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The Design blog


Bluetooth + MP3 Player sunglasses may get you beaten up by bullies in the street

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:34 AM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

The first rule of accessorizing states that "less is more." The same bit of truism applies to sunglasses and must we say that no matter how impressive a pair of goggs with a built in mp3 player look, they won't stop you from looking like a nerd and may dent your street cred. However, if you're the kind of person who doesn't care what other people (or common sense) makes of your fashion choices, this pair of the Bluetooth + MP3 Player Sunglasses may warrant your attention.

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Smooth looking Bluetooth MP3 Player Sunglasses

The pair comes with a Bluetooth headset integrated into the frame that can be synced with the Bluetooth of any cellphone to allow the wearer to answer or reject calls right from the sunglasses themselves. High quality earphones and a built-in mic allow users to use the sunglasses as they would any other Bluetooth headset while handy control buttons located at the sides allows full hands free operation. What makes the pair of glasses even nerdier is that built in flash drive that comes with 4GB of storage that can be used to keep a 1,000 song strong playlist handy for those extreme situations when you're stuck with just a pair of sunglasses to keep your entertained!

The Bluetooth + MP3 Player Sunglasses supports music files in MP3 and WMA formats and files can be transferred to the on-board memory via a Mini USB outlet. The pair of glasses is powered by a rechargeable 150mAh Li-ion battery built into it that stays good for up to 8 hours of playtime. The batts can be fully recharged in under three hours and provide a standby time of around 180 hours. The glasses themselves come with polarized lens and offer UV400 protection to the wearer. At $35 a pair, the Bluetooth + MP3 Player Sunglasses also doesn't break the bank but we still think you shouldn't wear anything like this anywhere other than a remote hippie resort in the pacific.

Via: China Vision


rEmote is a glowing orb that connects alienated lovers

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:33 AM PDT

Radhicka S Saxena:

Phones, messengers and mails are just not emotive enough when you are away from someone you love. Here is a contraption that no one would have thought of creating. This glowing orb actually is a device that helps to connect two long distance lovers. The touching technological innovation is less obtrusive than the other modes of communication available. It helps you convey feelings in an extremely expressive and sensitive way.

rEmote
rEmote

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rEmote by wei

The device looks like a glowing orb. More specifically, it assumes the shape of a curvy cube. The display surfaces for sending and receiving information are different and thus keep confusion at bay. The curvy face on the orb holds the output while the planar face functions as the input medium. In fact, the orb assumes the form of a symmetrical grid, which has four equal sized plane surfaces.

The savvy design was conceptualized after intensive research and focus group discussions. The designer chose a shape and color that was emotionally engaging and could set off moods easily. Many features have been added that make this device easy to use. Firstly, you can easily operate it using only one hand. Thus, the device doesn't wield undue stress on the hand when you use the gizmo.

Furthermore, the orb has an ethereal radiance that makes it look very romantic. It turns every day messaging into a loving and passionate affair. The electric components fitted inside the orb are not very bulky and large. This makes enough space inside the orb thus improvising its lighting effect. In this way, rEmote makes the communication process between separated lovers comforting and reassuring.

Via: Cargo Collective


‘CAYHIASUSBVS ’ is more than just an obscene looking audio system

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:32 AM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

Funky speakers do more than just jazzing up a space, they enhance the listener’s mood with their visual appeal as well. However, the brand new CAYHIASUSBVS or the “Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker” by Sanyo Transport gives users the ability to transform literally any object into a speaker, which frankly opens up a virtually limitless possibility for the creative as well as the obscene minded folks. Imagine being able to hear music coming out of a table or a toilet or a park bench or even a boulder sitting in the middle of the desert, the “Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker” does what no other pricey audio system does for you.

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Miracle Device
Make Music Come Out of Any Solid Object Using a New Miracle Device that Looks Like a Sex Toy

The “Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker” looks something like a doughnut with an odd cylindrical shape sticking out from it that makes it look like an artistic dildo and you might get in a lot of trouble if you ever decided to surprise a kid or a lady friend with this thing as a “present” unless they had already seen it in action.

The “Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker” is perfect for business meetings and parties as well as family movie nights or a hot date where you can entertain your partner with mood enhancing tunes and some kinky ideas as well. The “Change Anything You Have Into A Speaker USB Vibration Speaker” retails for 3,280 yen (approximately $40).

Via: Rocket News


BUFO is a solar powered cleaner for your pool

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:32 AM PDT

Radhicka S Saxena:

Pools require periodical and intensive maintenance. Keeping all the requirements for cleaning in mind, Industrial and interaction designer Shaofei Xu has crafted a clever gadget. After studying various concepts as well as theories and also after analyzing available pool cleaning equipment, the designer came up with an ingenious setup. The design of this pool cleaner is inspired from the shape of the Sunfish that has a flat body and tosses from side to side to absorb sunlight adequately.

BUFO Consumer Pool Cleaner
BUFO Consumer Pool Cleaner

All fittings in the solar powered gadget are utterly neat. There are photovoltaic panels, an external power socket and a battery powered indicator slotted behind the machine. While, its battery compartment is located on the top. The water jet propulsion nozzles on the front clean effectively while the debris gets stored in the unit below. Moreover, its electric cable and wall socket are fitted on the top half that floats above water. As they never come in contact with water, the chances of electric shock are minimized greatly.

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BUFO Consumer Pool Cleaner
BUFO Consumer Pool Cleaner by Shaofei Xu

The BUFO cleaner works like breeze. Firstly, the machine glides smoothly around on its front wheels and foam filled rear legs. With the rear legs, the cleaner can climb walls while its front wheel can sense when it's about to hit a wall. Thus, the pool cleaner can move around easily without getting into any hazard. The locking mechanism in the device bonds the skimmer and main vacuum together so that it can be carried around easily.

The cleaner charges up by soaking solar energy when it is not being used. To power up the device, one only has to leave it out in open and sunny conditions. The equipment has an automatic cleaning system and it can skim the surface as well as the bottom of the pool very easily. The bottom of the pool is scoured by the underwater unit. The users can unlock the device with the trigger, which can be operated by implementing easy steps like release, retract and lock.


Xiano embarks the new era of digital pianos

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:31 AM PDT

Sahil Khurana:

The new era of music has begun all thanks to Xiano, the new advancement in the old traditional piano. Created by designer Philipp Warnecke, the piano exemplifies the concept of listening to music, taking it up by a notch. The design is like any typical piano, however, the sound quality and the utility is provides to the users is what distinguishes it majorly.

Xiano digital piano
Xiano digital piano

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Xiano digital piano

Like any other piano versions you may have known, Xiano lets you connect a music source to it, ideally a tablet or a laptop and play it. You can compose your own bit of music, becoming a musician overnight. The modern touch of the piano lets you customize every minute detail of the musical device, letting you enjoy the beats at a new level altogether. The user can create new ringtones, set key tones, or just play the already preloaded tunes whenever and wherever required.

The concept may be a new advancement in the digital technology, but it surely brings about a revolution in what may otherwise be tagged as traditional music playing. The concept is unique and comes across as a breath of fresh air, keeping the user entangled within its musical notes. You can use it according to your own convenience and need, amusing your visitors and others whenever desired. The musical notes would bring about a definite change, keeping you all charmed up for years and years to come.

Via: Cargo Collective


Experience classic light ambiance with Luna Lamp

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Deepa Venkitesh:

A lamp that can be used expediently according to the need is something that everyone would like to own. A reading lamp that can also double as a dim light for dinners, for watching movies in the house, soft conversations and other purposes will be an indispensable item in every home. The Luna lamp is a lamp with a perfect design which can be used for various purposes. It is lightweight and can be used according to the imagination of the user. There are no clumsy switches or bizarre protrusions. The lamp can be used by anyone including those with physical handicaps.

Luna Lamp
Luna Lamp

The Luna lamp has a simple yet very useful design. What makes the lamp different from others is that there are no switches. The lamp can be turned on by lifting the dome. Both direct and indict lighting is made possible. This feature enables the user to use the lamp for different purposes like reading, dining, private conversations, movie, dates and any other purpose according to the imagination. The indirect lighting can be adjusted by slowly lifting the shell till it reaches the first block, which is about 20 mm from the surface. LEDs are turned on by lifting the shell. The LEDs that are positioned in the bottom portion of the Luna lamp form a ring of light on the lamp or wall. The indirect mode of lighting is a special feature that can be used for special occasions.

Luna Lamp
Luna Lamp

The direct lighting mode is activated when the shell is further lifted by 15 mm till the final stop. The ambient LEDs are turned off and the high power LEDs are turned on. These LEDs help lighting the dome and powerful light is emanated. The user can reduce its intensity by turning the shell. This helps the user to decide the level of illumination.

Luna lamp is a practical lamp that serves many types of lighting functions. It is well worth the value. The feasible design and the unique method of switching it on or off are interesting indeed. The hard base protects it. The lightweight lamp makes it easy for the user to carry it around. Luna lamp looks classy and elegant and will fit into any type of environment.


From cruising to snoozing, enter Hotel Snoozebox

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT

Radhicka S Saxena:

So many structures and shelters are being constructed from shipping containers lately. And a hotel that can be setup anywhere within 48 hours makes you think just how adaptable and user oriented these abodes can get. Snoozebox is a hotel made by stashing many tiered containers one over another and holds about four rooms. The amazing setup can be configured in 400 different ways.

Snoozebox
Snoozebox

The structure is an independent and self sufficient retreat. It can be shipped by road, rail or sea to any desired location. Moreover, you don't always require flat ground to lay out the abode as the leveling can be done by the installation crew. Setting up and putting together the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified structure is a snap. Moreover, the marvelous building can be configured in 400 different ways.

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Snoozebox is a portable hotel made from shipping containers

The abode has its own infrastructure and does not need any external aid for its water supply, power needs and sewage. The high point of the room is that they have the climate controlled Snoozebox feature. Each room has a double bed, flat screen TV, free Wi-Fi, two power outlets and also a wet room. Security is assured with a safe and a key card entry system. Just because this is a mobile hotel, doesn't mean that it comes without staff and attendants. There is a full staff and also maids to cater to all your needs.

The building looks modest on the outside and the space inside is well equipped with basic amenities and extremely comfortable. The hotel is a good choice for business travelers who are always on the move. Moreover, it is an excellent choice for people who need to travel to remote and underdeveloped locations. Film crews, festival organizers, car race teams and traveling businessmen will really appreciate the concept. The company behind the structure is planning other hotels on the same line too. One is a budget accommodation which will have five rooms in every container while the other one is a luxury getaway with two rooms per container.

Via: Gizmag


OsunGo Mushroom USB Mobile Charger stops power supply after charging your gizmo

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:29 AM PDT

Radhicka S Saxena:

All your USB enabled gizmos now have a clean and green power available at hand no matter where you go thanks to the OsunGo Mushroom USB mobile charger. The device comes really handy when you want to juice up your iPad, iPhone or iPod and there are numerous other advantages of using this device. Take a look below to get to know about it's amazing features.

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OsunGo Mushroom USB Mobile Charger

One very huge plus with this charger is that once it fully charges your gizmo, it stops the power supply to it completely. This has many benefits. Not only does this mechanism save electricity but it also increases the lifespan of the batteries and protects them from damage. Its input voltage is 110-240Vac or 50/60Hz while the output voltage is 5Vdc or 1000mA.

Weighing just 45 grams, the product measures 5.5 and 6 cm along the sides. The design is compact and can be carried around easily when you are traveling. The charger won't take up much space when it is stored around the house and will fit easily into your handbag. Moreover, with this gadget, you can wind your cables neatly and keep them tidy all the time.

Using this device is really simple. Just plug it into the mains and connect it to any USB enabled gizmo. Then, just push the green button to start the charging process. You can then go about your daily chores as usual without the need to check up on your device every now and then. The OsunGo Mushroom Green Zero will cut off the power supply automatically after the entire charging process is over.

Via: Gizoo


Grappa shopping bag doubles up as emergency helmet

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:29 AM PDT

Asmita Prasad:

As far as natural disasters are concerned, an earthquake is something that one can never be prepared for. However, this new Japanese invention called Grappa seeks to help people brace themselves for an earthquake. The product comprises of a foldable eco friendly shopping bag that can also be used as a hard hat or a helmet that protects one's head during an earthquake. Showcased at the International Premium Incentive Show Spring 2012, the unusual concept uses EPS, a kind of foam that is also used in hard hats to absorb impact from falling debris.

Shopping bag and emergency helmet
Shopping bag and emergency helmet

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Shopping bag and emergency helmet
Dual-purpose shopping bag and emergency helmet

When folded, the Grappa comes out to the size of an umbrella and can be easily carried out in a bag. In case of an earthquake, the Grappa can be put over the head and can protect the head when it secured with the snap fastener. Of course, the minutes one spends locating the Grappa in one's bag, gets it out, opens it, puts it over their head and secures the fastener can be better utilized getting out of the building, finding a doorway or a table to protect their entire body but then again who are we to try and stop people from buying a completely useless product that is almost certain to get them killed or maimed for life!

In case you're a shopping addict or have a thing for bizarre Japanese inventions, the drawstring version of the Grappa can be yours for 1,280 yen and the tote version can be purchased for 980 yen. Check out the video below to see the Grappa in action.

Shopping bag and emergency helmetDual-purpose shopping bag and emergency helmet

Via: Dig Info


BMW's miniature toy version car sweeps people off their feet

Posted: 23 Apr 2012 06:18 AM PDT

Sahil Khurana:

BMW has launched its mini monster ready to set the roads on fire. Christened as the BMW Joy Concept, it has been designed in collaboration with designer Andrus Ciprian who has really slogged himself in creating this mini masterpiece. Taking its cue from BMW Iseta, ATV and a miniature monster truck, Andrus brought forth this humble cute design.

BMW Joy concept
BMW Joy concept

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BMW Joy concept
The BMW Joy concept is part BMW Isetta, part ATV, and part mini-monster truck

Ciprian had been toying with this idea for some time now, before he decided to launch it in a full fledged manner. Keeping the idea of fun in his mind, he designed and plotted the concept to the tee. The end result was a little car which was bound to bring forth the true element of fun in full force.

The engine in the car has been rigged to provide power of 95 HP while the ATV engine goes around kicking up enough dust. This is not all, for the insides have been fitted with a roll cage, allowing the driver full comfort yet ensuring safety at the same time.

Use the car to drive around on all types of rough terrains, from sand to gravel. The car would run as smoothly as a knife on butter and never would it give you a reason to complain. This is one conceptual vehicle which will blow you off your feet, that's for sure.

Via: Diseno


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