Sound Eggs Won't Roll Off Your Desk

Sound Eggs Won’t Roll Off Your Desk

Using a playful means of orienting and stabilizing otherwise impossibly round speakers, designer Ilshat Garipov turns our desktop into a kind of physics-based playground.  The off-center weighted bottom acts much like a tilting doll to keep the cones pointed right at the user with seemingly no support at all.  Purportedly communicating via bluetooth, they would make lovely companions to any mac based product or similarly colored PC laptop.

0 Designer: Ilshat Garipov

Like a Child's Legos, But 1000% More Dangerous

Like a Child’s Legos, But 1000% More Dangerous

This might not top the list of toddler-friendly socket adapters, but you can’t deny they’d be useful little pieces of injection molded plastic to have around. Designed to support 5 other connections, the power sockets can be stacked and built to work around the ungainly wall-warts our devices demand these days. They look about as effective as one of those PowerSquids but probably oodles cheaper to produce. Ionut get on these, I want my next scale model spaceship to have 220 volts running through it.

0 Designer: Ionut Predescu

Bulbs Are No Longer Meant For Light

Bulbs Are No Longer Meant For Light

The SoundBulb that we saw some time back, stood for sound innovation with lights. The question is, how do you up the ante and dish out something even more pioneering? The designers at Koo Touch got their gray cells ticking and dished out this awesome De-light! An LED projector that supports the simple joys of life like group gaming, photo and video sharing via mobile, De-Light mini supports all the awesome goodness that a gadget-freak craves.

0 Designer: David Koo

Eco-conscious Radio

Eco-conscious Radio

I know many of you don’t take very kindly to ideas that proclaim to be GREEN, but lets give this Blister Radio a chance to explain itself. Replacing the usual injection-molded casing with vacuum-formed packaging components, this little fella’ is made from PLA. For the uninitiated, PLA is biodegradable, thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester got from renewable resources like cornstarch and sugarcane.

0 Designer: Klaus Rosburg

Flex Insulin Pump Overcomes Diabetes, Fear of Leeches

Flex Insulin Pump Overcomes Diabetes, Fear of Leeches

For all the active diabetes sufferers, Ellaluna Taylor has designed the Flex insulin pump system that acts as a “unique prosthetic skin” that is worn naturally under clothing as a discreet glucose management solution. Packaged with a PDA-like glucose eReader for interfacing with the device, the device makes use of soft battery technology and the MEMS Nano Pump for increased dosage accuracy and reliability.

0 Designer: Ellaluna Taylor

Finger Power Works The Tape

Finger Power Works The Tape

No matter how much we progress as far as technology is concerned, we always look back towards retro stalwarts for inspiration in the designing field. NVDRS Tape foxes around in the Cassette Tape construction but is actually a digital player. Deceptive looks aside, the player continues to follow the 45/60/90 minutes norm, holding 10/15/20 select songs in digital format; uploaded via USB.

0 Designers: Stefano Pertegato, Massimiliano Rampoldi, Eloisa Tolu, Francesco Schiraldi & Giovanni Mendini

Hungry Robots Devour Domestic Pests

Hungry Robots Devour Domestic Pests

PESTS! Arrgh! I know we don’t live in dumpsters, but lest roaches, flies and rats raid our home, getting rid of them can be such a pain in the butt! Instead of going in for toxic options lets look at the 5 alternatives given to us by the cool dudes at Material Beliefs. Lampshade robot, Mousetrap coffee table robot, Fly stealing robot, UV fly killer parasite and Fly-paper robotic clock. Hungry Carnivorous Do-gooders!

0 Designers: James Auger, Jimmy Loizeau & Aleksandar Zivanovic

For The Blind Who Don't Know Braille

For The Blind Who Don’t Know Braille

You are lucky my friend that you can read this post. Being sight-impaired is not a situation you want to be in. It gets even more complicated if you are blind and can’t even read Braille. Luckily there is some though process being invested in the Braille Interpreter, a single-finger glove that features a tactile sensor, a Bluetooth headphone and interpreting software.

0 Designer: Hyung Jin Lim

Tweaked Vinyl Player With Modern Perks

Tweaked Vinyl Player With Modern Perks

Self-confessed retro lover is here to tell you about this remarkable find! Bringing a modern-day charm to the long-forgotten LP player is the Zero. 1. It’s a CD Player that can also play the vinyl records. What’s really unique is that a system has been incorporated where the device is able to “read” the gaps between the tracks, memorize them, and make it selectable, quite like how you would do with a CD.

0 Designers: Francesco Cugusi & Roberto Strippoli

LG Synthesis Belongs On Your Keychain

LG Synthesis Belongs On Your Keychain

Another beautifully rendered phone concept from our favorite 16 year old designer, Andrew Seunghyun Kim, his LG Synthesis concept presents a simple touchscreen based smart phone.  While subverted in this post’s title, the phone’s hole is actually intended  as a low-tech viewfinder and docking port on its tree-like recharging station.  Beyond that, it’s solar powered headset and Kate Moss-like form factor make this the most refined thing to have come out of any 16-year-old I know.

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Fold & Go Headphones

Fold & Go Headphones

I’ve seen folding headphones before but this one is a little different. There are 2 joints from which you can adjust the headphone size and pivot them into a moon shaped packaged. The final collapsed package keeps the delicate speakers away from would be sharp objects and makes the entire thing much easier to pack.

0 Designer: Hanyoung Lee

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Philips Astounds Us With Innovative Stuff

Three more reasons to look at Philips with admiration: The Kitten Scanner, The Temparin DenTek and SBH 7110 Stereo In-ear Bluetooth Headphones.

Innovative products that will help make our lives better and provide us with sense and simplicity.

0 Design: Philips

Lights And Sound Show Right At Home

Lights And Sound Show Right At Home

Disco comes home with these shimmy speaker spheres that hang on the walls like a mural or artwork. Adorable and very sexy, the lights patterns displayed by the set go in sync with the rhythm and beats of the music being played. Beyond awesome is the graphic bars representation that corresponds to the equalizer of the speakers. The woofers coordinate perfectly with either your PC or Home Theater and put on an amazing lights and sound show for you.

0 Designer: Morteza Faghihi