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Friday, August 3, 2012

Gadget Concept Design (Part 2)

26. Scarab

Scarab was also designed by David Gonçalves. This concept vehicle features styling straight out of “Tron”. The four wheeled, single passenger vehicle has all of the thrill of a motorcycle with the safety of an enclosed cab. Included in the feature set is the ability to run either on batteries or on a biofuel internal combustion engine.


27. World’s Lightest Cash Register

The EPOS-lite was inspired by the Apple MacBook Air and iPhone. Meant to be installed on a restaurant table, the portable cash register features programmable menu choices, wireless charging, and various payment options. Stephen Allport, the designer, notes on his page that enough interest has been shown in the device that it may be produced.


28. Tuner Time

Tuner Time is a stereo FM radio. The two wheels in the centre control volume and tuning frequency. It also comes with a one-touch operation remote control, pictured beside the Tuner Time. Designed by Mehmet Gozetlik.


29. High End Public Telephone

This design by Nuno Teixeira adopts a minimalist approach to a high end public phone.


30. Universal Charging Dock

The Stream concept by Barton Smith consists of Experience Modules (Media, Memories, Connections, Documents, Creations, Games), a Core Component, Component Modules (processors, memory, graphics, power), a 3.5” Portable Display and Charging Cradle and Universal Charging Base. This product separates computer functions into six categories called ‘experiences’. Currently, if a user wishes to purchase a computer purely for documenting and internet they must accept that it will come with processing power and features well beyond these needs. With the Stream concept users would purchase only the Connections and Documents modules as well as the Core Component to perform only the desired functions. The Connections module also acts as a phone. Visit the product page for more information – there is lots of it.


31. Tima

Tima is a watch concept by Julien Bergignat that allows you to have both a digital display and a classic view of the time. Both displays can be adjusted simultaneously to show the same hour or two different time zones. Thanks to ePaper technology, characters can be displayed on the curved surface of the watch.


32. Amazing Lamp

A simple and and beautiful lamp by Julien Bergignat. The lamp can be lifted out of the stand and used as a portable lighting solution when needed.


33. Suspension Lamp

EQUILIBRIUM – A suspension lamp made of high-density expanded polyurethane with high-gloss paint finish. Balance is created with a solid counterweight in one end that equals the weight of the rest of the lamp. Created by Nuno Teixeira.



The NOCS MP3 docking station from Nuno Teixeira combines top-notch functionality with an integrated amplifier and tall (43.3″) speakers to deliver superb sound quality.


35. Peripheral Vision Eyeglasses

The Nike Hindsight gives bicyclists a pair of bifocals for their peripheral vision. By using Fresnel lenses on the sides, riders can detect motion in a field of vision beyond the normal human limit of 180º. The obvious benefit is in the early warning of approaching vehicles, but a less obvious advantage is reducing the necessary head rotation to check behind. By Billy May.


36. Time Tuner

Time Tuner is a table clock which plays music that you can upload via a USB cable. It it also a programmable alarm clock that will work with your uploaded music. Designed by Mehmet Gozetlik. The Time Tuner is based on the linear flow of time and is using one single indicator for both minutes and hours. The light of the numbers turns on when this indicator starts to move along and the lines between the lightened numbers of the clock and the indicator shows the minute. The minutes are shown in double lines group; one for quarters and the other for 10 minutes for a convenient time reading. The gray line indicates the time of the alarm and it is shorter than the red line, which shows the time.


37. Futuristic Bike Rack

Bike rack designed for New York City Racks Design Competition. Designed by Nikita Gutsalenko.


38. Equinox Watch Concept Design

Another fantastic concept design by Nuno Teixeira. This watch is purpose-built to line up all of its dials like a sundial when the sun is directly above the equator at both the autumn and spring equinoxes.


39. Portable PC with Projector

The Portable PC is an amazing concept by Jinwoo Han. If you are a little sick of having to arrange in advance for a digital projector at a meeting or tradeshow, you’ll love the Portable PC concept. Computer, keyboard, and projector all in one device. Use the back of the airline seat in front of you as your digital display. The laptop without the lap.


40. Credit Card Piggy Bank

Created by Denis Bostandzic. The Credit Card Piggy Bank could be used privately to transfer money to your credit card, or publicly as a means of donation collection.


41. Suspension Lamp

The PALA suspension lamp is made of high-density expanded polyurethane. Provides a pleasant, indirect light.


42. Steampunk My GPS

The GPS Pathquest was designed to eliminate the need to ask for directions. A double-screen display unit which is constructed to look like a compass with E-Ink for conserving battery power is tricked out with brass accents that satisfy our inner Steampunks. Pocket-sized and discreet, the PathQuest relies on Google Maps for navigation. Designed by Kyle Fleischhacker.


43. Sleek EGG Phone

The Egg Phone by Roman Tubl offers incredible features like the screen which turns opaque once the phone is inactive or turned off. There is also a USB connector at the bottom of the phone which makes it easy to connect this phone to any device for data storage.


44. Sled Vehicle Concept

This Sled Vehicle Concept was created by Norio Fujikawa. We’re not sure what is propelling this sled design, but it certainly looks cool.


45. Marguerite Bicycle Stand Design

This is a creative idea by Yoann Henry Yvon. The design is meant to emulate the petals of a daisy and its centre.


46. Futuristic Bridge

This project was the winning entry in an international open design competition for a new bridge across the river Dodder in central Dublin. The concept of the bridge is to create a hybrid of infrastructure and public amenity by providing generous seating and deck width across the span for pedestrians to pause and enjoy the views of the river. Designed by NEX architecture.


47. MIESROLO, The First Dynamic Cantilever Chair

This design took 1st place in the Wood Agency Design Contest Belgrade 2008, the University of Belgrade’s Award for Best Scientific-Professional Work in 2006/07, and a Golden Key Awards (sitting furniture and innovative concept) at Belgrade Int. Furniture Fair 2006 / 2007, ULUPUDS diploma 2007. Folds in on itself for easy storage. By Uros Vitas.


48. Audi O

The 2008 Audi O concept was designed by Ondrej Jirec, a design student from the Czech Republic who is beginning studies at the Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California in 2008. The car design was inspired by the iPod. This bad boy features the mother of all audio systems with internet connectivity for downloading music onto the built-in 650 GB hard drive, a Bluetooth system for connecting two or more Audi O cars together, making for the largest rolling club ever. Best yet, it comes completely decked out with a couple of DJ decks and mixer.


49. Aerodynamic Concept Car

This is an airflow concept design by Pierre Sabas. It features smooth and contoured lines that run throughout the entire car. The artist writes: “I believe that space sensation doesn’t depend on the size of the volume we are in but on the perception we have of the environment. Therefore, based on my structural solution, we can imagine new solutions in terms of design and driving experience.”


50. BRB Evolution Concept Car

The BRB Evolution concept car is not only capable of fitting into tight spots with it’s Dyson vacuum-like design, but it’s also intended to be “green.” BRB would be powered by electricity or hydrogen. Designer David Bailey drew inspiration from the Lamborghini Murcielago and the Peugeot 908.


Gadget Concept Design (Part 1)

Concept designers are also referred to as “visual futurists”.

These concept designs may not be on the market yet, but they can still inspire you to create something just as futuristic and exciting online.

The designs may be impractical in some cases, but the idea is to put the concept out to the world to see how it evolves and grows.

Remember that these are all just conceptual, you can’t buy them yet! Some may be closer to being produced than others, particularly when they come from a large company like Braun or Samsung. Otherwise, who knows if or when they will be available.

With that said, here you have 100 amazing futuristic design concepts that will make you crave more.


1. Cloud Sofa

This is an elegant concept created by designer D.K. Wei. The Cloud sofa is supposed to give one the illusion of floating on their own personal cloud. A magnet in the base is supposed to generate enough magnetic force to hold the sofa aloft. The cloud is constructed from a plexiglass mold.

2. The iChat

This concept design was inspired by the curves and tapering of the Macbook Air coupled with the look of an iPod Touch. Rodolphe Desmare is responsible for this iPhone concept, which is more notable for its imagined features than its looks. The front camera would allow video conferencing on the iPhone, something that the blogosphere is already very excited about as a potential feature for the new release of the iPhone.


3. iPhone 4G Concept

This fantasy iPhone mimics both the look of Mac OS/X and the aluminum case of a MacBook Pro. We couldn’t suss out the real name of the designer but you can see more pictures from this designer under his handle “youngSpace” at Flickr. The video capability in this design preceded the one in the iChat, above. The removable battery is also tantalizing.


4. Propulsion Powered Flying Cycle

Created by designer Norio Fujikawa. This propulsion powered jetbike is a sci-fi concept that Fujikawa has taken to a whole new level in his design. Be sure to check out the additional pictures here


5. ON AIR Wrist Watch

This watch tells time in an extraordinary way. Turkish designer Iskender Asanaliev created a design where the LED hour hand doubles as the digital minute display.


6. Underwater Jet Ski

Nereus is a conceptual design by Mathias Koehler for a watercraft that would allow you to travel on water and dive or submerge for short periods. Wind energy would be used to propel the vehicle which could take the user from a swimming to a diving position through the use of intuitive controls and movements of the upper body. Steering would be through the footrests which are connected to the back rudder.

7. Watch Displaying Time in Sand

Designer Balykin Pavel tells the time with digital sand in this Reddot Design Award winner for 2006.

8. Dream Sneaker

French Industrial Designer Lysandre Follet gives us a pair of dream sneakers: a Nike slip-on that looks as light as air. Additional sneaker designs from the artist can be found here.

9. Innovative Mouse Design

The Alien Mouse from designer Mizanur Rahman sports an exciting construction composed of eight soft gel and cellulose pieces which are meant to not only support the hand and wrist, but the arm as well. The multi-piece design was envisioned to help combat repetitive strain injury (RSI) with a vibrator underneath the mouse for extra comfort.


10. Incredible LED Watch

This watch was created by Hironao Tsuboi and developed by the studio found here. The watch looks like it’s all wristband until the digital display lights up.


11. The iRing

This design created by Victor Soto is meant to control the Playback functionality of your iPod/iPhone device wirelessly through the use of a ring that you wear on your finger. The touch-sensitive function strip and the battery life of 12 hours make the iRing an object of intense desire.


12. Digital Mp3 Concept

The designer Nuno Teixeira has created a wireless Mp3 player with soft surfaces and no wires to get in your way.


13. Modern Rocking Wheel Chair

The Rocking Wheel Chair is a modern interpretation of a traditional rocking chair by Mathias Koehler. The near circular form seen from the side is what makes the design so unique. The upper portion features a reading light.

14. Creative Cigarette Case

This packaging concept for Kent was created and developed by Balykin Pavel. The new triangle shape with round corners looks very unique and can fit more easily into a pocket.


15. 4D Watch

This sleek 4D Watch was created by Balykin Pavel. It has 4 square screens to display hours, minutes, seconds and date information. The metallic finish and a strong magnetic grip closure complete the picture.


16. The USBee

The USBee was designed to prevent the damage to USB drives seen so often with conventional USB use. The elastic neck will bend when pushed in any axis. This also means that it can fit into tight spaces where other USB drives dare not go. The lines at the end keep USBee cool and ergonomically pleasing. Designed by Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic.

17. Polygon Concept Bike

The Polygon concept bike was designed by Reindy Allendra. Inspired by the design of human DNA, this bike has controls for your iPod/MP3 Player built in to the steering area.

18. Spokeless Wheels Bike

This bike concept was created by Bradford Waugh. The concept completely replaces the traditional gear system of a mainstream bike with one that allows for spokeless wheels.


19. Home Theatre Chair

Identita is a chair concept designed for a home cinema. Hakan Bogazpinar brings us a home theatre seating solution that foregoes the traditional chair for a seating solution that is completely adjustable and ergonomic.


20. Embrio – Bombardier’s Segway Killer

Embrio was created by Bombardier as their answer to the Segway. They utilize similar gyroscope technology to keep riders aloft, but with a much cooler design that Bombardier hopes will attract a younger demographic. It also uses one less wheel than the Segway and is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. See Martin Aubé’s concept sketch, third from top, on this page.


21. Audi Shark – Flying Sportscar

This impressive concept design by Kazim Doku is a flying sportscar. Meant to combine the raciness of motorcycles with the sleekness of aircraft, the Audi shark is the answer to our collective sci-fi dreams. This award-winning concept design is a two-seater that offers its passengers “strong sensations and high levels of safety”.

22. Flee

Flee is a concept by Hakan Bogazpinar which takes the idea of a tossable camera a few steps further. Bogazpinar has incorporated a tail into the design to keep the camera oriented properly and Bluetooth so that pictures it takes can be sent back to your mobile device in real time. When the “flee” is thrown in the air, it takes photos at customizable time intervals.

23. Eolos Pipe

The Eolos was also designed by Hakan Bogazpinar. This elegant pipe has two major features. When the basket portion of the pipe turns completely black as shown in the picture, the nicotine level is critical and the filter must be changed. The portion of the pipe that holds the tobacco is constructed with heat insulating composite, ensuring that the pipe is always cool to the touch.

24. The Grasshopper Electric Bike

This bike was the winner of the ‘merit prize’ in the 12th International Bicycle Design Competition and it was designed by David Gonçalves. The Grasshopper is a foldable electric bike which can also be easily carried when not in use. The folding bike is easily stored and recharged at home.

25. Strider Super Hero Motorcycle

David Gonçalves created a stunning motorbike in this concept design. It features hubless wheels and an aerodynamic ground-hugging frame.


Next, see another 25 Incredible Gadget Concept Part 2