Hi-Tech Replaces R2-D2... Wait, huh?

Hi-Tech Replaces R2-D2… Wait, huh?

Thanks to some very industrious Belgians, Obi-Wan Kenobi has a new way of picking up his messages. Aptly dubbed the HOLOCUBE, inventor Joris Vanbriel is targeting retailers and manufacturers trying to attract Generation X&Y shoppers plagued by short attention spans.

0 Designer: Joris Vanbriel

Computer and Coffee On The Go

Computer and Coffee On The Go

The Yuno PC is a new personal computer concept designed to help you get the most out of your morning without holding you back or constraining you to a desktop PC. Everyone has their own routine, what they read, watch, listen to, and of course drink.

0 Designer: Jason Farsai

Musicians Gettin' High Tech

Musicians Gettin’ High Tech

Ah orchestra. Twas not long ago when I was playing in a band and one of my biggest peeves was carrying butt loads of sheet music. The EMS (E-paper Music Score) solves that mess by using E-paper technology. This single flexible screen can be unrolled and feed sheet music via bluetooth from a computer. Best part is the included foot peddle which virtually turns the pages. Clever clever.

0 Designer: Serina Sung

Your Mobile Phone's Best Friend

Your Mobile Phone’s Best Friend

If dogs are to man then the MCube is to mobile phones. This industrious little cube is a wireless charger, bluetooth speaker, and information display. When you come home just place your mobile near the MCube. Using short range induction technology, your phone gets juiced up while all basic information like date/time, messages, and caller ID are transfered to the MCube’s built-in display. What’s more, the touch controls on the MCube enable you to access your mobile’s music files and pumps it out thru built-in speakers via bluetooth. Who wants one?

0 Designer: Sohui Won

Hang On For Dear Life

Hang On For Dear Life

Desk space is a premium so designers try to cater that by creating objects with smaller footprints. Take for example this Hanging Printer. The bulk of its components are actually underneath the desk. The paper feed and print head are the only parts sitting on the desk. The casing has an embedded LCD to indicate status. It makes for a simple clean modern aesthetic that’s actually quite a solve for today’s cluttered desktops.

0 Designer: Jin Hee Kim

Blow-up Mouse

Blow-up Mouse

The Jelly Click takes mouse portability to the extreme. All the electronic circuity lives on a small flexible board. The body itself is just soft plastic. Whenever you need a mouse, blow up the Jelly Click, attach the USB cable and you’re good to go.  As a bonus, it’s a total floaty for you swimming challenged people.

0 Designer: Bongkun Shin

The Sound of Bamboo

The Sound of Bamboo

Bears like it so why not humans? This bamboo inspired stereo looks good (ignore the pink) and thru the natural acoustics of cylindrical objects, sounds good too. But it’s not just nature-ry, it also has every accoutrement a technophile would want. Think wifi enabled, wireless speakers, integrated LED screen, MP3 line in, remote desktop syncing, radio, and yes – cd player.

0 Designer: Soohyuk Im

Another Simple MP3 Player

Another Simple MP3 Player

This one doesn’t have a name. It’s just referred to as the “Tactile MP3″ player. Why tactile? Simply because the 5 basic controls necessary to master your music are raised bumps, something like braille. The idea is you can control your music all by the sense of touch. Design wise, it’s pretty slick, like a dollop of shiny mercury backed by some creamy marshmallow puff. Mmm mmm!

0 Designer: Bomi Kim

Roll to Put a Fire Out

Roll to Put a Fire Out

A universal design approach was adopted for Capsule – a fire extinguisher containing an oxygen tank and powder capsules that can be thrown or rolled into the fire to extinguish it.

0 Designer: Woo Seok Park

Some Retro And Nature In My Mobiles

Some Retro And Nature In My Mobiles

It’s not hard to see the future of electronics is all about slim and sleek, metal and glass, technogadgetmatry and multimedia. Is there any room for the retro stylings of yesteryear? And what about nature? Shouldn’t something organic make its way into our hyper-tech designs? Designer Seungchan Lee thinks the CulArt (pronounce Cool Art) concept fulfills both.

0 Designer: Seungchan Lee

The Sound of Light

The Sound of Light

Not really what you think. The NewLight desk lamp has an integrated MP3 player. Although details are sparse, you can also load up audio books and have the lamp read to you while you fall asleep. Interesting concept. Perhaps the lamp light can slowly dim on its own at a preset time.

0 Designer: Jin Woo Han

P-Per Mobile Phone Could Challenge iPhone

P-Per Mobile Phone Could Challenge iPhone

Those sweet lads over at the Chocolate Agency have come up with yet another delectable concept dubbed P-Per; a concept mobile phone that would satisfy both environmentalists and tech nerds. The design consists of just 4 layers, a printed circuit board, extruded polycarbonate, recycled titanium, and a wrap around flexible haptic LED touchscreen. By minimizing materials, the design is highly sustainable.

0 Designer: Chocolate Agency

Flying Stick Camera

Flying Stick Camera

The title should be enough to explain what this is. In case it isn’t, it’s a flying stick with a camera! Rub it between your palms to get some kinetic energy stored up. Then release and the Flying Stick automatically takes pictures at set intervals. You know what they say, everybody looks 5 lb lighter when photographed from above.

0 Designer: Tsunho Wang