Logitech's MX Air Wants to Fly

Logitech’s MX Air Wants to Fly

When we found out an ordinary computer mouse won an 2008 IF award, we were intrigued and had to review it. Logitech was kind enough to supply us with a model and let me start by saying this is no ordinary mouse, not surprising since I later found out it was designed by Marcel Twohig. The man currently designs for Design Partners and worked with LG prior to that. The MX Air combines laser optics for millimeter point accuracy, touch controls for parts of its interface, and Freespace’s innovative motion sensing technology to track hand gestures.

0 Designer: Marcel Twohig

Stay on Target... Stay on Target...

Stay on Target… Stay on Target…

Target Project is the brainchild of Benjamin Males, a dude who aims to “raise questions about our experience and relationship with surveillance technologies and CCTV.” The device(s) Males has created record time, date, weight, height, obesity, and skin color for analysis. Good or evil?

0 Designer: Benjamin Males

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

With the Fences Down It Could be Anywhere!

When surround sound started to be pushed by home audio companies, the movie they used to push it with was Jurrasic Park. Hearing the T-Rex roar from all directions was the most excellent experience I’d ever had at a department store, and to my ears, it really did surround the room. But our ears have become more sophisticated in the short time between then and now, and Simon Denzel’s “Mono” is bringing us closer to real professional home surround sound.

0 Designer: Simon Denzel

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker Review

There are few companies who evoke experience and know-how in speaker design as Bowers & Wilkins do. The company has over 40 years of history creating some of the best sound experiences for consumers and audiophiles alike. I had the opportunity to review their Zeppelin Speaker for the iPod. It’s been getting rave reviews from customers and won a Gold 2008 IDEA award. Kudos to Native Design. Must be good right?

0 Designer: Native Design

I've Traveled Each and Every Highway

I’ve Traveled Each and Every Highway

And more, much more than this, I did it My Way. And thanks to Signce Studio, you can do it your way with My Way too. This handheld device makes it possible not only to use a Get-There-Quick method, but a Smell-The-Roses method as well! Take note of the excellent integration of similar devices and innovation that makes My Way a new one.

0 Designer: Signce Studio

Airport Jitters

Airport Jitters

Airport navigation can be a trick, especially if you live in a large metropolitan area. With Gauri Sharma’s Ascend design, preparing to fly becomes more enjoyable than the flight! Vibrating stickers with flight information and modular touchscreen kiosks are the keys to this airport revolution…

0 Designer: Gauri Sharma

Bike for Power!

Bike for Power!

The OHM is a hand-held sized energy device for cyclists. As it’s explained below, this device uses magnets and a dynamo to collect energy which can in turn be used to power up your phone or other chargeable device. Now you too can declare yourself independent of power plugs and cigarette lighters forever!

0 Designer: Xavier Unwin

Edit Video on Video, Confused?

Edit Video on Video, Confused?

Okay so recording video is pretty simple nowadays. Companies have pretty much aced usability and made it super easy for even the most tech-challenged. Problem is a lot of video stays in memory, unedited and uninteresting because editing is a little harder than pushing a button. Of course people with Macs know iMovie does a great job editing video (OMG did I just plug Apple?) but what about the rest of us? Maybe you need the Video concept.

0 Designer: Jonas Buck

iShow, Micro Projection for Your i-memes

iShow, Micro Projection for Your i-memes

During his studies at H.I.T., Moti Barzilay had to design something iconic in the realm of Apple products – something he felt was missing from their lineup. He came up with the iShow. Yes another “i” meme. It’s a portable projector designed for Apple’s line of iPods, iPhones, and MacBooks. The clam inspired body turns on when you pull the two discs apart to expose a pico projector and ports. He doesn’t mention pixel resolution but the projection system is LED based and no you can’t use it as a Yo-Yo.

0 Designer: Moti Barzilay

The Age of Aquarius... in Sprinkling

The Age of Aquarius… in Sprinkling

While automatic lawn and crop sprinklers have existed for some time, the Aquarius takes automatic watering to a new level. While current automatic sprinklers activate on a time-based schedule, Aquarius detects moisture levels in the soil and waters according to changing conditions. No more sprinkling in rainstorms for you!

0 Designer: Aydin Oztoprak

Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

Digitize That Stack of Business Cards

Business cards have become less of a way to disseminate contact information and more about brand extension, so it makes no sense to spend so much money on them only to be thrown out after someone transcribes all the relevant information into an address book. The B-Scanner helps with both aspects.

0 Designer: Sungwoo Park & Bongkun Shin

Zune Phone Finally, Okay Maybe

Zune Phone Finally, Okay Maybe

I know a lot of you out there are just waiting for the Zune phone – Microsoft’s answer to the current king of multitouch telephonic devices. Until they actually confirm, check out the Zune Contact concept by Adam Huffman. He’s revamped the interface, made the body madly thin, slapped on a 5 MP camera and went all touchscreeny. Sure it’s just pie-in-the-sky now but who knows, something similar may come from Redmond Washington. Oh BTW, that big white button at the bottom is really a soft cushy thumb rest. . . yeah.

0 Designer: Adam Huffman

Mother Nature's Got Nothin' on This Light

Mother Nature’s Got Nothin’ on This Light

It is just terrible when the sun is going down and I am still working and I get a headache because I was using the sun for light but it isn’t there anymore! Chris Natt has designed a device that will keep the light level constant! And it looks wild…

0 Designer: Chris Natt