It's Like I'm Raving Everywhere I Go

It’s Like I’m Raving Everywhere I Go

The Music Light isn’t the first light show device generated by measuring certain frequencies of sound. In fact there are already a few on the market. This one takes it one step further because sound can be visualized in a way no current product on the market can do. Instead of just flashing, you can see pulses of light move up and down the cords, pulsating, rippling, shifting colors even.

0 Designer: Terence Woon

CD Player Concept, Even Tho It's 2008

CD Player Concept, Even Tho It’s 2008

Sure CD sales have steadily declined but that doesn’t stop some designers from envisaging new concepts created just for pure audiophiles. The Pandora Alcantara is a wall mounted CD player that borrows a little of today’s tilt sensing technologies to make the disc player more relevant. The remote control comes in the form of a tilt sensing bar fitted with a wait for it. . . touchscreen. Leaving the bar vertical lets you control volume while the horizontal position lets you scrub thru tracks.

0 Designer: Antoine Lebrun & Volkan Akbiyik

Hands-free Tie, Classy

Hands-free Tie, Classy

Tired of hearing people say, “do you have me on speakerphone?” or how about “why is it echoing?” Avid hands-free headset users know the drill and no matter how sensitive the mic is, truth is the ear is just a tad too far away from the mouth. The Tie Up concept is a solve to that problem by placing the mic right below your mouth. Slide it up the lanyard to answer and conversely slide down to hang up. 

0 Designer: Wooteik Lim

Another Simple MP3 Player

Another Simple MP3 Player

This one doesn’t have a name. It’s just referred to as the “Tactile MP3″ player. Why tactile? Simply because the 5 basic controls necessary to master your music are raised bumps, something like braille. The idea is you can control your music all by the sense of touch. Design wise, it’s pretty slick, like a dollop of shiny mercury backed by some creamy marshmallow puff. Mmm mmm!

0 Designer: Bomi Kim

The Sound of Light

The Sound of Light

Not really what you think. The NewLight desk lamp has an integrated MP3 player. Although details are sparse, you can also load up audio books and have the lamp read to you while you fall asleep. Interesting concept. Perhaps the lamp light can slowly dim on its own at a preset time.

0 Designer: Jin Woo Han

Chucks with Sound?

Chucks with Sound?

Chucks, or better known as Converse Sneakers, are coming back in style with fun and crazy new designs. Those who wear them wear them religiously and are die hard wearers of their shoes until they have a hole on the sole, which is a wonderful excuse to go out and buy another new funky pair. 3F Studio must really know how to get to the heart of those die hard Chuck fans. With their design, Converse Shoe with built in speaker, all the Converse fans will have even more to be excited about.

0 Designer: 3F Studio

Fight Poverty With MP3 Nanum

Fight Poverty With MP3 Nanum

World Vision, an international relief and development organization, announced the release of Nanum charity MP3 player designed by Samgmin Bae. World Vision plans to donate all monies earned to low-income families with children.

0 Designer: Sangmin Bae

Bello Touchscreen PMP

Bello Touchscreen PMP

The holy grail of touch interface design seems to be marrying the simplicity of hand gestures with deep navigation. This is Bello’s speciality. Designer Ryan Han wanted to create a portable media player anyone could use.

0 Designer: Ryan Han

Music to Your Ears

Music to Your Ears

In a day where portable music devices are a must have, and the desire for “chill-out” time is even more crucial, designers are hearing what we need and making those needs a reality. Designers Per Arlander, Madlene Linstrom and Ozgur Tasar have created the MPillow which uses both light and sound to create those moments of relaxation and calmness. The pillow can be used as the consumer sees fit.

0 Designer: Ozgur Tasar

PMP With Gasp! No Touchscreen

PMP With Gasp! No Touchscreen

Yes someone has designed a concept in 2007 with no touchscreen! Can you believe it? It’s like they didn’t get the memo or something. Seriously tho, I believe there’s still a place for tactile or as the geeks say it, “analog” controls. Designers Mathieu Pesme and Jeff Castel embrace other ‘concepty’ technologies without drowning us in all the high tech hoopla-hype.

0 Designer: Mathieu Pesme & Jeff Castel

Blocky MP3 Player, Oh And Modular Too

Blocky MP3 Player, Oh And Modular Too

If you hit the jump, try to ignore the emo haircuts and focus on that piece of tech hanging from around their necks. The BLOC MP3 player may look like another stylized DAP but there’s function to its Lego-like form. The core unit houses an OLED screen, 4-way directional toggle, and 50GB of memory.

0 Designer: Chetan Sorab

Tok Tak Plug Plays Music

Tok Tak Plug Plays Music

The Tok Tak is certainly one of the most basic and smallest MP3 player concepts we’ve seen. The entire device looks like a standard audio jack, in fact that’s pretty much what it is. The plug dangles from your earphones when used on the go. People might mistake you for crazy walking around with what looks like earbuds attached to nothing but they’d be wrong.

0 Designer: Tae-wan Kim

Keeping Earphones Tidy

Keeping Earphones Tidy

Earphones can be a pain since they magically tangle no matter how neatly you pack them. This earphone concept by Jaehyung Hong keeps things tidy by running the cables thru a small plastic lanyard with integrated controls. When your earphones aren’t in use, just roll them up, pop the earbuds into the slot and you’re good to go.

0 Designer: Jaehyung Hong