The Palm is a fine phone, not many complain about it. However like most PDA users, there is the grouse of typing out emails on miniscule keys that haunt us workers. An apt solution could be the Think Outside Folding Keyboard specifically designed for Palm. So far we have come across single foldable keyboards, the designers at Ammunition take the concept a step ahead and have given it a triple fold. This makes it neat and compact and portable enough to carry. The clever design makes sure that once it’s folded up, the keyboard looks like a sleek box that is slightly larger than a deck of coasters.
While browsing for material to write on, I came across the company Ammunition. Their work on design has been phenomenal, and some of their concepts are so crisp that their 20-year’s of expertise is evident. They have worked with the biggies in the industry and here is their take on Dell Web PC desktop PC system. The combination of gray on orange is bright as well as subdued at the same time. Unfortunately specs on this are not there. So all we can do here is appreciate a good design. Did you notice that the screen is mounted on the CPU? Wicked, eh!
The word library probably means to you a collection of books, music or maybe even movies. Not very far from this thought is the Library Concept by designer Massimo Marrazzo. This Italian designer has bundled together a virtual keyboard, an electronic book, a PC, and a pen scanner all into one device. A very lethal combo, the device also hosts flexible display and has the 4GB memory, which is not very much but fortunately it can be remedies with expansions. The cheery-on-top is that The Library has Bluetooth capabilities as well. This functional device can store all your reading material and probably lets you jot down notes next to your reading (that’s why the pen scanner is there I guess), plus the virtual keyboard does away with the need to carry a keyboard around with this portable device.
With sleek and slim designs hitting the market, an odd rotund device always catches your eye. Designer Stefan Jaeger has conceptualized a very handsome MP3 Harddisc-Player, that looks fab in this bulky form. Of course the svelte figure must have been ditched to accommodate the Harddisc. The simple design incorporates a display screen that relays all info regarding the track, volume, battery power etc. Five simple navigation buttons are there to let you choose your playlist and hear the songs. However the play, stop and pause buttons have been placed to different side of the player. There are no signs of a speaker to the body, but I think if this design comes to the streets, it will do a lot better if includes them to the design.
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Jeep is a vehicle that stands for all-terrain and exudes strength and power. Thus when you place its form as an inspiration, nothing but the best can be expected. Designer Chris Owen has designed a dominant laptop concept that bears semblance to the powerful-roadster. It is a laptop designed to accompany you on the trail, and its formidable stance communicates strength. There is no doubt the exterior body of the lappie matches the Jeep design language. Take for instance the grills and bonnet styling is seen on the seams and shell of the lappie. The biggest plus point of this concept is that it places the laptop in a weather sealed enclosure, so that you can take it on all your road trips with the Jeep.
Getting my two children to brush their teeth is Herculean task. I can’t fathom their aversion to the toothpaste and brush, and as an epitome of rebellion I receive a scrumptious kiss every morning full of stale breath! I guess, they wouldn’t be kids if they didn’t do these kinds of mischief, but I really worry about their hygiene. How nice it would be if I could install this Froggy Sink! A playful, indulgent basin, that resembles a frog, hopes to capture your kid’s vivid imagination and urges him to be hygiene conscious. A very clever design that can has provisions for folding up; The Froggy Sink looks like a clear winner that could help moms like me in their daily struggle to instill some good manners!
With the advent of technological advances and fast paced life schedules, the daily chore of ablutions has gone beyond a quick shower or a warm soak. It is now a luxurious treat that one pampers himself to and indulges in spa-like facilities right at home. The Gessi Private Wellness Collection is thus an exotic way to pamper oneself. The hydro massage system features jets of soothing warmth that melts away stress. Fitted with chromotherapy lights that can either be fixed to a single color or changed to project different hues, relax and regale you to a tranquil space. The Gessi Private Wellness Collection features multifunction shower systems. The ceiling head showers offer spray selections of rainfall, waterblades, and atomization. Chromotherapy options include fixed or changing colored light. The head showers can be coupled with wall-mounted spouts and adjustable wall mounted mini showers for hydro massage.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and ignoring it due to tardiness is a very bad idea. However a great idea would be the Pea-Personal Portable Breakfast Solution that Vyasateja Rao designed for the Electrolux Design Competition. Personally I think it’s a brilliant idea. This portable device has the capacity to serve you a freshly toasted slice of bread, carry a breakfast cereal or fruit plus provide a hotplate for your meat. Inspired by a pea pod, the device is meant for those who are always on the move and heed to hurry and be out of the house, ASAP!
The great thing with concepts is that you get to play with so many ideas, which you hope will one day bear fruit and be accepted in the real world. I’m sure Bodie Beattie may be wondering what would people think of the iMood concept? Bodie, when you have iPod as a magic mantra, anything will be accepted here in the Apple-crazy world! The basic premise for the iMood alarm clock was to construct one that followed the environment and form language of high-end technology. The Ported speakers with component inputs and outputs are featured on the center iMood unit.
Imagine an orb that diffuses sublime sound and music that reverberates the notes and transcends to a different plane. A fully wireless speaker whose rotund shape defines its independence; I am talking about The Kenwood Hibachi. This is a cordless speaker that assumes a round shape and is directed to the heart of the living space. With strong references to the Japanese foyer as the “warmest place at home”, the speaker comes with a transmitter that hooks onto your audio source and has a 30-meter range. It features an ambient light that can be set to glow at an intensity suiting your mood and is customizable.