Cube Speaker(s)

Cube Speaker(s)

This sinister looking black cube may look like pandora’s box but it’s really just a set of wireless speakers that can be positioned anywhere for optimal surround sound. Altogether there are 5 speakers and 1 woofer. They’re held together in cube form by the power of Voltron magnetism. The woofer’s top is a volume controller and itself is the main base unit that charges the other speakers.

0 Designer: Ji-Hyung Jung

Touchy Much? HP Touchsmart PC Review

Touchy Much? HP Touchsmart PC Review

Touchscreen interfaces; the delicate balance between technology and cost are slowly falling in unison and HP aims to be in the vanguard. The Touchsmart PCs have always tried to epitomize that future but the 1st gen machines weren’t exactly winners. We took the 2nd gen machines for a test drive and spoke to Randall Martin – HP’s Worldwide Director of Design for Commercial and Consumer Desktop PCs about the present and future of the Touchsmart PC line.

0 Company: HP Designer: Randall Martin

Apple Macmini Needs A Radio Friend

Apple Macmini Needs A Radio Friend

Apple freaks know pretty well that Jobs doesn’t indulge in concepts. Which is why any nugget that comes our way, we lap it up like starving puppies. Who wouldn’t love having this stackable Radio and Speaker System for Macmini on their table? Specs like Internet radio with access to about 10,000 stations worldwide, 2 front and 3 rear extra USBs and multi card reader, makes it a delectable item. Superb sound quality and sexy design are a given!

0 Designer: Sebastien Sauvage

Grow A Bamboo To Get Better Sound

Grow A Bamboo To Get Better Sound

If you get yourself the Forsta Speakers then trust me, this is exactly what you will be doing. Stop splitting your sides; I’m serious about this concept! The idea is to install a speaker inside the bamboo hollow (on the vertical top) as the stem serves as a sound box; hence taller the bamboo grows, the richer the sound gets. Ok summary-time: you nurture a bamboo, which has a speaker inside it and you hook it to your TV/Sound System. Looks aesthetic, but will this concept be functional? Come on guys…you tell me! Leave me your comments.

0 Designer: Jocko Chan

DJ Play That Music! JBL DUET II Review

DJ Play That Music! JBL DUET II Review

The original DUET was a hit with many enthusiasts looking for a complimentary computer speaker system without breaking the bank. JBL went at it again with the new DUET II. New look, new specs and still affordable, but how does it perform? Hit the jump for my review.

0 Company: JBL [ Buy It Here ]

Decontaminated Thirst Quencher

Decontaminated Thirst Quencher

I had a roommate who was a Coke fiend, no not the white powdery kind – the addictive pop kind. She needed to drink 2 cans a day. Watching her prepare her favorite drink was  an exercise in monotonous observation. She’d wipe the condensation off the can, then run the top under hot water to kill any festering bacteria. That technically doesn’t work but it gave her peace of mind. The Cole Cleaner was made for people like her.

0 Designer: Leon Peng

Toxic Style

Toxic Style

I have been covering design and technology for many years now and the product design that excites me the most is the Cellphone. If you trace it from its origins, you will be amazed to see how this communication device has transformed from a basic wireless telephone to a fashion gizmo that packs it in all. If it’s not the camera, projector or touchscreen prowess, then it’s the blinged look that this device boasts of. Here’s a look at the Poison that brings a transparent LCD screen to the device. Looking more like a perfume bottle than a phone, it’s toxic!

0 Designer: Ryan Ma

I Can Read Your Language

I Can Read Your Language

YD is a melting pot of varied cultures; we have Asians, Americans, Australians and British in our group. Luckily we all use English otherwise can you fathom the commotion if we all mailed in our respective mother tongues! Funny as it may sound now, language barrier can pose a problem when we can’t communicate effectively with locals on a trip abroad. For vegetarian like me, ordering a chicken dish out of a Chinese language menu would be awful! I’d need something like the ViewTrans to help me out.

0 Designer: Jaeseok Han

Scorpion and Sting-Ray Rescue Team

Scorpion and Sting-Ray Rescue Team

Horray! Friends amongst killer animals! Animal inspirations. Actually there’s no scorpion involved. Awww. What is involved, is solar power, first off. Solar power charges up the batteries in this lifeguard stand. As the batteries charge, the lifeguard sees danger! He slides down the slide, picks up a battery, inserts it in the stingray skiff, boats on over to the victim, inflates the safety vest, and autopilots back to base.

0 Designer: Davide Anzalone

Simply Connected, Peek Review

Simply Connected, Peek Review

It’s an email device. That’s it. That’s all it does and like the tagline “simply connected,” it don’t get much simpler than this. Meet Peek. I’ve spent the past month using it as my exclusive go-to email device. Tho I have an iPhone, did the Peek meet my standards? Hit the jump to read my review

0 Company: Peek [ Buy It Here ]

Gigabytes are the New Dollar Symbol

Gigabytes are the New Dollar Symbol

Or perhaps you’d like the Euro coin instead? I’m sure you remember the Lacie “USB Keys” post on Gizmodo earlier this month. That’s clever, and all, but these keys are way cooler. Way, way cooler. Because they are little metaphors. Get it? However much storage space you’ve got – that’s your richness in spirit.

0 Designer: Cinq Cinq (5.5) Designers

Someone Let the Snake Speaker Out of the Bag

Someone Let the Snake Speaker Out of the Bag

What has one head, a shiny face, and hot beatz? YES! The correct answer is Timbaland. Timbaland, who can be played quite easily on these “Serpent Speakers” by designer Ben Wahrich. They bend and turn and sit and play dead. They stay bent, and can bend like crazy style all over your desk or table. My favorite option is turning them into what basically amounts to Hurcules Hooks – holding itself up with it’s own spine!

0 Designer: Ben Wahrlich

Ultimate iPod Dock

Ultimate iPod Dock

The E-Pod dock crams everything you need to get the most out of your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod by acting as a speaker, movie projector, and alarm clock. It promises powerful hi-fidelity even those it’s not much bigger than a standard alarm clock. The most interesting feature is the projector. No info on how large, how bright, or how sharp the resolution but the entire thing does tilt. I see a few glaring problems with it tho. Do you?

0 Designer: Eun Seok Huh