ioSafe your Valuables

ioSafe your Valuables

External hard drives are commodity items. They can be found anywhere, have similar performance, and differentiate themselves mostly though capacity and visual appeal. How about one that can withstand a house fire be submersed in water for three days? The ioSafe Solo is simply that – a place to store your digital valuables.

0 Company: ioSafe [ Buy It Here ]

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Surreal Food Is Real And Printed

Electrolux Moléculaire is this 3D molecular food printer that relies on the expirimental molecular cooking technology. This tech has been around for a while; but too futuristic for mass usage presently. As a part of the finalist eight in the Electrolux Design Lab Challenge, Moléculaire predicts a revolution in cooking styles in the future, without taking any shortcuts or compromising on the quality of gourmet food. A style that will appeal to both chefs and newbies.

0 Designer: Nico Kläber

Now That's A Fancy Tour Guide

Now That’s A Fancy Tour Guide

FINDmyTIME is a project that joins wireless and satellite technologies, mobile phones, PCs and GPSs into a single function giving people a new way to access a great quantity of useful and interesting information and at the same time, giving museums, cultural centres, associations new way to communicate. There are two bits to this concept.

0 Designer: Daniele Gualeni

 Typical Girlie Camera

Typical Girlie Camera

Oh come men, this could be awesome for the little girls in your life; so give it a fair chance and read on! Yea tweens can get intimidated by technology, they do find it cute that Big Daddies like Sony offer them color options like hot pinks and reds, so when a concept like Samsung Blossom DPS Camera comes up, it’s like butterfly-times again! Simple to operate and with uncomplicated features, this camera is cute-a-vicious for one feature alone, the power to photoshop the pics via the cam.

0 Designer: Hyun-mook Kang

Boomerang Addicts Can Now Charge Batteries

Boomerang Addicts Can Now Charge Batteries

I find this concept cute and odd – that would mean oddly cute. The Boo is a battery charging boomerang. It holds 3 AAA batteries and just by playing with it, the device converts rotary motion into energy. The surface is covered in silicon to protect the precious innards from impact. In the center is a dynamically changing icon that indicates charge levels. Simple idea right? Would you buy one?

0 Designers: Ji-youn Kim, Soon-young Yang & Hwan-ju Jeon

Koala Pad Under the Keyboard

Koala Pad Under the Keyboard

Wait! Don’t get your pants in a twist! This is actually a much more advanced design than the title would have you believe! The Koala Pad was a drawing tablet produced and distributed in the 1980′s for Apple IIe computers and Atari and all sort of super neat stuff like that. Well here’s something not only super neat, but super new! A fully-integrated tablet-in-laptop concept, for you new-agers!

0 Designer: Victor Bivol

Getting Lost Is Not So Trendy

Getting Lost Is Not So Trendy

Maptor is this wonderful combination of a map and projector that (predictably) projects the desired map onto any surface. Palm of the hand, floor, and walls included. What I really fancy about it, is its size. Small enough to pass off as a lipstick (or a chapstick for you guys), the device is discreet enough for you to quickly hop into a quiet corner, check for directions and make your way forth. All this without anyone knowing that you are lost or need help!

0 Designers: Jin-Sun Park & Seon-keun Park

Portable Interactive Display

Portable Interactive Display

The Portable Interactive Display doesn’t have a catchy name but the student concept does provide a solution to architects and others involved in building design. The concept provides a way for professionals to take all their (digital) building plans and discuss them anywhere.

0 Designer: Hiep Truong

Put Your Power On A Timer

Put Your Power On A Timer

I’m sure all of you know plugged-in appliances slowly run up your electric bill. The annoyance of having to unplug/plug devices is enough to just ignore the whole problem altogether. The Belkin TimeOutlet concept is a modular, stackable surge protector divided into 4 quadrants. Each section corresponds to a time of day. When that time is over, power is cut from everything in that quadrant and power turns on in the next.

0 Designers: Hoang M Nguyen, Anh Nguyen & Sam Staar

Firefighter's Best Friend

Firefighter’s Best Friend

Last year we had some of the most terrible forest fires and the number is rising. The aftermath is undeniable. The quicker you contain them, the more likely you’ll win the battle. The Autonomous Fire Guard concept explores robotic applications to overcome the shortcomings of real people. The bot is equipped with laser scanners, IR cameras and radar to cut thru the smoke. They’re meant to operate in the last phase of a fire fight called mop ups. It’s unsafe for humans to tread the scorched earth, not knowing if the brush underneath is still kindling.

0 Designer: Aydin Mert

The Braille Phone

The Braille Phone

Hello there! I want to tell you about the thing called “collective conscious”: It’s a theory which says we (humans) all share, on some level, the same databank of knowledge, learning and creating together. Keeping that in mind, take a look at this, Seon-Keun Park’s braille-central phone: the second universally accessible phone we’ve discovered here on Yanko in so many weeks!

0 Designer: Seon-Keun Park

Holograms Can Be Fun

Holograms Can Be Fun

Hologram technology may still be in a full bloom, but that doesn’t stop some designers from conceiving fun ideas to play around with. Like a kid in a candy store, the 3D Desktop Concept is perfect for computer-freaks like me. Natural hand movements across the black curtain to crumple and discard documents, or type out a virtual page akin to a typewriter; this concept has virtual holographic goodies by the dozens! If the idea is too overbearing then switch off the embedded tiny projectors and use this as a desk lamp!

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Inverse Proportion For Texting

Inverse Proportion For Texting

The choice so far in cell phones has been large screens and tiny keypads or tiny screens and large keypads. Finding both large-large on the same device is very rare (like the iPhone) and this may irk some hardcore texting addicts. A plausible solution can be a device that goes on to have a large display when reading a message that transforms to having a large keypad when typing in the text. This is what the Blackhole Phone is all about. UPDATE: New Pics

0 Designer: Seunghan Song