Glam Cam For Extreme Conditions

Glam Cam For Extreme Conditions

My camera and I are inseparable during vacation trips. It’s a shame that weather often dictates how and where I use it tho. Like I would love to capture the sudden showers of London in the middle Hyde Park and not from under some shelter. Dubai’s desert safari is awesome, but the sand grains really ruin your cam. Down Under snorkeling in the Great Barrier is spectacular; then again you either opt for an underwater cam or simply take pics from the deck. Will someone make a camera like the eXtreme Compact Digicam, puhleezz?

0 Designer: Camillo Vanacore

A Marriage Of Style And Technology

A Marriage Of Style And Technology

I don’t think I need to remind you of the quirky sunglasses, MP3s or headsets that we have seen on YD over the years. However is this one of those moments where I bring you an item that’s all three! Bluetooth headset, player AND Sunglasses all rolled into one. Mood is something you would like to wear down Miami Beach and impress the crowds with your style. It’s a multifunctional accessory for your music, phone and eyes.

0 Designer: Akin Bacioglu

Wake Up to An Alarming Juice, Toast, and Coffee

Wake Up to An Alarming Juice, Toast, and Coffee

Ou de chocolat! The one time I was in France in my life, I stayed at a nice place of lodging just down the street from the Moulin Rouge (no lies!) And in this place of lodging, every morning, we were served toast and a choice of “café, tea, ou de chocolate.” And with the “Wake Up” alarm, that’s just the choices you’ll get. Every morning. Automatically.

0 Designer: Florent Beguin

Old School iPhone

Old School iPhone

It’s a total hash of digital and analog ideologies and still looks uber-cool! I guess this is what an iPhone-esque phone would have looked like in the 80’s. Calling itself the Touch Screen Rotary, this phone is a Retro Blast but with modern functionality. Needless to say, touch controls on the rotary are there and so is a backlit screen. If you plan on calling me on this phone I will know it’s you thanks to the incoming caller ID.

0 Designer: Mark Miller

Your Computer Looks Like Rocks

Your Computer Looks Like Rocks

Modular computing isn’t anything new. Designers have been toying with the idea for years but the Stream concept is unique in packaging the whole experience in a form more conducive to zen relaxation creating a stronger relationship with the user. The Stream concept consists of Experience Modules, the Core Component, Component Modules, a Display, Charging Cradle, and Charging Base.

0 Designer: Barton Smith

Basic Beauty

Basic Beauty

nr21 DESIGN together with Vodafone Design Team introduces one of its latest designs, the Vodafone 135. This will be one of the most affordable mobiles on the market. The Vodafone 135 is a classic candy bar phone, designed to make mobile communications affordable in developing markets, thanks to a short two line black and white display suitable for calls and texts. It will be available this summer on prepay tariffs.

0 Designer: Nr21 Design

DJ Needs A Phone Too

DJ Needs A Phone Too

Are you one of those musically inclined people who love to jam at the drop of a hat? Designer Jose Tomas DeLuna thinks that there is a market for the creative music junkies who like to mix their music on the go. As a result he has conceptualized KRE8, which is mobile phone but has plenty of musically enhanced features. It’s a device that bridges musical creativity and communication.

0 Designer: Jose Tomas DeLuna

Un-clutter Your Rooftop For Santa

Un-clutter Your Rooftop For Santa

Every year Santa lands on my roof and manages to screw up my TV antenna’s position and thereby ruining the reception. Is it asking too much from him to park his reindeer on my neighbor’s roof instead? Since my pleas to him are falling on deaf ears, I’m gonna be well prepared for 2009. I’m going to get myself this sexy-techie-named-thing: The Laser Beam Frequency Collection Device!

0 Designer: IDEA

Earplugs Become A Battery And Then Charge

Earplugs Become A Battery And Then Charge

This isn’t another case of identity crisis, it’s just that the B-headphones transform to AA batteries! What I’m telling you here is that these headphones come in 3 pieces: two earbuds and a housing case. Plug the two earbuds on both the ends of the housing… and pesto! you got yourself an AA battery. Now put that battery into the main charging station and recharge the Bluetooth buds! A telltale light indicator lets you know when they are juiced up so that you can pop them out and use them again. Did I mention WICKED IDEA!

0 Designer: Qian Jiang

Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

Finally A USB Body Implant for Hardcore Transfer

You’ve got no excuse, design student, I know you put that file in your finger last Tuesday. Oh, your finger is corrupt? That’s a tough break. I hope you got the clip-in version. Uh-oh, permanent? Harsh. Better get that chopped off and replaced further up your arm. Gonna have to call you Anakin pretty soon.

Yes, that is a USB device in place of a fingertip.

0 Designer: Alberto Villarreal of Zanic Design

Is That Whiskey You Talking To?

Is That Whiskey You Talking To?

The weirdest of things can inspire designers and this one really takes the cake. Either Juyoung Kim really loves his drink too much or he is simply trying to impress us with his imagination. Whiskey, yes whissskeyyy, the malt that makes men go woozy in the head when they tank up too much, is the inspiration behind the Whiskey Cyon Phone. Low on tech-specs (fully touchscreen, 8-mp cam) but high on looks, the device is almost like a chameleon!

0 Designer: Juyoung Kim

Funky New Office Toy

Funky New Office Toy

Did you see all the cool stuff Google has installed in its office for the benefit of its employees? I’m sure most of us don’t even get a fraction of what those guys have. Without being envious, I think its time we spoke to our bosses and at least got some funky looking gadgets on our desks! Like this Conference System that looks like an odd UFO or something. I’m sure if we look into its specs, we’ll find something to rave about it to THE BOSS.

0 Designer: Guillaume Bordas

My Wrist Bling

My Wrist Bling

I bet my wrist is jealous. It hasn’t seen an accessory adorn its graceful neck in years thanks to the advent of mobile phones. Tho there have been several attempts by designers and companies to integrate the two, they’ve never been successful. The On Time Headset System seems to be a much better marriage between them and one I could see myself using.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes