Don’t Duck Around This Player

Don’t Duck Around This Player

Quack Quack! Ok I won’t kid around this time, but I think Mac Funamizu has matured pretty much in his design sensibilities. The CD player is called Quackie, but the concept looks decent enough for the tweens who endorse stuff like the Mickey Mouse MP3 players. Quackie is thus: There’s a round body that rolls and a black speaker. The speaker is attached to the body at the axis and it rolls around the body. Simple functions of play/stop/next/back and volume up/down are included.

0 Designer: Mac Funamizu

A Radio For Treehuggers

A Radio For Treehuggers

It’s a wooden log and a radio. That ain’t all folks. It’s also solar powered and if Mr. Sunshine isn’t happy that day, there’s a dynamo powered by your finger. I love the giant wooden rotary dials to change stations and volume. The old school retractable antenna nostalgically tugs at my heart too. Sure I have no idea what station I’m changing to but it looks like an ewok crafted it so I totally approve. BTW, 80% of the radio is oak. The rest are radio components. Treehuggers might like it… or will they hate it since it’s made from a tree? Hmmm

0 Designers: Solène Le Goff & Christophe Gouache

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Wind Based Acoustic Coupler Radio

Nice name, huh? Actually the name is “Breeze Radio” but I thought it better to make it more technical to get you weird electricity connection lovers in here nice and interested. I recently discovered how easy it is to instal a light fixture. Exciting, huh? Knowing that, I find the concept of a wind based acoustic coupler radio pretty neat! Let’s get a better look at it!

0 Designer: Chiu Chi Hung

Music and Time On Your Wrist

Music and Time On Your Wrist

We’ve evolved from Walkman to iPod (plus whatever else there is, let’s be honest) and from wrist watch to cellphone-held-clock. Now. What would have happened if instead of the clock merging with the cellphone, the clock merged with the music device? We’ve got wrist tunes, contact!

0 Designer: Apostol Tnokovski

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

The Woofer Power of a BEAR

Behold, if you DARE, the Eco Woof; the sub-woofer that’s got the woofer power of a BEAR! But CHILL! There is no bear actually powering the “Eco-Woof,” only the power of glass domes. Where wood boxing would normally hold the raw beats exploded forth from the speakers, glass domes and downward facing blasters suffice. The wood grain is so very classy, wouldn’t you say? Oh, and there’s green in it, too!

0 Designer: Andrew Mboyi

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds That Actually Work!

Sony approached me a few months ago about a stereo bluetooth headset. I had my doubts because I’ve used my share and the declarations never meet up with experience. The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 however are all that and a bag of chips provided you have a fully compatible device. Hit the jump for my review.

0 Designer: Sony Ericsson ( Buy it here )

MP3 Player Karaoke Style, Thank You Korea

MP3 Player Karaoke Style, Thank You Korea

Queue up a line because if the ORIO were real, I can see loads of blokes and blokettes wanting it. The seemingly benign MP3 player doubles as a karaoke recorder. Squint your eyes real hard and think; how often do you sing along when listening to music? Why not record that and put it all over the interweb for people to see! The ORIO even draws from a database to show you realtime lyrics and you “green” enthusiasts will be happy to know, ORIO is completely made of biodegradable plastic.

0 Designers: Jinsun Park & Seonkeun Park

High Fashion MP3

High Fashion MP3

So the fine folks at high fashion brand Vivienne Tam decided they needed something special for their 2009 VIP customers. So they spoke with the Kit Men. The Kit Men said hay let’s make some real “technology art” and whip up a really hot mp3 player with some sass. And so they did.

0 Designer: Kit Men

Sunny Song Is Green

Sunny Song Is Green

What’s Hot: Eco-friendly tag, meaning Solar Power; Bluetooth, A2DP/AVRCP, latest NXT panel technology, two kinds of styles: one for desks and the other for mobile phones.

What’s Not: Concept, concept, concept! And I fancy the desk version more than the soft version.

0 Designer: Tryi Yeh

Revolving Part II

Revolving Part II

Before you guys go ballistic that you’ve seen this concept before, let me point of the differences…the previous one MAGI, was a light concept where as this one is an MP3 Player concept. In the lights one, the on/off switch rotated to increase the intensity of the light and here in the MP3, it rotates to reveal the controls of the player. Too much “inspiration” going on here…so I leave it to you guys to sort this one. Cool earbuds tho.

0 Designer: Rho Jung Chan

Worry Beads Player For Fidgety Hands

Worry Beads Player For Fidgety Hands

Inspired by the Greek komboloi and begleri (worry beads), The Chukka is a kinetic-powered, tactile music player. Better that twiddling your thumbs aimlessly, you can keep shifting the beads and in turn charge up the player. Sourcing energy thru electromagnetic induction, the device uses easy-to-recycle Thermoplastic polyurethane for its outer casing and stainless steel for the innards. A highly flexible data cable links the two sections together, making it easy to dismantle for repairs.

0 Designer: Thomas Mascall

A Very Relaxed Radio

A Very Relaxed Radio

You will never find a more chilled out radio than this. “Radio Valerie.” No buttons, no switches. At least none that are immediately apparent. Reveal to yourself the simplicity. To tune the radio, pull the antenna back and forth along the station markers. The speaker face turns the radio on, the speaker face turns it off, and the speaker face controls the volume. And of course the antenna increases the signal reception. Super chill.

0 Designer: Radio Valerie

Switch The Shampoo To Get A Radio

Switch The Shampoo To Get A Radio

Video killed the radio star, but I think digital players did more damage. Call me old fashioned if you like, but I still prefer the randomness of a radio station, you can never really know which song they will play next. The Muji Bath Radio by Industrial Facility is perfect for eccentrics like me and to top it off, it serenades as a shampoo bottle! The controls are at the bottom and the top twists left or right as volume adjustment. Me really wants this…but fret… its available only in Japan.

0 Designer: Industrial Facility for Muji [ Buy it here ]