I don’t watch much anime, but I’m sure there’s an Airbender/DragonballZ reference you could throw in here! The O-Fan (named aptly) powers itself via MicroUSB and instead of looking like a fan on the end of a USB stick, looks more traditional, with a dash of fresh and quirky. The entire fan fits right into a spherical housing that sits independently, or can be placed on a cylindrical stand to give it the appearance of a standing fan. The sphere resting in the cylinder can be rotated and faced in any which direction, given that it’s essentially a ball-socket sort of arrangement
666 is the number of KHM this devilish drone can reach! This mean-looking machine is called the Accula QX44 Shyster and it’s been designed as one of the first “Formula Sky” racing vehicles. The quadcopter packs 8 motors with 3-axis and 360 degree movement which give it unmatched maneuverability.
The Mindfulness Phone is the latest in a trend of devices that aim to get people’s faces out of their phones! Composed of just a standard numeric keypad and an opaque screen, its ultra-minimalist, stark aesthetic is complimentary of this goal. It’s seemingly simple, but does allow the user brief periods of internet access so that they are always mindful of how they spend their time online. No camera, no superfluous applications… just back to basics so you can live in the real world! Designer: Blond
Let’s forget that archaic image of the businessman in a suit with an umbrella in one hand and a newspaper in the other. After all the technological wonders we’ve seen, from kevlar, to the recent water-repellent fabrics, why must the suit still stick to that old-fashioned ideal of being just a symbol of status and nothing more? Over the past few years we’ve seen cult media replace that image with something much more up-to-date.
You know, the touch bar is probably the most loved and hated thing on the MacBook, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Barry, a concept by Alex Pluda, give the touch bar the two things it desperately needs.
In the design world, we have a saying. Until someone buys and uses your products, their judgement of how good it is comes broadly from two things. Its packaging, or its presentation
Here’s another one of those products that borrows an idea from somewhere else and uses it beautifully to absolutely transform a user’s experience (the previous one was the Puzlook iPhone case ). Taking inspiration from all those products that use LEDs and our persistence of vision to create visuals, like the pixelstick , or those USB LED fans that tell the time, the Smart Rope by Tangram displays skipping stats as you jump. Working almost magically, the LEDs laid out inside the rope light up almost magically exactly at your eye level so without having to look around, you can see the number of skips flash before your eyes every time, with live increments
Perfect for spur-of-the-moment adventures, the Kodiak Canvas Swag Tent is compact camping you can count on! An evolution of the traditional bedroll, this single person, portable sleep system rolls up to the size of a backpack to go just about anywhere.
The Hoi watch might just seem like a funky timepiece with an aesthetic twist, but its seemingly odd placement of the face and its bizarre strap are actually beneficial to the user! The side placement of the dial and the curve in the strap are much more ergonomic than traditional watch straps and faces. That extra room makes it easy on the wrist to bend in a natural motion without obstruction from a bulky watch face. Made of non-allergenic rubber and elastic, it’s material composition also keeps things comfy… and since you wear it all day, you might as well be! Designer: Cristian Minto
More than ever before, coding is considered to be the one thing everybody should know. Following one’s own speaking language, it’s imperative that youngsters learn a coding language too, because speaking in software, and speaking to software is extremely critical in today’s digital age