The Camp All-rounder

The Camp All-rounder

Love this idea of making things compact and portable, especially with camping gear. So what we have here is the 2 In1 Walkie-Talkie Audio, it is basically an LED Flashlight, Bluetooth Speaker and SOS GPS Locator Device, rolled into one. It syncs with your mobile phone and can be used as independent products. The concept works as a walkie-talkie, where the Flashlight communicates with the base and can be used in emergency situations to locate with those gone astray.

0 Designers: Jesung Kim, Jeon Sung-su, Kim Ki-Pil and Ku Ja-Yun

The Age of Modular Phones

The Age of Modular Phones

The Xcel 1M concept phone has the vibe of being a very simple modular phone that does away with complicated user interfaces. It features three simple slots to connect external devices and works with a custom ROM called SLIDE UI. Simple and sleek the idea worth exploring and taking forward. Any takers?

0 Designer: Isaiah Bragg

Tablet Accessory with a Twist

Tablet Accessory with a Twist

Vyne is cleverly named after its functional flexibility that makes it an extremely versatile stand for tablets of any kind. A cinch to wrap up and store in your bag or briefcase, it’s even easier to mold in to shape for your unique requirements. Once bent into configuration, it offers a stabile place to work, learn, or simply entertain with movies and more. Get it here!

0 Designer: Vyne Products

DIY Matter Maker

DIY Matter Maker

The Alchemist Matter kit teaches you how to create DIY matter through physicochemical phenomena. Mind blown? In a nutshell… it’s a cleverly designed for kids, teaching them to experiment with components that look similar to the naked eye but react differently—the same way that alchemists, the ancestors of chemists, did! It’s the first steps for basic chemistry presented in a fun, hands-on, educational way! See how it works….

0 Designer: Laurence Humier

Do-It-Yourself Oil

Do-It-Yourself Oil

For the choosy culinarian, the Daily Expeller offers an entirely new way of utilizing cooking oil- by manufacturing it yourself to your own requirements and tastes! In only 15 minutes, you can extract enough oil for 2 individual meals (100g ingredients for 20cc of oil) using any kind of nut or seed of your choice, including walnuts, peanuts, sesame or sunflower. Aesthetically, it’s a bit steampunk-ish, a bit scientific, and a whole lot beautiful. Watch it in action —>

0 Designers: Jyh-Zern Shen, Yu-Hsin Wu, Po-Chun Chiu

The Drone Above

The Drone Above

The Observe – Xion is an observation camera that allows you to hook up your Smartphone and remotely observe the city’s sights. You can also use it as an observatory tool while on the deck and record special moments onto your Smart Device. It’s a good step forward in tourism and can be used in many diverse situations like the sports arena etc.

0 Designers: Hoyeon Kim, Kiwon Lee, Chungwon Han & Youngwoo Kim

Taking the Tech Out of Technology

Taking the Tech Out of Technology

In contrast to the current trend of high resolution imaging, the Ambient Display project relies on the quality of fuzziness! This effect is created through the combination of an ALUCOBOND media LED matrix with a Bencore aluminum honeycomb structure. With just 1000 large pixels, it bridges the digital and analog worlds. Less detailed and more subtle, the result is an artistic visual experience with a variety of application opportunities. Hit the jump to see how the designers put it to use!

0 Designer: designaffairs

Double the Power

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice your dying Smartphone. Love it for its design and convenient portability.

0 Designers: Sang Hoon Yoon and Hyeji Eom

More Power To Heat

More Power To Heat

The cozy heat emitting from your laptop can be put to better use with concepts like the Piece Battery. Based on the idea of absorbing heat energy from sources like the TV and computers, the adhesive strip of Piece Battery converts the heat absorbed into electrical power that can be used as wireless charging for mobile devices. It’s a very novel concept that requires a bit of refinement and technical support.

0 Designers: Prof. Chai Chunlei, Zhang Kejun, Cheng Zirui, Jin Qi, Li Zhexin, Li Ziyao, Ma Xuna, Shao Shuai and Yu Yijun

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Mini Power is a very clever design-tech that comes to the rescue at the right moment! Based on researches, people run out of charger on their Smartphone, just when they need it the most. The Mini Power is based on the Paper battery technology and is designed to be a much smaller volume portable charger. It has small capacity which is just enough for urgent use.

0 Designer: Tsung Chih-Hsien

The Do-It-All Drone

The Do-It-All Drone

Until now, few flying drones have explored merging functionalities, leaving users with only options specific to a singular need. For economic and functional sensibility, The MOD Drone utilizes a modular system of 3 interchangeable units, each with a distinct purpose. One has RGB cameras with infrared sensors to monitor agriculture (ground hydration/conditions), another with a NanoSAR sensor to precisely calculate distances for cartography or natural disaster impact, and the last with gimbal-stabilized cameras to inspect structures and construction.

0 Designer: Manuel Alberto Duarte Soares

Surreal 2D / 3D Manipulations

Surreal 2D / 3D Manipulations

SpaceTop is a technological and design elucidation that merges 2D and spatial 3D interactions into a single desktop workspace. Extending the traditional desktop interface with the use of interaction technology and visualization techniques, transitioning between 2D and 3D manipulations is a breeze. SpaceTop allows users to type, click, draw in 2D, and directly manipulate interface elements that float in the 3D space above the keyboard.

0 Designers: Jinha Lee, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii, and Cati Boulanger

A Speaker That Defies Gravity

A Speaker That Defies Gravity

Mars is a new home music hub that fuses sci-fi design with precise, thoughtful engineering. The magic behind Mars lies in its revolutionary Graviton-powered levitating speaker/subwoofer system that prevents loss of sound experienced when speakers are placed directly on a plane surface. The unparalleled result is deep, thumping bass with the high fidelity of a bold midrange and crisp, brilliant high frequencies. Full specs after the jump!

0 Designer: Crazybaby