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Help design the next Tokyoflash product

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2009

Help design the next Tokyoflash productTokyoflash watches are famous for their amazing designs. We’ve featured many of them on this site. Often amazing detailed and beautiful, they also keep time in unique ways. They are more like wearing futuristic artwork than wearing a watch.

Now they want your help. Over on their site, Tokyoflash is featuring a number of concept designs and asking visitors to give feedback and opinions on the designs to help with product development decisions.

What if the iPhone was released in the 80s?

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2009

What if the iPhone was released in the 80s?Things might have turned out a little differently had the iPhone been released back in the 1980s. What you’re looking at is dubbed the Touch Screen Rotary. A home phone that looks like it comes from a parallel universe, combining old school with some modern functionality.

The rotary dial has been replaced with touch controls next to a backlit display that shows you who’s calling thanks to built-in caller ID. For the outside, designer Mark Miller decided on a highly polished ABS lined with a frosted polycarbonate base which will provide a soft glow each time you get a call.

Retrowerk watches go Steampunk

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

Retrowerk watches go SteampunkGerman watchmakers Retrowerk have introduced a new range of Steampunk watches. While they don’t shout Steampunk at the top of their lungs, they sort of raise their voice as it were.

They sport the usual Steampunk design cues, like pistons, cogs, gears, revolving jump hour discs and so on. They’re a tad more affordable than most high-end watches, priced between $429 to $1098. Handlebar mustache and bowler hat not required, but they help.

Portable Toaster makes burning your hand easy

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 22nd, 2009

Portable Toaster makes burning your hand easyAs far as innovative toasters go, I’ll stick with the VHS toaster over this butter-knife type deal. At least with that one I wont accidentally toast my hand in the morning.

It’s a design concept by Kim Been that looks like a knife but is really a handheld toaster. All you need to do is run it across the bread until it’s toasted to your liking. An animated graphic shows you how you are doing, which your you should be able to see with your own eyes.

Air Phones add some mood light to your music

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2009

Air Phones add some mood light to your musicIf you absolutely love music, designer Adam Silverstein has come up with a modular proximity speaker system called ‘Air Phones’ that should enhance your experience. It lets users play and share music on the go. The Air Phones speaker system is wireless, but it uses that ability to it’s advantage.

The speakers can be placed in anywhere. As you move, a wireless transmitter activates the speaker closest to you and the speaker illuminates the translucent diaphragm, adding some light. As you continue to move around, probably dancing, the music is transferred to the next closest speaker smoothly so that the flow of music is uninterrupted, wherever you go.

Light switches finally get sexy

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on February 18th, 2009

Revio programmable light switchesThese Revio programmable light switches by FirstHand Design are simply awesome. They allow light switches to finally show a sexy side. The panel boasts eight program buttons, power button, dim/bright control, infrared receiver, program from iCAN network, flash memory, panel ‘clean’ switch and more.

It’s possible to have all kinds of configurations and re-programming for light settings. You could also have your choice of icons and text languages included in the design. Plus it’s easy to clean. It’s a great design whose time has come.

Kisai Sensai Tokyoflash aluminum LED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2009

Kisai Sensai Tokyoflash aluminum LED watchThe line of Kisai aluminum LED watches from Tokyoflash has just been upgraded and this has to be one of the more striking pieces we’ve seen in some time.

You get your choice of case and strap color combinations, each featuring multicolored LEDs beneath black acrylic lenses. The wrist band design has the appearance of a one-piece bracelet and is easily adjustable for different wrist sizes. This one features an animation mode so that once every minute for 12 minutes after the time is displayed, the LEDs rotate on and off in a circular formation.

From the maker of the Hemp-Mote: Mini-Mote and Nunchuk

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2009

From the maker of the Hemp-Mote: Mini-Mote and NunchukI’m sure you remember Dhreck’s Hemp-mote. The Wii-mote wrapped in hemp? Dhreck is obviously a madman. I mean, why? Why hemp? Why a mini-mote and nunchuk? Got me.

Dhreck has been a busy boy, modding a normal Wiimote and Nunchuk in a minimal size. For some reason. Maybe he has small hands. If you too have small hands and some extra time, he has a detailed tutorial on how you can make your own. I have to admit, the finished product looks kinda cool.

Start your day right, with a smashed clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2009

Start your day right, with a smashed clockOut of all of the gadgets that we own, alarm clocks are our least favorite. They are probably the most hated gadget period. Anything that wakes you from your peaceful slumber on a daily basis deserves to be smashed, if not thrown out the window to be run over by a dump truck.

That’s the idea behind the Smash Clock. To turn off the Smash Clock’s alarm, there’s no fumbling required to find the right button. Just punch it. The top is nice and soft. By punching it aggressively, you wake up more fully, not to mention the fact that you’ve gotten some aggression out of your system first thing.

MacBook Mini concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2009

MacBook Mini conceptRumors of an Apple Netbook aside, we still don’t have one and likely will not for a good while. So designer Isamu Sanada decided to take it upon himself to try his hand at designing one. Obviously it has Apple good looks and portability. But it’s not quite there yet.

When folded, the MacBook Mini would measure 5.4-inches thick. Wow. That’s too thick. But the design is interesting. When fully expanded, the laptop will give you a keyboard, trackpad, 10-inch LED display, and 128GB SSD. Looks like there’s no optical drive either. And I would hope that the trackpad, cool as the design is, would fold under as well as over, because as it is, it’s going to get in the way.

Quiksnap ice tray gives you one cube at a time

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2009

Quiksnap ice tray gives you one cube at a timeSometimes you come across an idea that’s so simple, you wonder why you never thought of it. Or why no one else has until now. This one is a great and simple idea. An ice cube tray that dispenses one ice cube at a time. It’s called the Quicksnap and we’re not the only ones who think it’s a good idea.

It’s a finalist in the Royal College of the Arts design contest, and will be available later this year for single cube action at all your parties. A simple push of the green button and the cube just pops out. So, if you absolutely need to water down those drinks, but want a single cube so as not to water it down too much, you have an easy way to do it.

Bio-Cycle is John Connor’s new ride

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2009

Bio-Cycle is John Connor’s new rideNo, this isn’t a pic from the annual anorexia bike races, where fashion models bike for charity. It could very well be John Connor’s ride to school after he puts those Terminators in their place and returns to the past as a teen.

It’s the Bio-Cycle by Jud Turner. A human skeleton designed bicycle. The skeleton’s hands hold the front wheel, while it’s legs are attached to the pedals and it’s body s the frame. Sadly there’s no where to sit. I love how it looks robotic. Come to think of it, this is probably what robots will do to us one day when they need bikes.

Atari Joystick ceramic candleholder

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2009

Atari Joystick ceramic candleholderThe Atari Joystick design lends itself to all kinds of mods and uses, other then the joystick it started out as. The Atari Joystick lamp comes to mind. This ceramic candle holder is yet another incarnation of the classic controller.

It’s perfect for the geek who wants to fly his geek flag and at the same time set the mood. Just dim the lights. Play your favorite Atari game sounds soundtrack and light your joystick candle. What could be more romantic? Dinner is almost done and your date will arrive soon my nerd friend. The only question is, will she be game for playing some Space Invaders for dessert? Or will she run like all the others?

Retro Media Center PC matches your classic car

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2009

Retro Media Center PC matches your classic carIf PCs were being made in the 1950′s they would look a lot like this. Why not? It will match the ’57 Chevy parked in your driveway. Thomas Thomassen created this beautiful retro media center PC for his final project in BA (Hons) model making for design and media at the Arts Institute in Bournemouth.

Obviously he knows what he’s doing. It reminds me of the old Bakelite radios from the 1940′s-50′s. He created most of the parts through the process of vacuum forming. Some inside specs include: VIA Epia 13000 miniITX, SilenX CPU fan, 1GB RAM, 100GB 2.5″ Harddrive and a Soundgraph iMON Remote Control.

Baguni Washing Machine washes entire laundry baskets

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2009

Baguni Washing Machine washes entire laundry basketsThis Baguni washing machine concept saves a single step in the laundry process, the step where you empty your clothes basket into the washing machine. I’ll be honest, I never realized what a huge problem this was. Apparently it’s a serious issue to actually transfer clothes from the basket to the washer.

You still have to unload the washing machine when the cycle’s done and put your wet clothes into the dryer after, but hey this washer will probably save you a whole 30 seconds, while keeping the clothes capacity of the machine very small. So, this concept is good in theory, not in practice.