concept

  • Concept art: the iPhone 4G

    Concept art: the iPhone 4G

    Who doesn’t love a good concept piece? Spaziocellulare forum user “Seraphan” just posted his render of what the iPhone 4G could look like, and his ideas aren’t too shabby. Of course, it’s one man’s idea of what the phone of the future should look like, including an expanded color pallet, built in microSD slot, and front and rear cameras complete with a built in… Read More

  • Concept watch tells time with frikkin' lasers

    Concept watch tells time with frikkin' lasers

    One look at what this watch does will tell you that it's just a concept, and will most likely never see the light of day (no pun intended). The Aurora Watch was designed by Jihun Yeom, and features a hollow face that makes it look like you lost part of your wristwatch, until you push a button and two lasers come out of the bezel to show you the time. Read More

  • Combination lock USB drive doomed to stay as a concept

    Combination lock USB drive doomed to stay as a concept

    When I first saw the picture of this USB drive, I immediately thought, "Why am I being assigned to write about a pregnancy test?" Then I actually realized that it's not a pee test, but rather a really bad idea for a secure USB drive. Read More

  • The Timex Thumbnail Watch: Decidedly not real

    The Timex Thumbnail Watch: Decidedly not real

    Look at this thing: it’s supposed to be a concept watch by Napoleon Merana, Steffen Schubert and David Takacs for a series called Timex 2154: The Future of Time. First, I doubt we’ll all survive until 2154 and if we do we’ll all be living in skin huts out on the tundra and second what happens if you bit your fingernails. Do you get shocked? Do you have to go to the drug store for… Read More

  • Nissan's "Smiling Vehicle" shows emotions (video)

    Nissan's "Smiling Vehicle" shows emotions (video)

    It seems the car industry doesn't have any problems left that need to be solved. Or what else can explain Nissan's shot at designing a car that can "show emotions"? The so-called Smiling Vehicle was jointly developed by the Hara Design Institute Nippon Design Center and the automaker. And yes, the mini vehicle, based on the Nissan Cube, does look friendly. The concept car is covered with a… Read More

  • Clock-sheet lets you tell the time without opening your eyes

    Clock-sheet lets you tell the time without opening your eyes

    Now, it's not that I don't want to tell the time when I wake up in the morning. It's that I don't want it spelled out in macaroni where I usually put my head. Read More

  • 100% concept watch coming to market after all

    100% concept watch coming to market after all

    Check out the latest creation from the specialty design company, 100%. Despite having a name that’s really annoying to blog about, they do have some cool products for sale. What they don’t have for sale (quite yet) is this bracelet that cleverly conceals a digital wristwatch. Not sure exactly how they do it, and power consumption might be an issue, but it certainly is a cool looking… Read More

  • Lawyer bait: OS Calculators

    Lawyer bait: OS Calculators

    Electronics design studio Mintpass is treading a fine line. They've come up with a pretty cool concept, bit it'll probably never make it to market. What have they done that's so controversial? Created calculators based on the designs in Windows and OS X. Read More

  • Punch Camera prints with a hole-punch

    Punch Camera prints with a hole-punch

    Somehow I doubt this will ever make it to production, but this hole-punch camera is really a great idea, even if it's a bit anachronistic. Basically, it rasterizes whatever image you give it, then you can put a piece of paper in, give it a good smack, and it's "printed" a copy by punching out holes of different sizes. Genius! Read More

  • Video: The iida Polaris is a cool mix between robot and phone

    Video: The iida Polaris is a cool mix between robot and phone

    Japan is the nation of robots. Everybody knows that. It's also the nation of cell phones. So why not mix robots and cell phones? That's what the country's second biggest mobile phone provider KDDI au thought and today presents the iida Polaris, a robotic cell phone [link in English], for the first time (click here for my iida concept photo report from April). Read More