The Drone Above

The Drone Above

The Observe – Xion is an observation camera that allows you to hook up your Smartphone and remotely observe the city’s sights. You can also use it as an observatory tool while on the deck and record special moments onto your Smart Device. It’s a good step forward in tourism and can be used in many diverse situations like the sports arena etc.

0 Designers: Hoyeon Kim, Kiwon Lee, Chungwon Han & Youngwoo Kim

Taking the Tech Out of Technology

Taking the Tech Out of Technology

In contrast to the current trend of high resolution imaging, the Ambient Display project relies on the quality of fuzziness! This effect is created through the combination of an ALUCOBOND media LED matrix with a Bencore aluminum honeycomb structure. With just 1000 large pixels, it bridges the digital and analog worlds. Less detailed and more subtle, the result is an artistic visual experience with a variety of application opportunities. Hit the jump to see how the designers put it to use!

0 Designer: designaffairs

Double the Power

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice your dying Smartphone. Love it for its design and convenient portability.

0 Designers: Sang Hoon Yoon and Hyeji Eom

More Power To Heat

More Power To Heat

The cozy heat emitting from your laptop can be put to better use with concepts like the Piece Battery. Based on the idea of absorbing heat energy from sources like the TV and computers, the adhesive strip of Piece Battery converts the heat absorbed into electrical power that can be used as wireless charging for mobile devices. It’s a very novel concept that requires a bit of refinement and technical support.

0 Designers: Prof. Chai Chunlei, Zhang Kejun, Cheng Zirui, Jin Qi, Li Zhexin, Li Ziyao, Ma Xuna, Shao Shuai and Yu Yijun

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Case Of the Dying Battery!

The Mini Power is a very clever design-tech that comes to the rescue at the right moment! Based on researches, people run out of charger on their Smartphone, just when they need it the most. The Mini Power is based on the Paper battery technology and is designed to be a much smaller volume portable charger. It has small capacity which is just enough for urgent use.

0 Designer: Tsung Chih-Hsien

The Do-It-All Drone

The Do-It-All Drone

Until now, few flying drones have explored merging functionalities, leaving users with only options specific to a singular need. For economic and functional sensibility, The MOD Drone utilizes a modular system of 3 interchangeable units, each with a distinct purpose. One has RGB cameras with infrared sensors to monitor agriculture (ground hydration/conditions), another with a NanoSAR sensor to precisely calculate distances for cartography or natural disaster impact, and the last with gimbal-stabilized cameras to inspect structures and construction.

0 Designer: Manuel Alberto Duarte Soares

Surreal 2D / 3D Manipulations

Surreal 2D / 3D Manipulations

SpaceTop is a technological and design elucidation that merges 2D and spatial 3D interactions into a single desktop workspace. Extending the traditional desktop interface with the use of interaction technology and visualization techniques, transitioning between 2D and 3D manipulations is a breeze. SpaceTop allows users to type, click, draw in 2D, and directly manipulate interface elements that float in the 3D space above the keyboard.

0 Designers: Jinha Lee, Alex Olwal, Hiroshi Ishii, and Cati Boulanger

A Speaker That Defies Gravity

A Speaker That Defies Gravity

Mars is a new home music hub that fuses sci-fi design with precise, thoughtful engineering. The magic behind Mars lies in its revolutionary Graviton-powered levitating speaker/subwoofer system that prevents loss of sound experienced when speakers are placed directly on a plane surface. The unparalleled result is deep, thumping bass with the high fidelity of a bold midrange and crisp, brilliant high frequencies. Full specs after the jump!

0 Designer: Crazybaby

One Accessory to Rule Them All

One Accessory to Rule Them All

Irene is the Swiss Army Knife of accessories, designed for all your portable devices including smartphones, tablets, GPS, cameras and more. Its goal is to eliminate the need for the countless accessories by utilizing a simple yet effective attachment technique that adapts to all your devices. One minute it’s a hand-held tablet holder and the next it’s a GPS windshield mount or camera monopod. See it in action after the jump!

0 Designer: Naneau

Remote Baby Bonding

Remote Baby Bonding

Parents of preemies can find themselves at home worrying in the first days or weeks following the birth & miss out on building a physical/emotional connection. Baboo is a baby bonding system that creates a connection between the hospital incubator & the home, immersing new parents in the newborn’s progress as much as possible. It gives real-time information (awake, asleep, activity, weight, etc.) presented in a calming way to decrease feelings of stress, guilt & worry. Over time parents will notice these changes & establish a sense of pride for their little fighter!

0 Designer: Kimmy Ansems

Scuba Smart-Goggles

Scuba Smart-Goggles

The key to a good scuba dive is knowing your surroundings, so the Scubus S provides multiple layers information to divers through augmented reality. More of a head-up display on the screen of the goggles, the wristband-controlled interface shows users vital info like depth, direction, water temp, air supply and more. Because safety is paramount in a dive, it immediately alerts to dangerous situations and gives users the ability to signal for help with the push of a button.

0 Designer: Noah Smith

Introducing... the future!

Introducing… the future!

It’s called Bleen, and it’s a breakthrough in technology that reimagines the holographic projection system of tomorrow as as convenient and portable. From its sculptural shell, holographic images are displayed for a variety of applications available in the open-source Bleen Store. This means developers can create an endless amount of programs for gaming, sports, education, exercise, and of course, entertainment. Do virtual yoga with friends, enjoy a 3D gaming experience, or even hire a virtual “DJ” for your next party! See it in action —>

0 Designer: Bleen Inc

Oculus Redesign Awesomeness

Oculus Redesign Awesomeness

This redesign of the Oculus VR Headset focuses on user familiarity to more comfortably introduce this new virtual reality gaming tech. The design’s clean, sleek look more closely resembles a pair of fancy ski goggles, avoiding the over-embelishment and obviousness of the current headset. The product appeals to the gaming audience all while keeping a look for anything other virtual reality application.

0 Designer: Syed Rahman