For Scenes Above And Below The Sea Level

For Scenes Above And Below The Sea Level

UNDERABOVE is a dual-lens buoy-style camera that can take pictures of the underwater happenings and above the water happening, at the same time. The idea is to experiment and add more dimensions of picture taking while at sea. The clever design incorporates air in the top-half of the body and water in the lower half, to help it stay afloat. An LCD screen gives you a quick preview of the shots taken, and a timer facilitates self-portraits as well.

0 Designer: In Kyung Han

The Best Pocket Cam, Flip UltraHD Review

The Best Pocket Cam, Flip UltraHD Review

Once upon a time pocket cams were poor substitutions for the real thing but those days are over. Flip, one of the originators, still sits on top as providing the best all around pocket cams. Still in its sleek package and ridiculously simple UI, the Flip UltraHD, as its name implies, shoots 720p video at 60 fps. The image stabilization is better than any competitor and at $149, provides the best bang for your buck. Hit the jump for our review.

0 Designer: Cisco (Buy it here $149.00)

Projector Camera Smily Face

Projector Camera Smily Face

Don’t let the designer fool you, it’s THREE things in one. This is “Pico,” a projector/video camera, two in one. The third thing is the cuteness. It has a camera for an eye, a projector for another eye, and a microphone for a smile. And what’s that? It’s got fold-out feet so it can stand on its own? Oh my goodness yes. It also has the ability to plug a tripod into it, but that’s neither here nor there. Isn’t this little guy just the most precious thing you’ve ever seen?

0 Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee

One Curve for Photo

One Curve for Photo

Hey all you photographers, get out of that camera box! Lemme show you something. This is a camera shape I’ll bet you a dollar you’ve not come across before. This is Yaniv Berg’s Digital Reflex Camera (DSLR), and it’s like a chute. The camera body is one in the same with the camera lens, while the curve at the end shows the image to your eyeballs through a fabulous rectangle interface. Another interface appears along the side. How about that? Like a tube.

0 Designer: Yaniv Berg

A Bird-Shaped Camera

A Bird-Shaped Camera

When you think about a concept, there’s always a first use that comes to mind. When I think of a bird-shaped camera, I immediately think of it being used to collect photos of birds. Certainly birds would be more apt to get close to a camera that’s shaped like a bird, yes? They’re comfortable in the eyes of another bird, more than a human, anyway. Well how about this – what if those cameras were instead used to capture images of people disobeying traffic laws on the road?

0 Designer: Thomas Valcke

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Why would you want a digital camera that doubles up as a rubber stamp? Why? The answer is simple….just for fun! As of now digicams offer a variety of options and modes (sepia, landscape etc.) to take pictures and edit them. Stampy Digital Camera gives you the option of creating a rubber-stamp version of your photograph, so that you stamp it onto any sheet of paper or surface. If you ask me, the best way to tweak this concept will be to have it stamp out pictures in multi colors instead of the single red. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jinhee Kim

CCTV for Me!

CCTV for Me!

This right here is a project that has directly to do with closed-circuit television, a system also known as CCTV. These sort of cameras are different from, say, broadcast news cameras because CCTV cameras are meant to only transmit to one spot. CCTV cameras are only supposed to be watched by one person, or one group. What this project in this post, “The Observer,” consists of is a personal viewer for everyday citizens allowing them access to any CCTV camera in the country.

0 Designer: Lee Murray

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

An SLR That’s Easy On The Face

As far as tech concepts are concerned we see most designers lure in as many specs as possible, just to make the gadget geeky enough for the pros. The Sony Alpha SLR Concept promises no high-funda tech-specs and simply addresses the issue of ergonomics. The theory being that a flat back on any camera is a pain on the wrist and facial features like nose-protrusion and chubby-cheeks! Solution: Sony Alpha – featuring a slanted rear. The tilted back is easy on the wrist and face.

0 Designer: Abel Verdezoto I.

Welcome Home, Telephone

Welcome Home, Telephone

I would like to take this opportunity to formally welcome the telephone back into the home. Not to the car, not to the park, not to the line at Subway (I HATE THOSE PEOPLE,) but to the comfort of your own home. Designer Bon-Seop, Ku has a design called the “WIPI Phone” that’s too large for a pocket and too cute to be ignored! Made for your countertop, your kitchen table, your bedroom shelf, this is the long missing medium-format communication device that’s the missing link between cell and laptop.

0 Designer: Bon-Seop, Ku

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Capture Cleavage Pictures The Legit Way

Aerial Capture is a digital camera that can capture precious moments of your life from a height of 20 meters above you. Hovering over your personal stratosphere, this quirky cam is attached to a helium inflatable balloon, which strings onto a hand-held reel and trigger. Some naughty boys would love to capture cleavage and I don’t really blame them for wanting an aerial view of the mountains! The only catch is that the camera doesn’t have flash, so sneaky pictures of folks in the dark are a strict no!

0 Designer: Matthew Clark

A New Set of P-Wings

A New Set of P-Wings

Designer Evan Jardee takes on a redesign project for one of the most well-known models of modern industrial design in the world. In the whole world! The polaroid camera. If you think about it, you can almost certainly pop up an image or two in your head about what the camera itself looks like. Everyone knows what it does. How about taking that instant-print concept though, and adding more functionality, then also changing the form almost entirely? Sounds like fun!

0 Designer: Evan Jardee

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Kodak Brownie Revived For The 2012 Olympics

Reviving the Kodak Brownie for the future Olympics is quite exciting and traditional, since Brownies were often made to commemorate events and anniversaries. Just to skim through a few details: this 2012 Olympic Kodak Brownie has been modeled as a ‘box Brownie’; specifically the Brownie Flash 3 from 1962. Proportionate to the Flash 3, the new avatar is 66% of the scale, representing the tech advances made since the original was discontinued.

0 Designer: James Coleman

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

Never Get A Scratch On The LCD or Lens

The agony of getting a scratch on a digital camera LCD screen is too close to home! One time I broke the screen while riding a coaster at Genting Highlands Park! And the other time, desert sand of Dubai ruined the lens. Only if my present Kodak had a 360 degree display protector as seen on this Zero Angle Digital Camera, I wouldn’t worry so much. The LCD screen is like a hard cover over the lens, that you flip 360 degrees to open up and use. When shut it’s like a sleek metallic blub, when its open…it’s a neat-o screen with all the camera navigation intact!

0 Designers: Sun ho Sin & Jeong eun Park