Hanging Hard Drives

Hanging Hard Drives

Portable hard drives are not really THAT portable if you have to tote around another peripheral but maybe you should have bought a laptop with a bigger hard drive! OOO Zing! No I didn’t! Yes, yes I did just go there. Kidding aside, the Hang it On hard drive encloser lets you hang you 2.5″ companion off the back of your lappie’s LCD screen. Sure, now your MacBook Air looks like it has a tumor growing off it’s svelt lines but at least you’ll get more than a measily 80 GB.

0 Designer: Sangho Jin

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

A Square Teddy with Digital Books Inside

From the soft heart of Silje Softing comes Pling Plong, a pillow person with built-in media player and a taste for reading. Aimed at children with an aptitude for imagination and a heart of gold, Pling Plong will stimulate one of the most excellent impulses a young person can have: Adventurelust!

0 Designer: Silje Softing

Colors for Health

Colors for Health

This is going to get a little hippie and spiritual so hold on. It’s common to focus on emotions while ignoring or having any awareness of what that goes on inside our body. This lack of understanding between the two can lead to health problems, for serious. So if we could keep track of how our emotions and bodies relate, what would that look like?

0 Designer: Sara Forsmark

We Like Big Red Record Buttons, Flip Mino Review

We Like Big Red Record Buttons, Flip Mino Review

I got my hands on Pure Digital’s latest camcorder, the Flip Mino and came away impressed. It’s a mini version of its bigger brother the Flip Ultra but thankfully quality has not been compromised. In fact quality is up in terms of build and video. At 640×480 pixels per inch, it’s not meant to compete with bigger and more expensive camcorders. This is for those candid moments when spontaneity is required. It’s small, pocketable, and easy to use.

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A Bird's Eye View

A Bird’s Eye View

Skyros is an aerial camera which takes unparalleled overhead photographs. It illuminates a unique bird’s eye view from where one can understand the intimate relationship with the environment in a refreshing new light. If you’re a more cynical reader, just think of it as a way to see what birds see before they do a #2 on your car or worse, you!

0 Designer: Siddharth Kambe

Tiny Chaser in my Hand

Tiny Chaser in my Hand

Yuri Suzuki counts the headlights on the highway at 33.3 RPM. This little yellow car does only one thing: click the white button on and it runs along tracks of vinyl, playing the music it runs along as it goes. Tracks of vinyl? That is madness! Instead of race track for race cars, music tracks for Sound Chaser.

0 Designer: Yuri Suzuki

Headphones Meant Not to Filter out Background Noise

Headphones Meant Not to Filter out Background Noise

As oil reaches recording break highs, more and more people are turning to bikes to get them around and of course nobody wants to leave behind creature comforts like music while driving. Problem is most of today’s headphones are designed to filter out background noise. That’s not very safe for a bicyclists since hearing what’s coming is important. The Semicircle headphones are designed to fit in your ear without blocking background noise.

0 Designer: Seohyun Baek

Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News

Ticker Tape Only Feeds Good News

Ticker Tape is an internet radio for people who suffer from Euphobia, “a persistent, abnormal and unwanted fear of hearing good news”. Using RSS feeds, Ticker Tape scans for light-hearted news stories from around the world broadcasting them to the listener who can manage the content via the Ticker Tape website. Pulling the cord allows the listener to choose the duration of the broadcast. The origin of the news stories can be selected by turning the dial – old school style with a web 2.0 twist.

0 Designer: Will Carey

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