This poster with conductive paint can make sounds like a musical instrument when you touch it. Simply move your hand over the different shapes to create different sounds. It is a first in a series of self initiated experiments where we explore the boundaries of design where analogue meets digital.
This wireless induction charging pad by O'dea Design features a triangular concrete base with a soft cork top. The shape of this dual charger was designed to accommodate two devices simultaneously (one tablet and one phone) with two independent induction charging hearts. This version is based on the Qi standard as found in devices like the LG Nexus 4, Nokia Lumina 920 and Samsung Galaxy S4, as well as various cases and dongles available for other devices including the iPhone. Dimensions: 18" x 12" x 1-3/4"
Reading classics couldn't be easier. With the tiny USB (5×2.5 cm), you can now read no less than 3,000 classic books. Just plug it into your computer or laptop and start reading. Authers include Charles Dickens, Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, etc. $30
It is a 4.5mm thin portable battery for your phone. Gokuusu portable battery, a 4.5mm ultra-thin business card sized 1,000mAh lithium ion portable battery that has an in-built memory of 4GB for storage purpose. The connection is done through a retractable USB cable and a set of tiny adaptors for whatever phone you carry. Made from aluminum material, the battery charges-up in 3 hours time and provides an output of 5V, 600mA for charging up your gadgets. It will cost 2,980 Yen ($ 30).
This is the MWE Labs Emperor 1510LX, a $21,500 computer workstation. With a retractable monitor stand that can support up to five monitors (three 27-inch and two 19-inch), a reclining seat with thigh rest, a Bose sound system, Italian leather upholstery, moving leg rest, cup holder... And it's priced like a vehicle, too. And you have to provide your own monitors and workstation. Because those aren't included. Hit the jump for several more shots and a video of the pod's movement.
The August Smart Lock is a new product by designer Yves Béhar and technology entrepreneur Jason Johnson, which updates the humble door lock for the "Internet of Things" era. The August Smart Lock fits onto existing door deadbolts, and its designers reckon that installation should be a quick two-screw job for around 90 percent of US-based deadbolts. Once it's up and running, users simply approach their door with their iPhone. The August Smart Lock’s social networking features allow users to issue up to 10 "virtual keys" for their iPhone-owning guests. This access can be set to be valid during a certain time frame only, and is also logged, thus lending a greater degree of security than simply cutting a spare key and hoping for the best. The August Smart Lock utilizes rechargeable AA batteries as a power source, so it stays online even in the event of a power outage. Other features include a log record so you can see who entered and exited your home as well as the date and time they did, invite lists, a guestbook feature, and auto-unlock. Pre-orders for the smart lock are currently open for $199.
This tiny bottle USB drive stoppered with a wooden cork provides a charming way for you to pass notes or share playlists, as well as being an imaginative place to store your important digital documents—keeping your best ideas sealed freshly inside. $28.
Microsoft's has unveiled new generation of game consoles, the Xbox One ($TBA). It's Microsoft's first new console in more than seven years. The new hardware features eight-core processor and graphics made by AMD, 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray, USB 3.0, HDMI in/out, and a 500GB hard drive. A new Kinect comes with the Xbox One, complete with improved accuracy. It has a 1080p camera, Skype connectivity, and understanding of rotational movement in a structure like a skeleton. The Xbox One is large, sleek, and black, and looks like a piece of AV equipment. The controller and Kinect unit are redesigned. It's an all-in-one entertainment console, the new generation of games, TV and entertainment. The Xbox One features voice control, Skype TV integration, “Snap Mode” that allows you to run two activities simultaneously and more.
With Leap Motion Controller($70), you’ll be able to browse the web and interact with your computer just by moving your hands and fingers in the air. "Here's a video to show you how close we are. With Leap Motion technology, Windows OS is natural, easy, and fun to use. You'll navigate your desktop, browse the web, flip through photos, and do everything you do everyday in extraordinary ways —all with the wave of a hand or lift of a finger."
Stash Waterproof Pocket Shorts is a completely new and unique waterproof pocket that incorporates into clothing and gear - like swimwear, life vests, waders, backpacks and jackets. The pocket allows you to safely take your cell phone, wallet & keys with you wherever you want to take them. Available here.
Popsicle Coin Purse by Kate Spade would be the perfect coin purse for the summer. Shaped like a popsicle and designed with a zip closure, this piece is eye catching whether you're feeding the meeting or flagging the ice cream truck.
Shellphone Loudspeaker is a natural acoustic amplifier for your iPhone. The speaker is the natural shape of the Whelk shell to amplify the iPhone's speaker. No power adapters and no batteries are required for this device.