Mightier than the sword...

Mightier than the sword…

Practical from any angle, the All In One Pen can act as a ruler, compass, protractor, and, of course, a pen. The sleek, simple metallic exterior defies writing utensil conventions when you detach the inner pen point from its casing, making it two, multi-purpose tools connected at the base. With the built in LCD screen, you can read angles, distances, and radii. Do more than cross your “t”‘s and dot your “i”s with the All In One Pen. 

0 Designer: Mohammad Reza Navaei

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live RSS

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live RSS

There is no time to shed tears over the demise of Google Reader; many of you have probably migrated to another stable RSS Reader. This post is a quick shout-out to all our Yanko Design fans that have been busy with stuff, now is a good time to drop all things and quickly transfer ALL your lists and feeds (including Yanko Design) from Google Reader, before they shut doors permanently. We think readers like Feedly are great. They offer easy migration and can automatically transfer all of your feeds for you.

Scan the World in Seconds

Scan the World in Seconds

No matter which way you slice it, scanning paper documents into digital files is a pain in the butt! To help us transition to a paperless world, the INBOX combination scanner, storage box and app-based interface provide a simple way to manage documents. Smaller (and way better looking) than your average scanner, the user simply places their photos or papers through the feed and the digital file is automatically and wirelessly transferred to your device! See the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Christoph Ptok & ENTWURFREICH

Big Bulges Are Out, Try The Capsule Minimalist Wallet

Big Bulges Are Out, Try The Capsule Minimalist Wallet

The Minimalist slim leather wallet came to my attention through a successful Kickstarter campaign funded in 2012. Fast-forward to the present and all you people with unsightly pocket bulges need to get on the bandwagon and slim down. It may not be for everyone but if you think about it, all you need is your ID, maybe some cash, and one or two frequently used cards. I’ve been living with mine for a few months and don’t miss my traditional wallet at all.

0 Designer: Capsule, $50

New Meaning To Face Recognition

New Meaning To Face Recognition

The convinece of face recognition is evident in photography and social sites where people are automatically tagged. Extending this concept to telephones, the Elderly E Phone uses image recognition rather than a keypad for the entering of phone numbers. It is aimed at the silver generation, who have a hard time dialing or remembering numbers.

0 Designers: Prof. Dai Yunting, Lu Junshi, Liu Fei, Jiang Ying & Zhu Yunpeng

Ready-wear Eye Tech

Ready-wear Eye Tech

Moving from a conceptual stage to an actual Pilot product, the Recon Jet – Heads-up Display (HUD) for Sports, is a highly anticipated wearable technology for cyclists and triathletes. Offering unobtrusive vision to the wearer, the glasses feature a microcomputer and high-resolution widescreen display. Specs on the beautifully designed glasses include a 1 GHz dual core processor, dedicated graphics, Wi-Fi, ANT+, Bluetooth, GPS, HD camera, and a comprehensive suite of sensors.

0 Designer: Recon Instruments

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

Gnarly Beach Buggy!

The Surf Car was designed for dudes and dudettes who love to hit the waves! The open-wheel E-SUV tackles both the sand and water with transforming “paddle” wheels that give it unmatched maneuverability on seaside terrain. Its roof doubles as a rack to store surfboards as well as a place to kick back, relax and catch some rays. While it’s designed for the beach, a street version would make an awesome looking SUV for the road!

0 Designer: Yang Min-seok

Smartphone Smoke Detector

Smartphone Smoke Detector

SENSE+ is a bedside emergency solution that consists of an app and a smart charging dock. It uses the latest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to sense danger and automatically alert the user in case of an emergency. The app transforms the smart dock into a multifunction life saving solution that you can customize to your needs.

0 Designer: 4DESIGN

Refreshing Pillow

Refreshing Pillow

Typically you’d expect a pillow to give you a good night’s sleep. However with the Cellular Pillow you can expect refreshed air and deeper connection with the environment. Basically the pillow is an air cleaning system that refreshes the air around us when we sleep. Kinda makes it like how it would feel like if we were sleeping in the forest.

0 Designer: Qing Ji

The Tilt Advantage

The Tilt Advantage

Can 20-degrees make all the difference in design? When it comes to the portable water cooler, then it does. We use these urn-shaped dispensers for serving of drinks such as tea, coffee, and juice; and when the quantity runs low, we automatically tip it forward to get the very last drop. The base of the Tilt 20 urn integrates a chamfer that allows the dispenser to stand at an angle or vertically.

0 Designers: Hsieh Hung-Chung & Lin Kai-Ting

SpoolStool

SpoolStool

Blending function with comfort, the SpoolStool is an ergonomically driven response to the common day extension cord. The simple form provides an easy and aesthetically interesting way to store the built-in cord. Though you’d never know by it’s slim silhouette, underneath the seat are 3 plugs for other devices and one of the legs even has an embedded LED that can be turned on for extra light!

0 Designer: Joe Levy

Gecko Feet On Your Phone

Gecko Feet On Your Phone

The SETA is a universal smartphone stand that uses NanoSuction™ pads to keep your phone securely attached to the stand. The pads aren’t tacky or sticky so it’s similar to existing products on the market. The SETA however looks to be better engineered and designed, that is if we can help it reach its Kickstarter funding goals. Hit the jump for more information!

0 Designer: George Bashaw + 1.0 Innovations LLC, Kickstarter

Perfect Workspace: simplehuman

Perfect Workspace: simplehuman

In early January, we embarked on a ambitious project to remake an entire office into an environment conducive to collaboration, brain storming, and most importantly fun. Every aspect was considered and with a tiny budget, started planning with the one item often disregarded until the last minute. I’m talking the trash bin. Do you know how hard it is to find a good trash bin? In its simplest form, a trash bin is just a bucket in all shapes and sizes but we were looking for an engineered solution and who better than simplehuman.

0 Designer: simplehuman, $29.99