Design Concept

PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

Earlier today we mentioned that E-Ink, the company behind those Amazon Kindle displays, have been busy working on new and improved E-Ink screens that can display full-color content. And with that, were some nifty videos of the E-Ink screens in action on various flexible materials including cloth and Tyvek. Well now we have some more nifty videos, but of E-Ink technology being harnessed by a group of researchers to produce a flexible smartphone dubbed the "PaperPhone."

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Apple iOS Notifications System Redesigned As App Concept

Apple iOS Notifications System Redesigned As App Concept

Apple's iOS 5.0 has yet to make its debut, despite rumors it would show up with the iPad 2 launch back in March. Now it's believed to be heading our way with the iPhone 5 arrival slated for September. And one of the most anticipated fixes believed to accompany the update is a redesigned notifications system. We highlighted one redesign idea before and now here's another one that turns the system into its own app. Continue after the cut to watch a video of the concept in action.

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iSense Concept Brings Braille To iPad

iSense Concept Brings Braille To iPad

All the latest gadgets getting slick touchscreens and omitting actual physical buttons is great and all but they really exclude a demographic that relies heavily on tactility. A recent design concept dubbed iSense hopes to create a solution for the visually impaired so that they may also take advantage of today's innovations. The iSense concept brings Braille to the iPad.

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Feno Notebook Concept Features Unique Folding Design

Feno Notebook Concept Features Unique Folding Design

We've seen a good deal of design concepts that incorporate some sort of folding method to create a hybrid device and improve portability such as with the LG Tryptych folding smartphone/tablet concept. And despite tablet and smartphone combos being the rage right now, the Feno concept designed by Niels Van Hoof goes back to tackling the good old notebook. His foldable notebook design features a unique folding method that makes the portable size just slightly wider than the diameter of a DVD.

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Black Diamond Interactive Ambience iPhone Dock Brings Magical Party Time

Black Diamond Interactive Ambience iPhone Dock Brings Magical Party Time

A Taiwanese duo has posted a nice little concept device at CKIE, a portal ideas/projects can be posted to seek funding. In their video, the two guys ask you to take a look at your drab room and then take a look at their's. See the difference? Yes, your room is missing the "magical" colors of the Black Diamond iPhone dock. The black translucent multi-faceted orb functions not only as a charging station but also as mood lighting by diffusing in a unique way the colors and lights coming from an app while your iPhone is docked.

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T&T Pen uses spiral ink refill to pack in more ink and makes for less waste

T&T Pen uses spiral ink refill to pack in more ink and makes for less waste

I don’t have to write things out by hand much anymore, but I can remember back in college and when I had a real job it seemed like my pen was constantly running out of ink. It sucks to have to stop what you are doing and hunt down an ink pen. The reason the ink always ran out is that the little clear tubes inside just don’t hold that much ink. You could get a much larger ink holder inside since the barrel of the average pen has a lot more room than is used.

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Awesome wearable Lego minifig space helmet reads comics

Awesome wearable Lego minifig space helmet reads comics

Lego is perhaps the greatest of all geek toys ever invented. The things you can make out of Lego are limitless and with the right vision and the correct blocks and servos you can make just about anything and have the finished contraption actually work. We talked about a couple really cool Lego devices that some geeks built late last week. I really liked the Lego assembly line setup the best out of those cool offerings last week.

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Design Concept: USB Flash Drive Expandable With MicroSD Cards

Design Concept: USB Flash Drive Expandable With MicroSD Cards

If you've ever had a bunch of cheap USB flash drives that you've tossed around and abused, and perhaps cursed at for not having enough capacity due to you're data hoarding, then this concept design called the Collector USB Flash Drive will have you drooling. The Collector lets you custom configure as well as expand the memory capacity of your USB stick via the swapping of microSD cards. You may never have to delete anything off your USB stick again.

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