concepts

Conceptual Designs Push Innovation Forward: Check Out This Instagram Of The “Future”

I'm a big fan of conceptual designs. Basically, designers who love to look at things and want to make them prettier will mock up what they think a product should be. One of the <a href="https://beta.t

"Rotary Mechanical" Cell Phone Concept Isn't Practical, But It Looks Great

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/rotary-mechanical-1-620x412.jpg" />Now, I'm as tired of steampunk as the next guy (unless the next guy works at BoingBoing), but that doe

Actually A Good Idea: Toothbrush With Built-In Toothpaste

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/TWIST-BRUSH_kawamura-ganjavian_003.jpg" />Tired of keeping around a tiny toothbrush for travel, or leaving nice ones at the hotel by acci

Zoomin Watch Zooms In

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/zoomin_watch4-1.jpeg"> This clever watch concept by Gennady Martynov & Emre Cetinkoprulu uses a pair of cyclops magnifiers to bring

Eyez: It's A Camera In A Pair Of Sunglasses

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/eyez-620x223.jpg" />I'm mad at Zion Eyez, the company that makes, or rather has theorized, these sunglasses-with-1080p-camera-in. Not bec

Keyboard With "Share" Button – Hot Or Not?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/share-key.png" /> I can't tell whether this is a good idea or not. On one hand, it seems perfectly logical: adding a "share" key to norma

NoteSlate: A Simple E-Paper Device That May Or May Not Exist

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/NoteSlate_white1.jpg" />I've seen this NoteSlate thing in a few places today, and while the idea is compelling to me, I'm not convinced t

"Ultrasonic" Klang Speaker Concept Only Produces Sound Where Your Head Is

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/klang_02.jpg" />I'm not <em>quite </em>sure I buy the physics behind these speakers entirely. The idea is that instead of simply vibratin

Minimalist Turntable Plays Your Records Minimally

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/turnstyle_01.jpg" />This isn't the first turntable we've seen that's been stripped down to its bare parts, but it has the distinction of

MSI Tablet Concept Has… A Rotating Projector On It

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/msi_tablet_proiettore_3.jpg" />This is probably one of the more baffling concepts I've seen. It's a 10-inch tablet with a projector mount

Concept ZIP Jacket Lets You Control Your Media With Clothes-Related Gestures

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/zip.jpg" />You might remember the <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2010/06/23/hoodiebuddie-is-a-hoodie-with-earbuds-instead-of-strings/

Edible Concept: Tetris Sugar Cubes

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/tetris1.jpg" />I believe I saw something like this a year back that looked like it was created by licking normal sugar cubes and sticking

"The Raider": British Combat Vehicle Design Based On Batmobile

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Raider07.jpg" /> British defense company <a href="http://www.baesystems.com/">BAE Systems</a> recently unveiled a concept vehicle whose

Candela Is A Candle For People Who Are Afraid Of Candles

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/candela-620x275.jpg" />While candles are still a big business, there aren't many of us who would rely on them for light. Mood, or scent,

Thou Shalt Not Surge

This is still just a concept, but the cruciform Power/Strip surge protector does more than keep your gadgets pious. Oversized adapters and bricks are welcome on its spreading crossbars, and a full 12

These Concept OLED Lights Are Brilliant

Get it, brilliant? Okay, I’ve had my fun. Down to business. The concepts in this gallery at Inhabitat are designs exploring potential of a certain size of OLED panel. The one above was designed

Highly Sculpted Mouse Fits Your Hand Exactly, Or That's The Plan Anyway

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/logitechg5002.jpg" />There are, as I have had many opportunities to observe, several approaches to "fitting" a mouse. You've got the "uni

Tandem USB Connector: Good Idea, Bad Idea

While I applaud the elegant nature of this USB centipede concept, it brings up (as most concepts do) as many questions as it answers. How will power be isolated in one or another device? How much will

Leggy disk drive stands up to avoid spills

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/legs.jpg" />This is pretty cute, and may even be practical. The Floppy Legs drive is a design project by Chambers Judd with little legs t

WiFi-enabled lock is a good idea, but the lock needs some work

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/halo.jpg" />As is the case with so many concepts we see here at CG, the design here hasn't really caught up to the idea — like <a h
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