Renowned design shop LEXON has introduced their latest radio design, featuring looks inspired by the Apollo space capsule.
The appropriately named Apollo 2 digital AM/FM radio comes in a retro-modern package that would make NASA proud.
This cool phone from Asus channels many of its good looks from Apple’s iPhone. The Asus Aura has a 3.9-inch touchscreen LCD, a 2 megapixel digital camera and a slim 6.9mm thick case design.
The Aura does one up the iPhone in a few significant ways by offering UMTS and HSDPA (3G) high-speed connectivity, expandable storage via an SD slot and a slide-out keyboard.
Sure, there are countless “home theater in a box” systems out there, but most of them are generic, cheap looking silver boxes that look like something that only belongs on a shelf at your local Best Buy.
It’s nice to see the occasional digital camera that’s firmly grounded in it’s traditional photographic roots. The Leica D-Lux 3 features styling that harkens back to the clean lines and simplicity of their earlier film-based cameras, but is updated with all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a modern shooter.
This cool new desktop alarm clock lets you integrate it into your environment by providing interchangeable fabric face panels.
The clock features a walnut wood and stainless steel case with a special frame that lets you easily replace the face with any fabric of your choice (it includes 3 swatches in the box for you to get started with.)
The Sony VAIO TP1 reinvents the wheel (literally,) by placing the latest in media center PCs in a case that’s shaped like a wheel. The TP1 features all of the requisite media PC bells and whistles, such as an HDMI port, a DVD burner, memory card slots and built-in Wi-Fi.
Tagz are programmable scrolling LED tags that hang from a pendant. You can program a message of your choice by pressing a couple of buttons on the back of the tag.
I’m not sure if tagZ will be the next big trend with the kidZ, but they sure look cooler than the tacky glow stick necklaces that show up at the occasional rave.
Industrial designer Josh Owen has created this simple lighting fixture that’s cast in the shape of a bowling pin. The cool part is that it’s got a tilt sensor inside of it that turns off when the lamp is knocked over, and turns back on when stood upright.
Did you forget how long ago you put that meat in the fridge, or when you last scooped the nasty cat box… how about the last time you changed the oil in your car? This simple, ingenious device lets helps you keep track of the last time you performed a specific task, right in the context of the item in question.
While the rest of the world continues to become more and more plastic, the folks over at Wood Contour are interested in using natural materials in their products.
For starters, Wood Contour offers keyboards, mice and monitors constructed from solid hardwoods such as cherry, mahogany, beech, oak, ash, and maple.
The About Time rolling clock from Dutch design firm Buro Vormkrijgers presents time in a truly graceful fashion.
The modern black clock gently rolls itself around your desktop, telling the time through a sentence emblazoned along the edge of the clock.
In the past I’ve written about these little plastic pixel block sets that let you build classic video game characters in 3D. Those sets always seemed a little cheap looking to me, so I’m excited about these new pixel blocks made entirely out of wood.
This is quite possibly the strangest looking apparatus that I’ve seen in quite some time.
The LaCie Huby is a truly odd looking USB and Firewire hub that emphasizes the cables on your desktop, rather than hiding them away.
Japanese watch gurus Tokyoflash have introduced the latest in their series of contemporary wrist watch designs.
The 1000100101 Watch features a grid of 31 green, yellow and red LEDs to show the time, day and date.
In a world full of Google Maps mash-ups, it’s always fun to stumble across one that is truly different. The guys over at geogreeting.com have done just that.
Geogreeting takes carefully selected Google satellite images of buildings and landmarks that happen to look like letters of the alphabet, and creates custom typography from them.
Industrial designer Art Lebedev is known mostly for his Optimus Mini Three OLED keyboard and his nifty cursor shaped mouse.
Now his clean, minimal designs will be showing up in a new desktop speaker system. Art’s new Sonicum speaker system is a 2.1 system featuring two satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer.