Bucket O' Sound

Bucket O’ Sound

The age of the shoulder boombox is long gone, but premium sound quality on-the-go is here to stay! The Media Bucket combines the novelty of the boombox with sophisticated audio and a stylish modern form. Lightweight, durable and super-portable, users can play take their favorite CDs or MP3s to the beach, park, or even on roller blades with this easy rechargeable unit.

0 Designer: Sang Hyun Jeong

If a Laptop and Desktop Made Love

If a Laptop and Desktop Made Love

U.DTR stands for Ultra Desktop Replacement, and that’s exactly what it aims to do… remove the shortcomings of both laptops and desktops to form one ultra-versatile replacement device. The most obvious improvement is the “necked” touch-screen that elevates the monitor to a more comfortable height, similar to that of a desktop computer. Did we mention it’s touch-screen?! Other extras include an angled, more ergonomic keyboard, thoughtfully placed ports, and reduced battery weight.

0 Designer: Marin Myftiu

We Got Your Ass Covered

We Got Your Ass Covered

The story of how Ass-Savers came to being is a truly inspirational one. Five collaborative friends, one creative direction and full-on eco-sensitive approach to design, led to the birth of the ‘Ass-Savers’, emergency bicycle fenders that save your ‘ass’ from getting wet and sprayed on by the slush on the road. This Friday, twenty-five lucky YD’ers stand a chance to WIN this innovative bike mud-flap; hit the jump to know how.

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Micro Commuter Bike

Micro Commuter Bike

The One Shot project was designed to supplement other methods of public transportation. The compact design transforms from a full-fledged, fixed-belt bike to a compact, vertical unit easily stored on buses, trains or other easy-access areas. From tourists discovering new places to regular commuters heading to work, it’s a versatile system that expands the reach of public transportation for a variety of users.

0 Designer: Valentina Vecchia

Clean Both Ways

Clean Both Ways

The Dual Cleaner is a unique combination of a vacuum cleaner at one end and steam cleaner at the other end. It’s process is such that it vacuums the area at first and then wipes cleanly with the steam cleaner. Designed to be a wall mounted appliance, the cleaner fits aesthetically into a home environment. A neat cleaner to have around!

0 Designer: Jung Hyun Min

Happy Halo Duck

Happy Halo Duck

The packaging for the Fluid Bottles used in the medical industry is exactly what it is expected to look like – sterile. Rightly so, but the thing is that its also the source of stress in children. By simply redesigning the bottle with a cute bubble encased duck, the Halo Duck Fluid Bottle is less intimidating. The bubble also prevent reverse flow, adding purpose to the design. Cute!

0 Designer: Jung Hyun Min

A whole new meaning to multifunctional.

A whole new meaning to multifunctional.

We’ve featured hundreds of clocks, lights, coat hangers, iPhone docks, alarms and speakers… but we’ve never seen one concept that is ALL of the above! Called Hook7, it’s seven every day tools in one puzzling object. Check it out!

0 Designer: Dongsung Jung

The Ultimate Power Pack

The Ultimate Power Pack

Designed for everyone from the urban commuter to the adventurous camper, Prism is the most digital-friendly backpack out there. Like any good pack, it’s waterproof, shock resistant, comfortable, and quickly accessible. But what sets it apart is a built-in 4000mAh solarcharger that delivers power to your phone, tablet or other electronic devices. Solar panels located at the top are always exposed to the sun while you’re wearing it, so as long as it’s shining you’re getting juice!

0 Designer: Luke Mastrangelo

Coco Fresh Air

Coco Fresh Air

Inspired by the coco pod, we have here the Coco air cleaner, which recreates an atmosphere of a meadow freshness in your urban home. It doesn’t use electrical energy to function, instead the forces of integrated magnets within each pod create a slight movement of gathered COCOs to power it. This air purifier has a shell and changeable aroma with air cleaning capsules inside. Looks and feels fresh!

0 Designer: Kristīne Bula

UnCasted Cast

UnCasted Cast

It’s bad enough that you have broken your arm and have to be out of action for almost three to four weeks; you also have to endure an unsightly cast. Unless something like this really tech-enabled U-Cast pops up! Totally impressed by its innovative approach of incorporating design into something very medical.

0 Designer: Joh Minwho

The Optimus Prime of Dog Sleds

The Optimus Prime of Dog Sleds

Groups that live on the snow tundra must often keep two or more entirely different types of dog sleds for their various transportation needs…. one for passenger, one for cargo, another for single riders and so on. The Nerpa sled was designed to make the transition between uses much easier by using a moveable system of joints and connections that quickly transform to accommodate different loads. Aluminum and carbon elements also make it lighter and more durable.

0 Designer: Anna Khitrova

The Sawdust Sucker Upper

The Sawdust Sucker Upper

The average person doesn’t keep construction goggles or a shop-vac handy, so it’s likely that you know just how irritating it can be to have dust and debris flying all over the place (especially in your eyes) when you’re using a drill! This ingenious device called the Motorless Vacuum uses the drills own rotational power to move the internal fan and create suction which draws dust into the reservoir. After you’re finished drilling, just remove the peripheral and dump the sawdust!

0 Designer: Seokhui Kim

A Hiker Must-have

A Hiker Must-have

As humans, we’re naturally inclined to think “that could never happen to me,” especially when it comes to getting lost! Despite our egos, emergency situations do happen so having the right safety equipment is key. Designed specifically for hiking, the Sound of Light whistle provides novice and expert hikers with an additional level of visible and audible protection. The super bright LED and ear-shattering whistle serve as a beacon for rescuers while a built-in compass helps hikers navigate their way out of danger.

0 Designer: Chi Kuai