A Very Shiny MacBook Pro Review, Quickstyle

A Very Shiny MacBook Pro Review, Quickstyle

Apple’s top of the line professional, portable workhorse was finally updated. Gone is the all aluminum, silver keyed lappie that set that standard for so many companies to follow. Enter a new design carrying over Apple’s current design aesthetic – silver, black, and glass. Because there are already 101+ reviews about the new Apple MacBook Pro, I’ll keep ours succinct. Here’s the Yanko Design MPB (as I’ll refer to it from now on) review, quickstyle.

0 Designer: Jonathan Ive, Apple

Hard Drives as Easy to Install as Ink Cartridges

Hard Drives as Easy to Install as Ink Cartridges

You love plug-and-play, yes? You also enjoy modifying your computer, right? Too much effort? Vas Obeyesekere of Point Innovation says: no way! The Evolve Modular CPU takes the soldering out of CPU enhancement, and makes it green in the process! You love green.

0 Designer: Vas Obeyesekere of Point Innovation

iPhone Laptop? Wait WHAAAT???

iPhone Laptop? Wait WHAAAT???

OLO Computer updated their site with a mysterious laptop with what looks like an iPhone as the trackpad and OS X on the screen. Now I’m only thinking out loud but the iPhone, tho powerful, isn’t powerful enough to run a full blown version of OS X. Does OLO know something we don’t know or are they just reaching for pie in the sky? Care to ruminate?

0 Designer: OLO

Laptop/Desktop Hybrid

Laptop/Desktop Hybrid

Wow, I have seen parsecs worth of concept computer designs during my visit here on Earth, but nothing like this “B-membrane” design by Korean designer Won-Seok Lee. He has taken the need for a bulky monitors right out of the equation and opted for beaming your YouTubing onto any surface you can point the omni-directional projector at.

0 Designer: Won-Seok Lee

Cup of Java Script

Cup of Java Script

Technology and scaled down computers are finding their ways into more and more ubiquitous items in our lives. From RFID clothing tags and eBooks (Kindle) to running monitors (Nike/iPod) and even cars that respond to your voice (Ford Sync). Why not get a daily does of information stimulation while you have your morning brew? That’s what the designers of “The Cup” have in mind.

0 Designer: Hyuh-Jin Lee

Pimp my QWERTY

Pimp my QWERTY

With the tech blogs getting all hot and bothered over Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard and it’s customizable OLED keys, we thought we would show off a slightly more analog version of the same concept. At no where near the Optimus Maximus price of nearly $2,000 USDs, this $30 version called “Keyboard Shortcut Skins” by Photojojo serves essentially the exact same function.

The Future of Books

The Future of Books

With everything turning towards technology, we have adapted the out with the old, in with the new mentality. Designer Kyle Bean has created a design that illustrates the issues with “technology and the Internet, and the effect it is having on the way we source information”. We are becoming a society that is more virtual.

0 Designer: Kyle Bean

Canvas by Kyle Cherry

Canvas by Kyle Cherry

Designer Kyle Cherry has envisaged a new type of computer with creatives in mind. Called simply “Canvas”, the computer is designed to increase the quality and productivity of the designer or artist. It is intended to allow a user with little or no experience to make the switch from traditional to digital workflows by building the system around a more familiar interface. This concept should even make Wacom Clinq owners jealous.

0 Designer: Kyle Cherry

A Little More Bottom

A Little More Bottom

So here’s a laptop concept called “Float Away” that addresses one of the most bothersome aspects of mobile computing – heat. Designer Young Hwan Kim has a simple solution for it. Elevate the back end by integrating a lift bar into the design. Now heat can dissipate into the air keeping your laptop cool and possibly extending its life.

0 Designer: Young Hwan Kim

Watch Out Mighty Mouse, Memory Mouse Is Here

Watch Out Mighty Mouse, Memory Mouse Is Here

No matter how awesome the Mighty Mouse is (Apple’s version, not the cartoon), it’s low on brains. Enter the Memory Mouse, you’re atypical hockey puck style mouse complete with 4 or 8 GB of built-in memory and a touch scroll wheel.

0 Designer: Miji Rhoe

Curved iMac has your back...

Curved iMac has your back…

Many things come to mind when I imagine new features that might be useful on my Mac; a touch screen, integrated 3G connectivity, pop-out remote control, integrated LCD projector, and maybe even a ninja bear defense radar system… I had an incident, let it go. Designer Nuno Teixeira believes every computer should be two faced and with more curves.

0 Designer: Nuno Teixeira

Metamophing Computer Interfaces

Metamophing Computer Interfaces

Siafu is a PC designed to give people with vision loss or impairment a more intuitive computer experience. It lays flat like a tablet and allows the user to fully interact with it by way of touch. The surface utilizes a conceptual material called magneclay or magnetized liquid.

0 Designer: Jonathan Lucas

Computer and Coffee On The Go

Computer and Coffee On The Go

The Yuno PC is a new personal computer concept designed to help you get the most out of your morning without holding you back or constraining you to a desktop PC. Everyone has their own routine, what they read, watch, listen to, and of course drink.

0 Designer: Jason Farsai