VOIP with Style

VOIP with Style

The Tatung VOIP, winner of the 2008 IF, IDEA, and Red Dot awards is one classy phone with aims to making internet phones user friendly. Featuring Bluetooth, wireless and a touch pad design, the Tatung VOIP Phone is easy to connect to your VOIP service. Its casing can be customized but other than that the phone is devoid of unnecessary features with the exception of a faux antenna which is just for retro nostalgia.

0 Designer: Nova Design

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Is Your Ear Asking a Question?

Actually the unique shape serves several purposes. It fits snug in your ear, easily loops together around your neck when not in use, and somehow prevents bacterial growth which is 700 times more concentrated in regular ear buds. If it weren’t just a concept, would you buy one?

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Tabs Have Never Seemed so High-tech!

Making sure to flex its concepting muscles, KDDI au just announced their PLY mobile phone concept inspired by sandwiched plywood. Each section is tabbed to core functions like a dialpad, keyboard, gamepad, touchscreen, pico project, and printer! Will it ever see the light of day? Hard to say. Miniaturizing some of those proposed functions seems beyond what science and technology can achieve now but never underestimate kooky designers and crafty engineers.

0 Designer: Hideo Kambara

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Daym. Biomimicry in all its Glory

Looking like a prop from a sci-fi movie, Daym by Andreas Martin, is a self deciding robot that carries everyday goods throughout the day and is much a companion as he is a high-tech bee inspired satchel bag. Nimble of body and sound of mind, this concept isn’t as wild as it first appears. View the designer’s whole process here.

0 Designer: Andreas Martin

Voice Stick

Voice Stick

Braille is still the standard when it comes to helping the visually impaired read. Unfortunately translating text into braille is costly and time consuming thus the disproportionate number of braille books. Voice Stick is an advance optical character recognition scanner designed to make all books available to the visually impaired.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

Lone Speaker Drone is Louder in a Hive

This simple, rugged speaker called the Hive Audio System for outdoor entertaining features a sound tube that protects the speaker from the elements and amplifies sound as it reverberates. The bell is completely translucent with a rugged base for stability. This speaker works wirelessly from a main station unit and can be linked to other liked units for multiple sound outputs forming a hive.

0 Designer: Christopher Stuart

Compose Music All High Tech Like

Compose Music All High Tech Like

Have you ever caught yourself whistling a made up tune and thought to yourself, “hey this could be a hit song!” Those moments of inspiration are fleeting but with the Compose concept, you can compose anywhere.

0 Designer: Ouyang Xi

A Silent Alarm Clock

A Silent Alarm Clock

Alarm clocks usually jolt us awake leading us to reach for the almighty snooze button. Silence is a conceptual alarm clock that allows you to program multiple alarms and wakes you without any sound. Each person wears a wireless rubber ring with an integrated vibration device that generates a tactile alarm. The snooze function is engaged by shaking your hand. However, each successive time you want to snooze, more movement is required, making sure you get to work on time.

0 Designer: Johan Brengesjo

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

Wanna See My Apple Glow?

I didn’t think an iPhone could get pimped up any further, how wrong was I? What we have here is a “modding” option for the iPhone. Modding is replacing the back-side of the iPhone and replacing it with a back that adds the apple to glow, creating a similarity between the mac and the iPhone. Made in Russia, I sure hope that this awesome option is available for purchase in the western world sometime soon.

Touching My Image

Touching My Image

The LUPE may look like another touchscreen camera but this concept is designed for ease of use and simplicity even tho technically it’s quite complex. Thru a series of transparent touchscreens and optical quality glass lenses, the LUPE magnifies images near and far for almost macro like quality. The focusing mechanism is quite ingenious. Just touch what you want in focus and the camera handles everything else.

0 Designer: Seoghwan Choi

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Vroom Vroom Beep Beep!

Who says I can’t play with my electronics! Move To The Radio shoves a radio inside a traditional wood block car toy. The volume is controlled by the wheels so if you want to turn it up, you gotta push the car along, purse your lips, and make the VROOM VROOM sound! Okay that last bit is optional but if you’re gonna play, go all the way.

0 Designer: Sang-Hoon Lee

This camera is Outta Sight!

This camera is Outta Sight!

I will admit, upon first reading and laying eyes on this design I almost laughed out loud. Not because of the design, but for its intended purpose. Designer Chueh Lee over at Samsung China has designed what may be the worlds first camera for the blind, the “Touch Sight”. Yup, you read me right…a camera for the blind. Chueh actually makes a good argument for such a design.

0 Designer: Chueh Lee

Stick Your Dongle in this Asterisk

Stick Your Dongle in this Asterisk

USB hubs come in all shapes and sizes, so why not one of the most ubiquitous shapes in typography? The asterisk’s name is derived from the Latin for Star and this design is certainly the star of the USB lot. Designed by Joel Escalona, the “Asterisco Hub” is like the perfect party, one male to four females connections.

0 Designer: Joel Escalona