Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Yet Another iPhone 5 Concept

Considering the fact that iPhone 5 isn’t out as yet, the iPhone 6 rumors just make me smirk at our Apple obsession! In case you haven’t heard, 6 is rumored to have inductive charging, sleek compact body and 3.7” screen, amongst other things. So tell me Antoine Brieux, do you think your vision of the 5, sans LED Panel, stereo jack moved to the top of the phone, single aluminum anodized body with several color options, hold a candle to these rumors? Get back to the drawing board my man, and let’s see what iPhone 6 looks to you!

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux of NAK Studio

Can a Keyboard Get Better Than This?

Can a Keyboard Get Better Than This?

As you can see that the Keyboard “ABC” has a pretty glossy finish and looks like a total glam-doll! Let’s just dive into the USP; it sports a complete touch surface and can be configured to any language with customized keys. What’s really cool is that you can change the keyboard color at whim and it works well for the left-handers too. It seems to be an LCD screen for the keyboard, with built-in memory for storing files. Now that is a good feature to have. My only two grouse: saving the board from fingerprints and if it can have the Apple keyboard-esque tilt.

0 Designer: Iaroslav Neliubov

Livesteam Your Travels

Livesteam Your Travels

We dabbled with Livestream on our YD Facebook and it was so much of chaotic fun! If we had such a good time just testing it out, imagine doing it on a regular basis and that too via a camcorder. The story gets better, because with the OnAir Camcorder you can record and/or live stream your videos in real time to share with friends and family using social accounts or plain old video channels. Not only do you get to record what’s in front of the camera, you get to record yourself (the camcorder user) simultaneously.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Printable Lieca M3

Printable Lieca M3

Check out Matt Nicholson’s pinhole 35mm Lie-ca M3 project entitled ‘making the desirable accessible through an A4 printer’. It’s just one of several functional products that represent status symbol objects everyone wants. Well now you can have one because the template will be available for download from Lie-ca this week. We’ll keep you posted!

0 Designer: Matt Nicholson, @mattmakesstuff

The Power of Four

The Power of Four

Quarter Block Battery divides the battery cell into four equally powerful pieces. Each piece screws onto the next, making them kinda modular. The purpose is to discard the empty quarter and replace it with a juiced-up one. In the long run, the cycle of replacing and using up all four quarters may prove to lengthen the original life of the battery. But I’m not so convinced about it. Nevertheless I think if we get our physics and chemistry right, we may have a winner in our hands.

0 Designer: Sun-you Lee

Steamy Cuppa!

Steamy Cuppa!

The Steam Mug is a cute little humidifier that uses up the leftover water from your drinking mug, to humidify the room. Its efficient enough to work with the small quantities left in and is cool enough to hang out with your desk-stuff. As far as looks and styling go, it’s very similar to the The Cup. And I think that’s what makes it awesome!

0 Designer: Young-Suk Kim

Color Me Music

Color Me Music

“Colorme” is a hypothetical brand created by Ivan Jaddou, which is inspired by the sensory phenomenon of synesthesia and the ambiguity of international color symbolism. The project explores in unconventional methods of prolonging the experience of music, reaching beyond the realms of sound and into colors, emotions, and activities.

0 Designer: Ivan Jaddou

Travelogue with Total Recall

Travelogue with Total Recall

I have this keen sense of attaching places with certain smells, especially when I’m on vacations. For example, whenever I wear this Armani perfume of mine, it triggers of memories of my trip to Japan, because I used that fragrance on my trip. Likewise, many people associate different images and sounds with their travels. SEED is like a total recall agent that captures the essence of your travels (sights, sounds and smells) so that you can share them with loved ones.

0 Designers: Moonhwan Lee, Nakamura Shohei &YoungWook Jung

Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts on Yanko Design

Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts on Yanko Design

I often reason with my children that we survived the 80’s without the cellphone, here in India. We grew up to be safe and sound and managed to get home the message that we’d be late for dinner! I don’t blame the technology; it’s just that the user interface, product designing and features in today’s phones are so awesome, that they become a natural extension of our wrist! Here are Ten Amazing Cellphone Concepts that I have rounded up for you, ten reasons to look forward to new arm candy.

0 Designers: Various

The Solar Sinter

The Solar Sinter

With global concern over energy production and raw material shortages increasing, this project explores desert manufacturing as an alternative way to produce items. Set in the Saharan desert, sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

0 Designer: Markus Kayser

iPhone 5, Really!

iPhone 5, Really!

What are you predictions for the iPhone 5? I heard someplace that a curved display was in the making and attention was being given to the antenna issues. Designer Michal Bonikowski feels that the new version will be safe and predictable, simply because Apple can’t afford another failed version. In his conceptual version Michal converts glass enclosure into proven aluminum; steel frame remains as a reference to the previous version and directly to the iPad 2. Also, the key functions is converted from mechanical to sensory.

0 Designer: Michal Bonikowski

Humble by Design

Humble by Design

I have two printers at home and not one of them as smart as this Humble Home Printer by Tom Peach. For eons printers have got the second-class treatment as computer peripherals; at the most they get jazzed up with colors or integrate some new tech feature. Design-wise they remain boxy as ever! Humble is a refreshing change and given the detailed plans, I’m sure it will be a practical home option.

0 Designer: Tom Peach

Medical Emergency Necklace

Medical Emergency Necklace

The Talk mobile communications concept is a response to reduced government spending on healthcare for elderly populations, an epidemic that effects not only millions of seniors but the family and friends of those who are vulnerable and living alone. The easy to use pendant can be customized to call up to 3 designated numbers, assuring that loved ones have access to 24 hour support at the push of a button.

0 Designer: Tom Harries