Phone That Shames The Weather Bureau

Phone That Shames The Weather Bureau

I don’t know about your city, but the weather bureau of my hometown is often sniggered at, for their in-accurate predictions. When they say it will rain (like they predicted a couple of days ago) you can be sure it will be bright and sunny. I would like to gift them this “Window Phone”, that makes accurate predictions and even changes its display to reflect the climatic conditions outdoors. Maybe I should keep the phone for myself and bug the bureau with my updates.

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Sunny Song Is Green

Sunny Song Is Green

What’s Hot: Eco-friendly tag, meaning Solar Power; Bluetooth, A2DP/AVRCP, latest NXT panel technology, two kinds of styles: one for desks and the other for mobile phones.

What’s Not: Concept, concept, concept! And I fancy the desk version more than the soft version.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Shooting Film

Shooting Film

Just the other day I was thinking about how amazing it would be to be able to hold a camera with one hand and “shoot it” like a pistol. What a bunch of ease that would be – but it’d be impossible to do! It’d look just like a gun, right? And what sort of place wouldn’t suspect you of wrongdoing when you’re carrying what appears to be a firearm? Tuh-dah! Florent Cuchet’s got the solution: the sport-oriented “Trigger” camera.

Super simple. Super kawaii.

0 Designer: Florent Cuchet

Revolving Part II

Revolving Part II

Before you guys go ballistic that you’ve seen this concept before, let me point of the differences…the previous one MAGI, was a light concept where as this one is an MP3 Player concept. In the lights one, the on/off switch rotated to increase the intensity of the light and here in the MP3, it rotates to reveal the controls of the player. Too much “inspiration” going on here…so I leave it to you guys to sort this one. Cool earbuds tho.

0 Designer: Rho Jung Chan

“Tikk, tikk... tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

“Tikk, tikk… tekk!” The Special Sound Of Measure

No more approximations, not even if you’re blind. A reassuring sound of “Tikk, tikk… tekk”, two fingers and some Braille embossed cylinders, mix them up and you got yourself the Tikk-Tekk Rainbow! It’s a low-cost universal measuring tool that uses a string (ranging from 1cm to 100 cm) wrapped within the casing, and is extended between the finger tips. Kinda like how you use your hands to gesture an estimated distance; only Tikk-Tekk gives you the exact numbers.

0 Designers: Guopeng Liang & Yun Li

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone Has Sighted People Jealous

The Universal Phone is designed for both blind and sighted people. How? Thousands of micro pins dynamically raise and lower forming a tactile surface for all to get touchy with. Sighted people get the elusive tactile feedback they’re missing with ordinary touch-screens and blind people get a whole new interface made of braille. The idea was inspired by the little raised dot on the number 5 on almost all mobile keypads. Hey if it works, why not extrapolate the idea into a whole new interface?

0 Designer: Seunghan Song

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Be Neat and Tidy, Refresh Charging Station

Refresh is a charging station for 3 or more devices (depends on how large they are). The station comes with connectors  for your most popular power hungry devices (finger points at my iPhone, Blackberry, and iPod). If your device uses mini, micro and standard USB, you’re covered too. It’s not anything fancy but as with all Bluelounge products, it’s about tidying up your space. Hit the link for a full list of compatible devices.

0 Designer: Bluelounge

No More Double Trouble

No More Double Trouble

Scenario 1: Dishwasher load is done, now you take out the dishes and place them in their respective shelves, cabinets etc. Been doing this all your life! Scenario 2: Wall mounted Electrolux Bifoliate Double Dishwasher uses one compartment to clean the dishes via ultrasonic wave technology; you then transfer the clean load into the next shelf. Space saving, less time consuming, done in a jiffy. Which Scene do you like?

0 Designer: Toma Brundzaite

Saddle Up!

Saddle Up!

The saddle. What’s more classic than the saddle. The HORSE saddle, I should say. There ARE things more classic than the RAT saddle, which of course is ridden by the common cowboy cricket. No, I am talking about the human-to-horse saddle here, and what we HAVE here is a design that re-interpreits that. With a nice, shiny new, web mesh.

0 Designer: Ben Cselley

My Latest Fashion Accessory

My Latest Fashion Accessory

Inspired by photosynthesis, the Leaf is a wearable bracelet phone that incorporates solar cells on its front panel for juicing it up. If that’s not good enough, the cradle into which it docks also hosts the cells on the back. Alternatively, on a dark dingy day you can use the trusty electricity to recharge the phone. A pretty basic phone with calls and messages functions only, it’s main objective is to “remind people that they can contribute to energy efficiency.”

0 Designers: Seungkyun Woo & Junyi Heo

Photoshop Your Vision

Photoshop Your Vision

Akin to Photoshopping the images to suit your requirements, the VIU Contact Lens blurs out the stark realities of life that you don’t want to see. Transforming your vision to suit your preferences, it can obscure and twist the realities of a stinky dumpster down your alley or block out that offensive Ad on the billboard. Intrigued? No, I’m scared, coz if we have a choice to block out the visions that we don’t like, we may end up as far away from reality as this concept.

0 Designer: Christofer Kümmerer

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

How To Read A Non-Braille Book

You’re blind, I mean sight impaired and the situation is that you wanna read Harry Potter but the Braille version is not available. So you pop out the “Haptic Reader”, place it on the front page, and allow it to scan the contents. Almost magically all the letters get converted to Braille, which dot the surface of the reader. Want more magic? Turn on the voice system, to hear the story instead.

0 Designers: David Lee, Yuna Kim & Hansub Lee

Sphere-it in the Sky

Sphere-it in the Sky

Electricity is in the air. Literally. This vehicle, the futuristic “Bio Top” utilizes “wireless electricity” technology. The front of this vehicle has 2 wheels, the back has one, and this one is a sphere which charges the electric car battery as it goes, then transmitting the energy from the battery to the car through that wireless electricity. Also you’ve gotta have a listen about the steering wheel!

0 Designer: Luis Pinheiro de Lima