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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. 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. Have you ever had a problem with forgetting which light switch stands for what light? 30 Cool High Tech Gadgets To Give Your Home A Futuristic Look
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. Designing the Future
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. Bye Bye Ugly A/C Bricks and Power Strips by Gilles Belley
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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. Good Looking Cords So You Can Stop Hiding Them
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.
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.
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. 10 Weirdest Remote Controls
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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. NoteSlate eSketcher
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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.
Rapunzel Descending Device by Sin Sun Ho
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! Sony Ericsson FH Mobile Phone Concept by 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.
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! Rotary Mechanical Smartphone – Concept Phone by Richard Clarkson
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. Top 6 Sites to Find Cool Gadgets and Gear
Contact Lens Kinda Makes You Cyborgy 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. Eun-Gyeong Gwon & Eun-Jae Lee