Hands-On Audio

Hands-On Audio

With tons of features & straightforward functionality, Spotify is a great way to get the perfect tune for whatever mood you’re in at the moment. The Pick Up and Play concept explores adding a tangible element to the service, using a compact speaker and touch-screen cubes to harness all the Spotify functions. Shake em to mix things up, line em up to create a playlist, or even gift one to a friend as a customized mix-tape! Not the most portable option, but it’s a fun, interactive player that’s perfect on your desk or coffee table.

0 Designer: Roy Martens

The Ultimate Couch Potato Remote

The Ultimate Couch Potato Remote

The Loupe next-gen TV remote goes beyond the capabilities of the average push-button remote, allowing the user to control every aspect of entertainment through a customizable touch-screen interface. Without interrupting what’s playing, users can search the guide, manage recordings, & access media directly from the 1136×640 resolution color display & even take photos or record video with the remote. A voice recognition option also gives the user total hands-free control so you never have to put down the popcorn!

0 Designers: Sarah Gao & Beata Patasiute

Braille Book Everything

Braille Book Everything

Imagine a world where the sight impaired can read almost any publication without it being specially printed in Braille. It will not only save the cost of a specialized printing but also make a lot more reading material accessible to the blind. The Blind Reader is a device that looks like a smartphone but functions like a text-to-Braille converter. Simply skim it over the paper publication and the surface transforms to Braille that can be easily read. Simple, effective and portable!

0 Designers: Jia Mengyin & Bao Haimo

Telepathic Communication

Telepathic Communication

The Telepathy One is a finely crafted, superior quality micro-projection unit. It is designed to convey to the eyes, steady visual information in a natural and safe way. In short it is a wearable communication device that is non obtrusive and takes you beyond the use of a smartphone. The wearable device hooks up with smartphones and tablets and opens up a new dimension in communication.

0 Designer: the design labo Inc.

Lux iPad Stand

Lux iPad Stand

One of the most elegant Apple extras we’ve seen, the AC iPad Stand is the perfect home or office accessory to compliment your beloved tablet. The refined aesthetic contrasts natural wood and that instantly recognizable aluminum into a prop for your iPad. Better yet, the smart design amplifies volume without any additional electronics.

0 Designer: Àlex Casabò Tormo

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

A Better Blood Pressure Checker

Hi.lo merges the basic blood pressure measuring system with smartphone technology in one simple device that anyone can use! Simply install the app on your smart phone, attach the device to your arm, and get a reading in a minute… all without cumbersome wires! With modern materials and availability in a variety of thoughtful colors, the design is much more comfortable and friendly-feeling than other outdated blood pressure systems.

0 Designer: Diana Dumitrescu

Shuffle For Music

Shuffle For Music

The iriver shuffle is a sleek interpretation that merges the player with the earphones. Very often the cables of the earphones get tangled when kept in a bag or the pocket. The unique design of this shuffle solves that problem easily, besides they kinda look neat in your hands.

0 Designer: Jeongbeom Han

Micro Messenger

Micro Messenger

We’ve come a long way from hand written letters & our interpersonal communication just keeps getting more micro… we don’t just send instant text messages; we even use shortened text speak to cut to the chase. With TeleSound you can avoid the reading/typing altogether! The cute 1960s telephone-inspired speaker connects wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet & plays more than 1000 distinct sounds to express without words. Now you can create your own language with friends!

0 Designers: Olivier Mével & Marc Chareyron

The iWatch Wet Dream

The iWatch Wet Dream

While some of my friends argue that an iWatch would be a failure, the success of TikTok and LunaTik go to prove that wearable gadgets on the wrist are more than welcome. Keeping this in mind, designer Tolga Tuncer capitalizes on the iWave with his version of the iWatch concept.

0 Designer: Tolga Tuncer

New Magic Mouse

New Magic Mouse

This new Magic Metal Mouse is quite an innovative thought. Slim and only 4.3mm thick, the mouse is like a second skin in the palm of your hand. Flat when left alone and eager to please when you cup it, the mouse is highly portable and easy to fit within the pages of your book!

0 Designer: Wang Hui

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Putting the STYLE in Stylus

Introducing Flaxus, the world’s first flexible fashion stylus! Merging style and practicality, the design allows the user to wear their stylus on the wrist like a bracelet, keeping it handy to operate any touch-screen devices. The silicone material, available in a spectrum of bright colors, makes it comfortable to wear and gives it a soft, tactile grip for enhanced ergonomics.

0 Designer: AEGLO

U-Plug

U-Plug

The U-Plug aims to enhance the functionality of the electrical plug by reducing the overall number of parts while maintaining safety and ease of use. Besides flexing to fit a variety of outlets, the universally adaptable design also doubles as a socket for another like-plug and provides a safer, tactile grip that can be unplugged with a single finger. Less parts means it’s also cheaper to produce and replace!

0 Designer: Suraj Patel

Scanning Eraser

Scanning Eraser

Seems like déjà vu but the concept of marrying an eraser with a scanner is a very good one. The ES-X not only erases the whiteboard but also transmits the scanned content to a laptop. It can also post selected portion to Facebook (and hopefully other social mediums), but the point is to make it easy for students to take notes. I am all for devices that make school life easier, what do you say?

0 Designer: Li Ke Wu