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

Bell Sound

Bell Sound

The Bell Sound speakers are an unconventional twist on home audio that are composed of super-strong parallam, an engineered wood material most often used in the construction industry. To contrast the natural wood tone, each speaker rests on a hand-turned aluminum base. Though modern in material, the elongated, exaggerated bell shape hints to the design’s original inspiration- the gramophone.

0 Designer: Matthew Higgins

Micro Messenger

Micro Messenger

We’ve come a long way from hand written letters & our interpersonal communication just keeps getting more micro… we don’t just send instant text messages; we even use shortened text speak to cut to the chase. With TeleSound you can avoid the reading/typing altogether! The cute 1960s telephone-inspired speaker connects wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet & plays more than 1000 distinct sounds to express without words. Now you can create your own language with friends!

0 Designers: Olivier Mével & Marc Chareyron

Floored By The ICONE

Floored By The ICONE

The ICONE is an amplified speaker which provides 360° sound. Wireless technologies and Smartphone Apps integration (even tablet and computers) makes it the perfect listening companion for music lovers. It’s not portable but it works well as a multiroom system. Sounds good!

0 Designers: Various

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

Encapsulated Audio

Encapsulated Audio

This futuristic, SciFi-inspired portable speaker design makes it possible to tote high quality audio anywhere. The dual speakers connect at the face to create a capsule-shaped case that offers complete protection. To stream your tunes just untwist, plug, and play… when you’re finished snap together, throw it in your bag and go!

0 Designer: Paulo Encarnação

The Brit Speaker's Marriage

The Brit Speaker’s Marriage

The designers of the Josiah DAB Radio and Bluetooth Speaker call their creation the marriage of British ceramic heritage from Stoke-on-Trent with the simplicity and playfulness practiced by the Soho design team. An interesting explanation for a handmade ceramic creation! Anyways, the speakers are deigned with wit and functionality and will look great right next to my Buddha plant.

0 Designers: Kwame Ferreria and Yayo

Audio Couture

Audio Couture

The first in a series of audio products that take aim at design-conscious female consumers, Stellé’s new Pillar speaker combines tech and fashion-sense in a seamless portable music capsule. Embodying the idea of functional decor, the bold yet simple silhouette makes an elegant accessory from room to room while providing crystal-clear audio that streams directly from any Bluetooth devices within 50 feet. In anodized brushed aluminum, matte black,  high gloss white, or wood veneer, there’s a style for every aesthetic taste.

0 Designer: Ashcraft Design for Stellé

Life’s Good

Life’s Good

So how would you go about rebranding and redefining and iconic company, which has dished out some cutting-edge innovations over the years? If you the likes of Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang, then this is probably what you will do: design a whole new range of tech products and try and make it as top-notch as the original, if not better. Say hello to The Define Mobile Phone, Lift Protective Tabs for the phone, Boom dock, Aux dongle and Snap Camera. All packaged in one sleek look!

0 Designers: Tim Escolin, Spencer Davis and Xinyi Wang

The Flip Headphones

The Flip Headphones

The Flip is a hybrid speakers and headphones concept, something that is getting very popular these days. With two modes to use them, the flick of a switch allows you to stream music straight into your ears or share it with friends. Both modes work with your devices using a headphone jack or USB, depending upon how you want to go about it. Awesome!

0 Designer: Oliver Sha

Vinyl album amplifier goes cone-shaped with NFC

Vinyl album amplifier goes cone-shaped with NFC

It’s time to get literal in the music universe with a vinyl speaker that’s not just made out of vinyl, it’s got the look and feel of a vinyl record album as well. This conceptual design would have a 12-inch platter up on the wall with NFC technology making the connection between the amplifier inside and the smartphone in your pocket. With a simple pull of the disk you’ll also have amplified sound with a cone-shaped bit of physics on your side.

0 Designers: Zhou Yuxiao, Ren Ying / He Ji, and Liao Chunhui

You Got That Super Bass, Ceramic Subwoofer

You Got That Super Bass, Ceramic Subwoofer

I wrote about Joey Roth’s Ceramic Speakers way back when and reviewed it. Hell, I even own a set connected to an Airport Express to enable Airplay. It’s been my main setup in the bedroom for years but due to Joey’s own desires to expand the line or calls to improve the speakers’ bass response, there’s an accompanying ceramic subwoofer to complete the setup. I’ve yet to hear it in person but plan to very soon post holiday shenanigans. Hit the jump for deets!

0 Designer: Joey Roth $695

Buzzworthy Speaker

Buzzworthy Speaker

The Honeycomb Bluetooth Speaker was inspired by the naturally occurring substance’s unique geometric combination of shapes. The result is this wireless, elegantly styled speaker that provides 360 degrees of streaming high quality sound. The outer honeycomb shell is both aesthetically striking and structurally stable, not to mention perfect for delivering crisp sound.

0 Designer: Zhiqiang Jiang