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

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians and music lovers can actually make beats or practice on-the-go without an instrument! Using motion technology like Leap and Myo, the Soundbrace wearable device transforms the user’s arms and fingers into instruments!

0 Designer: Eugene Wang

The Perfect Spy Light

The Perfect Spy Light

Memo is a high-tech, compact and lightweight flashlight that merges three devices into one- the flashlight, camera and projector. Designed for nighttime use, the inbuilt camera makes it possible to capture photos of the illuminated scene with the simple click of a button. The photos stored internally can then be projected back onto a surface through the built-in lens or uploaded to other devices via the retractable USB port.

0 Designer: Stephanie Liu

How's the air up there?

How’s the air up there?

Aerio is a nifty gadget that aims to provide users with information about their environment’s air pollution. Paired with the user’s smartphone, the device transmits data to a central network with other devices also giving real-time air quality updates. More than just a sensor, it also brings awareness to the user’s own individual carbon footprint in hopes of encouraging eco-conscious behavior throughout the day.

0 Designer: Nikolas Ethore

A Perfect Circle

A Perfect Circle

Just like the name suggests, the Easy-to-View Compass makes reading the radius of circles or arcs in technical drawings a cinch. Numerical values are instantly calculated and displayed on its bright LCD screen. It’s not only more accurate, but decreases fatigue by eliminating the needs to constantly readjust and monitor the setting.

0 Designers: Cheol Woong Seo & Jae Hee Park

Tick tock, it's the first iPhone clock!

Tick tock, it’s the first iPhone clock!

Bissol for the iPhone 5 balances traditional watchmaking with modern technology to form the world’s first mobile timepiece. Sure, you could tap the home button to read the digital display, but in anodized aluminum with painted sapphire crystal and a Swiss made, gold plated, 5-jewel face, Bissol introduces an entirely new way of telling time and adds a touch of classic elegance to your modern device.

0 Designer: PTB Design Corp.

Magnetically Driven Pen

Magnetically Driven Pen

MagPen is a magnetically driven pen interface that works both on and around mobile devices. The device introduces a new vocabulary of gestures and techniques that redefine the way we use our current standard capacitive stylus. With this new pen we can explore ranges like detecting the orientation the stylus is pointing to, selecting colors using locations beyond the screen boundaries and more.

0 Designer: SungJae Hwang

The USB Drive

The USB Drive

Sometimes innovation is about coming up with new ways to do the same old chore. For example, if you need to access files from your portable Hard Drive and transfer them to a USB key, then you need to route it through the Laptop or PC. Without PC is a device that eliminates this step; it features a touchscreen that facilitates easy transfer of files from the Hard Drive to the USB.

0 Designer: Dongwook Kim