Archive for Concepts

Hexagons LED Watch Concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2011

This stunning watch design comes from designer Samuel Jerichow and is called the Hexagons LED watch concept. The watch uses neon tube-like hexagons to form shapes that display the time.

The hours are displayed in green, while minutes are in cyan. Users can also choose between 5 different difficulty settings. This one is nice and stylish and hopefully it goes into production one day soon. It stands out from the crowd.

PS4 Concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

The PlayStation 3 isn’t on it’s way out yet, but we all know that Sony is working on a PS4. We just don’t know when it will arrive. Whenever it does, we hope that it has some of the style found in this concept PS4.

This PS4 concept would be made from 60% recyclable materials, magnesium alloy and carbon, and use zero watts of power on standby. This is achieved with a switch that will turn the power off from the outlet every half hour, drawing power from its rechargeable battery for about five minutes to keep it going.

Vol speaker is a speaker and volume knob in one

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 11th, 2011

Here’s a minimalistic approach to a speaker if we ever saw one. It was designed by Hironao Tsuboi for Kent of British American Tobacco. The Vol is a volume knob with a speaker built in. Obviously this makes the Vol speaker very portable.

In fact the only way of controlling it is the dial on top. You use it to switch it on and off and to adjust the volume. If it makes it to market, the USB rechargeable speaker will be made out of aluminum and measure just 2.2 inches in diameter and 1.4 inches in height.

Alternative Alarm Clock

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2011

Royal College of Art graduate Ki Hyun Kim must really like coffee. He designed the Alternative Alarm Clock, which allows you to wake up to the smell of coffee instead of beeping sounds that make you want to throw your clock.

The Alternative Alarm Clock is also a combination alarm/power strip, allowing you to plug in any electrical device you want like a lamp or a radio. When the alarm is activated, the electric outlet supplies power to the electrical devices.

AutoWed wedding machine makes getting married easy

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Who needs a priest when you get married? No one. That’s apparently what Concept Shed thinks, since they are the brains behind the AutoWed: a machine that replaces the priest in your wedding.

Want to get hitched? Just enter your details and it will enter you into matrimonial bliss. If you don’t yet have a ring, it has you covered there too, presumable for a large fee. We imagine these will be in production soon, followed by an AutoDivorce machine.

Date Stapler is a date stamp and a stapler

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2011

This is a great and very useful combination gadget. Plus it looks pretty beautiful. The Date Stapler staples your pages together like normal, but it also adds a stamp with the date in one handy motion. Offices would love this gadget.

The date stamp is always in the same place which is nice. It’s just a concept for now, but one that we’d like to see become a reality very soon.

Armor sleeve packs a stun-gun and laser

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2011

Police will soon have more weapons on them, specifically on their sleeve thanks to designer David Brown. He has developed a new sleeve for police that fits on the user’s hand. It can be deployed instantly and packs a high-voltage tazer type stunner, a video camera, a laser pointer and a flashlight.

The device weighs less than three pounds and is meant to be worn as a glove. There are buttons on the palm to use the stunner, camera, laser and the flashlight. It’s just a concept right now, but hopefully soon it can help police.

Switching off the lights can be as simple as a high five

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Having problems with your lights? Need a hand? Well, designer Da Deng is here to help, literally giving you a hand with the high five switch. This switch is shaped like a hand and even has a skin-like texture. All you need to do is high five it like it is your bestest buddy and the lights will go off or on.

It’s called the Bye-5 switch. Make sure you use it when exiting the room. It should be noted that it will do the high five, but not to the side and also not down low, you’re too slow.

Eole concept watch with turbine bezel lets you blow for the time

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2011

Is your own watch feeling a bit too practical? Not silly enough? Well, if that’s the case, check out the Eole watch concept from designer Julien Moise. This watch is powered by blown air, displaying the time only when you want to see it, thereby saving battery power.

It’s easy to say that this watch blows, but the truth is it’s a neat concept to conserve battery life. Even so, you will look pretty damn silly blowing for the time. The only thing that could make it worse would be if it made a kazoo type noise with each blow. There’s also a weather indicator and alarm function.

Continuance Rechargeable USB Batteries

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2011

Continuance is a rechargable battery concept by Haimo Bao, Hailong Piao, Yuancheng Liu & Xiameng Hu. It redesigns the traditional AA battery by putting a USB port on it. This way, the battery can be charged via a USB connection or the device can be used to charge mobile and other devices via USB.

It doesn’t seem very practical. You would lose some of the battery capacity just by putting the USB port in the battery. But it is still neat. Maybe in the future this could work very well.

Wireless Hyper Touch Guitar

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

The Wireless Hyper Touch Guitar was delivered to our time by some roadie aliens from a distant future, in order to rock our world….Actually it’s just a concept, but a damn sexy one, from Max Battaglia. It has a sleek and sexy exterior, but the awesome part is its wireless/stringless neck and fretboard.

It doesn’t use steel strings, instead it has a multi touch screen that has a bunch of modular features. So the player can adjust the guitar according to his/her own wants/needs. We hope this one becomes a reality very soon.

Mobiado and Aston Martin luxury phone is made of glass

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

Rich people and their overpriced toys. This luxury phone is born from a collaboration between Aston Martin and Mobiado. The CPT002 won’t be revealed to the public until BaselWorld 2011, but for now you can drool over the photo.

It’s a glass smartphone with sapphire crystal and a capacitive touchscreen, which will act as a key for your Aston Martin, while letting you chat with your rich buddies on Facebook and Twitter. The CPT002 receives data from your car if there is an accident as well.

Twist & Brush Syringe Toothbrush

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

Do you have trouble getting just the right amount of toothpaste onto your toothbrush? If so, I shudder to think what other simple concepts you have not mastered. But this concept toothbrush can help. The handle is a syringe for your toothpaste.

Basically it makes sure that you always have the right amount. This would be perfect for messy kids who want to squeeze the whole tube onto their brush each time. So this could save you some money in toothpaste. The concept is called the Twist & Brush and comes from Spanish designers Awamura-ganjavian.

Rollerphone concept is a phone for your wrist

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

How about a phone that conveniently sits on your wrist? Alexey Chugunnikov has designed the Rollerphone concept and hopes that one day it becomes a reality. It is a wearable cell phone that looks like a wristwatch.

The Rollerphone has a retractable transparent screen at the base, so when you get a call, just pull out the screen. It features a media center, so you can watch videos, chat online, play games, read e-books and more. It will also project the time. One day this will be practical, but for now it is just a concept.

Cap Storing Bottle Opener keeps caps off your floor

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 20th, 2011

Opening a beer or ten usually results in caps being all over the place. This is mostly due to laziness and drunkenness. Well, the new Cap Storing Bottle Opener will solve this problem. It stores your bottle caps leaving no mess on your floors and counters. The opener sits on a bottle, which is also your handle. When you pry the cap off your drink, the cap falls down into the handle.

Not sure how many it can hold but at least it helps you keep things cleaner. We’re not sure if this will actually come to market or not, but it’s a great idea.