Posts Tagged ‘concept’
  • When the Snuggie just won’t do: The Sleep Suit (read: Snuggie in disguise)
    by Mike
    Posted January 15th, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Before we go any further on this visual journey, I'll point out that when mocking Sleep Suit and comparing it to the Snuggie, don't confuse the two on your end. The Snuggie is a blanket with sleeves while the Sleep Suit is a piece of swiss cheesed foam designed into a "suit". Well, now that that's over, shall we continue...? Had the world not had enough of the Snuggie? Even more so when it spread to other species such as the Dog Snuggie? Apparently not. Since the original Snuggie, there ...
  • The wall outlet of tomorrow: stylish, convenient, and functional.
    by Mike
    Posted December 29th, 2009 at 10:16 am
    Wall outlets -- what exactly can we say? It's a hole in the wall from which electrons spew forth when the appropriate (and sometimes inappropriate) material is inserted. How could technology and society actually make it better? Enter the world transformed with the Rambler Socket. For starters, who says technology and mundane things such as wall outlets have to be ugly and unsightly? The Rambler is quite the looker. Just because it looks good doesn't mean it shouldn't be functional. Th...
  • Keystick Keyboard the ultimate multi-functional, ultra portable keyboard.
    by Mike
    Posted December 15th, 2009 at 8:52 am
    Fans and keyboards go together like beef noodles and ranch dressing. Hmmm yummy. While gadgets coming out of Japan often have rather unique and sometimes downright weird uses and styles, there's no denying that they're at least thought provoking. Mobile computing power users may at times need a portable keyboard to go along with them for the wide. We've seen various roll-style keyboards before that are soft, flimsy, and flexible offering up all kinds of options for transporting them. This K...
  • The xPhone will decimate all mobile devices! [Video]
    by Mike
    Posted December 9th, 2009 at 9:14 am
    Having as many things as you can think of crammed into one device seems like a gift from above. But often times, such gadgets often suffer from "jack of all trades, master of none" syndrome in that no single feature stands out for being amazing. A phone stuffed with a bajillion mediocre features is far from exciting and in fact quite frustrating and disappointing. Thankfully we can always dream about the "xPhone" -- a do it all, no compromises mobile device that fits everything inside. Hell,...
  • Camper trailers are cool again: C3 Hotel Cube
    by Mike
    Posted November 23rd, 2009 at 8:12 am
    If I ever thought I would hear someone say that a "camper" could be cool, I would have chuckled and laughed at that individual, convinced that this person was a few fries short of a happy meal. Now if they were talking about the C3 Hotel Cube (designed by Jianbo Huang & Ting Zhao), I would agree -- campers are cool again. As is standard with pretty much any concept vehicle, future tech rains in on several fronts. From electronically controlled glass to dual action stove/refrigerator to pull ...
  • Concept: Waterdrop “Shower Room”
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 4:57 am
    Who hasn't at one point or another wanted to soak in a nice warm tub for multiple hours? For some, they simply don't have the patience to just lay there which is understandable. Given our tech background and ever changing landscape, we want stuff happening all the time and fast fast fast. While I don't think I could spend any more than 30-40 minutes in a normal tub today without getting board out of my mind, if I had the Waterdrop Shower Room in my house and hooked up to an Xbox 360/PS3 you w...
  • Twist on Twist off: “Switch” an eco-friendly, universal electrical outlet. [Green Tech]
    by Mike
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Think electrical outlets are about as technologically advanced as they can get? I hope not because the standard electrical outlet as we know it is about as old as dirt. Though this new concept simply titled "Switch" is a green, universal electrical outlet that gets my geek radar all kinds of giddy. Who knew an electrical outlet could be cool? As the diagram illustrates above, the device stays plugged in 24/7, but isn't always on. On/off operation is controlled via turning the plug like a ...
  • Solar Traffic light looks slick. Trees, furry animals, and mother planet drop a smile.
    by Mike
    Posted October 21st, 2009 at 6:57 am
    Traffic lights are ancient tech. All it is -- a light on a traffic controlled sensor. Heck, cheaper counties and local governments such as my own aren't even that technologically savvy opting for the 'ol timer controlled method. And we all know how much those suck. We've all been there, sitting at a red light with no one in sight. All is not lost as one saving grace from Cheng-Tsung Feng, Yao-Chieh Lin and Bo-Jin Wang is truly impressive if not a rehashed subject. Solar powered stop lights...
  • Measuring Tape Watch attempts to put size on time itself…
    by Mike
    Posted September 29th, 2009 at 11:21 am
    While we have covered several different types of watches and clocks, with a few of those being rather simple to read, are a far cry from this latest freak show. The Measuring Tape Watch will force your eyes to do a full gymnastic routine just to get the current time. Hey, I'm not complaining as I'm up for a challenge at any time and this watch is cool as all get out. In case you were wondering, the big vertical line that is most prominent displays minutes with hours and seconds trailing und...
  • Monitor Power consumption and time itself with the “Visual Voltage Clock”
    by Mike
    Posted September 10th, 2009 at 8:01 am
    From time to time, a I see a concept that is just plain cool. It may not be that high on the necessity list, but again, the sheer coolness instantly catapults it to the top of my list of many interests. So it is with that, that I bring you the concept of the day: Visual Voltage Clock. While the VVC will tell you the time just like any other earthly time telling device, the more intriguing and eye appealing feature is the ability to wireless monitor your electricity usage and display it on t...
  • Braille concept phone brings text messaging to the visually impaired
    by Mike
    Posted August 18th, 2009 at 9:35 am
    I for one hardly ever talk on the phone. In fact, I hate talking on the phone. Call me impersonal and too caught up in the fast paced lane of life but I prefer texting, email, and IM'ing to talking any day. For me its a convenience thing. For some however, they may not have a choice. The things we do with our cellphones everyday we often take for granted. The visually impaired often have trouble doing even the most basic things on cellphones because cellphones simply weren't designed for...
  • Braun Bell concept ensures a clean pour everytime now matter your eyesight!
    by Mike
    Posted August 7th, 2009 at 11:33 am
    Having a physical disability is never fun nor something I would wish upon anyone. For some, they were born with the disability. Yet for others it came later in life in the form of an accident or attack. Technology is great in these areas as it helps those with physical disabilities to live their lives just a tad bit closer to what there were used to. The next cool gadget (concept) to cross my ocular cavities comes from none other than popular and forward thinking design site Yenko Design. ...
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