Robotic Clean

Robotic Clean

The one place I’d like to see robots do their thing is in the domestic space. The Mab is a concept in this direction and looks at giving home space a robotic clean look. Essentially it is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots which will clean all surfaces. Mab scans and custom cleans an area according to its requirements.

0 Designer: Adrian Perez Zapata

Putting the Book Back in eBook

Putting the Book Back in eBook

TwistBook is an eReader with not 1 but 2 eInk screens connected by a flexible binding to mimic the familiar split of paper books. The bisected shape is perfect for protecting the dual screens and can be easily collapsed to throw in a bag or backpack. For enhanced personalization, users can customize their TwistBook by applying photos or art directly to the printable outside and inside covers.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

The Power of YOU

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was designed to be worn on the knee- with each step, it juices up the battery a little more. After it’s full, just attach a USB cord directly to Activ to power your cell phone or other device. Instead of plugging into the wall… plug into you!

0 Designer: Ben Azzam

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

What’s better than an ultra-thin, compact, wireless keyboard?? One that doesn’t actually exist at all!! The Lumiquitous mouse system rids your desktop of the cumbersome keyboard, replacing it with a virtual keyboard projected directly on the desk surface. The two mice (one for each side) have a triple motion sensor, beam projector, and optical sensor that detect the movement of the hands and fingers. Because the keyboard moves with the mouse, there’s no more repetitive switching your hand from mouse to keyboard!

0 Designer: Sung-Hyeon Yoo

Color Markers of Adobe CS

Color Markers of Adobe CS

I guess utopia for designers will be a place where they can sketch on paper using a pen that has built in tools of Color Markers, Tablets and Adobe CS. Not yet there, but relatively close, the PLUM concept is a pen that features a CMYK ink cartridge and is mixed with microfluidic technology (commonly used in medicine industry) to create a specific color that is desired. As you sketch, your drawing gets auto saved to a micro SD chip in the pen’s cap. Naturally, you hook up the cap to a computer and get editing on your design!

0 Designer: Yeban Shin

Not Everything is as it Seems!

Not Everything is as it Seems!

Almost impossible to spy as a camera, the Twitch cam doubles as an attractive wearable pendant for easy access. In contrast to today’s complex personal cameras, Twitch has straightforward functionality. Simple lift up and the built-in accelerometer activates the “on” function. Twist the front to focus, and snap away! Lift it up again to turn it off. Crafted from European beech and polished aluminum, it’s a clever way to compliment your wardrobe and ensure you never miss a moment! 

0 Designer: Jess Hunt

Gandalf-approved E-Pipe!

Gandalf-approved E-Pipe!

Electronic cigarettes are the future! They’ve triggered a revolution in the world of nicotine, but what about an alternative for pipe smokers? This clever design uses the same personal-vaporizer technology in the form of the classic smoking pipe. Cheaper, cleaner, healthier, and cooler!

0 Designer: Cyrille Durand

A Flex Phone Would Be the Best Phone

A Flex Phone Would Be the Best Phone

The concept of smart-watches is hot right now, and even though there are a lot of designs floating around, none have kept us from thinking “yeah… but you still need a phone.” The Limbo, however, is quite different. It seems designer Jeabyun Yeon has discovered the missing link between our transition from handheld smartphones to smart-watches. Design-wise, the idea wasn’t to stray away from anything that might be remotely phone-like, but instead to merge the benefits of both. Why choose one when you can have both?!

0 Designer: Jeabyun Yeon

Ergonomic eReader

Ergonomic eReader

While using an iPad to read an article, designer Chi-Tai Hsu started to notice finger pain and discomfort from the constant scrolling as well as eye fatigue from having to carefully stare at the text line while repositioning the paragraph to read more. Chi’s response to this problem is the “Reading Serenely” eReader with eInk display. Like reading a bound book, the design attempts to mimic the way in which we naturally flip from page to page with finger swipes happening less frequently.

0 Designer: Chi-Tai Hsu

For Instagram Addicts!

For Instagram Addicts!

Love your Instagrams?! Well, now there’s an entirely new way to show off your mad photo skills. Send up to 9 of your favorites to Projecteo and they’ll develop them on 35mm film and send you a custom wheel along with the tiniest projector you’ve ever seen. Just turn it on to project them at parties or set the mood at your pad. It’s the quickest way to become Instafamous! Get it here.

0 Designer: MINTDIGITAL

Lil'bitty Light Sensor

Lil’bitty Light Sensor

Access to a good light meter can make or a break a photo, but the designs are often bulky, archaic in user-friendliness, and expensive. The Lumu light meter is reduced to the size of the round sensor, eliminating the need for a separate handheld device. Instead, it works with your smartphone using a dedicated app for taking luminance measurements with a spectral response sensor that works like the human eye. Why not, since you already have your phone with you?!

0 Designer: Lumu Labs

Oh, So Pure Air!

Oh, So Pure Air!

The APM-1211GH is a multi-functional air purifier with a system to remove fine dust, viruses and toxic gases. The humidification & dehumidification system uses a naturally evaporating humidification filter. Designed to look like a vase, the appliance blends into the home environment easily.

0 Designer: Dae-hoo Kim

Another Brick In The Wall

Another Brick In The Wall

As our USB sticks keep getting smaller, chances of us losing them in our bags and backpacks keep getting higher. This inverse proportion can be curbed thanks to the unique Brick USB Stick Design. The pint-sized stick rests snugly in your smartphone’s headphone jack. The design allows you the flexibility of carrying your USB without the bother of losing it, plus the dense pattern lets you know the storage capacity.

0 Designers: Hongshik Kim and Se-eun Kim