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AudiOffice iPod speaker dock gives new dimension to sound quality

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:57 AM PST

Shallu Sharma:

The Invoxia AudiOffice is an astounding gadget that blends acoustic qualities, novel technologies and an organized design all at once. It has been crafted brilliantly using stainless steel, covered with PMMA slab to give it an enduring and neat look. The patented technology and pioneering signal processing used by Invoxia offer best sound quality that makes you feel as if the person you are conversing with on phone is standing right next to you.

AudiOffice
AudiOffice

It comes with an integrated speaker dock to bestow high quality music through Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection. It creates an incredible musical sensation and you can hook up your PC to listen to all your selected audios. It can also be connected with Apple devices like 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch, iPad and iPad2, iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S to be specific.

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AudioOffice
AudiOffice: iPod Bluetooth speaker dock and office phone

Easily connectable Bluetooth coupling and audio input jack allow you to connect any tablet or mobile phone with the sound system of this smart device. The AudiOffice dock can also be used to make phone calls in a landline style using your iPhone's contacts with the better voice quality. Various voip applications like Skype, Viber, Webex, Bria etc. can also be performed.

The device comes with four broadband speakers distributed at its front, run by its own In Vivo technology, responsible for providing exceptional sound quality giving new dimension to video calling. Unlike closed box loudspeakers, two vents are provided at the front that further enhance sound and boost the basses at even low frequencies. It comes equipped with 222122two digital microphones positioned at the front to add extra clarity to the conversation. The device could be regularly updated all thanks to Invoxia for combining innovative technologies in one smart device.

Via: Whathifi


User Feeling Object smartphone projects touch enabled images on flat surfaces

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:22 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Smartphones today are rewriting everything we knew about what a phone can incorporate within it in the new millennium and the User Feeling Object (UFO) smartphone concept by designer Jeong Jaewan takes the functionality of the modern multi-touch smartphone to the next level of creativity. Though most smartphone designs today try to offer the widest possible display, they still don't compare to tablets and laptops and people often need to carry more than one device to get their work done. To ensure a truly mobile computing and communication experience, the User Feeling Object smartphone concept comes with light touch technology and a flexible LCD that allows users to interact with a wider, projected image just like they do with a touchscreen display.

UFO cellphone concept
UFO cellphone concept

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UFO cellphone concept
UFO cellphone concept by Jeong Jaewan

In its compact form, the screen of the User Feeling Object smartphone concept measures 65mm wide x 6.3 deep x 110 mm tall and is constructed in a plastic material. To use the phone in projector mode, the user simply has to fold it down the middle and project interacting image on a wall or a table or any other flat surface. This image would be able to respond to touch the same way a touch enabled display does.

The User Feeling Object smartphone concept can also be used to project images on a wider space like a wall, which can be used to make presentations via light touch interactivity. This display also works well for watching movies and videos since the user doesn't need to fiddle around on a small display to select files and adjust controls via light touch technology.

Source: Jaewan Works


Diesel electric Private yacht is a future ready hybrid luxury sea vessel

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:20 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Created by Sylvain Viau Design, the Private Yacht Concept is a sea vessel with a twist. The vessel is fashioned to have a very reasonable building cost while providing a luxurious yachting experience to owners and passengers. With generously large windows, the superstructure relies on geometrically intricate though simple shapes for the hull with a very neat surrounding to give the vessel a distinctly crisp sailing experience. Mainly oriented towards fuel and space savings, the Private Yacht Concept is different from rivals in the sharpness of design and clarity of purpose that it carries.

Megayacht concept
Megayacht concept

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Megayacht concept
PRIVATE megayacht concept

Dominating the whole ship is a wheelhouse and a wide helipad that gives the Private Yacht Concept a very organized looking layout from the top to the bottom. Wide windows around the Jacuzzi give passengers a soak panoramic view of the surrounding seascape with a sheltered sun deck opening into a big accommodation area. The owner’s suite sits stop a dedicated top deck with the VIP cabins and receiving lounges being situated in the main deck.

A fully equipped bath area can be fashioned out of the lower aft deck, which features wide doors along three sides on the large lazarette. Crew quarters and technical facilities are housed in the lower forward deck. The 89 meters wide Private Yacht Concept measures 17 meters at her widest and is propelled by a hybrid diesel electric engine with a maximum speed of over 18 knots.

The combination of electric and diesel generators provides electricity for propulsion as well as on-board domestic use and the Private Yacht Concept uses solar power to provide hot water for the showers and the Jacuzzi. Strategically placed insulation and energy efficient air conditioning equipment combines with on-board gadgetry based on latest technology to reduce power consumption to bare minimum.

Source: SV Design


Aiken Recumbent Tadpole Trike lets you live the journey

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:17 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Designed for long distance journeys, the Aiken is a recumbent tadpole or a trike with two steered wheels at the front and one wheel at the back. The word Aiken is taken from the language of southern Argentina and Chile-based Patagonian ethnic group called the Tehuelche tribe and literally translates into the word "to live." Thus in a more literal sense, the Aiken Recumbent trike is more of a philosophical endeavor that looks to create companionship with fellow riders on long distance cycling trips while living the journey through a traveling experience that brings the rider close to the nature with its comfortable operation and cruising speed.

Aiken Recumbent trike
Aiken Recumbent trike

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Aiken Recumbent trike
Aiken Recumbent trike by José Ignacio Martínez

Created by designer José Ignacio Martínez and his team of three, the Aiken Recumbent Trike was developed over a period of eight months and comes with a shock absorbent seating system and a custom made roomy saddlebag as well as a host of other high-end commercial parts including high end shifters, brakes and pedals. In the design process, concerns for the driver's comfort and safety played a key role and the vehicle was designed to optimize the two features for the rider.

The Aiken Recumbent Trike thus comes with a 13 speed gear system, one disc brake per wheel, reflective surfaces, headlights, rear view mirrors and an extremely cozy suspended seat that is matched to the smooth steering system and a lightweight and resistant frame to given the user an all-terrain, all-weather vehicle.

[Cheers José]


UBIZO 42 Multi Touch Table brings surface computing to public spaces

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 04:15 AM PST

Asmita Prasad:

Surface computing was taken to yet another level when Microsoft first launched the Surface and the notion of using a tabletop as a computing interface officially became a reality. The UBIZO 42 Multi-Touch Table is the latest addition to the growing genre of touch friendly gadgets that promise bigger and better touch interactivity.

UBIZO 42
UBIZO 42

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Multi-touch table UBIZO 42

The table boasts of a 42-icnh full HD LCD panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The LCD panel with multi-touch overlay and the horizontally oriented touch surface are designed to be compatible with different styles of interiors as well as a wide array of applications. They can be suitable for applications used in tourism centers, hotels and architecture firms as well as crowded public spaces like airports, museums and shopping malls.

Optimized for applications that are useful for public spaces, the touch table design is both modern and elegantly created to match the premium interiors of such spaces. With a surface made of powder coated mild steel and Acrylic, the UBIZO 42 Multi-Touch Table features a tempered glass touch overlay and screen that make it suitable for extreme use in public spaces as well as resistant and durable to wear and tear.

Used in modern kitchens, a smooth and stylish material called Corian, which is also highly durable, is used to fashion the top protective layer of the UBIZO 42 Multi-Touch Table. Built-in PC and speakers, the multi-touch screen table enables plug and play functionality. The UBIZO 42 Multi-Touch Table comes preloaded with demo features, a set of multi-touch presentation applications as well as required drivers and a Microsoft Windows OS.

Source: Formula D


Exodus concept car to realize the dream of a high performance, green ride

Posted: 28 Feb 2012 03:32 AM PST

Nikonian Bar:

To visualize future technology we need to think ahead of our time. The concepts of tomorrow always arise from today's thinking. Thinking on the same lines, Christian Polanco from Guatemala has designed the Exodus, a high performance electric sports car that will populate the streets in 2045. The manner cars and driving are headed today, 2045 will have two classes of people wanting to drive a car- those who would want to get from one place to another for work and those who would want to have the sheer fun of driving a clean and superfast car. Making the driving experience memorable and responding to the needs of personal mobility in Shanghai, Exodus is a perfect vehicle that one would look up to for ecological friendliness.

Exodus
Exodus

At first glance, the car looks like UFO vehicle capable of traversing on land, water and air. There are many unusual and interesting things about this car. The most unique fact, however, is that it has derived its inspiration from the bio-luminescent life forms that inhabit oceans. These creatures create their own light to navigate darkness of deep waters and to communicate with other members of the sort. Similarly, the Exodus also uses light to connect with the environment and for sending messages to other cars.

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Exodus
Exodus by Christian Polanco

The Exodus has three wheels and each of these wheels has an electric motor that provides awesome speed capabilities. The car exhibits fantastic aerodynamic design that maximizes fuel efficiency. It's a light sports car with the least possible air resistance. The tires are airless that are made up of compressed polymers with an internally reinforced structure. The outermost surface is made of rubber to provide better grip on asphalt and better speed on road. Each tire is built like a sandwich with the rim on one side and the electric motor with the wheel cover on the other.

Thermoplastic composite materials are utilized for the construction of the car so that the extreme velocities do not heat or damage the body. This new material is tougher, stiffer, lighter and recyclable. It also exhibits much better performances during collisions and in extremely demanding conditions and situations. An impregnable body, powerful motors, natural and creative design and a futuristic look make the Exodus a wonderful design to work on and build. Definitely a reason to ‘fast’ forward into the future!

Via: Michelin Challenge Design


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