Easy Air Awareness

Easy Air Awareness

With pollution on the rise it’s more important than ever for urban dwellers to be aware of their air quality… especially at home. The Airioan Serves as an unobtrusive, easy way to maintain breathable air inside by using a simple yet effective ion filtration system. Compact and easy to carry, it was designed to be placed next to the bed, on the desk or other places in which we spend the most time. 

0 Designer: Nariman Bashiri

Laser Typing is Here

Laser Typing is Here

Projected keyboards are all the rage! This one, by Celluon, doubles as a virtual multi-touch mouse, eliminating the need for extra peripherals. With the flick of a switch, a full-size QWERTY keyboard is projected in the safe form of a laser directly onto any flat surface. Compatible with both Windows, Android, Blackberry and iOS systems, Epic pairs via Bluetooth to your favorite devices. Get it here fo’ real!

0 Designer: Celluon

Robotic Clean

Robotic Clean

The one place I’d like to see robots do their thing is in the domestic space. The Mab is a concept in this direction and looks at giving home space a robotic clean look. Essentially it is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots which will clean all surfaces. Mab scans and custom cleans an area according to its requirements.

0 Designer: Adrian Perez Zapata

Putting the Book Back in eBook

Putting the Book Back in eBook

TwistBook is an eReader with not 1 but 2 eInk screens connected by a flexible binding to mimic the familiar split of paper books. The bisected shape is perfect for protecting the dual screens and can be easily collapsed to throw in a bag or backpack. For enhanced personalization, users can customize their TwistBook by applying photos or art directly to the printable outside and inside covers.

0 Designer: Fabrice Dubuy

Tablet to the Rescue

Tablet to the Rescue

Designed for firefighting teams, the Command Goal tablet-system aims to ease the management of emergency fire situations on-the-spot. An incredible improvement from ineffective white-board techniques, the device displays an accurate, constantly updated representation of the fire zone to aid in resource management and inter-departmental information sharing. A comprehensive visual map and improved communication means enhanced safety and fewer lives lost.

0 Designer: Vernon Chen

The Power of YOU

The Power of YOU

This clever gadget, called Activ, makes it possible to harness the kinetic energy created by your own body! The personal electricity generator was designed to be worn on the knee- with each step, it juices up the battery a little more. After it’s full, just attach a USB cord directly to Activ to power your cell phone or other device. Instead of plugging into the wall… plug into you!

0 Designer: Ben Azzam

iPhone 5S - more @ less

iPhone 5S – more @ less

I recently read about how Tim Cook is feeling the heat about innovation from his Directors, so maybe this concept iPhone 5S will help. It proposes changing the home button to a camera, which can also act as a fingerprint scanner with a software support. What you can do is then assign your most used app a finger and just swipe it over the front camera (even when the phone is locked) and activate that app.

0 Designer: Zeki Ozek

Direct Power

Direct Power

The Parenting-Battery is a twist to the numerous battery concepts we have seen here on Yanko Design. It basically houses two pencil cells that can be collectively used as one battery. Moreover you can directly recharge the cell thanks to the embedded socket plug. Looks to be a bit complicated to function, but you get the drift, right? The idea is to prolong the useful life of the battery and stay within the eco-friendly parameters.

0 Designer: Fan Shizhong

Get a Feel for Photography

Get a Feel for Photography

Unless you’re a professional photographer, even the simplest of digital cameras can be perplexing with all those complex features! The Autodidactic Camera focuses on our tactile senses, using textured adjustment rings to make simple changes like brightness, framing, blur, and contrast. See your adjustments in real time on the simple angled interface/viewfinder before uploading to Facebook, emailing, or uploading to an online album directly from the device!

0 Designer: Adrien Guerin

Sweet Noise

Sweet Noise

Can noise ever be sweet? Yes, only if it’s routed through the Music Yue – noise converter device. The idea behind this project is to transform everyday noise pollution to something more soothing. Imagine living near the railway tracks or on a busy street and having to live with those track noises and blaring horns! The Music Yue simply detects a recurring rhythm and transforms it into a pleasing tune. Imginative and something we urbanites could do with!

0 Designer: Jiawei Huang

Good Smelling Collar

Good Smelling Collar

Ever been bogged by the cigarette or food odors that your clothes pick from the bar? A quick change or shower is quite cumbersome, which is why the funky Electrolux OZ-1is a good solution. The OZ-1 is a portable air purifier and stress reliever all integrated in a fashion piece. It sits neatly under the color of your shirt or can be flaunted like jewelry. The main purpose of the device is to purify the air that you breathe and at the same time distress via aroma therapy.

0 Designer: Wei Kiat Law

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

The virtual keyboard has arrived.

What’s better than an ultra-thin, compact, wireless keyboard?? One that doesn’t actually exist at all!! The Lumiquitous mouse system rids your desktop of the cumbersome keyboard, replacing it with a virtual keyboard projected directly on the desk surface. The two mice (one for each side) have a triple motion sensor, beam projector, and optical sensor that detect the movement of the hands and fingers. Because the keyboard moves with the mouse, there’s no more repetitive switching your hand from mouse to keyboard!

0 Designer: Sung-Hyeon Yoo

A Good Shake Gets It Warm

A Good Shake Gets It Warm

The sexy looking Warm Tech Bottle is pretty high-tech actually. It features a hand-cranking mechanism that heats up the contents of the bottle. Thermos is used on the go and this bottle fits the bill as an eco-friendly option. Simple and functional, just the way I like it!

0 Designers: Yu-Chiu, Cheng-Yu Li, Yu-Hsien Lin and Kai-Cheng Chang