Steampunk PC, Oh So Retro!

Steampunk PC, Oh So Retro!

Did you notice the sudden retro wave that’s hit most ID designers? It’s like they’ve gone nostalgic and strung an emotional cord with gadgets from the past. The Philco PC here is a prime example of such inspirations, totally reminiscent of the 1954 design classic Philco Predicta! Indulge in it for the aesthetic value, as for the specs…yea it does host Windows 7. But then again we’re here for the love of design, specs can take a hike for the moment!

0 Designer: SchultzeWORKS designstudio

Folding Fan Is A Keyboard

Folding Fan Is A Keyboard

The designers for this Keystick – fan folding-style-keyboard, say that it’s a part of their None Bacteria Project – aimed at cutting down spread infections. Ah…I don’t buy the story of it being designed for personalized used so that you don’t contaminate your fingers. I’d much rather have it as this cool futuristic fan that I flip out of my purse and use it with my iPhone to update my latest posts. I’ll have mine in Pink Mr. Kim!

0 Designers: Yoonsang Kim & Eunsung Park

Gun on Wheels

Gun on Wheels

Let me just stop you right there. This thing is called the “Robotic Weapon”, but don’t be fooled! All this is really is a teleoperated MIl-Sim non-lethal paintball gun mounted on a 4-wheel-drive E-Maxx RC vehicle. Does that sound like anything you know? I remember a television show about these sorts of things I think. This lovely war machine’s alternate names are: “Kill Bot,” “Mega Hurtz,” “The Wireless Weapon,” and “SWAT BOT.”

0 Designer: Rogers Design Group

Mouse-Key-Key-Mouse

Mouse-Key-Key-Mouse

Hail the mother of sustainability! Let me give thee a new offering! I hope you accept this humble submission of a wind-up mouse. Much like those cute toys that McDonalds doles out, at the expense of a Happy Meal! Only this one aptly christened Sustail, and it works in sync with a computer and keyboard. Wind the mouse with the key kept in its underbelly. Keep winding till you hear a distinct feedback of full charge…and then sussstaaillll…..

0 Designer: Ahmet Bektes

The Best Brick for the Job

The Best Brick for the Job

This right here is a cellular phone that will last you five years. After that, it’s just a twist and about a minute of dissembling and you’ve got an 85% recyclable stack of materials on your hands. Kind of nice, yes? Why is it all green, you ask? So that the plastic can be melted down and re-molded without any discoloration! Super neat.

0 Designer: James Barber

Lights Lead The Way

Lights Lead The Way

The simply named Road Lights is a system of wind generated lane lights powered by the wind of vehicles whizzing by. You’ve all felt it before, that wall of air as a car passes by. Why waste it? The energy captured by the system illuminates a series of pegs 50-100 meters in front of you to lead the way. Eco-friendly (yes I’m still using that phrase) and a perfect opportunity for a really creative car commercial.

0 Designers: Sungi Kim & Hozin Song

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Record It! Edit It! Crank It!

Actually, from the looks of it, Crank It might be what you’re doing in between recording it and playing it. Check this thing right here out. It is a cellphone, but that’s the simplest of the things it does. It not only records music, it not only edits music, it not only plays that same music you just recorded and edited, it can do all this without accessing a separate computer.

0 Designer: Pilotfish

Conduct Your Projections

Conduct Your Projections

What I mean is that with the Maestro you can fulfill your desire of being the Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra (always dream of the best!) and use the baton to gesture-control your projector. No buttons or complicated menus to navigate this beauty, only expression and an A-1 impersonation of Zubin Mehta!

0 Designer: Sang Hoon Yoon

Designs with GPS are On The Map!

Designs with GPS are On The Map!

You know that’s what this whole thing is about, right? Designing something so spectacular, so helpful to society that it puts a picture of your face on every map. This is where they designed the product fantasique! The people in this post know what’s going on. The following is 10 unique designs whose creators knew it’d be an awesome idea to incorporate a Global Positioning System, aka, GPS.

0 Design: Lots O' People!

Keeping in Touch - Get it?

Keeping in Touch – Get it?

This project right here is called the “Squibble Portable Braille Interface” and it’s basically a text-message machine for the seeing-impared. Or if you’re able to read Braille, you’re in luck because this’d be an amazing pocket-chatter. Love the implications!

0 Designer: Andrew Mitchell

No More Trippin Wires

No More Trippin Wires

The thing with extension cords is that they look ugly and the wires are a prime accident zones for tripping. There is nothing Elegant about them! Unless you’re looking at the “Post Line”, this one’s a gorgeous concept that makes full use of the circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material. Use it from point A (gadget) to point B (wall socket) by sticking it flat to the floor, and if it becomes less sticky and grimy, simply wipe it clean and its sticky flat extension cord tape again!

0 Designer: Chen Ju Wei

Hallucinating Player Hovers

Hallucinating Player Hovers

The Melody Balloon is on its own trip, and by this I mean it flies, floats, hovers…whatever! While it’s on trip to la la land, the player stays grounded thanks to the earbuds fixed into your ears. Silly as this may sound to some, but children these days find no pleasure in the helium filled balloons, this Melody Balloon is more their types. Kinda like their RC planes, only this one’s flight and play are controlled via the finger ring that it comes with. Conventional folks may want to keep this rooted to the battery recharger.

0 Designer: Yoonsang Kim

Sticky Phone

Sticky Phone

The concept behind the Sticker Phone is quite simple; most of us tend to place our mobile phone near windows for better signal reception. So this concept takes it a step further by adding a solar panel to the back of the phone and giving it a slight arch so that it can stick (via suction) to the window glass for some sunshine. The phone is made with polysiloxane (silicone) and can be made feasible if some tries it.

0 Designer: Liu Hsiang-Ling