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

o2 Moto

o2 Moto

If you’re one of those motorcycle purists who are more inclined to classic styling & time-proven mechanics, then… this is NOT the bike for you! The Revolver forces us to throw away everything we know about moto. At the heart of the design lies a revolving chamber where backup air tanks are stored in sequence to power its compressed-air engine. Like this unique motor, the rest of the bike is likely to be alien to most riders. The only thing you might recognize are the handlebars & tires- and that’s precisely its appeal!

0 Designer: Darren Kuo

For Instagram Addicts!

For Instagram Addicts!

Love your Instagrams?! Well, now there’s an entirely new way to show off your mad photo skills. Send up to 9 of your favorites to Projecteo and they’ll develop them on 35mm film and send you a custom wheel along with the tiniest projector you’ve ever seen. Just turn it on to project them at parties or set the mood at your pad. It’s the quickest way to become Instafamous! Get it here.

0 Designer: MINTDIGITAL

Print-a-Beemer

Print-a-Beemer

What’s most stunning about the BMW i-3/60° isn’t its futuristic yet viable appearance. It’s what’s inside! The vehicle’s construction consists of layered structural elements that were designed to ease transportation while maintaining structural integrity. After building the shell, the remaining exterior and accessory parts are chosen from a 3D-printable catalogue for the user’s complete customization. Check out the vid for the full 360°!

0 Designer: Han Yong-Fei