New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his vision take on such a productive form. dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB data drives.

0 Designers: Aditi Singh & Parag Anand

Wobble to Snooze!

Wobble to Snooze!

wobL is a simple stand and app that work together to transform your smartphone into a wobble-to-snooze alarm clock! Born from the frustration with trying to activate the snooze feature on smartphones, wobL allows you to activate your alarm snooze with a simple tap to your phone or stand. No more knocking your phone off the bedside table or accidentally turning your alarm off and oversleeping!

0 Designer: Third Prime Studio

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

Skye – One Innovation, Endless Possibilities

I have yet to come across a person who has not been impacted by the power of music. It can take you up and make you reach for the stars! The Auris skye is WiFi music receiver for your music dock designed to soundtrack your life. It plays your favorite tunes from your iPhone Android, Windows Phone or iTunes via AirPlay and DLNA. Love the sound of it!

0 Designer: Auris [ Buy it Here ]

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The Macgyver of Keychains!

The O-Key is a clever key organizer that eliminates many of the tiny nuisances of regular keychains. It keeps keys in check so you don’t have to guess if you’ve got the right one, noise free so no more dingle dangle, and even has some Swiss Army knife extras like a bottle opener, knife, and screwdriver. If you didn’t mind your keychain before… you will now! Watch the vid to fall in love!

0 Designer: Landa Ibrahim

wPad

wPad

There is only one word for the Wise Pad – exceptional! Here is a tablet that has a device that is piggybacking on it and can be used to make calls and even juice up via kinetics. I bet there will be some complex tech involved, which only my engineering friends will be able to help figure out. Until then I am going to enjoy this project as a concept and so should you!

0 Designer: Geng Kaiqian

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Virtual Companion for Grandparents

Dusk was designed to offer seniors and their families peace of mind when it comes to mind and body. The 2-part system includes a health monitoring band that monitors the wearer’s vitals, reporting stats directly back to loved ones and alerting paramedics in the event of an emergency. For interpersonal support, the 2nd part of the system uses a projector for real time video and photo sharing with family members.

0 Designer: Subinay Malhotra

Better Than Clap-On/Clap-Off

Better Than Clap-On/Clap-Off

One of the first implementations of Apple’s iBeacon technology, Zuli smartplugs connect/alert each other when the user is nearby, turning on or off depending on their location. Then, they can perform personalized, microlocation-based actions predefined by the user. Simply insert the plugs into outlets around your home, followed by lights and appliances you wish to control. Download a free iOS 7 app, complete a simple set-up, and enjoy!

0 Designer: Zuli, Inc.

Pro Photo iPhone Case

Pro Photo iPhone Case

Whether you’re all about Vine, Instagram or a Snapchat addict, the BRIC+ is the ultimate must-have for all types of iPhone photographers. Its built-in, premium performance 3.5x optical lens brings out the most in your photos by giving you total control. Better yet, its high capacity Li-ion battery provides supplemental power for hours of battery-sucking camera time!

0 Designer: Sudong Cho

Retro-fy Your iPhone!

Retro-fy Your iPhone!

The Retro TV for iPhone is the most adorbs way to prop your phone up to watch videos and movies! But its cute birch wood design isn’t just for looks- it also naturally amplifies the speaker’s sound with simple acoustics! Get it here.

0 Designer: O'LIVEFACTORY

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste

Copy & Paste is a portable scanning and printing tool with which you can literally perform the said function. You don’t need your heavy printer or a photocopier machine. All you need is this handheld scanner that can transfer the images and text from one source to another source, but in the physical plane.

0 Designers: Jayeong Yoon & Seulki Kim

This phone mount sucks...

This phone mount sucks…

Literally! Sticko uses the power of suction cups to help you stay connected wherever you go. Primarily designed for hands-free phone use in the car, the double sided suckers attach to your device and to any smooth surface like a rear-view mirror or windshield so you can look at your GPS or talk on speaker while driving. Not just limited to the phone, Sticko can be used on your iPad or for a variety of other applications!

0 Designers: Gal & Boaz Zucker

The Sweetest Gift This Winter

The Sweetest Gift This Winter

The Macaroon Hand Warmer makes the holiday season sweeter and warmer by letting the user do what comes naturally when our hands are cold… blowing on them! Composed of aluminum and heated by a USB rechargeable battery, simply cup in your hands and blow as you normally would. The device senses your breath and begins to warm instantaneously. A great gift for anyone in cold climates or with a sweet tooth!

0 Designer: Stylepie

Sammy’s Got A Smartwatch Now

Sammy’s Got A Smartwatch Now

The Samsung YOUM Smartwatch concept features a flexible AMOLED screen and looks very sexy. Hosting the latest software features like Google Now, which is always listening for the ‘Ok Google’ command, is quite an added bonus. The interface seems to display Google Glass like information cards with important notifications visible readily on the home screen of the device. Kinda reminds me of the Sony concept here.

0 Designer: Ian Nott