Life’s Good

Life’s Good

So how would you go about rebranding and redefining and iconic company, which has dished out some cutting-edge innovations over the years? If you the likes of Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang, then this is probably what you will do: design a whole new range of tech products and try and make it as top-notch as the original, if not better. Say hello to The Define Mobile Phone, Lift Protective Tabs for the phone, Boom dock, Aux dongle and Snap Camera. All packaged in one sleek look!

0 Designers: Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang

Does Camera Size Matter?

Does Camera Size Matter?

At a recent event I was up in arms, struggling with my DSLR in an awkward stance, trying to capture the best shots for the day. In walked my friend with an adept digital camera and took some amazing photographs (if not better), and he didn’t even have to struggle with his equipment. So the question is, does high-tech photography equipment have to be bulky and difficult to manage? The IO Camera Concept says no!

0 Designer: Andre Pokhodzey

New Kinda Spy Cam

New Kinda Spy Cam

The Zipper is a flying indoor camera and recording device that can be used in a number of scenarios. The device uses the principle of gas balloons and combines it with the wit of propellers driven by a precision electric motor. Basically the hovering camera moves around a room very fast and silently and doesn’t consume much energy.

0 Designer: Emami Design

Always In The Picture

Always In The Picture

These days cameras come with handy tools that allow you to clean up a picture right on the spot. Be it red eye correction or cropping out unwanted elements. However what if the camera was intelligent enough to always capture what you intuitively wanted. Meaning, it understands your perception of the picture and then to click the shot. This is what the Clean Shot Camera does; it features Human Recognition Technology and makes that the focal point of your picture. Everything else is irrelevant!

0 Designer: Sera Park

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

Five Reasons To Flash A Smile

A camera is best described as a device that records images that can be stored directly and transmitted to another location, or both. We have seen it evolve through the years in both technology and in design. This brings to mind the question, what is the future of a camera in say about five to ten years from now. Will it be minimal or elaborate? One thing is for sure, the cameras of the future will be high on technology but their designing may get radically unconventional.

0 Designers: Various

Ringing The Images

Ringing The Images

The CAMER-ing is a discreet digital camera that is designed as a ring. It works in sync with a tablet-esque platform that allows you to sift through what you have captured. The basic idea is to let you capture images on the go without the hassle of the bulk. Also, some radical snapshots can be taken when pictured from the index-finger level! What fun!

0 Designers: Hyeonsik Studio & Jeon Yengwon

Pictures From The Sky

Pictures From The Sky

The idea of aerial photography is not new, but the idea of the Sky View Camera certainly is. I love the cosmic beauty in design, almost like a star or whimsical flower. Details are sketchy, but we do know that it can take pics from mid-air and when placed on a surface. People are fascinated with pictures of them from above, so one of these days the concept will see light. Whether it is as enigmatic as the Sky View, remains to be seen.

0 Designer: Junho Yoon

Ultimate Action Cam

Ultimate Action Cam

The E-Clips video camera expands on the capabilities of the compact handheld with an easy-to-use system of quick-release mounts. The snap-and-go design makes it possible to seamlessly transition between uses in seconds. Snap to a bike, attach to a helmet, or mount it on any other surface and control power and recording options wirelessly using the included digital wristband!

0 Designer: Christopher Terella

Smile Please!

Smile Please!

There is a growing trend in concept cameras to include simple gestures to control its functions. We first saw this with the Air Clicker Camera and now it’s surfaced once again with the Take Frame. The idea here is to ‘crop’ the picture you want to click using the two crop tools, just like how you would use your thumb and forefinger. Interesting the way this industry is innovating.

0 Designer: Eunae Ko

Crop Pics in a Jiffy

Crop Pics in a Jiffy

The general norm is to go back home and touch up pictures that you have clicked using a computer. Cropic Digital Camera eliminates the step by allowing you to crop pictures and remove obtrusive background elements, right on the spot, on the camera. A dedicated button for the same lets you make the adjustments and save the perfect pic!

0 Designer: Tae Han Kim

Print Picture Anywhere

Print Picture Anywhere

The Rub View Camera is quite a clever concept. It builds up on where the Polaroid camera left off. Don’t be fooled by the slim design and packaging because beneath all that glitz is a camera capable of transferring images to a blank paper in a jiffy. The designer has not elaborated on it, but the little we know is that it works on the concept of transferring the image like how you would do screen printing on cloth. It certainly adds a kitsch element to taking pictures and sharing them.

0 Designer: Ji ho Jung

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

Black Box Film With a Digital Twist

The ‘Flash³’ camera design stemmed from the blending of retro ‘black box’ film camera with digitalization. Keeping the design to a minimum, it sports a touchscreen and perpetuates the enhancement of the internal flash. As the designer points out, ironically a camera was a box to capture light, yet to keep it out simultaneously. This version celebrates the paradox in a very flashy manner!

0 Designer: Dani Clode

Eye Candy Camera

Eye Candy Camera

I love the Iris concept camera for its utilitarian functionality and simplicity. The camera works at the command of your blinks, yes and its so amazing. Its almost as if you gaze into a crystal ball and capture moments that you think are precious and then share it with the world. The concept uses biometric technology to identify people by recognizing their unique iris signatures. Once it identifies the iris, it automatically uploads that users preferred setting. It even recognizes subjects using the same technology and even tags them.

0 Designer: Mimi Zou