Cleaning Cuttlefish Style

Cleaning Cuttlefish Style

To help preserve wildlife and the environment, the Oceanic Cleaning System uses solar power and automated satellite units to seek out and capture plastic particles and man-made waste. Inspired by cuttlefish, the satellites use lateral fins to maneuver through the water, collecting plastic and other debris. After waste is collected, the units navigate back to the base where it is deposited and sorted for recycling.

0 Designer: Erik Borg

Tape on USB

Tape on USB

I’m a sucker for retro cassette tape concepts and they always take me back in time. So check this Player & Tape Concept, which features a portable music player that can dock 3 USB sticks at a time. It comes with a mock USB cassette tape that can store music and can be shared with friends. Just like how you used to make mix-tapes and compile romantic love songs! Ah, those were the days…

0 Designer: Jung Hoon Lee

Keep inTouch

Keep inTouch

inTouch is an interactive cube with inbuilt camera, display and connectivity. More like the baby monitor, but in a grown-up version, to stay in touch with family and friends while you are away in college. The fun and playful design makes it easy to access and is quite intuitive as modular networking cubes.

0 Designer: Shan Lin

Tablet High On Felt!

Tablet High On Felt!

The HiLo is quite an interesting concept; it is a 10” OLED Tablet with a wireless felt keyboard. Now the thing about the keyboard is that it’s styled as a jacket to hold the tablet. At the same time it features fused (hot pressed – embedded circuitry) keys on the outside. Naturally, you use the keyboard as desired, however I’m getting a kick out of the casual interaction between the protective jacket and the tablet. It’s just too awesome!

0 Designer: Roni Margolin

Perplexing Wall Clock

Perplexing Wall Clock

Using the same lenticular printing technology as many image-shifting postcards and “wiggle pictures,” the AM/PM Wall Clock by Studio Dreimann allows the viewer to read both AM and PM times by simply changing their viewing perspective. It may look like the most simple of clocks from a direct front view, but take a few steps to the side and with an illusion of depth you’ll see the numbers almost magically change to PM

0 Designer: Studio Dreimann

Tablet PC is a Home PC and a Backup Solution

Tablet PC is a Home PC and a Backup Solution

Computers are in need of improvement in two areas: flexibility in the apartment & backing up data. What does flexibility means? The combination of a tablet PC and a docking station, turns into the perfect home PC called M!nd. It’s an alternative to the standard notebook and provides both a comfortable browsing and ergonomic experience. The backup process is an entirely different beast.

0 Designer: Johannes Neusel

Blooming DSLR

Blooming DSLR

I remember borrowing a professional camera from a cousin for my African Safari Honeymoon. You would expect me to capture some really gorgeous pictures of lions making their kill, well to cut a long story short, I had no clue how to work the thing, so I ended up overexposing some pictures and taking out-of-focus shots. Thankfully the current generation of DSLRs is more forgiving towards amateurs. But basics like lighting and exposure can still intimidate some, hence the need for the Flower!

0 Designers: Rhie Hyi Joong & Lee Sang Hwa

One Big Digital Scroll Wheel

One Big Digital Scroll Wheel

It’s inevitable, the television is becoming a computer, at least in the sense that it can now access more than just broadcast information. We’re no longer just changing volume and channels. The Baand Remote is a solution to how one might interact with this evolved TV. It’s basically one big scroll wheel. You flick across your content. The gesture is more fluid and intuitive. Everything else happens on a contextual UI that changes based on what you’re doing. Video after the jump.

0 Designer: Kristian Ulrich Larsen

Going Beyond Augmented Reality

Going Beyond Augmented Reality

Taking 1st Place at the Imagina Awards for Best Design and Communication, the Aeon Project is a thoughtful & open-minded exploration into the merging of mobility & 3D applications. Aeon not only incorporates the navigation & general controls you’d expect from HUD, but also becomes an immersive, interactive learning experience through selectable applications, allowing the user to learn about surrounding objects with the swipe of finger, or turning the screen into a visual story about surrounding architecture.

0 Designers: Various

360º of Sound

360º of Sound

I’m sure from the looks of it, you could decipher how the Bell Tweeter works. Sound radiates 360º from the cone. Change the volume by spinning the body. There are some definite advantages to this setup over the traditional ones, namely being able to evenly fill a room with sound. With multiple bells, one could easily adapt their current setup to accommodate audio delivered in every direction.

0 Designer: Samohvalov Sergey

Music Bell

Music Bell

Glocke is a unique cradle for an MP3 player and is inspired by the Korean Buddhist Bell. The bell works on the principle of resonance and amplifies sound, spreading its outreach. So when you dock the MP3 player on this device, it amplifies the low sound using the glass cylinder and glossy plastic body to full effect. The LED lamps are cute and glow according to the volume of the music…simply magnificent!

0 Designers: Taehak Kwon, Yongbum Lim, Jungjoon Hwang, Sangyong Han and Sangyong Park

Oyster Cards Get Cute

Oyster Cards Get Cute

The Oyster card, London’s electronic travel card system, is something synonymous with natives and visitors alike. Unchanged for 8 years, designer Benjamin Parton thought it was time for a total redesign- something fun and memorable with improved functionality. The Oi is a wearable oyster card that can be worn as a ring or “watchstrap widget.” As easy to identify as it is handy, Oi aims to help ease the confusion caused by passengers fumbling for the old-school cards.

0 Designer: Benjamin Parton

Not Just a Smartphone

Not Just a Smartphone

The HTC Evo 4g combines performance and pick-me-up aesthetic into one sleek and powerful Android superphone that makes its business-like counterparts look and act like a total snooze-fest. Though this “performance powerhouse” features a bigger battery, large 4G antenna, and extra-large speakers, its size is counteracted by an adapted exterior form with visual “tricks” like an eyeball-ish camera protrusion and sleek wrap-around side split that not only contrast its bulk but add to its appeal.

0 Designer: Donn Koh with One & Co and HTC