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Not so common pet carriers

Portable Aquarium Fish Bowl by Michal Shabtiali

Portable-Fishbowl

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Futuristic Phone Designs

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iPhone 6, with 3D Curved AMOLED Plus Display

Created by Chris Youn, the iPhone 6 design is based on 3D sound and 3D hologram interaction and it comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display.

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The Money Shredding Alarm Clock

Money Shredding Alarm Clock

Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Try this alarm clock, which begins shredding a dollar bill (or your choice of  banknote) from the time the alarm goes off.
Be careful, though – Mashable reminds us that willfully destroying American currency is a federal offense.
The clock is probably a design concept and it’s been doing the rounds in various tech blogs this past week with no mention of who made it.


Crazy Inventions – Wacky Products

cactus pacifier

Human mind has always been racing to achieve more, and in this quest we have come up with some of the most crazy and weird inventions- strangely practical and utterly eccentric inventions for a life of ease.

…in case toddler won’t quit the pacifier

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Blackberry Empathy – Emotional Communication

Blackberry Empathy Phone

Based on the idea of a mood ring, this futuristic cellphone integrates a keypad that changes color according to the emotional state, sensed from messages and phone calls, as the biometric ring transmits the body signals of wearer and sends data to the main device for interpretation. The goal  is to create empathy for one another and strengthen relationships.
Designer Daniel Yoon

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Creative iPhone Cases

Factron Changeable-Lens Camera iPhone Case

There are hundreds of  iPhone cases available in the marketplace right now. In this article, we have compiled some of the most creative ones  that certainly stand out.

Factron Changeable-Lens Camera iPhone Case

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20 Everyday Geeky Products

Pi Symbol Ice Cube Trays

Pi Symbol Ice Cube Trays

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Concept: Copper Phone Uses Heat for Power

Nokia E-Cu

The Nokia E-Cu by  Patrick Hyland is a mobile phone charged by sources of heat therefore eradicating the need for a charger. The phone has a thermo-generator integrated inside, which converts heat energy into electric potential energy. It is surrounded by copper with engraved heat sinks in a dry earth pattern which represents the effect of heat on the natural environment. The phone can be charged by placing it on any source of heat e.g. a radiator, even inside a pocket.



10 Hi-Tech Ways to Wake Up

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Coffee Time alarm – The idea is to wake up with the smell of coffee. You pre-set your favorite coffee capsule into the hour-glass shaped alarm. At wake-up time, the steaming brew just pours into a waiting cup and the strong aroma of coffee arouses you. Designer: Elodie Delassus

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LG 3D mobile phone concept

LG 3D mobile phone

Petr Kubik has designed this all-in-one-piece that includes the glasses, intuitive stylus and expandable screens. The screen can be enlarged by sliding out the display from the center, and there are solar panels at the back of the display. The 3D apps support 3D movies and camera plus allow you to make surreal calls with family and friends that pop out of  the screen!

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Aiptek Z20 – First Worldwide Mobile Projector & HD Camcorder

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Aiptek is set to release the world’s first camcorder and digital projector. The device will be able to project content up to 65 inches diagonally. It generates power from a LED light and captures still images at 5 megapixels and HD video to be stored in a built-in 2GB of memory. The Z20 will be launched in Europe in April for 349€ . Check out the video.


Artistic Bicycle designs

Jun Takahashi

Jun Takahashi’s ‘Undercover’, an artistic bicycle design dominated by large spiked studs. (more…)


Innovative Solar Powered Gadgets

Inkjet Printed Solar Cells

Inkjet Printed Solar Cells
Massachusetts-based Konarka Technologies has developed and successfully demonstrated the ability to print solar cells with an inkjet printer. By using the inkjet printing process in the manufacturing of solar cells, the need for “clean rooms” is eliminated, and manufacturers can work with a number of different substrates, including plastics, and different colors.


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Suits of Armor for Dogs, Cats and Mice

organicarmor

Armors  for dogs


Organic Armor

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‘Secret of Light’: interactive lamp design

‘Secret of Light’ interactive lamp design
This lamp, designed by Qin Xue, Cao iXiaoxiao and Wei Hangshuai, is a lighting system whose appearance and operation is based on the dandelion flower and our typical interaction with it. Dandelions evoke strong childhood memories for lots of us. The Secret of Light draws upon the dandelion’s nostalgic imagery with this inventive new lamp. Simply shake it to turn it on. You can control the amount of light it gives off by blowing on the bulbs you would like to turn off! It is a Red Dot awarding winning concept.

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Mobile Phone Battery Charger

Mobile Phone Battery Charger
The ‘Swing Your Energy Charger’ designed by Song Teaho and Hyejin Lee is a solution in case your phone runs out of power and you don’t have your charger nearby. Just insert your battery into the device and give it a few good spins around your index finger and done you have enough power to chat for a little longer.

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Experience what is on screen with Sense

Experience what is on screen with Sense

Sense is a futuristic wireless interactive product with a touch-sensitive screen that allows the user to have a sensory experience of websites, movies, and games via smell, taste, and touch. The user inserts their hand into the SENSE sheath and feels different impressions such as temperature, roughness, softness, hardness, or pressure.

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The Light Ball: kinetic energy transformed into light

The Light Ball: kinetic energy transformed into light
The “Light Ball” designed by Yoonsang Kim, harnesses human energy and turns it into kinetic energy.The kinetic energy generated when kicking or bouncing is transformed into light energy to make the ball gleam in the dark, just like the way a lantern in your bicycle with a generator glows.

10 Geeky Christmas Trees

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If you don’t favor a traditional Christmas tree design or you don’t even have a Christmas tree, here you have a collection of  geeky and high-tech Christmas trees to get ideas.

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Most bizarre eyeglasses

Wouldn’t it be nice to have eyeglasses that don’t look like everyone else’s? Micromega‘s collection  is bizarre, but still elegant. Frames and sun glasses that will make you look twice.

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Wear your Music

Mac Funamizu has designed a music jewelry concept that allows you to literally wear your music. This music gadget, by default, is transparent, but when you want to make it stand out, just change the colors/patterns or use your favorite photo on the background.

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USB Warm Gloves

The perfect tool for the Winter, USB Warm Gloves for boys and girls which feature heat generators built inside.Powered by USB, these gloves come with removable hood that covers the fingers. Its separated USB cable design allows you to wear it freely. It’s a great gadget and a nice gift for your friends and family to make them feeling warm all the time!

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Shapeshifting Gadgets

Table Chair

Vuzzle Cube

Christopher Daniel’s “Vuzzle Cube” comprises of 59 removable cushions that can be joined together to form separate pieces of furniture or make one new piece.

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Innovative cellphone designs

Leaf Phone
Russian designer Anastasia Zharkova has come up with an innovative cellphone that invariably becomes an integral part of your daily activities. The “Leaf Phone,” as depicted by its very name, resembles a natural leaf and flaunts an organic structure that is carved out of eco-friendly plastic.

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