It’s true that MP3 players are getting smaller and smaller, so I suppose this is one of the reasons why Korean designer Giha Woo decided that a proper MP3 player could easily fit into its own charging plug.
The TokyoFlash design blog has become the place for cool new watch concepts, and this recent pick is one of my new favorites. The Uzumaki watch has a cool high-tech style, but actually uses an analog face to achieve its dramatic modern look.
This concept piggy bank is more like a combination of an ATM and a Tamagotchi. In order to keep it happy, you have to feed it your credit card. No money, and it gets sad.
Designed by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, the electronic piggy bank concept has an iPhone for its screen that displays the emotions of the piggy bank, while an Arduino detects and manages the money and transmits status back to a computer via Bluetooth, which in turn notifies the iPhone over WiFi.
Creating an automatic withdrawal from your primary bank account to a savings account is probably easier and you won’t be charged any interest, but hey, if all fails, you can try this.
How will alarm clocks wake thee? Let us count the ways. Here’s another innovative idea that will force both your body and your mind to wake up. Designed by Oliver Sha, the IQ Alarm Clock presents users between 1 to 3 multiple choice questions that they have to answer correctly in order to shut off its alarm.
Water meters usually display only the volume of water that has been consumed, and even then it’s not presented in an easily understandable format. What if you had a device in your house that also showed the equivalent cost of the water that you’re using in real time?
Someday, engineers will figure out a way to make gadgets that never need to be recharged. But until they do, you always run the risk of running out of juice while you’re on the road away from a charger.
The latest concept design from Art Lebedev Studio is an unusual one. If the Art Lebedev Studio sounds familiar, you probably recognize the name as the people that teased us with lots of cool looking OLED keyboards for years.
The sharp minds at Antrepo Design Industry have designed another unique product. Part of their “I’m not” product series, the Stetheadphone is a headset that looks like a stethoscope.
The Stetheadphone has a built-in mic and has voice control, enabling the user to make and receive calls and control playback of an audio player, all while looking like a doctor.
I can’t recall ever writing about a watch that wasn’t designed for those of us that can see normally. We look at lots of watches here, and no matter the price or how complex they are to read, the vast majority of them are designed for the sighted.
Video game emulators have long been available for both iOS and Android phones, provided you’re willing to jailbreak your device. There are NES, SNES and even PlayStation emulators. However, this is the first time that I’ve seen a Nintendo DS emulator for smartphones.
This unusual watch concept from the Ukraine gets its inspiration from cigarette lighters.
Actually, at first glance at the Lightning LED watch concept, I thought it looked like an electric cooktop, but then those tiny blue and yellow “flames” that go around the perimeter to indicate hours and minutes threw me.
It gets really annoying when someone at my house is playing music or something on the PC in the office. You can hear the sound in the living room just as easily as the office. The really annoying part is that my son thinks those Sonic the Hedgehog videos on YouTube are hilarious so I have to listen to them over and over.
Hublot‘s new concept watch, La clé du temps, (The Key of Time), hasn’t yet been made, but it looks like something that would go great with the Batsuit. It’s going to be a limited edition from the Hublot Confrerie Line, so my guess is that it will probably be very expensive.
Am I the only one who has visions of the dude that invented the USB plug wringing his hands like Mr. Burns and cackling, “This will really piss them off! Muhahahahahah!” What sort of sadistic SOB would design a plug with no indication on the outside which way is up, but will fit into the USB port in one way?