LECIA Only Gets Better

LECIA Only Gets Better

Inspired by the monocle and the color wheel, this LEICA X3 concept looks at picking the best features found on smartphones and marrying them with the ones found on a digital camera. So basically this is a lovechild that is the size of a lens and transfers the pictures instantly to your smartphone, tablet or Mac via Bluetooth. The camera is automatically turned on when the lens is flipped out and a simple user interface allows you take pictures in a jiffy.

0 Designer: Vincent Säll

Qimini, the mini Qi!

Qimini, the mini Qi!

Wireless charging is here and thus begins the battle for the smallest charger! At the head of the race is Qimini (keyword: mini), clocking in at just 9mm thick! This latest design from Tektos utilizes Qi wireless charging technology to charge any Qi-enabled device. The Qimini system comprises a power transmission pad and a compatible receiver in perfectly portable device. To use the system, simply place the mobile device on top of the power transmission pad, which charges it via electromagnetic induction.

0 Designer: Tektos Ltd.

2 Wheels for Toyota

2 Wheels for Toyota

Designer Francisco Ulla’s concept for a Toyota brand Hybrid Bike focuses on use of lightweight materials and straightforward functionality of its electric motor that together offer efficient mobility in the city. The small rechargeable motor is located in the crankset near the pedal and provides instantaneous assisted power on command using the handlebar throttle. Composed almost entirely of aluminum and bioplastic, the design upholds Toyota’s modern eco-conscious direction making it a perfect compliment to the hybrid city car. 

0 Designer: Francisco Ulla

Salt and Pepper Slide

Salt and Pepper Slide

The Salt & Pepper Slides are a modern, elegant twist on classic shakers that were designed around the idea that contents could gently slide out versus being shaken out. A small capsule in the center holds the pepper or salt which are easily & intuitively distributed by simply lifting the upward tail of the S-shaped shaker.

0 Designer: Guo Wei Chen

And Now It’s Time For A nWatch

And Now It’s Time For A nWatch

I love the passion that drives designer Mohammad Mahdi Azimi, he dishes out great Nokia concepts even in the troubled times of this erstwhile phone giant. Let’s take a look at his Nokia LUMIA Watch concept. With features like pressure indicator, compass, altimeter, GPS, Calorie meter, 4G LTE and syncing with the Lumia series of phones, this one is a good competition for the iWatch, what do you think?

0 Designer: Mohammad Mahdi Azimi

Slim And Loving It!

Slim And Loving It!

One of the perks at being with Yanko Design is that our editors get to travel a lot. For Essen (the red dot gala), Troy + his gadgets come in from the US and I bring my stuff from India. The common problem we both have is – Plugs! Charging our equipment was an issue easily solved by bringing along a charging adaptor, however their bulk and low quality soon became a concern. I’m kinda happy to have found the AViiQ Slim Travel Adapter, which is high on quality and design.

0 Available At: AViiQ

Stitch and Seal

Stitch and Seal

Designed with small businesses, merchants, and local agriculturalists in mind, Ceal is an innovative tool that makes it possible to easily close up almost any type of bag. No bigger than a blow-dryer, the lightweight, durable device can quickly and safely seal produce, clothing, or any other dry good. The stitching pattern won’t provide an air-tight hold, but it’s a great solution for cheaper, portable way to prepare bagged items for transportation or bulk selling.

0 Designer: Virang Akhiyaniya

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

Sneak a feel at the time...

Sneak a feel at the time…

We’ve all been in situations where we’d like to check the time, but avoid doing so because others might consider it rude. With the ultra-minimalist touch watch it’s possible to read the time both visually and tactilely so you can check it any time without being obvious! Simply press a button to trigger the hands to move to the correct time and feel for the small and large hands.

0 Designer: Christopher Konings

Levitating Mouse

Levitating Mouse

Although currently in its testing stage and researching the market, I’d love to jump the gun and get my hands on the BAT – Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse. The story behind its development is the obvious culprit – Carpal tunnel syndrome; but I’d much rather get it for its awesomeness. The concept consists of a base (mouse pad) and floating mouse with magnet ring. I think it looks very cool and will definitely be a hit with my ilk.

0 Designer: KIBARDINDESIGN Studio

Customizing The Camera Options

Customizing The Camera Options

Equinox brings to life a new way of customizing cameras. Until now, different CCD parts were used repeatedly, every time we bought different cameras. With the EQUINOX we have a square Corepart with CCD and a lens mount. This aspect allows you can change parts on your own, transforming your gadget from a small compact to Professional high-end camera.

0 Designers: Dae jin Ahn & Chun hyun Park

Collaborate... or Don't!

Collaborate… or Don’t!

Designer Seth Moczydlowski had students in mind when designing the Synthesis Collaborative Desk, but there is serious potential here for creative agencies and design firms to want this in their office. Each desk stands alone or fits snugly in a group of 5 when it’s time for group work. The blend of wood and vibrant colors create an interesting visual contrast that also defines individual space when working together. Stackable, durable, and lightweight, they’re a great solution in any creative environment.

0 Designer: Seth Moczydlowski

Superfy Your Senses

Superfy Your Senses

Introducing… the future! The Eidos concept consists of two experimental products that let you fine-tune your sight and hearing to experience visuals and sound like never before. Essentially, the devices enhance what our bodies already do and the applications are endless – athletes can use it to hone in on their physical technique, musicians can perfect their sound, or spectators can view live performances like ballet with previously invisible/inaudible details. Incroyable!

0 Designers: Various