Pen Translators For Better Understanding

Pen Translators For Better Understanding

The Ivy Guide is a unique device that fits over any pen or pencil and scans words for translation. Basically it helps you understand the language better and makes comprehension easy. It is rechargeable via USB and adapts to your grip with ease. With international students crossing borders and the global community shrinking, this could prove to be a beneficial device.

0 Designers: Shi Jian, Sun Jiahao & Li Ke

Bike Pumps Can Be Sexy Too

Bike Pumps Can Be Sexy Too

Designer Esben Bonde describes the Bike Pump Deluxe as being a stylish looking tool and nothing more, but we think he’s just being modest! Much smaller than the average pump, it’s super-easy to carry around for unexpected flats. With rubber grips and an internal locking mechanism it’s also just as easy to use. Copper detail in the spring and nozzle give this elegant design instant recognizability.

0 Designer: Esben Oxholm Bonde

Interactive 3-D Pets In A Jar

Interactive 3-D Pets In A Jar

I love the Jarpet concept for being an innovative and interactive way of exploring the animal kingdom. Basically the Jar is a 3-D projector that hooks up to the computer. You can download information and the app for a 3-D projected pet that sparks into life when the Jar is turned on. Ideal for chidlen, it can turn into a hub for learning the lifecycle of a butterfly to owning a pet squirrel. Kids can enjoy vivid interactions with it, via multi-sensory technology.

0 Designers: Zhang Di, Zhao Tianji, Ma Yinghui & Cui Minghui

Simple Muji Camera

Simple Muji Camera

The Ka-mu-ra is a concept based on Kanketsu, the idea of simplicity. When the brief was given to designer Forrest Radford, to design a camera for Muji, the obvious loophole was that Muji isn’t a very tech-centric company. So his first reaction was to creatively push the brand forward from where it currently is. Simple to use, the camera is off when closed and on when opened.

0 Designer: Forrest Radford

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Appropriately named the Boompack, this portable audio design was inspired by the iconic ’80s boomboxes often seen on the shoulder of rappers and breakdancers. Designed with these street-performers in mind, it’s easily transportable and usable while moving. What makes it truly unique is a orientable 200 lumen Pico projector for adding moving video or slideshows that take the entertainment to the next level. Not just for street performers, it’s also perfect for parties, the beach, or cruising on your bike.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

Printer Is Officially Off The Desk

We are constantly looking for creative ways to get the printer off our desk and reclaim the table space that was ours in the first place. Printer dominance on the worktable is one office woe that many face even in this day and age. The Rolling Printer puts an end to the debate by being this blissful device that hangs on the wall, giving you ample space for other important stuff like a decent coffee mug.

0 Designer: Kim Tae-Jin

iWhale

iWhale

This lovable iPhone 5 case’s iconic shape mimics the silhouette of a whale coming to the water’s surface to breath! While it’s uber-cute, it’s also highly functional. The tactile, curved back provides stability and comfort in the user’s hand, and the tail allows it to grip to a number of surfaces like handlebars, screens, or rear-view mirrors. Another adorable detail, the “blowhole,” is actually a 3.5mm port for headphones!

0 Designer: Seyook Lee

A Better Beethoven

A Better Beethoven

The Beethoven Phone is for the hearing challenged folks who find it difficult to communicate with others through sign language. Not everyone knows sign language and to remove this barrier when the hearing challenged person types in his message, it gets relayed to the other person through the transparent screen as well as a voice message. What makes the device stand apart is the capability to turn back voices into text. So imagine the challenged person enjoying a movie using this device! Very cool!

0 Designers: Jong Soo Kim

Nokia Lumia Play Powered By Xbox?!

Nokia Lumia Play Powered By Xbox?!

I wouldn’t like to call it the love child of Nokia and Microsoft but the Nokia Lumia Play Concept Gaming Smartphone has that kinda vibe where I don’t know if this baby is a happy one or not. With features that aid gaming, the extremely powerful hardware is capable of delivering stunning graphics. To solve the issue of ergonomics while playing a variety of games, the Nokia Lumia PLAY features two pads located on the back of the phone that you can use as gamepads.

0 Designer: Antônio Lucas Celestino da Silva

The Magical Sound Of BALLO

The Magical Sound Of BALLO

Objects You Obsess or OYO did the right thing by engaging the designer duo Fabian Bernhard and Thomas Burkard for their new speakers. The tiny gadget provides ample sound and bass thanks to the clever designing. The speakers juice power through a built-in rechargeable Lithium battery and work with most audio devices. It features a 3.5mm jack for headphones and the colorful belt used to fuse the two spheres actually doubles up as a protection and bass tone enhancer when lying on a surface.

0 Designer: BERNHARD | BURKARD

Klok for Dummies

Klok for Dummies

Digital clock designs tend to be ugly and oddly difficult set up, but the KLOK is a fresh take on the digital clock/iPhone dock that makes things easy as pie! A single button/knob graces the front and needs only to be turned left to adjust minutes and right to adjust hours, then press once to set the time. To set the alarm, just readjust the time and press twice! It’s easy to remember, so you don’t have to worry about losing the manual!

0 Designer: Robrecht Vanhauwere

We Still Love Nokia Concept Phones

We Still Love Nokia Concept Phones

A whole lot of people have given up on Nokia and the sad truth is that if you don’t keep innovating yourself effectively, the competition will eat you for dinner! Oh well, we do have some loyalists who would like to envision their next mobile phone as a handsome side-pop slider with a transparent screen frame. So say hello to this Nokia concept that looks neatly rendered and with some awesome specs. I’m sure if this were a concept Sammy branding then we would get more nods saying ‘aye we like this! Ah people!

0 Designer: Yanhan Li

Time For The Nokia Pad

Time For The Nokia Pad

So we have the Apple and Samsung stables feeding us tablets at a steady pace. And its sad to see one company that ruled the roost, i.e. Nokia, get derailed off the tracks. So if we let our imagination run wild (or rather Jupeng Zhai’s) then this is how the next-gen Nokia Lumia Pad will look like. Not many concepts dedicated to Nokia these days, however this is one of those good ones.

0 Designer: Jupeng Zhai