Passive iPhone Amplifiers

Passive iPhone Amplifiers

Passive phone amplifiers reminds me of gramophone speakers from the past. The coming together of present day smartphone technology with old school charm of passive amplifiers is an intriguing mix. The Megatono line of passive iphone amplifiers from ECOtono changes this equation by bringing in contemporary colours and forms into their products. This vibrant set of passive speakers look much modern when compared to the rest of its kind that deliberately dons the old school look.

0 Designer: ECOtono

Mini-Wonder of the Tablet World

Mini-Wonder of the Tablet World

Since the introduction of the tablet, an ever expanding number of games have been built for finger tapping, scrolling, and pinching fun…. but it seems something is lost in the lack of tangible exchange found in old-school board games. Until now! The first ever of its kind, DICE+ is a pair of electronic dice that combines the uncertainty and fun interaction of traditional board games with the endless possibilities offered by tablets. Hit the jump to see it in action… then get your’s here!

0 Designer: Mindsailors

On My Fingertips

On My Fingertips

Love the idea of my index finger serving as a phone and the Nokia FIT. Hands-free Headphones is all about that! Crafted from soft silicone and flexible rubber, the phone is waterproof and has basic functions of texting and talking. Notifications are received through vibrations and the ergonomic design makes all the buttons accessible. Take it along for a dip in the pool or keep it wrapped around the finger, as the phone is extremely lightweight.

0 Designer: Issam Trabelsi

Macro Photography Made Easy

Macro Photography Made Easy

Inspired by the simple magnifying glass, the ODC Camera provides both new and seasoned photographers with an easy and intuitive way to record images and details that aren’t easily visible to the naked eye. Simply use the circular viewfinder to hone in on your subject in real time and start snapping away. Now you can get down, dirty and close to make macro the digital way!

0 Designer: Chao Gao

Listen With Your Life

Listen With Your Life

The most attractive part about the Ultimate Ears BOOM is that you don’t need to treat it like some precious treasure that is good to see, nice to hold but breakable. Covered in a soft, wear and water resistant acoustic skin that feels warm and comfortable in your hands, the speakers are the center of all action.

0 Designer: NONOBJECT

A case that actually improves your iPhone!

A case that actually improves your iPhone!

I think of my iPhone as more of a camera that can make calls than a phone that can take pictures! If you’re like me, you’ll appreciate the multifunctional Tilt iPhone case for the 5 and 5s models. Sure, it’s ergonomic and protective, but its paramount feature is a universal tripod thread so you can attach it to a camera mount, GorillaPod, tripod or any other camera accessory!  It’s a refreshing addition to the current iPhone, because there’s no telling what might roll out in October! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Ark

The Clip Advantage

The Clip Advantage

Wi-Fi on the go is such a great idea and for those of us who are dependent on it for survival (read online geeks), it’s a matter of life and death! The CLIP 4G Portable Hotspot Device sounds like a dream. Available in 3G HSPA & 4G LTE network, the device can be connected via micro USB or Wi-Fi interface. The fact that it supports limitless data services is amazing grace!

0 Designer: Kihyun Jeong for LG Innotek

Life-Share in Real Time

Life-Share in Real Time

Introducing… Lightbox- the smallest, live-streaming, wearable camera… ever! Instead of manually taking photos with your phone or hand-held cam, Lightbox makes it possible to invite friends and family to experience life WITH you rather than AFTER it’s already happened. With its super-easy app, your smartphone becomes the viewfinder and lets you control everything from audio and video to social sharing. Watch the vid to see the endless possibilities —>

0 Designer: CA7CH Motion Inc.

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Before you discard your old cell phone, think of the possibility of it lighting up a child’s life. Allow me to explain, data suggests that millions of phones are discard globally but very few make it to the recycle bin. If we take a fraction of these discarded phones and convert them into a low-cost camera for the under-privileged, then we can encourage a new breed of trigger-happy kids.

0 Designed by Lee Jee won, Lee Yong ho, Lee Juan

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

The New iWatch With iOS 7 And No Siri

Being practical is the main reason behind shunning Siri, speakers and mobile connectivity in this new iWatch concept. As a typical SmartWatch, this concept hosts some very non-typical features. For example, to save on battery consumption, the design includes solar energy and wireless recharging. Siri and cellular connectivity are not included because of their power draining capabilities.

0 Designer: Cristian Tomas Moyano

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

SEESAW is an ingenious device that gives you subtle visual cues to monitor anything imaginable! Using WEB APIs, you can set it to keep an eye on everything from your energy consumption, stocks, the weather and more. The ball goes up… the ball goes down… all while changing colors to indicate good/bad, less/more, hot/cold, etc..

0 Designer: Ripple Effect

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

New Word of the Day: dataSTICKIES

YD’s resident Design Strategist Hideshi Hamaguchi, who also happens to be the innovator of the USB Stick will be pleasantly surprised to see his vision take on such a productive form. dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB data drives.

0 Designers: Aditi Singh & Parag Anand

Future Control

Future Control

Discovering tangible patterns and predicting future outcomes based on it has always enticed the collective imagination of humanity. From mapping of celestial movements to the weatherman’s forecast, this fascination for predicting the future has helped civilizations to make sense of the macro system that they are part of. The ‘Predictables’ project aims to bring this forecasting to a personal level.

0 Designer : Dor Tal