Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

Magical Keyboard For Kingdom Come!

The MagicBoard is the perfect toy for the computer savvy and holds features that make me wanna drool! Picture this: a wireless Bluetooth, Wi-Fi enabled keyboard that features gesture control and touchscreen surface. Totally customizable with personalized configuration options, the board transforms smoothly from computer keys to piano keys to a drum skin! Set your own shortcuts, record tracks, playback or use it for polishing your photoshop skills! Basically all you need is a screen, CPU and a lots of imagination to create magic with this board!

0 Designer: Eliel Cabrera

How Low Can You Cellphone Limbo?

How Low Can You Cellphone Limbo?

AKA how simple can you design a mobile phone? Pretty darn simple. Designer Andrew Kim had a qualm with the HTC group, that being the fact that there’s no real perfectly simple way to differentiate between lots of “lower-end” phones and “premium models”, especially in the HTC line. So what’s he do? He simplifies. Don’t you see, everyone, we’re in the age of simplicity! The age of graphic design perfection, where the Bauhaus school of design handed us down the square shapes, so perfect in proportions that it took us 50 years to accept it! Here’s the “HTC 1.”

0 Designer: Andrew Seunghyun Kim

Big Sound From A Zeppelin Mini

Big Sound From A Zeppelin Mini

I reviewed the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin almost 2 years ago and even to this day, there are few iPod/iPhone speakers that can match its beautiful design and awesome sound. The latest incarnation of the Zeppelin is the Mini. Call it the little brother but don’t be fooled by its size. This is big sound in a little box. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Native Design for B&W (Buy it here $399.95)

A Bird-Shaped Camera

A Bird-Shaped Camera

When you think about a concept, there’s always a first use that comes to mind. When I think of a bird-shaped camera, I immediately think of it being used to collect photos of birds. Certainly birds would be more apt to get close to a camera that’s shaped like a bird, yes? They’re comfortable in the eyes of another bird, more than a human, anyway. Well how about this – what if those cameras were instead used to capture images of people disobeying traffic laws on the road?

0 Designer: Thomas Valcke

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Briefcase Men and Dream Warriors

Don’t let me fool you into believing I know exactly what this movie is going to be about – you’re going to be blown far enough away without any of my help. Every once in a great while, a film of such industrial design caliber comes around that we’ve just got to get a piece. Such aesthetic gorgeousness and conceptually constructed lovliness is inside this film that we couldn’t bear to resist. This film is called “Inception” and it’s gonna be put out by Warner Brothers.

0 Designers: Warner Brothers

One Robot Passenger

One Robot Passenger

I don’t know if you know it, but today I got in a car accident. I’m not kidding. For real. In real life, I got in a car accident today. I ran a stop sign like an idiot, not paying attention, like a fool who needed to be separated from his car. Lucky for everyone, noone was hurt. My car may be totalled, but everyone is totally alright. That’s all you’ve got to know about that besides this: you know what would have been helpful? A robot helper. You know what designer Derek Chik Kin Ng has? A car that’s robot compliant, and yes, a robot who fits right there in the seat.

0 Designer: Derek Chik Kin Ng

One Heavy Phone!

One Heavy Phone!

Hello high definition. Four awesome designers bring you an HD cellular / mobile phone with a lovely shape, a flat screen with the highest definition, and most excellently, a fabulous presentation. This is the “Gravity Series” phone concept and it “offers HD technology within the dimensions of your pocket.” Of course, if you’ve got those pants that have the notebook sized pockets, it might be better to go with that, but this one is lighter, despite the title of this post.

0 Designers: L.Doenz, J.Kornauth, T.Weichselbraun, and M.Salesse

Piano Mode For MP3

Piano Mode For MP3

Most digital players come with an array of bizarre functions, some essential and some of them frivolous. If bizarre is the name of your game, then I’m sure you will appreciate the Piano Silhouette, an MP3 player that comes with a roll-out piano keyboard. So you can listen to music and make some too! For now it only allows you to play along with the music, kinda like reverse karaoke. *But what will be really kickass is if it allows you to record compositions directly to the player.

0 Designer: Jia Peng

Internet Plate Transformer

Internet Plate Transformer

How would you like to be able to download physical objects in the same way you, today, download internet apps? Someday! Designer Nick Smigielski presents “Morphware”, a plate-transforming internet-connected dish creator. What it does, in the same way you download and use items from the internet, is allow you to download designs for your food-holding objects, turning regular disks into the plate of your dreams!

0 Designer: Nick Smigielski

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Digital Picture Now Comes Stamped

Why would you want a digital camera that doubles up as a rubber stamp? Why? The answer is simple….just for fun! As of now digicams offer a variety of options and modes (sepia, landscape etc.) to take pictures and edit them. Stampy Digital Camera gives you the option of creating a rubber-stamp version of your photograph, so that you stamp it onto any sheet of paper or surface. If you ask me, the best way to tweak this concept will be to have it stamp out pictures in multi colors instead of the single red. What do you think?

0 Designer: Jinhee Kim

Making It Easy To Communicate With Grandma

Making It Easy To Communicate With Grandma

If it’s not the technology, then it’s the size of the gadget that some senior citizens find challenging. Touch interfaces are not necessarily friendly to arthritis fingers. The IC Social Communication Tool is a project that Mikael undertook when he realized his grandmother was having a tough time coping with emails, chats and video calls over the internet. He devised the IC to be the perfect medium for electronic communication.

0 Designer: Mikael Johansen

Dirty Linen Goes Straight To The Closet!

Dirty Linen Goes Straight To The Closet!

The notion of dumping laundry in a basket and then taking it out on laundry-day will probably be redundant in the future. All you will need to do is hang your clothes in a specialized closet and await molecular technology to do its thing. The Clean Closet is your laundry basket, washing machine and drying cabinet – all rolled into one. Using its tech, it scans clothes for stains etc and removes it, freshens it (de-odorizes), and that too without using water.

0 Designer: Michael Edenius

Bio Robot Refrigerator

Bio Robot Refrigerator

As promised, here are the details on the Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot.

0 Designer: Yuriy Dmitriev