Looks Like a Normal Keyboard, Doesn't it?

Looks Like a Normal Keyboard, Doesn’t it?

Definitely not! This right here is the Miniguru. It’s tagline is “Always on the Home Row.” Can you guess why? Perhaps it has something to do with these fantastic alternate keyboard layouts that are catching on more and more recently? Easier typing through location of letters, right? That and more! See those swirly buttons on the right and left of the spacebar? Keys to the keyboard’s brain. Any setup you wish, at your command.

0 Designer: Guru Board

The Bio Alternative

The Bio Alternative

As an alternative to the present variety in mobile phone batteries, Bio battery sounds like a plausible solution. It feeds off carbohydrates (sugar) and utilizes enzymes as the catalyst to generate electricity. With the promise of lasting three to four times longer on a single charge than conventional lithium batteries, investing in a can of coke (Sometimes Alcohol!) every now and then doesn’t seem to be a bad proposition. Add to this, water and oxygen as residue when the battery dies, makes the concept sweeter!

0 Designer: Daizi Zheng

Et Tu Dyson?

Et Tu Dyson?

Before you critics go “Dyson Copy”, give designer Zizi Chen a chance to explain her take on this centrifugal wind driven fan that blows air from a circular band. Chen is a designer from China and her version was devised early last year, even before the Dyson announcement in October. Yup, its student work; but then again let’s not gets into who-inspired-who and instead concentrate on the dynamics of the Wind Circle.

0 Designer: Zizi Chen

Green PC

Green PC

The eco-friendly-crusaders lower your flags for a moment to consider Design Hara’s green HTPC. Let me hit you straight with the specs: recyclable green chassis of the PC handcrafted (side panels) from cypress wood from Italy or rose wood from Canada; front cover of this computer can be made from natural sheep leather. The internal segments of the PC are connected by a bolts and nuts structure, making it easier to separate so recyclable e-waste can be removed.

0 Designers: Design Hara

Hitchhikers Guide to the Classroom

Hitchhikers Guide to the Classroom

Have you seen, heard of, or otherwise experienced the “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy?” Well this is basically it embodied in a fantastic school-desk body. Dubbed “Mesa – Classroom of 2015″ by its designer Phelan Miller, this concept is one our children will be wondering how we ever did without. Oh my goodness mother, you didn’t have the internet when you were a kid in school? How did you learn about things?

0 Designer: Phelan Miller

Cheers To Finger Power!

Cheers To Finger Power!

Mind you, this is not a “Green” concept and neither does it claim to be “Eco Friendly”. It’s just a helpful solution for a tricky situation. The situation being: you running out of juice on your mobile phone. So what do you do? Remove the battery from the back of the phone; give it a few good turns around your index finger and its gathered enough power to last you a conversation or a safe trip to your charger and electric point.

0 Designers: Song Teaho & Hyejin Lee

J-Shape USB with Super Display

J-Shape USB with Super Display

Ever picked that USB flash drive up and wondered, gee, I know I’ve got some super important stuff on here that I can’t get rid of yet, but I wonder if there’s enough space left for my new drunken bash photo collection? I wonder that all the time! About the space, not so much the drunken bash. But you never know! That’s what this design is all about! Check the percentage – or the MB! – or the name!

0 Designer: Sokolova Ekateryna

This Floater's for the Eye

This Floater’s for the Eye

Sometimes you’re looking around and you get a speck of something in your eyeball sight line. It goes all over with your eye as you move your glazzies about! This is sort of like that, only it’s a cellphone. Designer Mac Funamizu totaled the amount of time he’s got his cellphone sitting on his desk for all to see to be 80% of his day. Lots of time for aesthetic beauty and interactive loveliness. This phone aims to please.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

Designers on Golfbag

Designers on Golfbag

I always say it’s important for designers to attack everything. I mean you and me, designers, should not only choose a field to go into, but should also pay attention to and hope to improve on every little thing in their environment. And if you’re one of the folks like this designer, Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan, you might just enjoy yourself a game of golf! And right here is the Kuralkan improvement of the golf bag.

0 Designer: Hamit Kanuni Kuralkan

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Snakey Cam Gets To Those Odd Angles

Fleksimus Camera features a flexible tube fitted with a lens on one end, while the other end hooks on to a compact viewfinder or 3” Color Display. It captures both still pictures and video; promising to take photography to a whole new level! Sporting a very minimal style, the unit features bare-minimum controls. Even tho specs are not given, I can only imagine how the flexible tube will allow me to take pictures from impossible angles.

0 Designer: Art Lebedev

A 30th Century Shape of Earth

A 30th Century Shape of Earth

Consider for a moment if you will, the shape of the world today. Think about what we humans have done to the world, think of all the concrete! If you’ve seen the specials on tv or read the book I’m thinking of, you know that once we leave earth, mother nature WILL take it back. But what about us? We’ve got to go on! And so! Yoo Jaechang has an idea for us. An idea in the form of a globe!

0 Designer: Yoo Jaechang

Printing A Road

Printing A Road

The Road Printer is a device that can be used to print road-signs directly onto the road surface. As opposed to the tedious job of hand-painting the signs, this device looks at making the task easier and precise. A set of templates like Stop, U Turn, Bus, Arrow Signs etc. are pre-programmed into the device and are jet-sprayed to the surface. The menu buttons are large enough to endure a boot or a push from your fingers. A solar panel on the top-end helps in charging the thang.

0 Designers: Hoyoung Lee, Doyoung Kim & Hongju Kim for Designsory

Sweet Dreams Are Meant To Evolve

Sweet Dreams Are Meant To Evolve

You can bicker about its form, specs and sensibilities later, but first lemme give you the details on this awesome HTC evolve. It’s a concept tablet computer that features a “concave side” ergonomic body design. It Features a stylus pen that will help to draw and execute renders in a practical and efficient way, especially if you use programs like Alias Sketchbook pro or Adobe Photoshop. An extra OLED touch screen with pre-programmable buttons pops out from the left side of the tablet, adding to the functionality.

0 Designer: Timur Pinar