Bluetooth Effortlessly

Bluetooth Effortlessly

If you use a Bluetooth headset you know that it can be a bit awkward putting it on and taking it off, especially when you’re struggling to answer a call in time. The Angle uses an ingenious sliding technique that allows users to transfer the headset from the phone’s case directly onto the ear in one easy gesture while simultaneously activating the call.

0 Designers: Various

The Low Cost Phone

The Low Cost Phone

When you come to think of it, it’s always the technology and materials used that shoot up the cost of a mobile phone. Compromising on technology is not so bright, hence designer Sudhanwa Chavan played around with the materials and construction of a cellphone. His version is the Extru, a device that avoids complex surfaces, has a simple operating interface and takes care of the delicate parts intelligently. A very simple and dynamic form.

0 Designer: Sudhanwa Chavan

The Right Shade of Autumn

The Right Shade of Autumn

Color Elite is device that aims to replace paper and fabric swatches that is used in the paint industry today. It is the combination of e-paper technology, a camera and the Internet. Together they combine to provide you the exact shade or colors you are looking for, and even help reduce the use of paper. The explanatory video shows us how easy it is to use this device to pick shades from everyday scenarios (like leaves) and match it to the e-swatches. Super convenient and awesome use of technology!

0 Designer: Liao-Hsun Chen

Ode to the Journalist

Ode to the Journalist

The VJ CAM is specifically designed for video journalists, but I think most of us can benefit from it. The idea is to cut down the crew who handle the videography…mostly due to the current recession. The camcorder is built as modules and can be configured in a manner that suits the journalist. Each function is contained within a different module and the modules can be simply connected and interchanged according the requirements.

0 Designer: Matthias Kestel

Free Up Your Desk

Free Up Your Desk

All said and done, printers are a nuisance on the desk! They take up too much space and hold elegance to ransom with their unruly wires. The ‘I’m Hanging Printer’ is the proposed solution by designer Marc JuHyun Cha. In his words, “this looks like an art object when it hangs on the wall. It doesn’t look like some ugly machine. It makes your work place more organized.” I rest my case.

0 Designer: Marc JuHyun Cha

Triple Memory

Triple Memory

Detach is a portable hard disk with three USB Sticks integrated into it. Each stick has its own unique appearance and memory capacity. The idea is to use it as one single memory drive or as individual modules, giving you the ultimate portable HD! In other words, simple living!

0 Designer: Weiyi Wang

Smartphone for User Efficiency

Smartphone for User Efficiency

Kunihiko Nakata’s Palette smartphone concept uses top and bottom “sub-displays” for quick and efficient multitasking. Hiding source tasks at the bottom of the wraparound screen means more room for browsing on the main screen’s display, and hiding network tasks at the top allows the user to send information simultaneously through multiple selected services like Twitter, Facebook, email, or text message.

0 Designer: Kunihiko Nakata

Meter Pen

Meter Pen

Electronic Pen steps up the game for pens that measure as you use them. Not only does include a sexy display that is powered by kinetic means, it also features a specialized design to prevent the display from getting damaged. I like the simple thought process behind the design; surely makes rulers a thing of the past!

0 Designer: Jang Hyung-jin

Bulb Reinvented!

Bulb Reinvented!

The Eco Light is an EL coated bulb made out of paper. This simple and minimal design removes the burden of packaging and disposal of used bulbs for a better environment. Their kitsch looks up the glam quotient and make them a trendy display. As the designer puts it, “once the paper bulb is no longer useable, consumers can simply change a new paper bulb for their lamp and the old one can be recycled.”

0 Designer: Tien-Ho Hsu

Creative Photography

Creative Photography

To up the creativity quotient in photography, we have here the Digimo Camera Concept. It is a modular set of multiple cameras that can be placed in any position and be controlled wirelessly from a considerable distance. The thought behind the concept is to encourage originality and give flexibility to the photographer, so that he can capture natural stills from different angles at the same time. I love its simple form and outstanding controls. One of those concepts that we wish was live now!

0 Designer: Sangik Lee

The Easy Mouse

The Easy Mouse

Adapta is an ergonomically designed mouse, based on the feedback obtained from orthopedic doctors and user research. This grip-shaped joystick-esque design promises to ease the stress on your wrists and forearm caused due to prolong use. I spend a good amount of time on the computer and use a Magic Mouse, the only stress I feel is the urge to crack my knuckles every now and then. Eventually the only way to beat any kind of medical complications arising from computer usage, is to moderate our time and do regular exercises.

0 Designer: Ryo Yoshimi

Love at First Write

Love at First Write

The day is coming when people are judged for their choice of stylus as much as they are for their favorite pen. The Architect Stylus is sort of like the Mont Blanc of the stylus world, only it doesn’t have the price tag and… your grandfather probably isn’t interested in owning one. The dual purpose cap protects the silicon tip and can also be tethered to a lanyard so the user can take it anywhere. An anodized, aircraft grade aluminum surface has a smooth, matte finish that gives it an appealing, tactile feel. Get yours here!

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Because I Love to Scan

Because I Love to Scan

I love the idea of taking the scanner to the book rather than the other way around. Let me explain, my children have to often scan and print images and information for school projects. Many a times the books are these heavy encyclopedias (downloading from the internet is not the same as hardcopy books), and trying to scan fat books is troublesome. The concept Scan Board offers an easy solution; it captures the image of the page and transfers it to the computer via USB. Easy and no trouble at all!

0 Designers: Jo Jae-hwan and Shin Se-hwa