Future Playstation 4?

Future Playstation 4?

I love me some Playstation! Not only does this PS4 concept have a natural and believable aesthetic evolution from the PS3, but it is composed of 60% recyclable materials, making it a much greener choice. It also uses 0 watts in standby mode, and with its ECO Restart function games can be saved, the console turned off, and turned back on to resume exactly where the user left off without the need for a full start up, reducing energy waste and prolonging the life of the unit.

0 Designer: Joseph Dumary

Oxygenated Notebook

Oxygenated Notebook

The Plantbook is a notebook concept that takes a leaf out of the life of a bamboo plant. What I mean is that the battery charging system is inspired by the water-soaking abilities of the bamboo!

0 Designers: Seunggi Baek & Hyerim Kim

Apt For Apple

Apt For Apple

One of the definitions for good design is to remove the unnecessary, and this is exactly what the Minus 1 Speakers Dock for Smartphones is all about. The focus is on ‘making sound’ which is faithful to the natural function of a speaker, rather than obtrusive designing. A natural flow of elements and fluid sound! I’m enthralled.

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

iFancy Coffee Art

iFancy Coffee Art

I’m no longer fascinated with the exquisite coffee art that my local barista offers. I’m more intrigued with the possibility of impressing my guests with pseudo skills acquired by the iCoffee Machine. A dot-matrix kinda attachment syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth to dish out creative artwork onto of coffee foam. From Hello Kitty to the latest fad…designer coffee is right at home! Definitely my kind of cuppa!

0 Designer: Huang Guanglei

Intuitive Remote

Intuitive Remote

This TV remote, a winner of the 2011 red dot design award, was optimized for the revolutionary, easy-to-use SFR “Neufbox Evolution” TV service. The minimal set of buttons helps to intuitively navigate through  entertainment features such as live TV, time shifting, video on demand, apps and more – even without need to look at the device or user manual. A dream come true for remote-dummies.

0 Designer: NDS

Split Personality Notebook

Split Personality Notebook

Of all the words in the dictionary, you never associate elegance with Notebooks. But a look at the Split Concept, and I’m sure you will agree with me. Über elegant with a chic cover, the notebook is split into the various components like a tablet screen, independent keyboard, mouse and reading remote pen. All assemble together to become one great notebook or can be used individually. I really dig the sexy styling that Jung Dae Hoon has created. Not many can come up with such tasteful looking devices.

0 Designer: Jung Dae Hoon

Plant/Computer Hybrid?

Plant/Computer Hybrid?

Combining the computer world with the natural environment, Omer Deutsch’s design, Secondary Growth, gives insight to what the future fusion of electronics and mother nature might look like. Complete with soil and germinated seeds, the system functions not only as a computer but as a home for the user’s favorite plant, creating an interesting contrast between a constantly changing organism and an unchanging object of permanence.

0 Designer: Omer Deutsch

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