Writing with a Phone

Writing with a Phone

The Traccia is a phone concept modeled on how we use a writing instrument, specifically a pen. The intuitive way we write on a sheet is translated to commands for the phone thanks to the embedded optical sensor  located at the end of the stick. Basically whatever you write gets translated to a command or function via the installed software. This means your invisible writing can be converted to SMS or an email, just like that!

0 Designer: Andrea Ponti

Psychedelic Waterflow

Psychedelic Waterflow

Now here’s a cool digital faucet that can perk up the ambience of your bathroom with its color coordinated flow. Casually called the Digital Faucet, the water color reflects the temperature; warm red means its hot and blue indicates a cold flow. It features four touchkeys for navigation, replacing the traditional lever system. It comes in an automatic shutdown model (for water saving) and features a time delay display for this purpose. In case you’re wondering, the faucet uses RGB LED lighting to indicate temperature colors. Pretty neat!

0 Designer: Christopher Yang for Effisystem

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

Environmentally Friendly for the Audiophile

The Ashcraft Aria headphones are a combination of recycled materials and advanced audio technology designed with the audiophile in mind. The headband is wrapped in wood recycled from acoustic guitars. The satin spun finished ear cups are made from reclaimed aluminum. The quilted leather surrounding the ear cups and lining come from reclaimed from bags, jackets and other articles of clothing. Sound is driven by 40 millimeter titanium-plated drivers tuned to deliver extreme clarity, true to the musician’s intention.

0 Designer: Britt Ashcraft for Ashcraft Design

Glide for a Pose

Glide for a Pose

The aerial camera is not a new concept to us. The trend started with the Flying Stick and moved on with a Balloon to the Boomerang! This time around we have the camera disguised as a Glider. It takes videos and stills but to take flight, you slingshot it into the air. At its peak, the glider’s folded wings bounce back into shape and aid in its casual glide.

0 Designer: Xiaofei Wang

Resourceful and Giving Tree

Resourceful and Giving Tree

What we generally see at airport lounges or public spaces are very drab looking charging stations for cellphones. A very artistic and pleasing way to provide the same service is the Giving Tree. The green cords (hopefully retractable) can be pulled out to reach the phone, rather than the other way around. I say it’s artistic enough to be placed at home as well, what do you think?

0 Designers: Kim Joonmin & Jeong-a Choi

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Look Carefully; It’s a Transparent TV!

Ask yourself, “what’s the next step in television innovation?” The answer is transparency – an invisible flatscreen that blends into the home environment when not in use, much like the Loewe Invisio. This magnificent TV is not a big black blot in standby mode, like how all television sets are. It’s a clear, frameless glass surface that keeps the room in its “visually unaltered” state.

0 Designer: Michael Friebe

Finally A Phone That has it ALL!

Finally A Phone That has it ALL!

The concept of slender phones with large faces was tossed out of the window thanks to iPhone and brigade. We like our phones meaty with healthy real estates and all the nuances; nothing short of a super-powerful computer in our palms. So here’s The “perfect phone,” one with a huge display, slide out keyboard, mouse-esque controls and Windows 7.

0 Designer: Lin Jian Feng

21:9 Smartphone

21:9 Smartphone

The E2 is a 21:9 device with a different approach to the slate phone. It’s symmetrical across the horizontal axis instead of vertical like traditional phones. The result is an ergonomic phone with a large screen, a relatively small size, no vertical orientation bias and no compromises in hardware.

0 Designer: Jason Wang

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

Future Photography Contained in a Really Small Lens

The Funamizu is back with another concept. Inspired by the WVIL concept camera shown at this year’s CES, Mac Funamizu envisaged a similar device in a slimmer package. The idea revolves around a lens system that is totally self contained with everything needed to take SLR quality photos. It wirelessly transmits the images to a hub device – in this case, a transparent screen.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Earphones Strapped

Earphones Strapped

The Headbanger’s unique headband and over-ear headphone combination is the perfect design for any athlete. The design holds the headphones firmly onto the users head and gives them unparalleled performance when it comes to any kind of sport. Extreme sports will benefit the most from this technology because they often put the athletes in situations that would easily cause traditional headphones to break or fly .

0 Designer: Benjamin Lotte

Peeling Interaction

Peeling Interaction

Peel – Moving Notifier Concept is a clock with screens on 4 sides. Each of the screens can display text and imagary on both sides (face and back). Part of the screens (up to 50%) can be peeled off from the surface. It’s wirelessly connected to your computer and mobile phone – your calendar, schedule and emails are synced.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

This Time it’s an HTC with a Cartridge

This Time it’s an HTC with a Cartridge

Antoine Brieux has an HTC fixation and I totally support his fascination. His HTC Tube concept is a killer as far design and specs go. It’s basically about splitting the phone into two segments, an outer shell and the inner cartridge. What this means is three variations (8, 16 & 64GB) are symmetric, but when it comes to the tech specs, it all depends upon the cartridge fitted. Feast on the beauty while I pray that HTC has a big enough heart to admire this concept!

0 Designer: Antoine Brieux

All-in-One Computer

All-in-One Computer

The InOne is truly an all-in-one computer. 22″ screen, keyboard, touchpad, speakers and a digital tablet are all built into one TRONtastic package. Everything is wirelessly connected and the tablet displays what your write and draw so you don’t have to look up at the screen. Interesting design, especially the keyboard.

0 Designer: Jakub Záhoř