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Toccare 4g mouse flaunts lavish style sensibilities of Ferrari

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 04:49 AM PST

Radhicka S Saxena:

All Ferrari and racing fans out there will love the idea of an onscreen tracker bearing the logo of their favorite sports car. So, holding the Ferrari Toccare 4g mouse will definitely remind them of the adrenaline rush felt whenever their favorite sports vehicle whizzes by on the racetrack. The handy computer gadget comes in three patterns, namely; carbon fiber body, ceramic white body and lastly suede with metallic rosso body.

Ferrari Toccare 4g mouse
Ferrari Toccare 4g mouse

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Ferrari Toccare 4g mouse
Ferrari Toccare 4g mouse by Mizanur Rahman Kadir

Even a slight glance at the mouse will remind you of Ferrari. The appearance and cutting edge technology of the Ferrari brand have been manifested truly into the piece. It is a super cool brand memento. The mouse has a curvaceous outline just like the aerodynamic body of the speedy auto. The suede top of the mouse takes you back to the lavish style sensibilities of Ferrari. This top also cushions your fingers helping you get a downy grip on the mouse. This easy and comfy grip is inspired from the cozy seats inside the car.

One cannot leave behind hi end technology while making a Ferrari token. Wireless and 4g sensor technology have been slotted into the piece. Thus, it glides smoothly across the mouse pad with brisk speed. The scroll button fitted on front of the mouse is also very efficient. Users will have better control while browsing pages and clicking links. To top it all, the mouse comes packed in an impressive box, which looks so much like the box in which F1 race parts are stored.

The mouse is a stanch embodiment of the Ferrari brand. Now, you can buy a Ferrari stamped keepsake for your computer also. Racing nuts, Ferrarri fans and adrenaline junkies will zealously dig this hi-tech designer mouse.

Via: Mizbot


The Solar Bikeport is a great combination of form and functionality

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 04:32 AM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

The world is embracing the "Go Green" slogan like never before and every effort is being made to save the world from the clutches of pollution. To keep the atmosphere in a pristine state, rides are being tweaked in a way that they use electricity instead of gas to get all the power. A solar company from Windsor, named Green Sun Rising, has come up with an intriguing design that will harness energy from the sun. Christened the Solar Bikeport, it will help charge E bikes parked under it.

The Solar Bikeport
The Solar Bikeport

The Solar Bikeport is a solar photovoltaic product that comes smothered in modernity. It has an attention grabbing design, which is simple yet fully functional. The complete has been crafted out of aluminum, giving it a smooth finish and the much required lightness and durability. It is a great amalgamation of form and function, which will definitely leave people impressed with its usefulness. The Solar Bikeport has a curved roof that has been wedged with three solar modules. These thin film modules are supple and produce over 200 Watt of energy, which is sufficient to charge the battery of an E bike when it is bright and sunny outside.

The Solar Bikeport
The Solar Bikeport

The design comes fitted with a storage battery, which will help charge batteries of E bikes during times when the sun doesn't shine. Apart from charging your eco friendly bike, the Solar Bikeport will protect the vehicle from harsh sun rays as well as rain. It also features two Watt LED lamps that will provide enough light to illuminate the bikeport when dusk sets in. This will make it easy to unlock the E bike without any struggle which may arise if the place is dark. The Solar Bikeport is sure special and its functionality is worth applauding.

Via: Ret-center


Movie R Smartphone Viewing Kick Stand for handsfree movie viewing

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 04:28 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

For users who like to watch entire feature films or longer videos on their smartphones, chronically sore arms are a familiar sensation. However, designer Andrea Ponti has come up with a simple smartphone viewing kick-stand called Movie R that allows users to go handsfree. The desk top stand is compatible with smartphones of all shapes and sizes and allows users to mount their phones onto the stand in a variety of orientations.

Movie R: Smartphone viewing kick-stand
Movie R: Smartphone viewing kick-stand

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Movie R: Smartphone viewing kick-stand
Movie R: Smartphone viewing kick-stand by Andrea Ponti

The easy to setup Movie R Smartphone Viewing Kick-stand enhances handsfree usage for smartphone users. For greater personal comfort, users can adjust the angle of the display to best suit their needs. Lightweight and compact, the Movie R Smartphone Viewing Kick-stand is made of durable ABS plastic and measures a mere W90 x H52 x D8 mm. The thin and light Movie R Smartphone Viewing Kick-stand is almost the size of a business card and can be easily carried around in the pocket of a jacket or a handbag.

What's even better is that the kickstand can also be used as a tripod to take photos, capture videos or even make a video call. The Movie R Smartphone Viewing Kick-stand is compatible with most large screen smartphones as well as the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. The stand retails for under $20 and is available exclusively through the Pineway Asia webstore.

Source: Andrea Ponti


Valo Large Sensor Cameraphone offers enhanced image quality

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 04:26 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Photography buffs who choose to indulge in their passion using camera phones are often laughed at by their snooty friends armed with high-end DSLR cams. However, designer Chris Tan is looking at leveling the playing field for the amateur photographer with the Valo Large Sensor Cameraphone Concept. The concept basically comes with an f1.8 lens that allows the camera to capture better and clearer pictures even in low light conditions.

Valo cameraphone
Valo cameraphone

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Valo cameraphone
Valo cameraphone by Chris Tan

Most phones in the market already offer a range of cameras that can get pretty decent resolutions, but the lack of image quality in pictures captured using camera phones is the only reason that prompts most amateur users to invest in digital cams. The Valo Large Sensor Cameraphone Concept comes with high quality optics and a larger image sensor that allow users to capture better quality pictures without having to buy and carry a separate digital camera.

The point and shoot camera on the phone features a large aperture prime lens that helps improve the quality of the picture captured while other application on the smartphone can be used to instantly edit the captured images and share them on the internet just as easily as well.

The Valo Large Sensor Cameraphone Concept also features a borderless screen with non touch sensitive areas at the edges. This infinity pool-like feature allows users to show off captured photos or edit them easily while the "dead" edges eliminate the possibility of accidental input.

Via: CT907.jux


Wahoo Bike Pack turns your iPhone into a cycling computer

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 04:00 AM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

Love cycling and want to keep a track about the fitness level and overall performance? Then the Wahoo Bike Pack is bound to leave you impressed and wheezing. It will swap your humble iPhone into a cycling computer and will track all the workout information together with the wonders of communication and multimedia technology.

Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone
Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone

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Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone
Wahoo Bike Pack turns your iPhone into a bike computer

Wahoo Bike Pack can be wedged on the bike's handlebars, thanks to the quick release bracket. The bracket can be flexibly placed in a landscape or portrait orientation as per the comfort of a rider. It comprises of an all weather case, which will protect the most coveted smart phone from harsh conditions like dust and water. It will keep the delicate device protected from all kinds of shocks that may arise while cycling in rough terrains. Apart from this, it will come with a wireless cadence and speed calculator and also a proprietary fitness app. The product has rubber liners that make sure iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 as well as 4S fits in perfectly and doesn't fall out because of a bumpy ride.

The integrated ANT plus radio transceiver in the case connects the phone to the provided premium speed wirelessly. The Cadence Bike sensor has ANT+AP2 ultra low power technology with an ISM band operation of 2.4 GHz. The sensor can send/receive signals as far as 10 feet or 3.04 meters away. It is waterproof and will work well even at a depth of 5 feet or 1.52 meter in water. The best part being that this sensor can be tweaked in a way to fit recumbent bikes. The transceiver can be attuned with ANT+ fitness measuring device. Such compatibility will allow users to monitor power, blood pressure, heart rate, course and even distance.

Wahoo Bike Pack comes packed with a lot of benefits and that too at a price of $149.99.

Via: Gizmag


BREIL Chroncentric Wristwatch provides time in both analogue and digital format

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 03:57 AM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

A good looking wrist watch comes with a lot of magnetism and is nothing less than a fine piece of art. But there can crop up a situation where one likes the design of the watch but not the way in which time is displayed. Some prefer the analogue style, while others are more comfortable with the digital presentation of time. If you have ever faced such a situation, then have a look at the BREIL Chroncentric Wristwatch that has been designed by Nick Lendon.

BREIL Chroncentric wristwatch
BREIL Chroncentric wristwatch

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BREIL Chroncentric wristwatch
BREIL Chroncentric wristwatch by nick lendon

The design has been shortlisted by Designboom for its International Design Time BREIL competition. Participants were asked to come up with unique and fully functional designs, which would leave an everlasting mark and become an econ in the watch culture all across the globe. Nick, a British industrial designer, came up with the awe-inspiring design that displays time both in mock digital as well as analogue format. The design comprises of traditional hands, which have been well mixed with three separate discs. These discs can rotate individually and in turn put on show the digits that represent the hour.

The fine-looking watch has a body made out of stainless steel, which can be caked with various colors as well as finishes and can be well complemented by the presence of rubber parts. The BREIL Chroncentric Wristwatch focuses on the concept of revolution, which is evident from its design and display format. The watch has a rippled outer skin present in the middle of the face and is further repeated all through the chain links. The number dials rotate in an unusual manner and aptly depicts the time interval in terms of minutes. The minutes are put on show at a gap of five minutes and successfully complete one revolution in 60 minutes.

The BREIL Chroncentric Wristwatch is a neat design, which will definitely make a mark in the world of watches with its incredible shape as well as functioning.

Via: Designboom


Indoor garden design ideas for green interiors

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 03:55 AM PST

Shruti Mukim:

The Green Revolution is spreading its wings and touching our lives from every sphere and in every possible way. Right from green personal grooming options to home decor, it seems to be affecting all the three basic necessities of our lives, namely food, clothing and shelter, directly or indirectly, through other interlinked things as well. Being constantly reminded of the major disaster, which the world is heading towards in anticipation of global warming, every individual is doing his little bit to combat it in his own way. As for us, let's consider some Indoor garden design ideas for greener interiors, and join hands to fight this problem collectively, by adapting to them.


GreenCase is a cardboard laptop holder for eco nerds

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 12:50 AM PST

Radhicka S Saxena:

Eco conscious computer users will love the idea of a clean and green portable workstation for their laptop. Made entirely out of cardboard, GreenCase boasts of many handy features. Firstly, it is real easy to carry around this slim and lightweight case. When you're done working, just fold the case and secure the laptop inside by looping the thread around the button. Now, you can carry it effortlessly to your business meeting, coffee house or wherever else you are off to.

GreenCase
GreenCase

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GreenCase
GreenCase by Mika Becktor

The GreenCase fits in a lot of other thoughtful elements. If you type on your computer incessantly, then you will really appreciate the angled keyboard holder of this case. The cardboard at the rear end can be folded and turned into a raised platform for holding the keyboard. This ergonomic position does not exert any stress on your wrist. In addition, the position aids in ventilating the laptop, thus keeping the problem of overheating at bay.

Most people place their phones close at hand while they are working. Also, paraphernalia like notebooks and files are always stashed on a work desk. This nifty case provides space for all these accessories. A smooth and leveled portion of the cardboard case opens up to form a mouse pad. A scratch resistant segment has been chalked out for placing smartphones. As the case is made from cardboard, you can take down messages or phone numbers on it. Also, A4 size sheets can be easily fitted into the case. So, you can put away documents in here. The ergonomic, practical and eco friendly laptop case has been designed by the product designer Mika Bector from Georgia, USA.

Via: Kickstarter


Hi tech home theater design ideas

Posted: 20 Feb 2012 12:47 AM PST

Jaspreet Kaur Walia:

Everybody loves to watch their favorite movie nestled inside the comfort of their house. This is what gave birth to the concept of home theaters, which are simply flamboyant and definitely splendid. Modern technology has managed to deliver movie magic right inside dwellings, killing the need of stepping out of the house to watch a movie. Installing a home theater is fast catching trend, but even despite the much needed space and money the mere idea of narrowing down on a perfect setup can leave you perplexed. Below is a list of 10 hi tech home theater design ideas, which will make sure you enjoy the nest when it comes to comfort as well as high quality video and audio.


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