Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Almost every tech gadget now comes in a sexy new avatar except for the humble Walkie-talkie! Thanks to the Talky, hopefully some biggie (like SONY) will be inspired to redo the design and give it a fitting new look.

0 Designer: Pengfei LI

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The new Devialet line of high-definition audio systems leads the pack with its combination of rare elegance and unimaginable performance. The same exclusive sound amplification technology, known as ADH, combines the power of digital systems with the fidelity of analogue. Additions such as USB ports, ethernet capability, wireless streaming and even a remote app for Android and iOS devices are the latest updates catered for the modern user. The question isn’t why you should get a Devialet, but which one you should have!

0 Designer: Devialet

The Pen Printer

The Pen Printer

Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim & Su-in Kim

Retractable Earphones

Retractable Earphones

Ice or Integrated Case Earphone is a retractable set of earphones that are built into the phone case. You simple tug at the earphones to extend the cord and then give them a slight pull, to retract. Essentially the design takes care of your wires and tangles mess; eliminating the need to wind them up or storing them separately. Love the idea, now only if someone will make it!

0 Designer: Yuljae Lee

Sensational Audio

Sensational Audio

One piece of raw alder hardwood and one seamless piece of stainless steel… Introducing, the Timbre speaker- a minimal take on the desktop audio that enhances rather than takes away from the aesthetic of your desk. Not only beautiful, it also turns your space into an enveloping soundstage thanks to its internal acoustic technology where sound emanates from the entire front face of the speaker. All that and it’s also sustainably produced with certified materials from local wood routing and metal cutting enterprises!

0 Designer: Running Farm Labs

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

Love ‘em or hate ‘em the iPhone 5S and 5C are here to stay! Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll see the aesthetic and functional compliment these Bluetooth headsets by David Stockton make to the latest Apple iPhones. Applying the same minimal design values and like color scheme, there’s a headset for every iPhone option. Personally, I like them even more than the phones!

0 Designer: David Stockton

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