Future of Screen Technology. MyRolltop | New step in portable computers. 30 Cool High Tech Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look. Gadgets are becoming a part of our everyday life and like the mobile phone (one of the first gadgets) we are starting to be addicted, depending on them for our daily actions.
As technology advances, so do these gadgets that we are fond of and we are amazed by the new concepts created by young and ambitious designers. These innovations appear from a necessity of solving the problems that old products have and besides new and improved functions, they also come with a beautiful design. Transparent TV The transparent tv designed by Michael Friebe is a marvelous piece of technology that combines conventional LCD and the latest TOLED display technology.
This allows to create non-transparent / solid moving pictures with rich color reproduction and full contrast range from solid black to pristine white. Floor Plan Light switch Have you ever had a problem with forgetting which light switch stands for what light? The AURA Lamp Dimensional Wall Panels People aren’t familiar with 3D wall panels. Miranda. Designing the Future.
Autodesk Gallery At Singularity University there are several overarching themes. Exponential technology, entrepreneurship, and positive global impact are probably the top 3 at work, but this year’s focus on design seems to be embedded within all of the above. Design track chair Jonathan Knowles works as a strategic advisor to the CEO and CTO at Autodesk, the company literally designing the world around us. Autodesk software is responsible for everything from the New York Freedom Tower to Tesla’s electric cars, and even the world of Pandora James Cameron created in Avatar. Recently they have been focusing on educational products and 3D Printing technologies, and Knowles brings this wide range of expertise to the community at SU. In the opening session, Knowles invited Jon Pittman of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley to give a talk, which he entitled “Everything you know about design is wrong.” Meet our Design Track Chair Jonathan Knowles Design at SU by Brian Hoffstein.
Bye Bye Ugly A/C Bricks and Power Strips by Gilles Belley. Bye Bye Ugly A/C Bricks and Power Strips The Energy Saving Adapters by Gilles Belley not only look good but have some smarts behind them too. Each module corresponds to a device and monitors the power consumption independently. Most electrical devices have a standby mode to save energy but even then, about 10% of today’s electrical costs come from appliances wasting energy in that mode. The Energy Saving Adapters can detect this and display symbolic symbols notifying the owner of wasted energy. If someone doesn’t respond within 3 minutes, it automatically turns off said device. It’s a gorgeous solution to visually show people how much power they’re wasting but there’s a catch 22 here. Designer: Gilles Belley & EDF Design. (30) Fab.com | iPhone Cases & One Awesome Lamp. (31) Fab.com | Retro Gear with a Techie Twist. Good Looking Cords So You Can Stop Hiding Them. Either you take the time to hide all those pesky cords and wires around your TV and computer, or you feel guilty about the mess they make when left exposed.
With Multi Lines, electrical wires and extension cords are one in the same. The brightly colored cords feature several outlets that are spread out along the cord, instead of being in one inconvenient grouping at the end of it. Available in a few different colors and sizes (ranging from 6.5ft to 16.4ft), they don’t just keep things organized, they also look pretty neat while doing so.
Via: www.redferret.net. The best remote control device for internet TV – GlideTV. Only a few products have the potential to reinvent the market. The creators of Glide TV plan to reinvent the concept of controlling an internet TV device through either a keyboard, mouse or a classic remote control. This has it all. Fitting perfectly into the palm of your hand and having a IR/WiFi interface and a touch pad, you can use it to easy browse the internet on your TV. The curved touch sensitive pad can also be a perfect replacement or the classic mouse or, if used in combination with the on screen keyboard, can even be used as a keyboard. All you need to do is sit back on your couch, relax and enjoy this stylish new way of browsing the internet. Glide TV is an elegant answer to an age-old consumer electronics industry search for a simple, elegant and user friendly interaction device. via newdealdesign.com. DATA clip – USB paperclip for Elecom on DesignRulz. The Japanese studio Nendo has designed the ‘data clip’ a USB key in the shape of a paperclip for Elecom.
The USB stick has a paperclip shape. It can clip to a stack of documents, business cards or memos for handing data and to a colleague or friend, or connect to other DATA clips for storage. A design that aims for a new relationship between daily life and digital data. The design aims to present a new relationship between daily life and digital data. 10 Weirdest Remote Controls. Pillow Remote Control Well, this is just a weird combination of items; it's a sofa pillow that works as a remote control. The Pillow Remote Control ($39.99) is a full-featured universal remote that works with over 500 different components. Gel Remote Control This conceptual gel remote from Panasonic lies limp when not in use, pulsating with a soft light. Magic Wand Remote Control Imagine walking into the room where your children and their Muggle friends are watching TV, you whipping out a magic wand from under your jacket and changing the channel in a flash.
Largest Remote Control Go big or go home! Eco-friendly Remote Control Sony has challenged Industrial Design students from China to design an eco-friendly device. Remote Control Wristwatch This is the wristwatch that ensures its wearer always has a television remote control at hand. Gesture Remote Control The gesture remote is a new approach to the TV remote control by lunar design. I-Got-Control Brain Wave Remote Control. Design Milk: Modern Design - Page 2. NoteSlate eSketcher. NoteSlate eSketcher The NoteSlate eSketcher takes a bold direction in the world of gadgetry– simplicity.
Life used to be so simple– just a pencil and paper combined as the perfect sidearm of the student, the artist and the list maker. Today we’ve got our laptops, our iPads, our Kindles and our mobile phones cluttering up our desks. The NoteSlate hopes to simplify that, providing one basic function to its user: the ability to write, draw and doodle to their heart’s content, just like pencil on paper. The NoteSlate is an e-ink tablet that records hand-drawn input from an included stylus. Users can take notes, diagram objects, draw ideas and make lists, all of which are stored in an internal storage card.
These pages can be pulled up later on the device itself, or transferred to a computer using a mini USB connection. NoteSlate is available in several colors, including one option for a multi-color display. Written by: thecoolist on February 5, 2011. UP by Jawbone | Make Healthy Living Fun & Social. Finally, Disposable Thumb Drives! No matter what I do I just can’t seem to hang onto a thumb drive. If I attach one to my keys, the clip breaks, and it goes missing. If I keep one in my pocket, one day I notice it’s just not there anymore. If I keep one in my laptop bag, it disappears mysteriously. Thankfully, Art Lebedev has created a solution to my thumb drive woes – the disposable thumb drive.
Via: blog.allusb.com. Rapunzel Descending Device by Sin Sun Ho. Escape Route Number 2 You can easily mistake the Rapunzel for a canister, instead its an easy-to-use safety-descending device. Designed by SADI student Sin Sun Ho, this safety line can be used in highrise buildings. You more or less have to glide down the side of a wall (Batman style), holding onto its secure wrist capsule design. Rapunzel is a 2010 Red Dot Concept Award Winning Entry. Designer: Sin Sun Ho. Nextep1. Sony Ericsson FH Mobile Phone Concept by Du Jun. The Turning Point For A Phone I love covering concept phones that may not have substance to them (tech-backing), but nevertheless are fun to read about.
Featured here is a concept Sony Ericsson FH Mobile Phone that has a pivotal point to it. It flips vertical on a pivot to mimic a phone and rotates sideways to become a viewing screen for the media functions and web browsing. The phone even becomes an intercom of sorts when split into two, allowing easy communication between the two parties holding each end. What a high-tech walkie-talkie this would make!
Designer: Du Jun. Stick POP Portable Printer by Jihun Kang, Youngho Lee, Jieun Lee & Changsu Lee. Printouts In A Jiffy, Anywhere It was about time that someone came up with this, I mean we are in the portable era! Stick POP is a portable printer that can handle a small amount of load. You can’t overburden it with all your documents, just a small stash that you need pronto. Measuring 23 cm by 6 cm, it’s easy to fit it in your handbag. Just hook it up to your comp /device via USB and get printing!
Rotary Mechanical Smartphone – Concept Phone by Richard Clarkson. Is there space for old school guises in the digital revolution? I think there is, which is why steampunk is alive. Settling the Digital v/s Mechanical dispute with his Rotary Mechanical Smartphone, designer Richard Clarkson gives us a smartphone that is so very tangible that its aura speaks for itself! Stalling the ‘digital-take-over’, the phone features two interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial. WHats really clever is that the act of changing these is inspired from changing the lenses on a camera!
Electroplated copper with a coat of paint completes the body-job. Meant for the steampunk and minimalistic fans, this phone is sure to favors across the lines. Designer: Richard Clarkson. Top 6 Sites to Find Cool Gadgets and Gear. Whether you’re an early adopter who gets excited about purchasing the latest tech toy, or you’re a busy professional looking to find the perfect gift, everyone knows that searching for products can be a long and frustrating experience. Lucky for us, we now have top-tier websites who can guide us through it all. Today, we’ve chosen six that not only possess expert knowledge, they have the discerning, carefully curated eye that we can rely on to give us the best products that fit our own, personal style.
From the more tech-savvy blogs like Engadget and CrunchGear to the design-centric websites like Uncrate and Coolhunting, we’re confident that these sites will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. 1. Early adopters and trend spotters, if you want to be at the forefront of consumer electronics, make sure you bookmark Engadget (which is owned by AOL). 2. Uncrate has a dedicated team that carefully curates the newest and hottest gadgets and gear for the modern man. Bonus! 3. 4. 5. Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee. This one’s kinda hard to swallow so take a deep breath, open your minds, and pretend it’s 2100. I CONTACT is essentially a mouse fitted to your eyeball. The lens is inserted like any other normal contact lens except it’s laced with sensors to track eye movement, relaying that position to a receiver connected to your computer. Theoretically that should give you full control over a mouse cursor.
I’d imagine holding a blink correlates to mouse clicks. The idea was originally created for people with disabilities but anyone could use it. Those of us too lazy to use a mouse now have a free hand to do whatever it is people do when they sit at the computer for endless hours. I love the idea but there is a caveat. Designers: Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee. Future technology.