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

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

DND Casa a Korean design company has developed an amazing line of television equipped mirrors using Ad Notam mirror image technology. The possibilities are limitless with where you can watch TV. Staying true to their “everything is imaginable and almost everything is possible” philosophy, DND Casa has applied this technology to other home and office objects as well, making anything multifunctional.

0 Designer: DND Casa

Mobile Projector Phone, Do We Need One?

Mobile Projector Phone, Do We Need One?

Here’s another mobile projector phone concept but this one is a bit more thought out, tho not without its problems. It offers portability and the communications functions of a mobile phone with a projector to support a new lifestyle.

0 Designer: Eun-Young Kim

Check Me Out

Check Me Out

The Motorola Sparrow was conceived to provide retail stores with a mobile point of sale device to solve increased service demands from consumers while decentralizing the check out point, i.e. pay for it and get out as fast as you can. It combines a scanner, point of sale (POS) system, RFID, communication and credit card reading capabilities into one mobile device.

0 Designer: Rinat Aruh

Electric Slide Mobile Get Bent!

Electric Slide Mobile Get Bent!

Why bother with one screen when you can have two for probably double the price? Designer Andy Kurovets presents his “Bend Mobile” concept. He thinks turning on a device and having it grow to nearly double its size will really be attractive to some people. He may be right but where is the proof? Oh right, he is also including a high capacity digital camera that also pops out to larger than expected proportions.

0 Designer: Andy Kurovets

Grape Vines Goes Green

Grape Vines Goes Green

That green bandwagon is speeding down the global highway at break neck speeds and corporations are rushing to hop on. That’s the good news… the other good news is that electronics giant Siemens is looking for ways to make bold and beautiful green statements with these cordless telephone designs.

0 Designer: Formwelt Studio

Silky Snappy Snake

Silky Snappy Snake

We are always in need of a USB cable to charge up a phone, an i-pod or load up digital photos from our camera, yet carrying around a USB cable can be quite bothersome and frustrating when we can’t find it. With the Lisco USB Snake by Laurent Hongisto, just slap the USB snake on your wrist and not only will you look fashionable, but you will also never have to go searching for your USB cable again.

0 Designer: Laurent Hongisto

Timbercalls

Timbercalls

It is probably the single most touched item in your daily arsenal. Our mobile phones are our lifelines and the closest thing to an adult security blanket we have. With all this daily interaction with a device, mobile phone makers are constantly looking for new ways of creating an even tighter emotional bond with your phone. One of the first things we think of (mostly subconsciously) when picking out a new mobile phone, is how it feels in your hands.

0 Designer: Hyun Jin Yoon

Feeling hot hot hot

Feeling hot hot hot

We all remember that little home invader/burglar Goldilocks and her serious issues with gauging temperature. “Too hot, too cold….” blah blah blah, shut it you delinquent! Designer Kai Chen has invented a little what’s hot/what’s not meter that takes all the guess work out of getting into your bathtub.

0 Designer: Kai Chen

Air Purifier For Any Size Space

Air Purifier For Any Size Space

Air purifiers have experienced a massive revival in the last 5 years but one thing they all have in common is the inability to dynamically scale to different size spaces. The Daan (Korean for column) is a small disk sized unit powerful enough to purify a small room. You stack more units together to clean a bigger area. You can even detach one unit and take it for travel.

0 Designer: Joseph Kim

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Smells Like Teen Spirit

What better way to realize if a song stinks than sniffing out the proof with this MP3/aroma therapy entertainment pod that not only plays sweet sweet tunes for your ears, it also blows sweet sweet scents for your nose. Just pop off the end cap, load up a selected scent tablet and a wave of odors are delivered right to your nose by your earphones. Yup, your earphones.

0 Designer: Yangwoo Kim

A Fem-bot that Reads Ancient Novels ...smashing baby!

A Fem-bot that Reads Ancient Novels “…smashing baby!”

Whether its Princess Amidala-bot or a Murasaki-bot, depending on what you are into, this is one of the coolest useless robot functions ever. Like me, you may also enjoy a good Japanese audio version of an ancient Japanese Novel. Also like me, you may have the deep desire to have Japanese female-ish robots read you your ancient Japanese Novels. Well your dream has arrived.

0 Designer: Takahashi Tomotaka