Thursday, February 9, 2012
Can your tablet take good pictures; is your cellphone smart like a computer; can your MP3 player shoot videos? Not only are we duplicating applications, we are also diluting the individuality of a device. I’m not going to judge on the technology wastage here, instead I’ll update you on concepts like the Lifebook. An idea that integrates a tablet, camera, phone and music player to collectively form the hardware for a laptop! They all work independently to support their unique identity and yet unify to create a magical device.
The proposed Lifebook is a laptop computer concept based on the principle of “shared hardware”. Currently a lot of hardware is wasted when we use separate devices, as there is often a lot of “repeat” of data stored and features.
Designer: Prashant Chandra
Smarty iPad Cover
The Smart Stand Sleeve is probably the closest thing I’ll find to what I want. It uses an ingenious folding technique & magnets to transform the case from a soft, protecting sleeve (that isn’t bound to the iPad) into an angled stand for working or watching videos.
Donut plug -The Any Way Socket
It’s clever of us to hide socket boards behind furniture and out-of-sight places, Donut resolves this issue. The socket allows you to hook up the plug in a ring-shaped ‘hole’ so that it can be inserted at any angle. As the red dot winning designers say, “There is no need to align the pins with two specific small holes.” Superb!
Designers: Suhyun Yoo, Eunah Kim & Jinwoo Chae
Magic Pen Recorder
Recorder is this magic pen that converts your written notes into electronic files and then transfers it to your phone and computer via Bluetooth. I think it’s a great idea and can actually encourage us writers to take to the book and pen more often. I bet authors and illustrators will love this!
Nanolet -Minimalist Nano Wristband
Though there are hundreds of iPod Nano watch band designs on the market now, few are as minimal and simple as Curve Creative’s NANOLET. The lightweight, flexible band is 3D printed as one single component that simply wraps around your wrist for a quick and easy way to carry your Nano. Perfect for users on the run! I own this and i just love it. Own it here.Designer: Curve Creative
These are the most buzzed tech designs. New tech keeps coming day by day, only thing sometimes we remain behind without knowing them.