the need to replace the printing vat or anti-stick coating often. See it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: Lumi Industries

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Queel & Company’s not-so-utilitarian Spool Dock blurs the line between modern home decor and electronic accessory. Crafted in the USA from sustainable North American white oak, merino felt wool and a weighted metal base, this stylish charging dock is as sophisticated as it is warm and natural. Better yet, it also doubles as a convenient cable organizer that allows users to swivel docked devices with the touch of a finger! Get it here

0 Designer: Quell & Company

i(Phone) is for indestructible

i(Phone) is for indestructible

Combine Evolutive Labs’ incredible RhinoShield Screen Protector with their latest product, the RhinoShield Crash Guard and your precious iPhone 5/6/6+ will be battle-ready! Exceeding military standard impact protection and absorption, the ultra-slim bumper can withstand the most damage a user could possibly do while simultaneously reflecting the original sleek design of the iPhone… in other words, no bulk! Watch the cringe-worthy tests for both and you’ll be sold!

0 Designer: Evolutive Labs

The Invisible Umbrella

The Invisible Umbrella

SRSLY! You won’t find any delicate nylon material to rip, or flimsy metal rods that’ll break… in fact, no canopy at all! Instead, this innovative design uses air flow to protect the user from rain. Call the Air Umbrella, it creates an invisible shield with multidirectional air-jets that dispel raindrops and keep the user dry. Though it looks high-tech, it’s actually quite simple. Better yet, it might just be available sooner than you think. Jump to the vid!

0 Designers: Various

Rethinking Smartphone Ergonomics

Rethinking Smartphone Ergonomics

The HTC e:volute:on is so named for the innovative features that make it more ergonomic. Specifically, the shape of the edges aim to make it easier to grip naturally and convenient to hold for extended amounts of time. Additionally, the design explores the use of a curved display which also allows the back side to comfortably curve into the user’s palm. Now, for the guts…

0 Designer: Hege

Plug and Play, Literally

Plug and Play, Literally

A stationary radio? A mobile Bluetooth speaker? A speakerphone? A phone charger? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. It’s called the Plug Radio, and that’s exactly what it does! Plug directly into any wall outlet without cumbersome wires and clutter. Ideal for kitchens, the bathroom and other small areas, it saves valuable counter space. Better yet, it’s always loaded with a full charge that lasts 10 hours so you can quickly unplug and take it on the go!

0 Designer: Agent C

Little LEGO Windmills

Little LEGO Windmills

Inspired by the building blocks and modularity of LEGOs, the Windflock is a wind-energy system that is flexible. The ‘add-on’ system is made of mini windmills and can be hooked up with each other. The cool quotient is upped by the fact that when connected, the mini windmills resemble a 3D crystal composition.

0 Designer: Emami Design

Quick Fix for the Flimsy iPhone 6!

Quick Fix for the Flimsy iPhone 6!

Worried about your flimsy iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Don’t be! The [BRIC+]xtreme case is here to protect your precious! Made of super durable aircraft grade aluminum, the bumper blocks damage where your device is bumped most… all without compromising the look of your sleek phone. Better yet (and for the first time ever in the market), the minimal bumper also waterproofs your phone so there’s no need to worry about breaks, scratches or water damage! Get it here!

0 Designer: BRICWAVE

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