This'll Make You Say Duh-mbrella

This’ll Make You Say “Duh-mbrella”

The Illuminate Umbrella is proof that opposites really do attract! The clever design combines two unlikely objects into one highly functional product that will simultaneously keep you dry and light your way. Particularly useful at night or in moments of low visibility, the design’s integrated LEDs are automatically activated when rain is detected. It’s not only useful for illuminating your path, but also for increasing your safety by making you more visible to cars and other pedestrians. Genius!

0 Designer: Yasmin Stewart

3D GPS for the Blind

3D GPS for the Blind

Discover is a handheld navigation tool designed for the blind that goes beyond the limitations of Braille maps, allowing users to “feel” their surroundings. Using pin-screen impression technology (similar to that of pin-art toys popularized in the 1980s), the user can touch the immediate topography to gauge everything from buildings to cars and other objects around them. GPS, tactile 3D maps and location tagging make it the ultimate nav for those who can’t rely on sight.

0 Designer: Jorge Alberto Treviño Blanco

Together at Last!

Together at Last!

There’s nothing worse than an awkwardly quiet dinner! On that note, there’s nothing that will kill the aesthetic vibe of a room quicker than ugly electronics. As you might have guessed from the name, the Soundlight is the answer to these woes! It provides both ambient light and music by using a slim 360 degree speaker built directly in to the shell of the minimal pendant. Seamless and effective, it’s the perfect way to subtly set the mood for dinner!

0 Designer: Cheng Tai

Cooking Starts In The Garden

Cooking Starts In The Garden

It would be so easy to have your own vegetable patch to source fresh veggies and herbs from. There are two main obstacles though: lack of space and lack of a green thumb. To solve these two issues we have here the “Little Helper’ a cultivation pot with a combining app. The idea behind it is to help us grow and harvest our own vegetables and eat healthier (think GMO and Pesticides). I quite agree!

0 Designer: Rita Moreira

Customer Service Goes 3D

Customer Service Goes 3D

Grrrr.. there’s nothing more annoying than calling a customer service number only to wait on hold before being transferred to a robot that can barely understand you! Despite the reason, getting face-to-face help is the most effective and least frustrating way to get results . That’s the idea behind iContact.io. Designed as a directory for public places like malls and hospitals, the informational kiosk provides an on-demand, 3D experience with a REAL customer service rep. Features like eye-contact recognition and an intuitive touch screen make it natural and even kinda fun!

0 Designer: Begüm Tomruk

Nifty Like The Ant

Nifty Like The Ant

Modeled on the basis of how an ant works in the ant farm, the Ant-bot is a robotic home cleaner. It cleans up messes and works autonomous, however you can define certain areas that need extra sprucing via the dedicated pointer. Neat!

0 Designers: Yunjo Yu and Seonghyun Kim

Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

Sammy Baby Gets Bamboo

Few and far between we come across Samsung concepts and today we look into the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The basic design replaces cheap plastic with sustainable Bamboo Material along with premium Ceramic. As far as the tech goes, it includes latest apps like heart rate monitor, UV Sensor and more.

0 Designer: Vishal Bhanushali

Back to basics and loving it!

Back to basics and loving it!

This utilitarian e-Ink phone by FormNation was designed for those who have better things to do than flick angry birds and flying pigs! It leaves behind the extraneous and instead is packed with powerful essentials like calendar, contacts, e-reading, and email apps. Everything you need and nothing you don’t! Thanks to its e-ink display and straightforward functionality, it can last an entire month on one charge. Yes, it lacks a vivid color display. But think of it as the difference between full color versus artistic black and white photography.

0 Designer: FormNation

Refrigerators Are Now Food Conservation Systems

Refrigerators Are Now Food Conservation Systems

They say words have power – for example don’t call it a bowl of veggies, call it a bowl of stir-fried exotic vegetables with tangy sauce, dollops of butter and a dash of crushed pepper to spice it up. Salivating? Likewise, new-age refrigerators are Intelligent Food Conservation Systems with a dash of Innovation. The Izotz is one such appliance that has some interesting features – read on to know more.

0 Designer: Iker Legarda Gabiria

Pump Up The Jam

Pump Up The Jam

A wise man once said, “Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.” How many of us can really ‘hear’ the music – the true sublime sound! This is one industry that continues to innovate and expand with the next best invention. Today we take a look at the Kusky™ Electroluminescent GloSync™ Headphones, which are the World’s first ever lifestyle headphones with a patented dynamic glosync technology.

0 Designer: KS Trend [ Buy It Here ]

Guessing Game Revisited

Guessing Game Revisited

What is this? Hmm yes it’s a Samsung Concept…. Any guesses?

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

e-Ink Your Smartphone

e-Ink Your Smartphone

InkCase+ is a stand-alone 3.5-inch e-ink screen that can either be inserted into a dedicated smartphone case or used as an auxiliary second screen. The design will also let consumers infinitely personalize their phone case with images and allow notifications to be pushed to the low power e-ink screen. This means that when users want to check their notifications or even read a book, there’s no need to power on the main screen as the InkCase+ is always on.

0 Designer: Oaxis

Digital Love Notes

Digital Love Notes

With the advent of technology, the simple art of writing notes using pen and paper has literally gone down the toilet. Look at us, always with a stylus or on a keyboard, but never with a pen in hand! The Exchange is an innovative device that bridges this gap. It allows you take digital notes with a special pen, and can store it or let you share it with others in real-time.

0 Designer: Jeff Brown