Power Wherever You Want It

Power Wherever You Want It

Powerstrips, outlets, cables; ugh it’s a mess! Even tho we live in an age where convenience is king, it seems there’s never the exact length extension cable you need. And how about that power outlet way in the corner? Who thought anybody would plug anything there? With Free Lines, choice is king and that means having your outlets where you want them without messy strands of cables left in its wake.

0 Designer: Sung-hun Choi

Fight Poverty With MP3 Nanum

Fight Poverty With MP3 Nanum

World Vision, an international relief and development organization, announced the release of Nanum charity MP3 player designed by Samgmin Bae. World Vision plans to donate all monies earned to low-income families with children.

0 Designer: Sangmin Bae

Apple MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air

MacBook Air is ultrathin, ultraportable, and ultra unlike anything else. But you don’t lose inches and pounds overnight. It’s the result of rethinking conventions. Of multiple wireless innovations. And of breakthrough design. With MacBook Air, mobile computing suddenly has a new standard. Priced at $1799 USD and ships in two weeks. You can pre-order online here.

0 Designer: Apple

Saverclip Shames Your Electricity Usage

Saverclip Shames Your Electricity Usage

The Saverclip is a clothespin like device that reads electric usage on any power cable it’s clipped onto. Say for example the slow cooker crock pot you leave on all day. How much power is it actually using and would the results make you change your mind to using something faster, like a pressure cooker?

0 Designer: Lee Young Don

If Apple Made A Foleo

If Apple Made A Foleo

Ah Foleo, the infamous Palm Smartphone computer assistant we’ll never see. Sure the hardware was lackluster and left people wondering why they would carry yet another device around, especially one so underpowered. Of course, maybe if Palm had some of that Apple magic, they’d come up with something like the iFolio.

0 Designer: Willy Yonkers

Geeky Gambling

Geeky Gambling

Snap! It’s a USB flash drive that looks like a domino but the disguise serves a purpose. Each white dot denotes 1 gig of memory used. Not sure how useful that is but at least you’ll be ready for an impromptu street corner game of dominos.

0 Designer: Marcos Breder

Decant Your Memory

Decant Your Memory

Oh look, another use for RFID tags! The WineTeller is a fancy wine opener smart enough to read RFID enabled corks! The embedded LCD display translates “wine language” into laymen terms because not everybody knows what a coulure or vignoble means.

0 Designer: Sangmin Bae

Hydra Saves Alpine Adventurers

Hydra Saves Alpine Adventurers

The Hydra is a collapsible micro wind turbine designed to provide power to polar and alpine adventurers.

0 Designer: Brad Knewstubb

Bello Touchscreen PMP

Bello Touchscreen PMP

The holy grail of touch interface design seems to be marrying the simplicity of hand gestures with deep navigation. This is Bello’s speciality. Designer Ryan Han wanted to create a portable media player anyone could use.

0 Designer: Ryan Han

Say Goodbye to Messy Cables

Say Goodbye to Messy Cables

Having the latest in technology is great-every gadget you can think of all the better. Yet with those tech pieces comes a wired mess. Studio Manzano has designed a couple of new products to help out with the messy tangled wires that may be on display in your home. The Powerblock, is a shield that hides all of the tangled mess of wires connected to all of your gadgets.

0 Designer: Studio Manzano

Smarter Clothing Care Labels

Smarter Clothing Care Labels

Coming from a fashion design background, I find it surprising 70% of people don’t read the care labels and when they do, it’s usually too late. That’s why something like the clothTag concept might make caring for clothes a lot easier.

0 Designer: Sangmin Bae

It's a PC, No It's a Lamp. Wait, It's Kinda Both

It’s a PC, No It’s a Lamp. Wait, It’s Kinda Both

Turning Lamp is a PC mounted on a lamp base. It uses tactile interfaces people are familiar with when turning lamps on so a pull of a cord activates one of the 4 faces. Each face can display something different, i.e. – weather, news, email, music player, etc.

0 Designer: Seungchan Lee

High Tech Napkins

High Tech Napkins

We saw several napkin idea concepts last year but this is the first to utilize e-ink and RF technology. The Napkin PC is designed for group collaborations. Each pen transmits your doodles to the base station which is a PC in disguise. That information gets processed and displayed on the napkin like e-ink paper. Cool idea but someone better make sure nobody decides to wipe their dirty lunch stains with one.

0 Designer: Avery Holleman