The Fujitsu Breathebook
ADzero Bamboo phone
The ADzero Bamboo phone was designed by a British uni student, after he became frustrated with the lack of diversity in the smartphone marketplace. The ultra-lightweight, eco-friendly device is designed to run a "personalised" version of Google's Android operating system.
The Hologram Watch looks like a simple, elegant bracelet, but with the flick of the wearer's wrist, a holographic time stamp appears within the negative space.
This transparent toaster concept from design company, Inventables, uses specially heated glass to toast the bread — or at least, it's supposed to. At the moment, the glass doesn't get hot enough, so the bread is just slightly warmed. Great idea, though.
This concept is based on what the designer expects technology to be like in the year 2050. Minimalist in appearance, the Orbit washing machine employs a cryogenic cleaning system, which eliminates the need for water or cleaning chemicals. It's powered by a rechargeable battery meaning it's completely sustainable, and it's also noise-free in operation.
9RAW: Google shows off future glasses
April 05, 2012: Google has unveiled a YouTube video promoting its augment reality spectacles which interact with what you are seeing as well as acting as a phone, calendar, GPS and camera.
Never forget a birthday again! Sure, you could set a reminder on your smartphone, or write it in your calendar, but then it's out of sight, out of mind, right? Remember Rings give you a physical reminder of your important date. 24 hours beforehand, the HotSpot on the ring will heat up to 50°C for approximately 10 seconds, and will do so every hour, all day long, to make sure you don't forget.
With an Epidigital Patch, you don't need to wear a watch at all. Nanobots are impregnated into the patch, which are absorbed by the basal layer of the epidermis to create an "animated topographic time-keeping image on the skin." The nanobots dissolve after several days leaving no lasting trace on the skin.
Multi-Touch keyboard and mouse
Made from tempered glass and a solid metal base, these Multi-Touch peripherals are completely wireless, with no moving parts. The design is based on a touch screen technology known as FTIR or Frustrated Total Internal Reflection, which uses small LED lights and cameras to track motion and send the information to the computer. The project was funded via Kickstarter, so these awesome gadgets will soon be a reality.
The Direction of Tape Concept
There's nothing more frustrating than losing the end of the roll of tape and not being able to find it again. Designers Chou Wan Yun & Li Chao Hsiang propose adding a visual guide in the form of arrows printed on the roll of the tape. The idea is so simple, it's a wonder no-one thought of it before.