Keep your sound to yourself!

Keep your sound to yourself!

The OWN speaker was designed in response to the obtrusive nature of sounds in the increasingly loud urban world we live in. It goes beyond the limitations of directional speakers, using sound laser technology that works with an ultrasound transducer to pinpoint audio to the listener and the listener only. Working in tandem with your smartphone, it can be used as an alarm without disturbing others, in a pocket to play music as you walk down the street, and more. Do your OWN thing with this ultracompact portable speaker!

0 Designer: Simon Lauwerier

Bucket O' Sound

Bucket O’ Sound

The age of the shoulder boombox is long gone, but premium sound quality on-the-go is here to stay! The Media Bucket combines the novelty of the boombox with sophisticated audio and a stylish modern form. Lightweight, durable and super-portable, users can play take their favorite CDs or MP3s to the beach, park, or even on roller blades with this easy rechargeable unit.

0 Designer: Sang Hyun Jeong

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

Quick fix to an Apple goof!

I thought it was just me and my tiny ears, but apparently Apple’s Earpods are a tough fit for lots of us! Instead of replacing the buds, just snap on a pair of Sprng clips to make em’ stay put. The ergonomic design stabilizes the Earpods with a soft elastomer tip that snaps into the concha of the ear and won’t interfere with glasses or hats. You can even slide the pods up and down for a custom fit. Ordering mine now! Get yours here!

0 Designer: OHM Industrial Designers, Inc.

Track Music And Moves With On!

Track Music And Moves With On!

The iriver On is a player that helps you enjoy your music and track your exercise routine progress in an easy interactive way. The device features sensor technology that can monitor and transmit biometric data. It sports an ergonomic design for the neckband, which fits snugly even during most strenuous exercises. Crafted from high-quality urethane material, the neckband hosts 6 function keys that are placed on either sides in front. They offer controls to the entertainment and health monitoring systems.

0 Designer: Jeongbeom Han

Sound on the Spot

Sound on the Spot

Sound + Go is a travel-friendly wireless speaker that lets you take your phone and tablet tunes everywhere you go. A durable exterior makes it perfect for toting to the beach, park, or anywhere at home while its rechargeable battery system offers hours of playtime. It’s also a great first portable audio solution for kids! Get it here!

0 Designer: Eduardo Alessi

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians and music lovers can actually make beats or practice on-the-go without an instrument! Using motion technology like Leap and Myo, the Soundbrace wearable device transforms the user’s arms and fingers into instruments!

0 Designer: Eugene Wang

RAFL Wireless Speaker

RAFL Wireless Speaker

Gotto love this gesture controlled Touch-speaker set. Just like fumbling through a jar full of candies, the interaction with the RAFL Wireless Speaker, brings home similar emotions. Pick through your favorite music through touch or the flick of your finger, the possibilities are endless.

0 Designers: Studio Zebi & Kihwan Joo

3.5mm with a Twist

3.5mm with a Twist

The 90degree Adapter focuses on the ergonomics of one tiny, often overlooked, component: the headphone plug. It’s just plain annoying to have that rigid plastic jutting out from your phone, tablet, computer or other devices. The 90degree gets it out of the way by twisting near the intersection of the metal and plastic. The plug becomes flush with your device, making it easier to hold or rest in a case.

0 Designer: Mohammad Reza Navaei

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

Spelling The Death Of Gadget Clutter

LifeHub is a paradox in many ways, on one hand it marks the birth of an innovative concept and on the other hand it spells the death of many! In a nutshell, LifeHub is a Watch, Smartphone, Headset, Key, Wallet, Bluetooth Speaker and Projector, all rolled into one. By investing in this one item, you end up eliminating the need for eight individual devices, thus saving up on space and resources. Sounds interesting? Read on….

0 Designer: Lucid Design

The Ultimate Hipster Headphones

The Ultimate Hipster Headphones

The Low Fi Hi Tech Headphones are an exploration into building a pair of fully functional headphones without any line-produced part. Composed of just wire, tape, solder, magnets and a few 3D printed parts, the design is surprisingly not rickety and the sound quality is nice against all expectations. In a sense, it’s lo-fi in both audio and material quality! —Want to print your own? Designer JC Karich’s 3D printing files are available here!

0 Designer: JC Karich

The Color Of Music

The Color Of Music

The Serendipity Emotion Player is not your regular shuffle that plays music by genre or albums. It takes into account your emotional status by interpreting the color that your subconscious mind chooses and then plays songs accordingly. The player is equipped with a camera and the user is supposed to point it towards a colored object, for example if my mind takes fancy to the apple and I point the player towards it; the device interprets my mood based on the color therapy practice and plays songs accordingly.

0 Designer: Kyuho Song

The Portable Soyuz Sound

The Portable Soyuz Sound

SOYUS is a light portable iPhone dock that promises well-balanced, rich and powerful sound. The system comes with a sub-woofer and two speakers and it tanks up using a Li-pol battery to keep music blasting for a long time. I love the way the designer has used a structured aluminum frame to give it a sturdy look.

0 Designer: Olavo Pena Monken

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Ghetto Blaster Backpack

Appropriately named the Boompack, this portable audio design was inspired by the iconic ’80s boomboxes often seen on the shoulder of rappers and breakdancers. Designed with these street-performers in mind, it’s easily transportable and usable while moving. What makes it truly unique is a orientable 200 lumen Pico projector for adding moving video or slideshows that take the entertainment to the next level. Not just for street performers, it’s also perfect for parties, the beach, or cruising on your bike.

0 Designer: Massimo Battaglia