Scanning At Your Finger Tips

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

The Finger Scanner is a barcode scanner that you can put on your finger and scan stuff at the grocery store. The idea is to reduce the wait time at the checkout line and get billing done more efficiently. Besides the high cool-quotient, I like the progressive nature of this design. Minimal and functional!

0 Designer: Seokmin Kang

Two Uses To A Mouse

Two Uses To A Mouse

I was asked to give 10 creative ways to use a pencil, other than for writing…some of the answers that I came up were: as a hair-knot clip, chopsticks, stirrer… you get the drift, right? Similarly, a creative way of using a mouse, other than with the computer is – a pen! A Folding Pen Mouse!

0 Designer: Yoon Son

Scan With Fingertips

Scan With Fingertips

The Fingear is a fingertip scanner that can be used by the visually challenged people to scan and know what object they are touching. The device uses Bluetooth to connect and transmit the information to a hearing aid, popped into the ear. For example, if the user scans his finger over a flower, the earpiece communicates the same.

0 Designer: Dongseong Jeong

Who Moved My Cheese

Who Moved My Cheese

The Cheese Camera is an initiative to educate and empower the young children, though the world of photography. This community initiative hopes to forge friendships across borders. It aims to give an insight into the cultural and social background of children from across the globe. The DIY camera is supposed to be used by children to take pictures of their life and then the memory card to be collected and exchanged by the community. Donations, cheese and a sense of belonging have been tied up neatly with this project.

0 Designer: Jae Jin Lee

The dock is dead. Wireless is in.

The dock is dead. Wireless is in.

This strange little chunk of plastic doesn’t resemble what we think of as an audio speaker at all, but its unusual design isn’t all about aesthetics. The modular system was actually designed to be used in fours- connecting to each other and your devices wirelessly via Bluetooth. Volume can be controlled with your device, but to pack a serious audible punch, just add more Omni!

0 Designer: Algi R Pangestu

Smartphones that learn!

Smartphones that learn!

As customizable as our smartphones might seem, we’re really limited to using the controls exactly how the manufacturer intends. This case-concept explores the use of multi-touch/capacitive sensing beyond the boundaries of the device’s screen. It makes it possible for the user to swipe or touch anywhere they’d like to activate different features. Users can set their own shortcuts and define the controls to their liking, or trigger the device to remember their actions. Make your phone adapt to you, not the other way around!

0 Designer: Richard Donaldson

Read and Listen With The Braille Scanner

Read and Listen With The Braille Scanner

The Eye Ring is a Braille Scanner is that fits on the finger. It helps the sight-impaired to scan, read and even listed to a regular text. The way it works is that the scanner converts the captured images to Braille dots, which can be felt as indents on the users fingertips. Using the Bluetooth headset, you can use the text to voice function and listen to the book. Pretty nifty device!

0 Designer: Yong Jeong

A Touch of Class for iPhone

A Touch of Class for iPhone

Bissol’s latest mobile timepiece is an elegant addition to the iPhone 5(s) that merges a classic timepiece to the modern smartphone. The 2000 Calibre here features an automatic mechanical Swiss movement suspended by a unique single bridge. Its precision one-piece construction allows the user to see the inner workings of the clock in an interesting contrast to the minimal, enclosed look of the iPhone.

0 Designer: Bissol

Why didn't Apple think of this?

Why didn’t Apple think of this?

This might just be the feature that Apple needed to give their iPhone 5S and 5C release the “oomph” it needed! OptUX lets users get the most from the 5′s larger screen size without sacrificing ergonomics. The interface can tell if you are holding the phone in your left or right hand, automatically articulating the apps in that direction so their within reach of your thumb. Perfect for working with one hand!

0 Designer: Noel Joyce

Sterile Hands

Sterile Hands

Purell and other hand sanitizers do a good job at keeping hands clean, but they do lack the sense of giving a complete hand wash. Some sanitizers leave a sticky sensation in the hands! Offering another portable and eco-friendly solution is the Electrolux HandCleaner Project. It could do with some design refinements, but scores well in the solution-thinking part. Read on to know more.

0 Designer: Érik Gurski Lima

iArt

iArt

Mountable on any wall, the Myquadro iPhone dock is the perfect perch for your beloved iPhone! Not only will it charge your phone, but the seemingly simple white structure will start to glow blue, green or red depending on the type of notification you’ve received. Built-in speakers also stream your favorite tunes with your phone framed like the piece of art that it is!

0 Designer: Roberto Paoli

Simply The Braun Pivo

Simply The Braun Pivo

Question: How to combine the technical features of a reflex camera with the reduced size of a compact?

Answer: The Amazingly beautiful self-exploration work by designer Pierre Francoz

0 Designer: Pierre Francoz

iphone for GIANTS!

iphone for GIANTS!

Forget the iPhone 5S! We’re so excited about this design (and the fact that it’s almost available) that we can barely breathe! TableConnect literally makes your iPhone or iPad about the size of a full grown man. With full multitouch capability, you can access all your apps, photos, videos, movies and more with the swipe of a finger (or even a full hand). Hit the jump to see it in action!

0 Designer: TableConnect