The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

The Safest Place to Store Your Naughty Files

Sure, there are passwords and various encryption technologies that protect confidential data, but what about protecting the hardware itself from getting in the wrong hands? Influenced by “old-school” security like padlocks and combination locks, the PE external hard drive aims to secure memory by toughening up the hardware itself. Want access to the info? Gotta know the combination!

0 Designer: Jae-Hoon Lee

The Bubble Touch

The Bubble Touch

Transitioning from a BlackBerry to an iPhone or any other touchscreen phone has you craving for the soothing comfort of the bubbled keypad. I had a hard time getting used to the silky feel of a virtual pad but now that I am accustomed to it, an alternative like the Bubble Phone concept has a great appeal. Imagine getting best of both the worlds; touchscreen on one side and raised keypad for the addicts. Good going!

0 Designer: Seunggi Baek

The only data storage you need...

The only data storage you need…

The Viceversal portable drive serves as a universally compatible way to carry data from iPhone to Android or Surface to Galaxy, whatever systems you use. Smaller than the average flash drive, the dual lightning and USB connections can be pushed in to the body for protection during transport, and easily released to tap into the central storage for seamless access from a variety of platforms.

0 Designer: Rexplore

Bizarre Yet Genius Home Phone

Bizarre Yet Genius Home Phone

The UrbanHello home phone is a strange looking HD voice device but once you see the demo, it totally makes sense. Although I may poo-poo and even laugh at the idea of keeping a landline, hundreds of millions of people still use one. As my mom says, “the cell phone is for personal calls, the landland represents the family.” In a nutshell, UrbanHello is a wireless, HD voice device that turns hands free just by placing it upright. The sound automatically switches to a speaker phone of sorts transmitting sound in 360º.

0 Designers: UrbanHello via Kickstarter

Aha! The Mac Pro Concept

Aha! The Mac Pro Concept

Let’s have a peek at the Mac Pro Concept; a device that combines restraint and confident styling. According to the designer Almasov Aibek, he is looking at changing the perception of computers, and them being heavy boxes that are heavy to carry around. Crafted from aluminum, the front has been redesigned to host USB 3.0 and Power button. Interesting, what do you say?

0 Designer: Almasov Aibek

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