One Loud Table

One Loud Table

From the creator of Pepper Knuckles and Music Blocks comes this wild and crazy table for your music collection. It’s called “Amusity” and it’s rather full of music and amusement, if I do say so myself. The designer Idan Arbel says that this is a tangible user interface coffee table for your entire music library. Toss it all on there and let the circus begin.

0 Designers: Idan Arbel, Dana Yichye-Shwachman & Yossi Lugassi

My Little Lockie USBee!

My Little Lockie USBee!

What’s the consensus, do you use external harddrives to keep your information safe, or do you trust the USB? Or GASP do you keep your important information on your computer itself?! This is blasphemy. This is madness! Your stuff can be totally accessed there! Don’t you know about the dreaded hacker gang Gonna Getchas? They’re harsh. Well! Designer Yun Hwan Sung has a handle for you. It’s called “Bill’s USB.”

0 Designer: Yun Hwan Sung

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

Ten Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones

The form factor of your cellphone is quite a defining factor on whether you approve of it or not. The grip, the interface and accessibility, all depend on this. At Yanko, we have covered some really unique and unusual forms and here is a re-cap of the Ten Most Unusual Shapes For Mobile Phones.

0 Designers: Various

BMW In My Ears!

BMW In My Ears!

BMW DesignworksUSA has collaborated with Sennheiser on a special project and come up with three variations in earphones. The CX 980, MX 980 and OMX 980 combine visual aesthetics with functionality and come with powerful Neodymium magnets that guarantee a lifelike sound image with a highly detailed resolution. The CX 980 is fashioned to fit in comfortably in the ear canal; specs include frequency response from 16 to 24,000 Hz & soft silicone earbuds.

0 Designers: BMW DesignworksUSA, Singapore

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

Coz I’m In A Mushy Mood

At YD we are getting all charged up about Valentines, Ah! We are the lovable bunch, how else do you think our multi-cultural team would survive! And here’s the perfect example of how we should be spreading our love….by sharing our music! Music in Love Audio Splitter is cute coz it’s in the predictable Heart-Shape! The splitter is designed with one jack connecting to a MP3 player, and two other ports for 3.5mm head phone jacks.

0 Designer: Chris NG for Fadtronics

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere

It was about time that someone came up with this, I mean we are in the portable era! Stick POP is a portable printer that can handle a small amount of load. You can’t overburden it with all your documents, just a small stash that you need pronto. Measuring 23 cm by 6 cm, it’s easy to fit it in your handbag. Just hook it up to your comp /device via USB and get printing! Oh, and an OLED screen on the bar displays the printing status.

0 Designers: Jihun Kang, Youngho Lee, Jieun Lee & Changsu Lee

Into The Dark

Into The Dark

That’s where most tablet-like designs guessing at the look and specs of what’s now revealed to be the iPad. But I say to you in great defiance: not this one! This one shall gather a bit of light still! It was conceived before that faithful unveiling day, and its ideas shall be carried on until fruition! I give to you this! The MacView, as designed by Patrycjusz Brzezinski, queller of the hoards of maddened Apple fans.

0 Designer: Patrycjusz Brzezinski

Printing With A Pencil Stub

Printing With A Pencil Stub

So you don’t want to join  pencil stubs and make a long pencil. No worries, we have another alternative, how about using them to print on paper. Yes, like a printer that uses pencil to print your documents. Traditional don’t you think? I feel the concept gets even more radical because it proposes the use of eraser to erase off mistakes! Do I hear my office scream in delight; no more cartridge woes!

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee

It Binds the Galaxy Together

It Binds the Galaxy Together

Welcome to what you might call tomorrows… business card? This post features an exercise in mobile device brainstorming under the title “Tie.” Each of the pictures in this project is an interactive version of what folks pass around today. Maybe it’s just the simpler version of the smartphone. Or maybe… it’s something completely new! Devour, chew on, spit out, taste, nibble on these images. Tie them all together.

0 Designer: Daniel Cane

Music In My Pillow

Music In My Pillow

A cross between the boombox on your shoulder and an MP3 player is the right description for the MU SPACE! Touted as this relaxation portable music system with a mat included, nirvana will be miles away if you use it to catch those forty winks at work! However, investing in the MU SPACE will be cheaper than Sleep Pods. After all it’s for the sake of stress-busting, relaxation & motivation of employees or pepping up complacent teens.

0 Designers: Yuan-Hao Hsu & Lin Tzu Hsuan

Prison Diary Online

Prison Diary Online

For a moment the news of Brit prisoners on home leave being handed out Viagra made me crack up, but once I understood the psychology behind it, I was more compassionate. It’s very vital to keep prisoners in the “right frame of mind” and creative writing can be a good outlet. The P:log is a secured random blogging system for prisoners that keeps the author anonymous, but family members and mentors are allowed to identify and communicate with the author.

0 Designer: Yejin Mun

Deaf Phone?

Deaf Phone?

Pratt student Suhyun Kim is quite concerned about the deaf folks and wants them to enjoy technology as much as we do. Her Visual Sound is a mobile phone for the hearing impaired that converts voice input to text and text input to voice. The design features two handy pillars that scroll sideways to expose the roll-out display. To communicate, the impaired person feeds in the text onto the touchscreen display, which gets converted to voice simulation for the person on the other end of the phone and vice versa.

0 Designer: Suhyun Kim

Piezoelectricity Generation X!

Piezoelectricity Generation X!

Electric polarization in a substance resulting from the application of mechanical stress – that’s what Piezoelectricity is. It’s used in these: Eco-Enegry Flooring System pads that use the pressure applied by people walking, running, rolling over to squeeze piezoelectric blocks. Upon squeezing, energy is generated and stored on a paper battery system. Then, THEN, the energy is used for, what else? LED lights!

0 Designer: Stephen Chan Wing Tak