Robots In The Army Now

Robots In The Army Now

As a part of the Inspectorbots series of Wireless Video Inspection Robots, the Delta Unit prides itself at being an affordable surveillance and reconnaissance bot. Its been specifically designed for situations where you would want to call the SWAT or the Hazmat team. Quite like the RC car that you like to play with, the Delta moves ahead and beams back live footage of the hostile scenario to the control center, without putting lives at risk.

0 Designer: Chris Rogers

Not So Red But Sassy

Not So Red But Sassy

Bono…oh Bono! I would do anything for you. I will even humor this cool looking Zik MP3 player that endorses Product Red along with Sony. Funnily, Sony is not even a part of the project, but that doesn’t stop designer Harold Terosier a bit. Bluetooth, recycled plastic, docking station, USB, the usual gamut packed into a 3-centimeter pendant player. Product Red is a good cause, so I am willing to let go this faux pas by the designer, hopefully you guys will do the same. BTW Bono would I look sassy in RED?

0 Designer: Harold Terosier

Get Korean Chic With The Mashimaro mp3 Player

Get Korean Chic With The Mashimaro mp3 Player

As a sort of dirty mouthed, toilet humor version of Hello Kitty, Mashimaro takes a spot as one of the iconic cartoon figures in Korea. Enter the ultimate Mashimaro mp3 player, its nine hours of audio-only playback allows formats like MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, WAV and APE. Not exactly groundbreaking in design and functionality, but you can’t deny the allure of obscure Korean cultural references and the jealousy it will inspire in all your other white friends. Also note the appropriately placed Aux input after the jump.

0 Designer: Soricom

Mobile Phone That Refuses To Go Obsolete

Mobile Phone That Refuses To Go Obsolete

I am that stage in my life where I couldn’t care a less about the make or model of the mobile phone I use. I simply want functionality and that’s it! However according to my son, if he doesn’t get the latest model, his social life will be dead and he probably will be an outcast for holding that hands-me-down number! Do I have to get him a new mobile, every time the fad changes? No, not if something like the Infinite Sustainable Mobile Phone pops up.

0 Designer: Will Orrock

Let The Hands Do The Talking

Let The Hands Do The Talking

Your hands are gesturing but I do not understand! Is it me or are your hands telling me something? Comprehending sign language is not an easy task, but should that be a hindrance for communication between you and a vocally challenged person? I guessed not, hence this Sign Language Translator will be the apt solution for you to transcend borders of gesture-based communication.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

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