Computer users with small desks often wish they had more desk space. However, workspace can be hard to come by thanks to big computer displays and keyboards. Samsung now has a slick display called the Space Monitor.
In the age of mobile devices and Google Maps, will street signs soon become obsolete? Not if they turn into Points. Points is an electronic directional sign that does more than just point to nearby landmarks.
You don’t usually see much creativity in the design of rain gutters and downspouts. They all pretty much look the same to me (when the bums in the alley aren’t stealing them for scrap metal). But here’s a cool design that adds a touch of whimsy to the bottom of a downspout, taking the deluge of water that pours out and turning it into a little storm of its own.
Most people I know are particular with their clothes. I prefer hanging stuff up instead of folding it because it means less creases (and because I’m really bad with folding shirts, period.)
The problem with hangers, though, is that it’s pretty hard to slide them into place if your shirt or dress or other article of clothing has a teeny, tiny neck hole.
Everyone’s lining up to get the stuff they had printed out at the lone, office printer. As the line grows longer, the people start to get crankier. And before you know it, someone’s picking a fight from someone who belongs in another department.
The world’s population continues to grow exponentially. It seems that pretty soon, earth is going to run out of land for us humans to live in. More and more residential buildings and condominiums are being built so the places where houses used to (or should be) can be used for shopping malls, amusement parks, and commercial centers.
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 iPod Nano’s minimal, tiny form factor has made it the perfect centerpiece for a wristwatch, but its design is also great for other integration opportunities, like this nifty Nano-specific dock that can hang on the wall, plugged directly into an outlet.
Designer Hern Kim’s WALdok is a compact speaker dock that perfectly complements the design of the latest iPod Nano, giving it a warm and cozy place to live when it’s not in your pocket or on your wrist.
I think that all computer users need an external HDD to back their data up to. If you are like me and haven’t taken a picture on film in years, you probably have a drive inside your computer full of pics that you can’t replace if they get lost in a crash.
Bands that turn a new iPod nano 6G into a watch are getting to be very common. It seems like every time I turn around a new one is on the market. A guy is looking to bring a couple more to market over on KickStarter and his are so much cooler than any of the other bands I have seen.
There hasn’t been a cool flip phone in my opinion since the Razr from Motorola was the device to have. The flip phone form factor is still around, but most of the high-end devices come in candy bar form today like the iPhone and all sorts of other smartphones.
Antonio Lieto thinks Apple can even do better with its industrial design, and has set his mind to creating alternative concept designs for some of Apple’s most popular products. My personal favorites from Antonio’s library of concepts are his MacBook and Mac Mini.
His MacBook (aka “MagicBook”) replaces the standard keyboard with a touch surface that works like a giant Magic Trackpad.
I’ve certainly seen my share of unusual speakers over the years, but this one from designer Sylvain Gerber is one of the more offbeat designs I’ve seen in recent times.
From everything I can tell, the Snowflake Speaker is just a concept design, but if it actually existed, it would work as a dock for your iPhone or iPod.
Now that you’ve got an iMac, an iPhone and an iPad, you need yet another Apple wonder-gadget, don’t you? While this concept design for a timepiece isn’t actually from Apple, it’s cool enough that it could be.
Designed by Italy’s ADR Studio, the iWatch would feature a gorgeous aluminum body reminiscent of Apple’s other “i” devices.
We’ve certainly featured our fair share of unusual watches here on Technabob, so I figured why not continue that tradition with this watch that replaces normal hands with screw heads.
Conceptualized by China’s Tao Ma, the MEN2014 watch would replace the hour, minute and second hands with screw heads which have a small red mark at the end to indicate the current position on the dial.
Any kid in the 80’s probably had a Rubik’s Cube. You know, that impossible to complete cube puzzle game with the stickers in primary colors. I hated that thing; I always removed the stickers to win.
This new device charger concept by designer Zheng Weixi called the Magic Charger uses the Rubik’s Cube concept with rotating cubes of green and white.