Design Concept

Ecoball Portable Speakers Offer Solar Powered Built-In Battery

Ecoball Portable Speakers Offer Solar Powered Built-In Battery

Battery life is a cruel mistress. Some of our favorite gadgets offer up a battery life that is respectable, and that we don't necessarily have to worry about if we were to, you know, go outside. But others just don't. And that's why charging them while we're on the go is essential for some people. That's where solar power excels, as it gives us the ability to charge some of our gadgets by utilizing the power of the sun. And that's one of the main points of the Ecoball project.

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Energysport Recharges Your Gadgets While You Pedal

Energysport Recharges Your Gadgets While You Pedal

If you've ever been on a long bike ride, and you realize too late that you forgot to charge your favorite MP3 player before you left, you know that it can be a pretty quiet ride the rest of the way. And if that's not what you're into, then keeping your gadgets charged while you're on the go is a main priority. Thanks to designer Filipe Lima, you can now pedal your bike and charge your gadgets at the same time, thanks to the Energysport.

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Muse Musical Vase Serenades You and Your Plant

Muse Musical Vase Serenades You and Your Plant

When you're growing a plant, the experts tell you that there's a couple of things they need: sun, water, and your voice. Talking to a plant is said to help them grow. But, while talking may be great, sometimes you just don't have time to do it, so what if you had something to do it for you? That's where the Muse Musical Vase comes in, designed to play music not only for you, but also your plant.

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Brainovi Uses Physical 3D Map to Create Braille-Based Directions

Brainovi Uses Physical 3D Map to Create Braille-Based Directions

GPS is in just about everything now-a-days. Once just used by a few niche markets out there, it's something that almost everyone uses all the time, sometimes every day. This brand new concept brings the idea that even the visually impaired of us out there should be able to utilize the technology, even if they aren't able to see the screen. Basing the idea on a 3D physical map that the user would hold in their hand, the user would be able to use the Braille system to find where they are, and where they need to go.

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Breeze Racks Will Dry Your Clothes While You Hang Them Up

Breeze Racks Will Dry Your Clothes While You Hang Them Up

Concept designs are all over the place. And while many of them focus more on the gadget-based area, like an MP3 player, sometimes you find the design concepts that just seem right, even if they aren't all touchscreen-fused gadgets. This time around, there's an area in the house that's getting the concept design treatment: the clothes rack. This is called the Breeze Racks, and it's a collapsible system that's meant to not only dry your clothes while you hang them up, but also make them smell good.

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MP3 Player Concept Design Puts Touchscreen Display with Sports Body

MP3 Player Concept Design Puts Touchscreen Display with Sports Body

When it comes to MP3 players, having a favorite is just like anything else. Usually, when it comes to the market, Apple's iPod usually has the choke hold. But, sometimes having that MP3 player just doesn't work when you're trying to work out, or go for a run. And, having that "sporty" MP3 player usually means it's not attractive to show off to anyone. So, thanks to one designer, we've now got a concept design to combine both worlds.

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Smart Traffic Lights Could Reduce Wait Time by 30 Percent

Smart Traffic Lights Could Reduce Wait Time by 30 Percent

Traffic lights aren't all that bad. And cities all around the world have done their part to make it easier for drivers to get to one point, with a few wait times here and there. But, if you've been driving at "odd times" of the day, then you've probably learned that sometimes you won't always see the lights turn as quickly as you want them to. But, thanks to a couple of researchers, that could change in the near future.

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Soft Touch Alarm Clock Concept Has an Inflatable Wristband

Soft Touch Alarm Clock Concept Has an Inflatable Wristband

When you think of an alarm clock, you think of a simple system that does pretty much one thing: tell you what time it is. The Soft Touch alarm clock takes things to a whole new level, though, and does quite a bit more. Specifically designed for the hearing impaired, the Soft Touch is a system that not only tells you the time, and looks good doing it, but also alerts owners of impending danger.

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