Find Beauty In A Router

Find Beauty In A Router

Router is the most mundane of your computer peripheral and the poor gadget hardly ever gets noticed. Most of the time it is callously placed on top of the CPU or stacked behind the monitor. In this modern wireless age, when we have so many creative heads bringing us upbeat tech, it’s a pleasure to see someone turn the eyesore to an object `d art. The Occipiter incorporates some amazing finishing like brushed aluminum with inlay wood and a magnesium alloy chassis. Moreover, the side panels are inspired by the Fuego Grill.

0 Designer: Michael Laut

Talk About A Super Soaker!

Talk About A Super Soaker!

Firehouses shoot insane amounts of water generating enough pressure to knock a man over but sometimes even that isn’t enough. The Jet Spray is a hose attachment that amplifies water pressure and increases range by 30 meters. The extra range would be helpful for aerial dispatches or from neighboring buildings – any where typical ladders can’t reach. The mechanism is quite simple, powered by a pressurized gas tank. The real question is when can I get one of these babies for my next water gun fight? Pew pew pew!

0 Designer: Haishan Deng

What I Look Like When Photographing You

What I Look Like When Photographing You

Sometimes the best expressions happen behind the lens. The photographer is the one left out of group photos but with the CLAM, moments can be capture from both sides of the aperture. There’s a lens on both sides of the camera. When you press that shutter button, two pictures are taken at once. The exterior LCD shows what you photographed. Open the CLAM and a smaller interior LCD shows what you, the shutter bug looked like. Cool concept except I’m sure most of my expressions would be squinty faces.

0 Designer: Gowoon Jeong

Top 10 Speakers Designs at Sound Innovation

Top 10 Speakers Designs at Sound Innovation

The list that you see here reflects how the designers have incorporated a simplistic every-day value to their complex technological design. In my mind I see the common thread of mundane objects being inspirational and incidental. Can you see the beautiful lampshade in the Gramo or the pots in the Sound Eggs? I do, I’m just waiting for you to catch up with me!

0 Competition: Designboom

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Dock…Speaker…No, It’s a Light

Life isn’t simple anymore. You work minimum two jobs; you multitask and make the most of a situation. Yes, life sucks…so is it fair that we make our electronics and gadgets do only one job at a time? No ways! They too need to labor like us, give us the maximum benefit of their existence. We don’t want only an iPod dock; we want it to have speakers and may be some light. Gottcha! This one has it all!

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Multi Layered Music System Packs In All

Loosely translated Yoga means, “to unite the spiritual side and the worldly side of a being”. I don’t know about the spiritual, but this mechanical Yoga does unite quite a few functionalities into one. Its your iPod dock, mobile phone dock, CD player and amplifier all rolled into one. Inspired by the raindrops falling to the ground, it bears a seamless design that pulls out from the core central to the sides. You won’t need to head to the hills to practice this one!

0 Designer: Tommy Chen

Wrist Phone For Troubled Times

Wrist Phone For Troubled Times

Given the volatile situation (political and natural) around most countries, I totally buy the idea of having an emergency phone around my space. Recent incidents of carnages and natural disasters imply that even a simple shopping, holiday or business trip can take an ugly turn instantaneously. This doesn’t mean that we stop traveling; it simply means we arm ourselves better. The Disposable Pre-Paid Phone could be that life-saving device, which could get you out of a sticky situation.

0 Designer: Shirley A. Roberts

The Cash Register You Knew was Coming

The Cash Register You Knew was Coming

Intelligent Cash Registers. Duh. They remember who you are, they know your “interests.” They know you! Intel is going to unveil this prototype “register” at the National Retail Federation show in New York on Sunday, but they’re really pushing the system, not the hardware. (Although, they do mention the fact that the hardware will use 90 percent less power than modern check-outs. Nothing to scoff at.)

0 Designer: Intel Corp and Frog Design

Chronicle Your Travelogues The Digital Way

Chronicle Your Travelogues The Digital Way

Unless you are doing it for Discovery or National Geographic, nobody expects you to diary your travel experiences. Even your odd post on Trip Advisor really has no weight till it’s corroborated with a video or pictures. The question is, do you like jotting your travelogues? If yes, then something like the Backpacker’s Diary could be functional for you.

0 Designer: Eric Zhang

Condom Protects You From Viruses!

Condom Protects You From Viruses!

Ding ding, yes it’s true. Condoms can significantly reduce the likelihood of you catching some nasty virus except this condom is designed for the digital kind. Computer viruses are just as virulent as the biological variety, just as insidious, and just as detrimental. The Condom USB is a device that acts as a stopgap between any USB enabled device and your computer.

0 Designer: Ko Yang

Be Online Together Outside, Kids!

Be Online Together Outside, Kids!

Are your children addicted to online video games? Don’t worry! They soon will be. Designer Tamer Nakisci’s “Smartground” is a playground connected to the internet. Once a child steps onto the playing field, they are in the online battleground with every other child on the planet. Fighting for their lives! Or just points.

0 Designer: Tamer Nakisci

All Terrain Robot Goes Where No Man Dares

All Terrain Robot Goes Where No Man Dares

Let me give this to you straight…. not all of us are Edmund Hillary to climb high mountains and neither are we adept enough to traverse every nook and crevice to gather data for research. Carbon Emissions and greenhouse gases are environmental issues that keep hounding us. We need to monitor our glaciers in order to predict our eco-future. Tribot offers a safe alternative to keeping a tab on them and researchers can catch the action from a secure distance.

0 Designers: Jonathan Herrle, Josef Niedermeier & Ralf Kittmann

Boombastic Surround Sound or Single Stereo, Take Your Pick

Boombastic Surround Sound or Single Stereo, Take Your Pick

Earbuds for iPod and gang are good enough, but in the interest of avoiding ear damage, its always advisable to hear your music over normal speakers at least when you are at home. There are many options available in the market but the Designit Concept takes an edge because it offers the option of cluster or standalone.

0 Designer: David Granath