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Nesting USB Connectors: Like Christmas Lights, but for Your Gadgets

Nesting USB Connectors: Like Christmas Lights, but for Your Gadgets
I have about 163 different USB gadgets on my desk at any given time – all fighting for the six USB ports my computer has. To fix this issue I have a USB hub plugged in that more than quadruples the number of USB devices I can connect at once ensuring my humping dog flash drive has all the juice it needs to defile my computer.

Tokyoflash E-Ink Concept Watch Will Become a Reality if You Vote for It!

Tokyoflash E-Ink Concept Watch Will Become a Reality if You Vote for It!
I went through a phase where I loved Japanese watches. I still do, but for now, I use my cell phone as a watch. That being said, those guys over at TokyoFlash continue to come up with some great ideas.
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Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons

Earlyadopters’ the Audio System Controlled by Metal Rods, Not Knobs or Buttons
We’ve featured a number of unusual finds from Korea’s EarlyAdopter over the years, but this is the first time I’ve seen them come out with their own electronic hardware. While it might look like some sort of strange antennae or musical instrument, this otherworldly-looking device is actually a complete audio system.

Xb Elegant Edition Casemod: the Xbox 360 Gets Boxy

Xb Elegant Edition Casemod: the Xbox 360 Gets Boxy
The guys over at the AcidMods forums recently spotted this dramatic redesign of the Xbox 360 and immediately speculated that it must be an act of clever Photoshoppery. And I’m happy to tell you, this puppy is for reals.

Mintpass Popsicle Hard Drives Store Creamy, Delicious Memories

Mintpass Popsicle Hard Drives Store Creamy, Delicious Memories
Yum. This popsicle-shaped hard drive looks good enough to eat. Unfortunately, magnetic platters and circuit boards don’t taste very good. I speak from personal experience. Currently a concept design from Korean design firm mintpass, this portable storage device is called the “Mint Hard”, which, as it turns out is supposed to be quite funny in Korea, as the word “hard” is also used to refer to an ice cream bar.

Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv

Shake Control: Environment-Friendly Wiimote for Your Tv
Winner of the 2008 red dot design award, the Shake Control presents a unique and environment-friendly way of controlling television sets. It may also be frustrating enough that people won’t want to watch TV anymore. Instead of using batteries, the Shake Control is indirectly powered by the user; a magnet generates current whenever you give the controller a shake.

K-95: Waterproof Submarine Flash Drive Goes for a Swim

K-95: Waterproof Submarine Flash Drive Goes for a Swim
How many times have you accidentally taken your USB flash drive into the swimming pool, only to find all your data destroyed when you towel off? What’s that you say? None times? That’s alright, we’ve got an invention for you anyway.

Spear Free Time Watch Tells Time With Spinning Rings

Spear Free Time Watch Tells Time With Spinning Rings
Architect Laurinda Spear created the design for this analog watch that uses a series of turning discs instead of traditional hands. The timepiece’s three independently revolving rings are used to display hours, minutes and seconds. A gap in each ring indicates the current time.

Art Lebedev’s Pultius Remote is Ridiculous

Art Lebedev’s Pultius Remote is Ridiculous
So what do you get when you put your remote control in the taffy-pulling machine from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? This crazy design from Russia’s Art Lebedev Studios was an attempt to include as many channels as possible on a single remote, without a need to press multiple buttons.

Pansonic Pixi Concept Camera for Social Networks

Pansonic Pixi Concept Camera for Social Networks
UK Design firms Industrial Facility and luckybite recently teamed up with Panasonic Japan’s Chief mobile device designer Madori Kuroda to create this prototype digital camera specifically catering to online social networking. The Panasonic Pixi was designed for use with Mixi, which is Japan’s closest equivalent to MySpace.

Lebedev Tells the Time in Words

Lebedev Tells the Time in Words
Russian industrial designer, Art Lebedev has introduced his latest creation, a clock that displays time using words rather than numbers or hands. Lebedev’s Verbarius clock spells out the time using phrases like “fifteen minutes to five.” The clock is multi-lingual and can tell time in Russian, English, German, Spanish or French and is being offered at an preorder price of $158.25, with an expected release date of November 2007.

Electrolux Nfridge: the Refrigerator Deconstructed

Electrolux Nfridge: the Refrigerator Deconstructed
A team of industrial designers have come up with a truly unique concept in home appliances for the Electrolux Design Lab competition, the modular refrigerator. The NFridge reimagines the design of typical refrigerators by splitting the fridge into small, stackable compartments.

Epson Shows Off New Industrial Design for Portable Printers

Epson Shows Off New Industrial Design for Portable Printers
Epson Japan and design firm Industrial Facility have completed a collaboration to rethink the design of portable color printers and the result is quite striking. These new portable printers feature an integrated carrying handle and can run on batteries.
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