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.

R/C cars steered by Android smartphones

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2011

R/C cars are fun. Almost every kid has played with one at some point. Now the BlueDrone project wants to use your Android smartphone as a controller and get rid of those clunky remotes. The concept pairs the car with the Bluetooth-enabled handset and allows you to maneuver it with your phone using the onscreen controls.

It delivers a drive time of 3 hours with a range of about 30 feet. The custom app will let the driver use the accelerometer to steer as an alternative to the onscreen wheel as well. They just need $200,000 to commercialize the project. We hope they get it.

Tokyoflash Right Angle LCD Watch Concept

Posted in Watches by Reuben Drake on July 19th, 2011

Tokyoflash has yet another neat concept watch in the Right Angle LCD watch. It takes some outside of the box thinking to tell the time with this one as usual. Just flick your wrist to change the angle and reading the numbers will become clear.

The time is shown digitally with Hours-Minutes-Seconds-Milliseconds, but the layout of the numbers on the display is stretched so it distorts the image. Pretty neat and we are sure this one will go into production at some point.

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.

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.

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.

Lego helmet reads comics for you

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

Do you love comics, but don’t particularly want to flex the brain muscles required to actually read them? Then suit up spaceman, because this helmet is for you. Jonathan Robson has designed this Lego minifigure-inspired helmet, just for you.

The helmet has volume control and even a page skipping button on the side. On the back, there’s even a port for plugging in a USB flash drive loaded with audio content. Sadly the helmet is designed just for kids, but if you have a tiny head then go for it.

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.

Fiskar 88 headphone amplifier concept

Posted in Headphones by Reuben Drake on March 10th, 2011

Fiskar’s 88 headphone amplifier is designed by Edouard Urcadez. It features a unique and sexy form factor, large volume / tone knobs, and a variety of rear outputs. There’s no specifications since it is just a concept, but we don’t care what it’s packing. We just want one.

We can only hope that it actually gets made in real life. It’s too awesome looking not to make a reality. What do you think? Should they offer this one to the public? Or not?

Konect USB watch concept

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of unique watches. We thought we had seen it all in fact, but nope, there was at least one more. Artist Olivier Demange created this timepiece concept called Konect, which has a wide range of features and looks futuristic.

It sports a Bluetooth radio that acts as a receiver, controls for music playback, a button to answer and end calls, a removable USB stick, and yes it also tells the time. We just aren’t sure how yet. Still, it looks awesome and we hope to be wearing one soon.

Art Lebedev Cardboard USB Drive concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2011

Art Lebedev, makers of those cool OLED keyboards, now have their sights set on USB sticks. They have come up with an environmental friendly USB stick that’s created from cardboard. The concept cardboard USB sticks can be torn from a strip and then quickly used to transport data safely from one place to another and then you would simply dispose of them.

When the technology becomes cheap enough these are sure to become a reality. They would probably be great for promotional material. They could even send us all of our junk mail in this form and free up our mailboxes.

Flexible crosswalk lights that wrap around trees

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

Crosswalk signs on metal posts are fine, but here’s something that makes much more sense. This flexible LED crosswalk light that can be fastened around a tree, killing two birds with one stone. And it encourages trees in cities, which is always good.

It’s called the “Wearable Signal,” and comes from Korean designers, Gisung Han, Hwanju Jeon, and Jaemin Lee. They see it as an eco-friendly way to manage street traffic. They can be wrapped around any cylindrical pole, but trees are obviously best.

FIRE concept watch is sure to be hot

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

This concept watch is hot. The design is on fire. No really it’s named FIRE. It looks awesome and if it ever gets made for real it is sure to burn a hole in your wallet as well. The hour and minute hands are lit by LEDs that simulate torch-style cigarette lighters.

But sadly you can’t actually light a cigarette with it, still it is unique and we always love that. I guess a real lighter attached to your wrist is a bad idea anyway.

Econut concept iPad case made from coconut fibers

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

Out of all the cases we have seen for the iPad, none of them have been made from coconuts before. The Econut iPad case concept is an iPad protective cover with a slim keyboard that works over Bluetooth.

The design is pretty sexy and sleek. It’s crazy. It’s nuts. Coconuts that is. What’s next? An iPad case made from banana skins? Wouldn’t surprise us one bit. I wonder what the texture would be like.