An Egg-celent Speaker

An Egg-celent Speaker

For some reason egg shaped objects induce an autonomic “awwww” response in my brain. Yea it’s cute but this Egg is more than meets the eye. ‘Crack’ the shell and two pieces become your satellite speakers while the base acts as a subwoofer. The base also provides a dock for your MP3 player. It recharges via induction and when portability is a must – comes with a cool neoprene jacket. Do want!

0 Designer: Nathan Gabriele

A Universal Remote For Everywhere

A Universal Remote For Everywhere

We often think of a universal remote to be a device that controls any and everything. The Mulit-Chalk one-ups that axiom by controlling everywhere. Huh, what?!? It’s a soft electronic device designed to slip on anything with a button.

0 Designer: Tobi Kim

The Shape of Music

The Shape of Music

The cone shape has always been a natural one for sound enhancement and projection. From the early days of circus hosts announcing some daring feat of high-wire acrobatics, to riot police announcing their intention to crack your skull open for having an opinion… good times. The cone is probably the first and best idea in sound delivery.

0 Designer: Paul Scarfe

Boombox On My Back

Boombox On My Back

Designer Joonas Saaranen must have been inspired by some hard partying because his B.A. degree work resulted in the Reppo II – an urban hardshell backpack with built-in speakers. Nevermind that boomboxes are the bane of public spaces. Let’s just focus on how cool this is. No matter where you go, music’s got your back.

0 Designer: Joonas Saaranen

Rocky Radio

Rocky Radio

The Natural Radio concept is a bit convoluted in its approach changing volume and frequency. Instead of dials or buttons, it uses a scale. By placing stones on either sides of the scale, you have organic control over radio. Functionality isn’t really the idea here. This is clearly an attempt to humanize a device that pretty much revolutionized communication. Can you image how many stones you’d have to pack on to get the right volume.

0 Designer: Cheol-Ki Jo

i Meme + Lipstick = iStick

“i” Meme + Lipstick = iStick

Designer Alexei Mikhailov isn’t out to convince people his iStick concept is the perfect mobile convergence device. In fact he clearly points out the iStick isn’t for viewing movies and the screen is too small for effective photo viewing. What it does have is a visual replication of the iPhone/Touch space inside a device the size of a lipstick tube.

0 Designer: Alexei Mikhailov

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