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The Design blog


Pure Sensia 200D Connect combines new user interface with enhanced performance

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 05:03 AM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

Do you prefer listening to euphonious tunes through winsomely devised music players or do you prefer a simpler, yet high tech music player that will play your favorite tunes and also allow you to access to internet radio ? Well, whatever the urge is – the new addition to Pure 200 Series hits the bull's eye. After pleasing users with the feature-packed Contour 200i, the company has now announced their latest Pure Sensia 200D Connect model.

Sensia 200D Connect
Sensia 200D Connect

Displayed during this year's CES, the new touchscreen DAB radio features a neat 5.7-inch 640 x 480 resolution color display. The compact, stylish device allows users to effortlessly stream their music over the Internet and surf the web with unprecedented ease and comfort. The considerable touchscreen, on the other hand, lets social networking buffs access Facebook and Twitter.

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Sensia 200D Connect
Pure Sensia 200D Connect — Touchscreen Digital Radio

Though the framework catches most of an observer's attention, the Sensia 200D Connect from Pure earns wings for delivering a sound and enriching user experience. With the new touchscreen digital radio around, users can also glance through station slideshows or weather reports and view their favorite photos from Picasa. Doused in sheer black enclosure, the peripheral puts forth 30W RMS of digital sound via DSP tuned class D amplifiers. The integrated twin speakers help serve the similar purpose.

At the same time, the Sensia 200D highlights with embedded support for Pure's cloud-based streaming service that costs $7.66 per month. Perfect for anyone who enjoys listening and exploring tracks, the device furthermore enhances the experience through built-in Wi-Fi, an advanced user interface, and an FM radio.

The amazing Pure Sensia 200D Connect is anticipated to be made available in North America by April 2012. However, the price tag reads $449. Hopefully, the latest addition to Pure's portfolio will revamp the way people stay knitted to their tunes and indulge in weather reports.

Source: Gizmodo


Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair is the Grand Tourer of racing wheelchairs

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 04:55 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Unlike racing bicycles, touring bicycles aren't as stripped back and thus allow cyclists to sustain performance over a period of time. In the same way, Grand Touring cars provide long-term performance insight that helps engineers design race-worthy cars for the road. The same principles of performance and sturdiness are used in the design of the Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair by designer Andrew Mitchell. The wheelchair has been designed specifically to accommodate rough usage by professionals over ultra long distances.

Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair
Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair

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Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair
Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair by ANDREW MITCHELL

Comfort for the user and optimal performance were some of the main priorities in its design, though it is created more as a stylistic experiment for racing wheelchairs. To propel a wheelchair along, tracking motion is required and comfort of the user is paramount when the cyclist needs to transfer his physical strength to the wheelchair's on-road movement over long distances. For touring use, the Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair positions the rider in such a way that his chest is placed in an open position to facilitate better breathing. The position of the legs is also more relaxed than a traditional racing wheelchair to minimize discomfort. This position also gives the rider more options for supporting body weight using a more traditional seating position than resting it solely on the legs.

By keeping the shoulders over the front edge of the driving wheels, the whole body position can be engaged by the rider to provide maximum power. In this orientation, the body position is quite open and thus helps prevent stress and strain over long periods of time. The exterior of the Ultra Long Distance Wheelchair has been covered in carbon fiber and some of it is left exposed intentionally. Gold and red accenting along the key performance parts helps draw attention to the smaller details of the bike and makes the wheelchair look sporty and aggressive.

Source: Andrew Mitchell


Samsung digital window lets you peep outside while being connected

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 04:36 AM PST

Abdul Vahid V:

Samsung, one of the major display innovators in the world, has introduced a digital window concept at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012. The gizmo is actually a large transparent touchscreen that you can fix in place of windows in your bedroom, kitchen, living room, corridors and office. Well, along with getting a sight of the outside world, you can get updated with the news, weather status and surf the web on the digital window.

Samsung Digital Window
Samsung Digital Window

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Samsung Transparent Smart Window
The Samsung Transparent Smart Window makes sci-fi movies a reality

Worried that your neighbors would see what you are doing inside? No, there is no need to be anxious. The back part of the digital window allows no sight to your room. You can install the Samsung digital window in your kitchen to check out recipes, in your bedroom to have a glance through the hot headlines, traffic info, weather updates and flight information in the morning. You can even stun your guests, putting a slideshow on the digital window in your living room.

The digital window is a 46-inch diagonal display with a pixel count of 1366 x 768. The window looks stunningly original with a digital curtain that it features. If you don't want the light from outside, you can just scroll down a digital curtain and the display will turn black then. The digital window supports lots of applications, which you can use in day to day life to get exposed to more information and updates.

Samsung plans to bring the digital window into stores late this year. Get ready to convert windows of your home and office to smarter, creative and highly useful digital windows now. Watch the video below to see the Samsung rep introducing the digital window at CES 2012.

Samsung Digital WIndowSamsung Digital Window brings the tablet to a window size

Via: Freshhome


EOFSM mobile phone becomes your companion during solo shopping

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 04:14 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

The hardcore alpha male may not realize it, but shopping is an activity that is quite central to women's social life. There was a time when women couldn't step out in public without chaperones. In the modern world, the need for a companion while shopping has resulted in finding shopping buddies and BFFs we bond with for great buys. However, at times when company is scarce, shopping can also be a bit of a chore, which is why this Mobile Phone created by San Francisco-based designer Ruixiao Zhang, is a great concept for shopping.

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EOFSM

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EOFSM–A New Experience Mobile Phone for Shopping

The EOFSM uses in-store Wi-Fi systems to connect solo shoppers with their peeps on social networks and also provides them with valuable info related to the purchases they are interested in making. Designed keeping in mind the needs of women in particular, the handy gizmo draws inspiration for its shape from the design of women's handbags. A rotating top circle allows users to choose between the phone's entertainment, communication and shopping functions.

The device allows shoppers to scan the barcodes of products and view detailed info on them via the phone's in-built browser. This function can be particularly helpful when a store doesn't have the product you are looking for or if you want to know where you can get the dress you like in your size. The EOFSM hooks onto bags with ease so users can shop handsfree or they can also plug in their headphones and give their favorite new tracks a listen while they shop. The connectivity functions on the phone make it easier to get opinions from online friends and makes shopping fun even when you are on your own.


Lenovo introduces A720 multi-touch all-in-one PC

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 01:45 AM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

The tedious wild-goose chase for a multi-touch all-in-one PC melded with toned down chassis has finally come to a standstill. Lenovo finally brings realism to the much-awaited combination with their latest A720 multi-touch all-in-one PC. The massive screen solution stretches up to mere 27-inches diagonally with display thickness measuring around 24.5mm.

Lenovo's A720
Lenovo's A720

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Lenovo's A720
Lenovo's A720 - Multitouch All-In-One PC

Claimed to be the world's thinnest all-in-one PC, the exquisite A720 snoozes out in a slender, aluminum framework and can be conveniently adjusted at the user's desk or favorite spot. With portability factor hitched along at its best, the device can seamlessly be folded according to the users' comfort level. The neat looking 10-finger capacitive multi-touch can even go from 90 degrees to -5 degrees flat for aggrandized mobility.

Powered by an efficient Intel Core-i7 Sandy Bridge CPU, the computing solution delivers a blazing-fast experience for people who value matchless speed and top-notch functionality. There is IR technology and a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels as well for better performance. Nevertheless, the slot for memory gets pleased through 8GB of RAM, 2GB of discrete graphics card and up to 1.8TB of storage space.

Though the model looks a bit cumbersome, the solid metal chassis pulls off well in intriguing with a clean finish. Lenovo might even have an upped chin for infusing a slew of powerful attributes in a body that talks all about its 'slim and fine-grained dimensions'. Not to slip by, users will also be enabled to benefit from the integrated USB ports in the base, a Blu-ray drive and a TV tuner.

The new Lenovo A720 multi-touch all-in-one PC should buzz the market in the first quarter of 2012. The price tag, however, reads at $1,300. While the price point may not sound so very much pocket-friendly to some, the product does manage to ahead of the game.

Source: Gizmodo


Razer comes back with Naga HEX Gaming Mouse

Posted: 18 Jan 2012 12:03 AM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

Amidst premium, heavily chopped tablets and avant garde smartphones, the 2012 CES didn't really have to plough through and sweep gaming aficionados off their feet. Well, as it was anticipated, Razer met gamers halfway the show and removed the sheath of their latest NAGA GEX Gaming Mouse. Featuring a bold, contemporary enclosure, the six-button gaming weapon sets its sights on action-RPG gamers.

Naga Hex Gaming Mouse
Naga Hex Gaming Mouse

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Naga Hex Gaming Mouse
Naga Hex

Flawless for multiplayer online battle arena enthusiasts, the incredibly powerful Naga HEX kicks off a gamer's journey with six hotkeys and optimized mechanical thumb buttons. Enshrouded in pure ergonomics, the peripheral provides users with interchangeable thumb rests and elevated ergonomic comfort. There are three unique thumb rests that allow users to suit their thumb size and grip type.

The intrepid accessory accurately registers up to an amazing 250 clicks per minute. Beyond compare for clicking frenzies, the efficient Naga HEX also brings forth increased durability and 10 million click life cycle. Regardless of what the gamer enjoys playing, the gaming mouse revamps the interaction into an immersive, unforgettable epic journey.

Zoomed on to help gamers stay ahead of the competition with unprecedented comfort hitched along, the device offers the best of both worlds. There's a curvy ergonomic shape that thwarts off strain and tension in the wrist and hand. The functionality, on the other hand, meets 1,000Hz ultra-polling and sensitivity of up to 5,600dpi. Augmenting the experience is Razer Synapse 2.0 – touted to be the most cutting-edge cloud software for gaming.

However, by taking advantage of which, gamers will be enabled to have their custom settings saved into a cloud server. The integrated Synapse 2.0 also downloads driver and firmware updates without asking the player to lift his finger. The all-new gaming mouse from Razer has hit all the chords right for people seeking undefined aesthetics, powerful sensitivity and utmost precision in a single stack.

The new Razer Naga HEX Gaming Mouse is available for pre-order from the company's official website. The accessory is expected to start shipping towards the end of this month for $79.99.

Source: PCMag


LightPad G1 Bluetooth Dock features built-in Pico Projector

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 11:30 PM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

Don't be glitched up and consider the product to be a fine-grained, lighter version of iPad. Although the new LightPad G1 looks quite a close companion to users' sleek portable computing solutions, there's still a lot more under the hood. The new LightPad G1 Bluetooth Dock has finally been announced for adding enhanced usability to one's smartphone.

LightPad
LightPad

Displayed during this year's Consumer Electronics Show, the innovative dock endows users with a unique, enriched experience. Whilst there are certain tablets that punch the clock with an accompanying dock, the new LightPad G1 revamps 'working on a notebook' with a feel of a smartphone. Enclosed in a slim, compact form factor, the device enables users to listen to their euphonious tunes with clarity probably never heard before.

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LightPad G1 bluetooth dock

What's more, Pico projector technology has been integrated for transferring image from a mobile device onto the screen. For a clear viewing experience, the screen measures 11-inches with projector's innards included behind. However, users will also be enabled to use other equivalent surfaces as a projector's display to trot out images of up to 60-inch in size.

Given that LightPad G1 mounts to a QWERTY keyboard, users will find it effortless to type long documents on their device. Integrated with resolution that reaches up to 854 x 480 pixels, the Bluetooth dock further boasts of its energy efficiency configuration for an optimum user experience. The LightPad supports BlackBerry, iOS, Android and Windows Phone operating system platforms as well.

The new LightPad G1, which is super light and can be seamlessly folded, is yet to receive an official word on its price point. Nevertheless, the productive pad is anticipated to be made available somewhere in the second quarter of 2012. For those who are already looking forward to get their hands on G1, the upcoming next generation LightPad G2 should whip up furthermore.

LightPadLightPad G1 Bluetooth dock

Source: Engadget


CES 2012: Best digital cameras

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 11:24 PM PST

Dakshina Thakur:

Like the previous year, the square one of Consumer Electronics Show 2012 also caught a glimpse of bounteous, overflowing portion of advanced gizmos with digital cameras towering above the most. If some manufacturers zoomed on their devices' slim, lightweight frameworks, others focused on enhancing the efficiency level. However, the drift for 2012 photographic equipments has been observed moving towards infusing better interfaces, lots of manual control, longer zoom and better hardware. Though it was a tough call, but we still managed to pick the finest ones out of the lot. Take a look at the best digital cameras that shone the brightest during this year's CES.


Solo Traffic Light to offer more functionality to traffic signals

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 11:19 PM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Modern traffic lights have undergone very little change since they were first pioneered by Utah policeman, Lester Wire in 1912. However, designer Matheus de Luca Moreira Pinto has envisioned a new kind of traffic light system that would fit in with the traffic incidents of modern metropolises more seamlessly. The Solo Traffic Light not only incorporates the primary functions of controlling traffic but also comes with a variety of functions that could be used by law enforcement agencies and emergency workers to assist in managing detours, construction works and road accidents.

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Sólo

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Sólo traffic light

The emergency luminaries used in the Solo Traffic Light individually ensure many secondary uses with its three modules allowing multiple urban signaling functions. Since modularity is the essence of the design, the Solo Traffic Light would be useful for society in general as well as companies, industries, police and transit operators. The versatile project is designed to be cost effective during the manufacturing process while its simple and reliable structure which uses a fastening system and two rubber sealing makes it resistant to bad weather conditions.

A snap fit system is sued to assemble the Solo Traffic Light so when the lights need to be repaired or inspected, only the posterior part has to be removed to access its electricals. The fittings and wire passages of the LED board are easily accessible which makes it unnecessary for the entire structure to be dissembled for maintenance purposes. The self-sufficient system is also energy efficient and makes it easier for passengers to see the lights in the day as well.


Divephone lets divers keep track of their undersea performance

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 11:14 PM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Diving as a sport has become massively popular among the masses over the course of recent years with more and more people taking to the depths of the seas to satiate their hunger for thrills. But keeping track of one's diving performance is still monopolized by expensive gadgetry and there really aren't any alternatives for people who don't want to spend a bundle but would still like to monitor their undersea performance. The PDA Dive Computer and the wearable Divephone that it comes with, aims at addressing this particular problem and makes it easier for divers to sync their diving data.

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Divephone

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Divephone by Mete A. MORDAG

The Divephone has been designed by Mete A. MORDAG and is offered in two models namely the Sports model and the Deep model. The Sports model is more suitable for divers looking to explore the sea till the depths of 75 meter while the Deep model is more suitable for divers who are more experienced and require a tracker that can withstand the undersea conditions prevalent at depths of up to 300 meters.

The Divephone models run on a multi algorithm selection, which allows it to run two algorithms simultaneously and offer the diver and their crew a real time dive profile. The phone is designed to offer complete dive information in one screen dive and provide site maps to the wearer on the display of the wearable device. Detailed end of dive reports can also be obtained by both the models, which are equipped with Fischer connector for rebreathers and piezo switches. Both the models of the Divephone are compatible with most of PDAs and mobile phones and allow users to sync their data with their mobile phones for further computing and graphics processing.

Source: Mordag Design


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