The consumer tech industry is the one that has impacted our lives in more ways than we can explain! In fact, give it a try and see the number of gadgets around you – from a smart doorbell, your laptop, wearable devices to even our headphones – technology has entered our lives and changed them for the better. Considering the convenience and solutions that these gadgets add to our lives, we can’t help but expect more innovative designs like the ones featured here. Every conceptual design here will change the way we interact with traditional designs and we can’t wait to get our hands on them!
Anton Weaver’s Jupiter drone concept has an orb-shaped monolithic shape that defies both gravity and the “rules” of drone design. It uses a single large propeller, and what I’m imagining is an internal gyroscope to move through the air, stay upright, and even spin and spin in the air. The unusual design of the drone is further characterized by the presence of fisheye lens cameras that allow it to capture everything it sees, much like a levitating GoPro!
Resurrecting the iPod Classic, this modernly designed gadget will rekindle nostalgic memories of yesteryear. Designer Andrea Copellino gives us a reason to dream of a future Apple gadget that will relive the good old days when listening to your favorite songs was such a liberating experience. It does so to celebrate two decades of the iPod Classic this year. The iPod Classic of 2021 has a much larger proportion to its inspiration which is understandable at the present time. The user interface has also been redesigned for a seamless user experience and they are not surprisingly without a headphone jack. The reason, well, Apple would like you to use the AirPods Pro ANC with the gadget.
Netflix is ââslated to debut early next year and we could expect an announcement by the end of this year. This gives the perfect opportunity for concept designers to come up with Netflix-branded gaming accessories that will ultimately strengthen the platform, just like Google Stadia, Xbox Gaming pass, Nividia GeForce Now, and Amazon Luna. Designers Seong Bin Yoon and Cheolhee Lee came up with a design that is suitable for casual gaming as well as AR and VR assisted gaming pleasure. The game controller has a very distinct form factor – something akin to Nintendo Joy-Con controllers with a unique gamepad inspired by the Netflix logo to further strengthen the brand experience.
Portable chargers for electric vehicles have gained traction in recent years, and the A-monite, a concept of portable rapid charger for electric vehicles, is a great example of how intent is changing and revolutionizing the way which people perceive to own an electric vehicle. A portable charger like the A-monite eliminates the question of where, when and how to actually charge the electric vehicle. It exploits the lack of charging infrastructure so that a vehicle does not have to be towed to a charging station – if it gets stuck on the highway. Instead, it can be powered directly from a portable charger in the trunk of the car. It is an attractive alternative to fixed stands installed in car parks, buildings and outdoors.
For anyone who thought BlackBerry was finished and dusted off, 2020 has been a pretty interesting year for the company. Meet the Passport 2, a conceptual Android-powered BlackBerry phone with a 4.5-inch touchscreen, physical keyboard, and 5G chip inside. I have to admit that seeing a new BlackBerry gives me a bit of nostalgia. I’ve never been a fan of touchscreen keyboards, and that’s a gripe BlackBerry and I have always had in common; although BlackBerry phones have an archetype, and it is safe to say that the archetype is not really popular anymore!
The SHIFT creates a new kind of format. Instead of disappearing when you don’t need it, the SHIFT format explores an A vs B arrangement, where you can alternate between two screen sizes, choosing a smaller one while working at your desk, and a larger one. great for sitting and watching a movie. To handle this, the SHIFT uses a display that expands sideways while rotating as well (the GIF above should really explain how this works), which can effectively expand in BOTH directions. The extended screen is not only wider, it is also taller as the entire screen rotates 90 Â° while opening (so that the horizontal width of the smaller screen becomes the vertical height of the larger screen).
The NeckBook, as the name quite well suggests, is a laptop computer with a screen with a “neck”. Unlike conventional laptops which connect their screens directly to the base using a set of hinges, the NeckBook adds a sliding rail (or neck) between them. Once you open your lid, as you would with any conventional laptop, the NeckBook allows you to pull the screen up, adjusting its height. The screen slides up and down the neck and can also rotate left and right, giving you endless control over your viewing experience, which a regular laptop can’t.
Hanging a TV like a picture frame on the wall might seem too risky at first glance, but when tested, this design opens up the TV to a range of scenarios! If you have used a Samsung Series 4 LED TV, you will find that it comes with a metal chain like the one provided for the hanging TV. The design is based on a pulley-shaped bracket screwed into the wall, which makes the design more elegant and keeps the TV closer to the wall. Currently used brackets that come with larger TVs tend to protrude from the wall, leaving plenty of space between the wall and the TV. While the suspension style marketed by Samsung actually ensured that the hanging sting hid behind the screen; the uncluttered hanging arrangement makes the fine fabric strap visible with the Pendant TV screen.
RA Laser Z3 is a compact and portable laser engraving tool with an open base design so that anyone can laser engrave their products from anywhere for any reason. Before use, the RA Laser Z3 folds up to the height of a closed book. When users unfold the RA Laser Z3 to engrave an item, most of the laser opens like a book as the engraving module rotates to form an L-shape. From there, users position the products they wish to engrave under the lower rectangular frame. Designed with an open base, the RA Laser Z3 is prepared for users to engrave products of any size, from iPhones to name tags.
To ensure their EVs stay charged while traveling, drivers often need to adjust their routes to incorporate charging stops along the way. By reducing the additional travel time these routes take, Nebo users can have charging drones fly to their EVs and power their vehicles on the road. Then, drivers can plug in their destination from a dashboard display, and Nebo will find the fastest route and create a charging schedule for the trip, ensuring EVs are fully charged. Each charging drone contains electromagnetic and ultrasonic sensors to locate and lock the roofs of electric vehicles. When securely installed at the top of the electric vehicle, the charging coils transmit energy between Nebo and the electric vehicle. The drones would also feature bladeless wings, allowing for a compact build that could slide onto itself during use.