Smartphones are reaching their limits as far as acceptable size, but TVs keep pushing the boundaries. Display resolutions get higher, the sizes of our sets get bigger and they get sharper and thinner. There’s no end in site.
By definition, boomboxes are supposed to be big, loud and thick. That’s not how Hannes Harms designed his unique spin on the boombox. His latest creation attempts to reduce material, volume and components thanks to flat electronics.
Not all backpacks are created equal, and while some of them are made to carry specific gear, they aren’t always that well designed. Cote & Ciel’s Coated Techno Canvas Flat Backpack looks to be a thoughtfully-designed pack for carrying your laptop and other gear.
Speakers come in all shapes, sizes and colors, but this is one of the first that I’ve seen that completely folds down flat, making it extremely portable, especially if that’s the kind of thing you need to share your tunes.
While I don’t know how good the sound is from this little card-case speaker from Japan is, it certainly looks nice. You’ll be able to carry around a speaker in your pocket. Since they look pretty trendy, you can imagine that you’ll end up paying a premium for it, though.
This funky ceramic speaker has got a long history, which starts off with Japanese footballer/fashion icon Nakata Hidetoshi, whose Revalue Nippon Project is basically a way to marry and revitalize traditional Japanese crafts with modern designs.
Museum curator Akimoto Yuji and ceramicist Mitsuke Masagasu worked together to create this delicate looking speaker being produced by Nendo.
I am a rather messy geek. I drink lots of Dr. Pepper and hate to get up while I work, which means I tend to accrue many cans on my desk throughout a day. Back when I used dual LCDs, that means that I ran out of room for junk on my desk fast so I moved to a larger single LCD.
At this week’s upcoming CES show, I fully expect to see thinner television sets than I’ve ever seen before. Now a new LED backlight technology could allow sets to get even slimmer and cheaper to produce.
Chicago startup FLEx Lighting claims to have come up with a way to manufacture LED backlighting that’s as slim as just 0.02″
After Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch and Fusion Garage parted ways on their much-anticipated CrunchPad collaboration, I figured the tablet would be dead. But the rumors of the demise of the tablet formerly known as CrunchPad appear to be greatly exaggerated.
I must start out this post by saying that I rarely trust artist’s renderings of gadgets before they’re released, as they’re almost never what the real thing looks like. That said, this new media player LOOKS pretty slick from the concept renders, but I haven’t found any photos of the real thing.
The Newman Newsmy A18HD (nice name there) is a new media player out of China, which claims to offer a spectacularly svelte 9.8mm
Bodum’s Bistro flatbed toaster is a versatile device. Thanks to its design, the 700 w toaster can heat, toast or defrost almost any size or shape of bread.
The design has its drawbacks of course, like being able to toast only one side at a time, so that may be a deal breaker for some folks.
While plenty of flat screen televisions have decent built-in sound, you really need to add on a separate speaker system if you want some real stereo separation and bass thump. The new Q-TV2 speaker system provides a unique way to improve your TV’s sound without cluttering your room with extra boxes and wires.
Created by Q Acoustics, the Q-TV2 straps onto the back of your flat-panel television, providing true 2.1
The guys over at Chinavasion can always be relied on for bringing inexpensive and offbeat gadgetry from China to the rest of the world. The latest addition to their line of GPS devices claims to be the “Galaxy’s Thinnest GPS”.
Measuring in at 13mm thick, this portable GPS is definitely one of the slimmest units I’ve seen.
Looking for a dramatic, colorful addition to your room? If your taste skews towards Saturday Night Fever, have I got a thing for you.
These flat LED panels can be mounted on your wall or ceiling (although dancing on these isn’t recommended) and can change colors with the push of a button.
Who says light bulbs need to be round? Despite what Copernicus might have taught us, flat is the new round.
Korean designer Joonhuyn Kim has reinvented the classic incandescent light bulb by putting it into a flat glass enclosure.
Kim claims the new bulbs take up just 1/3rd of the space of a conventional bulb, making them easier to pack and ship.
This bold all-in-one computer borrows its combo concept from the iMac, but is actually a gaming PC. Modder Ville ‘Willek’ Kyrö always liked the idea of small-form-factor computers, but wanted the expandability and power to run his PC games.