Eco – Mobius Phone

Eco – Mobius Phone

The ECO-MOBIUS is a modular phone that can be easily assembled and upgraded. Its modules are easily replaceable and are assembled via sliding tracks. Basically the phone is divided into four independent modules – display, core, battery, and camera. The display module includes the screen and the lens; the core module is loaded with CPU, GPU, RAM, ROM, and other electronic devices.

0 Designers: Peter Gao, Xiao Qihu, Able Chen, Chen Cuifeng, Fiona Chen, Chen Yan, Dong Feng, Xu Yuanyuan, Yu Chaoyang & Yu Yue from ZTE Corporation

LIttle Savior

LIttle Savior

It’s happened to all of us… you’re hard at work at the computer when a power failure occurs and you lose… EVERYTHING. The worst! — Autosave is great and all, but it doesn’t always do the trick. This is where Little Savior comes in handy. Just like the name suggests, it gives you an extra 10 minutes of power so you can save your work! Best of all, it’s just slightly larger than a standard plug, making it more discreet than other heavy duty surge protectors.

0 Designer: Myung-gyu Kim

Surface Inspired Phone

Surface Inspired Phone

How I love the creative genius of Phone Designer aka Jonas Dähnert! Inspired by the original 2012 Surface, this concept phone has all the elements of a sleek design and ingenuity that is often seen missing in Microsoft products. Remember Zune? Moving on, if we throw the floor open for debate, then what kinda featured would you like to see in this Windows 8 powered phone? Do tell….

0 Designer: Phone Designer [ Jonas Dähnert ]

Stale Cabbage Patch

Stale Cabbage Patch

Love this concept of the Fridge Magnet that features a QR code-scanning function. Basically it provides information on the shelf life of food and keeps a tab on the expiry dates. In a good way, it also acts as an interactive, informative tool for children. It displays the image of the food item, its name, and place of origin, production date, proper temperature for preservation, and expiry date.

0 Designers: Hu Yaxing, Chen Zhipeng, Liao Haibo & Tang Yigang

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Walkie-talkie Get’s A Sexy New Look

Almost every tech gadget now comes in a sexy new avatar except for the humble Walkie-talkie! Thanks to the Talky, hopefully some biggie (like SONY) will be inspired to redo the design and give it a fitting new look.

0 Designer: Pengfei LI

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The Ferrari of Audio Amplifiers

The new Devialet line of high-definition audio systems leads the pack with its combination of rare elegance and unimaginable performance. The same exclusive sound amplification technology, known as ADH, combines the power of digital systems with the fidelity of analogue. Additions such as USB ports, ethernet capability, wireless streaming and even a remote app for Android and iOS devices are the latest updates catered for the modern user. The question isn’t why you should get a Devialet, but which one you should have!

0 Designer: Devialet

The Pen Printer

The Pen Printer

Abandoned pens and other such stationery stand a chance at purposeful usage, thanks to the Pen Printer. The device uses the ink from discarded pens to print on paper. The current tech may not support such an ambitious idea, but it’s worth the exploration, since many of us have bundles of uncapped and discarded pens in our drawers for no apparent reason!

0 Designers: Tae-jin Kim & Su-in Kim

Retractable Earphones

Retractable Earphones

Ice or Integrated Case Earphone is a retractable set of earphones that are built into the phone case. You simple tug at the earphones to extend the cord and then give them a slight pull, to retract. Essentially the design takes care of your wires and tangles mess; eliminating the need to wind them up or storing them separately. Love the idea, now only if someone will make it!

0 Designer: Yuljae Lee

Sensational Audio

Sensational Audio

One piece of raw alder hardwood and one seamless piece of stainless steel… Introducing, the Timbre speaker- a minimal take on the desktop audio that enhances rather than takes away from the aesthetic of your desk. Not only beautiful, it also turns your space into an enveloping soundstage thanks to its internal acoustic technology where sound emanates from the entire front face of the speaker. All that and it’s also sustainably produced with certified materials from local wood routing and metal cutting enterprises!

0 Designer: Running Farm Labs

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

A Must-Have iPhone Extra

Love ‘em or hate ‘em the iPhone 5S and 5C are here to stay! Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll see the aesthetic and functional compliment these Bluetooth headsets by David Stockton make to the latest Apple iPhones. Applying the same minimal design values and like color scheme, there’s a headset for every iPhone option. Personally, I like them even more than the phones!

0 Designer: David Stockton

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

Scanning At Your Finger Tips

The Finger Scanner is a barcode scanner that you can put on your finger and scan stuff at the grocery store. The idea is to reduce the wait time at the checkout line and get billing done more efficiently. Besides the high cool-quotient, I like the progressive nature of this design. Minimal and functional!

0 Designer: Seokmin Kang

Two Uses To A Mouse

Two Uses To A Mouse

I was asked to give 10 creative ways to use a pencil, other than for writing…some of the answers that I came up were: as a hair-knot clip, chopsticks, stirrer… you get the drift, right? Similarly, a creative way of using a mouse, other than with the computer is – a pen! A Folding Pen Mouse!

0 Designer: Yoon Son

Scan With Fingertips

Scan With Fingertips

The Fingear is a fingertip scanner that can be used by the visually challenged people to scan and know what object they are touching. The device uses Bluetooth to connect and transmit the information to a hearing aid, popped into the ear. For example, if the user scans his finger over a flower, the earpiece communicates the same.

0 Designer: Dongseong Jeong